On last nights episode of the BBC’s Dragon’s Den, business angel Piers Linney invested £50,000 in smart home company energyEGG.
The energyEGG system relies on a battery powered sensor to determine when a room is unoccupied, turning off lights and appliances, which the company claims “typically saves 30% on the running costs”.
Crucially the system doesn’t use a ‘dumb’ PIR, instead employing their own ‘SitStill’ technology that can detect a motionless occupant as well as one that’s moving.
Using patented SitStill™ motion technology, the energyEGG can detect when you enter a room, remain in it or leave. Once it detects your movement it acts like a remote control, wirelessly switching appliances and lights ON/OFF to suit you.
Leave the room and your appliances and lights will automatically switch off. Come back and they will switch on again. Simple!
The energyEGG also has a remote control function which allows you to switch things off with a click of a button. Always in a rush in the mornings? Save time by switching everything off with one tap of the energyEGG button. Worried that your kids are watching TV in their room when they’re supposed to be in bed? The wireless 20m range in the energyEGG allows you to remotely switch their TV off from the comfort of the living room.