Smart thermostat ThermoSmart come on the market in October By Dimitri Reijerman




The Dutch ThermoSmart will be “smart” thermostat go in mid-October sales in the Netherlands and Belgium. According ThermoSmart the thermostat is suitable for almost all boilers and there is great attention to privacy. Also an api available.

After ThermoSmart had enough money collected through a crowdfunding action start-up could build approximately four hundred copies of his smart thermostat. These were early this year comes to a number of participants in the crowdfunding action. According to Hans Kouwenhoven of ThermoSmart these specimens could be seen as beta versions, because it had to be there. still work to include the software

Meanwhile, the Dutch company, which currently employs six people to work, his ThermoSmart is matured enough for Dutch and Belgian market introduction thinks. The thermostat supports 375 suitable boilers according Kouwenhoven almost all boilers on the Dutch and Belgian markets. The most optimal savings could be achieved with boilers that support the Open Therm protocol and ThermoSmart support whatsoever modulation.

Like for instance, the Nest of Google or the recently introduced Anna Plugwise ThermoSmart communicates via wifi with mobile apps. ThermoSmart this available for both Android and iOS. The thermostat itself consumes 2W, but according to the developers, the user can save an average of up to 20 percent on its use of gas after installation. The thermostat could learn the heating behavior of the user and looks include the weather forecast to optimize the settings.

According Kouwenhoven ThermoSmart able to distinguish due account of the privacy of the user. Greater account in the design itself from similar products For example, the thermostat only sold separately without any subscription obligations; there are therefore no deals concluded agreements with energy companies and boiler manufacturers. Also, the data that is collected is stored on secure servers in their own words within Europe by the company.

The Themosmart comes in mid-October on the website of the company and in some shops. The device will cost 250 euros. In the near future, the company plans to release an API so that third parties can appeal to the thermostat. Among other geo-fencing should be possible with the api.

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