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Private customers / 30.08.2017

devolo Home Control. The smart home highlight at IFA 2017


Wouldn‘t it be nice if our home were a little smart? If the coffee machine brewed coffee right when you get out of bed, the bath is already warm in the morning and electrical devices could be switched off easily on the way to work using an app? All these things and more can be done with devolo Home Control. At IFA 2017, devolo is using the slogan "The magic of a perfect connection" to showcase the next significant Home Control updates and how simple smart homes are now.

devolo Home Control: the next significant functional enhancements

The Home Control app will offer a geofencing function in one of the next updates. At this point, Home Control updates the desired settings automatically. This means that if no one is home, the alarm function is activated and the heating is turned down. This function also operates in the opposite manner. When a family member approaches your smart home, the living room is heated to the specified comfortable temperature, the lights switch on and the stereo starts automatically.

devolo even brings the latest innovations to newcomers to make it even easier to create a smart home. The smart Home Control wizard that Aachen-based developers will be implementing in the coming months is an installation wizard that utilises detected devices and rooms to provide recommendations for rules and additional configurations automatically. All of this makes Home Control even easier to set up and operate.

Home Control users have other exciting and free innovations to look forward to in the coming months. 3D touch, Notification Center (iOS) and widget support will make the smart home even faster and easier to operate via the Home Control app.

The IFA megatrend "smart home": technology for smart homes

Smart Home is one of the main themes of IFA this year. devolo Home Control is a state-of-the-art smart home system developed in Germany, in which convenience, security and energy savings go hand in hand.

This means that the motion sensor in the hallway is not just capable of switching on lights, but can also notify residents of intruders when away via SMS, push notifications and e-mail. Smart timers also automate recurring processes. Your bathroom can be pre-heated in the morning, afterwards the radiator reduces the room temperature for the best possible energy efficiency.

In the meantime, devolo is offering a comprehensive package that includes twelve Home Control components. All Home Control components can be expanded at any time with additional components. Home Control is also open to third-party manufacturers such as Amazon Alexa. Thanks to the smart wizard, devolo Home Control can now be controlled easily via speech. In addition, the smart Philips Hue lighting control is integrated. For these reasons, Home Control has already been honoured multiple times as the most popular smart home system by readers of leading computer magazines. At IFA, devolo is demonstrating how easy it is to set up Home Control and how conveniently it functions.

Prices and availability

devolo Home Control is available in stores and online. A practical Home Control Starter Pack consisting of a Home Control Central Unit, a Door/Window Contact and a Smart Metering Plug costs 219.90 euros (RSP). No monthly usage fees are incurred. devolo provides a 3-year manufacturer‘s warranty on all products.

For more details, it pays to visit the devolo stand (No. 129 in Hall 6.2) at this year‘s IFA in Berlin. To schedule an individual appointment, journalists are asked to contact the devolo press agency at