Consumer electronics manufacturer, Avidea Group (AviG), recently introduced a new line of integrated, scalable, automation solutions for residential and light-commercial markets. The company’s iminate line offers special features that its says are ideal for homeowners looking to provide their guests with automation control or hotels wanting to add simple and robust automation to guest rooms.
iminate’s browser-based management dashboard allows users to monitor and control multiple room systems from anywhere in the world. Features include notifications of when the room is occupied, displaying energy usage by device, room or floor, and the ability to configure the system.
With iminate, the user provides a unique password to the guest that allows the guest to control the system from their smartphone and the user determines which devices the guest may control. The initial connection is via Wi-Fi, and the guest has control of the system in a matter of seconds after downloading the free app. The password is deactivated when the guest checks out or leaves.
iminate digital lighting and fan controllers constantly monitor the output. If something unusual appears, such as shorted wires, high current loads, dramatic temperature changes or any other anomalies, the iminate system will shut off the single device, often before the circuit breaker does. Other devices on the circuit remain operating.
“Security is the foundation,” said John Anderson, the chief technology officer of Avidea Group. “By building simplicity on top of a secure architecture we keep things easy. Having security built-in makes it simple for users to give access to guests, whether it’s a single-family home or a large hotel chain. Users can manage energy costs throughout a home, a single room, or any given floor while providing their guests simplified control.”