Showcasing what it describes as a revolutionary product for home automation, Czech company Haidy is presenting the Haidy Home at ISE 2014. The initial version of Haidy Home comes with basic modules for controlling heating, lights, blinds, security, heat recovery and energy management, but the company says other modules will be added in the near future. The product runs on a programmable logic controller (PLC) and thus, according to Haidy, provides a very high level of robustness and reliability.
All control units are preprogrammed to offer all the available functions of Haidy Home, but can be customised to the specific requirements of each customer. During this personalisation process, a Haidy programmer will enable specific functions on a SD card. The card is then inserted into the control unit, to be delivered to the home for installation into the distribution board. Based on the customer's specific requirements, the installation then takes place, carried out by an electrician or AV installer. There is no need for any further programming, but if required customers are able to easily modify the configuration to reflect changing requirements of the system in the future.
Haidy claims that the product is so simple and intuitive that it can be understood by anyone who can operate a mobile phone. Manual operation can be performed either by wall switches or via computer, tablet or mobile phone. It can also be set to respond automatically to either time programmes, or on the basis of input from the sensor elements measuring temperature, lighting, humidity or CO2 content in the air.