REHAU is supporting this year’s Smart Home Week, from 21 – 27 May, to highlight some of the latest smart home technologies available or under development for the windows industry.
As a pioneer in the windows industry, REHAU is already exploring ‘smart’ possibilities and is getting behind Smart Home Week to bring greater awareness to the role that windows can play in the smart homes of the future.
At the recent Fensterbau Frontale 2018 exhibition in Germany, REHAU unveiled some of its smart home products which are either ready to launch or under development. These included the iconic Smart Guard window alarm system – with three levels of escalation, this system can be programmed by the user to determine what happens at each stage, starting with a flashing light then an alarm and the final one can be a call to the police. The Smart Guard window alarm system also has sensors to detect movement outside the window before it has even been touched.
REHAU also showcased its Smart Air product, an intelligent ventilation and air purification system which allows the indoor climate to automatically controlled, and Smart Shading, a new smart way to control the level of light within a home.
REHAU is currently developing cutting-edge technology that would allow window panes to become a touch screen too.
Smart Home Week is an industry campaign voluntarily funded by Sponsors and with other companies, including manufacturers, installers, stockists and retailers signing up to become Supporters of the campaign.
Martin Hitchin, Chief Executive at REHAU said: “Smart technology is a rapidly expanding area of interest for many manufacturers, and REHAU is no different. We brought in intelligent controls, like NEA Smart, a few years ago, and we are now focusing on what we can deliver for our windows portfolio, ensuring they are an integral part of any smart home solution delivering more on comfort, convenience and security.
By supporting Smart Home Week, we have a great opportunity to showcase this work to end user customers and our trade partners and hopefully inspire them to think ‘smarter’ in the future when choosing new windows.”