There are over 15 million ‘smart homes’ in the UK and Ireland, a figure growing year on year with no sign of slowing down. But whilst it’s easy to get blindsided by the smart tech that connects our homes with added security and comfort, it’s important to remember the health and cost saving benefits that a smart home can offer.
Keylite Roof Windows (Keylite) suggests that fresh air ventilation, natural daylight and thermal protection are amongst the top factors in making your house a healthy and comfortable home. But with day to day life and energy efficiency often putting the three out of balance, Keylite wanted to see how smart home technology could align both convenience and home productivity.
With that in mind, Keylite has designed a brand new smart home technology product range called keyliteConnect®, which includes app-enabled Keylite Roof Windows and Blinds*, and wireless technology to transform the way we experience natural daylight and fresh air in our homes.
Using the keyliteConnect® app and hub, homeowners are able to monitor and operate their smart app-enabled Electric and Solar Powered Roof Windows and Blinds from anywhere in the world. The app allows users to set pre-timed actions, such as airing the building for a certain duration, or automatically lowering blinds in the evening, meaning users can keep their homes running efficiently and conveniently, no matter whether they’re at home or away. If you leave home and forget to close your windows, just one tap of a button will close all your windows on the keyliteConnect® app.
Leaving windows on vent while you’re out and about can often be a worry, but by switching the roof windows to the trickle ventilation position on your app, fresh air is able to enter the property while ensuring the building’s safety is not compromised, as windows remain in the fully locked position.
And to provide peace of mind for those days where you just can’t predict the weather, the smart rain sensor will automatically close windows in the event of a downpour, eliminating the risk of deciding between ventilated rooms and soggy floors.
One of the biggest appeals to smart home technology is the long term cost savings. As keyliteConnect® app-enabled Solar Powered Roof Windows and Blinds are powered completely by solar energy with no requirement for mains electricity, the operation of the windows and blinds is extremely cost effective. Harvesting solar energy, the roof windows retain power in the window’s battery system, enabling operation day and night.
With double and triple glazing, Keylite’s Roof Windows match the thermal efficiency of the roof when closed, ensuring minimal heat loss. This, partnered with the ability to open and close windows and blinds at any time can ensure heat is kept in, and energy bills are kept low.
Easy to both operate and install; the app allows users to create personalised settings for individual rooms and even users. The keyliteConnect® hub remains at the centre of this technology. Ensuring maximum security, once connected to Wi-Fi, the hub ensures only those chosen can operate the applications remotely via the keyliteConnect® app.