LightwaveRF combines with Nest to save energy
Leading smart home brands LightwaveRF and Nest join forces to give consumers’ greater control of their energy bills.
The popular Nest Thermostat now works with LightwaveRF’s Smart Home android platform, giving users the ability to create a multi-brand smart home ecosystem in any property.
According to regulator Ofgem, two in every three people have attempted to reduce usage and cut costs, a rise of 28% in the past three years.
Increasingly householders are turning to new simple to install, Internet linked control systems and fitting smart radiator valves and thermostats that reduce heating demand by around a third over winter.
Homes fitted with smart controls that allow heating, lighting or security to be organised from a mobile phone app are predicted to more than treble over the next four years.
Already two million houses and flats in the UK have gadgets installed that allow them to run their properties more efficiently.
Industry research predicts as many as one in four people, some eight million, will be using smart technology in the home by 2020 with builders increasingly “future proofing” new houses by fitting smart devices.
Over half of property owners see this technology as having a major impact in providing better comfort in their homes. 55% said it would mean improved security and 53% more convenience in using energy and lighting.
The UK’s no 1 affordable smart home provider LightwaveRF is selling 8,000 devices a month, as more and more people realise how technology can cut bills, as well as making lives easier.
LightwaveRF’s free app’s “Events” functionality is able to tell your Nest Thermostat whether you are in or out, prompting the thermostat to adopt an appropriate setting.
Mike Lord, CEO of LightwaveRF, said: “This is fantastic news for both Nest and LightwaveRF customers, who will benefit from official software linking the two products. It means LightwaveRF Smart Home can tell Nest whether you’re in or out, giving single-app control and therefore, added convenience.”
“Smart homes are able to deliver previously unimaginable levels of convenience and control, there’s a technological revolution taking place before our eyes and it’s starting to benefit our lives in many ways. Perhaps in five years’ time, much of what we produce today will be taken for granted in the same way that satnavs are in cars.”
Published by Alexander Shermer