Smart windows for the smart home-The system of “smart home” is designed to provide the maximum level of comfort of the residents. It involves laying a lot of features on automatic so that people stay with most of the household chores and worries. The totality of life-support systems in the smart house is connected to the same network, is tied to a central computer, which allows owners to control all processes and control them even when you’re away from home.
An important part of access control, lighting and energy saving are the windows, which are also not paid attention to the creators of the smart home.
Smart windows – their features and benefits
Compared with conventional windows, installed in most flats “smart” should be adapted for introduction of the total system and have more functions. PVC windows – a suitable framework for the establishment of high-tech products.
The presence of automation. Allow to manage remotely from anywhere in the home or plot with the remote control. Washing may occur as a solar battery and the electric cable. In addition, the system can be equipped with self-control. This means that the window, thanks to built-in elements can independently control the indoor climate in which it is installed, and if necessary to carry out ventilation. Possible and programmed full opening and closing.
Climate control. This function is provided by the very design of the profile, which made special “maze”, allowing air to circulate freely. It happens all the time and not equal to the airing, and to natural ventilation.
Besides all the usual accessories, which prevents opening outside, reliability and durability of plastic profile and double-glazed window, there are additional devices that keep the home security system at the proper level. For example, a special pen, equipped with a radio transmitter. On the response unit has a constant signal from all involved in the system handles. He talks about the position of the handle in a given time and, accordingly, on the state of the window. Sensors can be used to open, respond to intrusion attempts.
It is difficult to enumerate all the advantages over conventional smart windows. In many ways, this talk of the functions listed above. The main advantages are as follows:
Increased security is linked to special equipment and materials and design features.
The absence of condensate and other unpleasant features.
Energy conservation. Reduce the cost of heating and air conditioning systems through control of indoor air quality, natural ventilation and other features.
Convenience. Automation of most workflows makes operation of such windows comfortable and convenient, there is no need to follow the winding at the normal time or closing when the house is empty.
Prospects and options
Advances in technology made it possible to even greater comfort of use. Now developed a special design of the windows, which allows you to control the light level even. Special coating on the windows respond to the influx of energy from the sun and the temperature outside. The colder it is outside, the darker are glass, preventing heat loss. When this excess heat can be recycled into electrical energy.
In the smart house can be equipped with external windows with protective agents – shutters, blinds or curtains – which are also automated. They can be programmed for opening or closing the morning, when the light is switched.