New Gigaset climate sensor complements smart heating control24. September 2019 Published by Raphael Doerr
Gigaset is making its smart thermostats even smarter. The new Gigaset climate sensor accurately measures the temperature and relative humidity and passes this information on to the heating controller. That allows the exact desired temperature in a room to be set even more conveniently. The sensor also communicates via the Gigaset Smart Home app to issue a warning if the air in the room is too dry and provides information on the frequency of airing and heating patterns.
September 23 marks the beginning of astronomical fall. The days are still mild, but the heating season is approaching in leaps and bounds. And when temperatures outside drop, we want to feel nice and cozy indoors. Gigaset’s smart thermostats enable radiators at home to be controlled conveniently. That means the bathroom is warm in the morning without the heating having to be on all night. And during the day, when everyone is out, the temperature is reduced automatically. That saves energy and hence money. “Smart heating control is a clever thing,” says Jan-Philipp Glatz, Product Manager Smart Solutions at Gigaset. “But every home is different. The heating characteristics differ depending on the size of the room or the number of radiators. Smart thermostats also need assistance here, because they only know what the temperature is directly at the radiator and not how warm it is in the room. And that’s where the new Gigaset climate comes in.”
Reliable temperature measurement
Gigaset climate is integrated in the existing Gigaset Smart Home system. It measures the temperature at any desired point in the room and passes that on to the radiators. As a result, they heat the room only until the target temperature is reached – and no longer. “In open living spaces where there are multiple radiators, you should install climate where you often spend time – such as near to the sofa or dining table,” adds Jan-Philipp Glatz. “The desired temperature can be set using the Gigaset Smart Home app – and climate ensures that it’s actually reached where it’s intended.” That’s because a sort of invisible temperature corridor is established between the Gigaset thermostat and Gigaset climate – for genuinely precise heating control.
Efficient monitoring of humidity
The hygrometer in Gigaset climate permanently measures the air’s relative humidity. If the figure is too high or low, users are warned by the app. If applicable, they are reminded to air or adjust their heating patterns. If used systematically, the small sensor can therefore prevent costly damage by the elements in the household – for example, as a result of mold. The right room climate is vital to the well-being of people and their physical and mental capabilities. Gigaset climate allows users to check and regulate the key factors of temperature and humidity.
Gigaset climate weighs just 50 grams and is simple to attach using the supplied assembly material – without the need to drill any holes. A Gigaset Smart Home base station and a smartphone with the free Gigaset Smart Home app are required to use the sensor. At least one Gigaset thermostat is required to ensure that the heating can be regulated.
Introducing this smart heating control is especially inexpensive thanks to the new Gigaset heating pack: A set of three smart thermostats and the base station costs €149.00 (RRP). The new sensor Gigaset climate goes on sale at retailers and in the Gigaset online shop at the RRP of €49.00 from September 2019.
And still no real smart home integration. A climate sensor that can only be used in Gigaset’s ultra-closed ecosystem, and unusable in HomeKit, Alexa or Google Home for home automation scenarios. Like all other sensors.
Sorry to hear that you see the Gigaset environment as “ultra closed”.
I think that with 13 dedicated sensors and actors as well as established partnerships with Philips Hue, Google Assistant and Amazon Echo Gigaset is well on track.
German customers are – when it comes to Smart Home – very concerend about their privacy and personal data. For Gigaset this is very imporant to secure.
Therefore we do not partner with anyone around as any cooperation also means that there are potential cracks in the wall.
Best regards, ^RD