I never believed that controlling a smart home would be so easy. I bought the kit Home under Control and made it operational by myself in a matter of minutes. I gradually bought additional RF units, and today I can say that my apartment is truly a smart home.
Unfortunately I found out about the possibilities of controlling an electrical installation by iPhone three years after completing reconstruction of our apartment, and I must admit that it made me pretty sad. But then I heard about the wireless version of iNELS. Today I do not regret replacing a relatively new electrical installation, because I easily recovered my investment after two years.
Before building our passive house, I had tried out several "intelligent" systems. I searched for a system that would be capable of controlling a heat pump, solar panels, fan coils and iNELS could do all this, and they later integrated my heat pump. Now the control works fully automatically, and I have a clear view of all sources of heating in a single application.
I was enthused about iNELS in that it could do anything important that was needed for normal operation of the villa and its residents. As a six-member family with a wide range of ages, we have different needs. We all control our music and video with our own smartphones. We share everything from a single disc, and right from the phone we can switch off the television and amplifier, retract the screen and start playing a good-night fairy tale for my daughter.
As operators of a hotel network, we have experience with various systems. But iNELS replaced several systems, leaving us with just one. That is because it can control lights, regulate heating, control room access and the Audio/Video – all from just one controller. As a bonus, our guests receive, instead of a card, a smartphone, which is used not only to control but also as an access key.
The task at hand was clear: to effectively control, regulate and measure 180 apartments in the development project of our company in Prague-Čakovice. Though the investment in the intelligent system was a bit higher, it brought us possibilities that we had not anticipated: central control from reception and billing for energy media – plus tenants gained the option of checking their account via the Cloud and controlling the entire apartment including television via smartphone.