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JSJS Designs strikes home automation deal with Siemens

Home automation specialist secures licensing contract with Electrium Sales, the UK consumer electronics division of Siemens. Electrium will sell product into B&Q stores.

JSJS Designs, specialists in the design, development and manufacture of home automation systems, has secured a significant licensing agreement with Electrium Sales, the UK consumer electronics division of Siemens.

Under the agreement, Electrium will re-sell JSJS products under the Siemens brand exclusively into the Kingfisher Group, which includes B&Q. The agreement runs initially for three years. The deal sees a significant royalty fee payable on licensed JSJS products, including an advance of £300,000 upon receipt of the first order from Kingfisher Group.

JSJS products empower allow consumers to remotely operate, via iPhone or other
smartphone applications, everyday household appliances, such as lighting, heating, air conditioning, door entry, audio, video and security. The products, which include light switches, dimmers and mains power sockets are based on JSJS’ radio frequency (RF) LightwaveRF technology and are specifically designed for consumers seeking to retro-fit smart home technologies.

John Shermer, JSJS chief executive, commented: “Today’s agreement represents a major endorsement of the company’s technology from a global giant that has the world’s leading building management systems, EIB bus, and probably the best known home control technology in the KNX system.”