With the omnipresence of Wi-Fi access points or routers in homes, GainSpan's low-power connectivity solution is an enabler to all kind of home automation devices providing security and safety, energy or water consumption savings, or simply convenience. With GainSpan support coming for HomeKit and Thread networking protocol on its modules and chips, it is the ideal connectivity solution for smart home devices.
Home Security and Safety
Homeowners can use wireless cameras to monitor inside and around their homes and detect intrusions from a remote location or get automatic notifications of a security breach on their smartphones. A video doorbell lets you see who's coming to your doorstep, even when you’re not home, and potentially unlock the door remotely from your smartphone. You can also check whether you’ve left the garage door open after rushing off to work and simply close it remotely. Internet-enabled homes add another layer of safety and protection through remote monitoring devices such as CO, CO2, smoke or water leak detectors that trigger safety scenarios; when the wireless smoke detectors detect a fire, the HVAC immediately turns off to prevent smoke circulation.
Energy and Water Cost Savings
Wi-Fi connectivity offers a highly standardized, secure and affordable means to manage your energy consumption. Monitor and control your heating, cooling and watering from anywhere using your smartphone and Wi-Fi enabled thermostats, water heaters, air conditioning units, window blinds, PV inverters or irrigation systems, or simply let these smart devices adjust automatically to homeowner usage patterns,the home's thermal characteristics, outside temperature, humidity or sunlight.
All the Comforts of Home
Upon entering a room, a Wi-Fi enabled sensor network detects your presence and turns on the lights to a pre-set lighting level for the time of day, turns on the music or TV, and opens or closes the motorized blinds. Wi-Fi in appliances not only provides convenience to the consumer but significant value to the appliance manufacturer for collecting statistics for maintenance as well as to utilities for load shedding.