Wi-Fi Motion Detecting Electric Radiators Learn When You’re Coming Home

Yorkshire based e-tailer Electric Radiators Direct have announced the release of the all new Haverland Smartwave – an intelligent electric WiFi radiator range which uses “advanced motion sensor technology” in order to learn your weekly routine to control your heating and conserve energy. We asked them how the system learns and operates and they told us…

The system learns using an infrared sensor. In the first week, it monitors activity in the room to learn your “schedule”. The next week, it will switch the radiators on half an hour before the times you arrived in the room last week. So, if you walked into your living room at 8am on Monday morning last week, this week the radiator will switch on at 7.30am to get the room nice and warm for when you come down for breakfast. The infrared sensor keeps learning as long as the radiator is in learning mode. That means each week it will switch the heating on in accordance with your movements in the previous week.

The SmartWave includes several features designed to account for the real-life unpredictability of our routines. If you come into your room earlier than expected – for instance you’ve got to catch an early train to work in a different office to normal – the infrared sensor will alert the radiator to your presence and it will switch on immediately, so you won’t be shivering over your cornflakes for long. If you don’t enter the room when expected – for instance you’re staying away for work for a few days – the radiators will sense your absence using the infrared sensor, and will switch down to economy mode after a set amount of time. Then, if you still haven’t returned after a period of hours, the radiators will switch to anti-freeze mode – switched off, unless the temperature drops so low that they reactivate to prevent your pipes freezing over. You can toggle the amount of time the radiator takes to switch itself off by setting the radiator to prioritise either “comfort” or “economy”.

Haverland Smartwave Intelligent Electric Radiator

Another way to adapt the SmartWave to your real-life movements is to switch between its different modes. The mode used in the above examples is the “self-learning mode”. Once you have used self-learning mode to create a programme, you can switch to manual mode to use the same heating programme every week. If you purchase the SmartWave with a SmartBox, you can tweak this heating programme over the internet using an easy to use heating app. This is the best way to get your preferred comfort/energy saving balance.

Another option is to use the SmartWave on sensor mode. When used on sensor mode, the SmartWave operates whenever it senses your movement – and switches off whenever you leave the room. This means that rooms won’t get heated up in advance of your return, but you won’t waste any energy. A useful option if you’re going away, or are not sure how often you’ll be in the house on a busy day.

The radiators can be controlled over the internet if purchase with a SmartBox. The SmartBox plugs into your router and then allows you to switch radiators on or off, tweak the programming and adjust temperatures over the net using our specially made heating app. The heating app allows you to control all your radiators from one place – you just have to click between the radiators to tweak their individual programming / temperatures. You can even add additional properties to your app and control its radiators from the same place – useful if, for instance, you own multiple holiday lettings. At present this app has not been designed to be integrated with other home automation system, but it does allow you to control all your SmartWaves from one place.

The radiators can be controlled over the internet if purchased with a SmartBox. The SmartBox plugs into your router and then allows you to switch radiators on or off, tweak the programming and adjust temperatures over the net using our specially made heating app. The heating app allows you to control all your radiators from one place – you just have to click between the radiators to tweak their individual programming / temperatures. You can even add additional properties to your app and control its radiators from the same place – useful if, for instance, you own multiple holiday lettings. At present this app has not been designed to be integrated with other home automation system, but it does allow you to control all your SmartWaves from one place.

The Haverland self-learning electric radiators start around £260 for 450W unit and go to £440 for a 1,700W heater.

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