For a conventional smart home system, you shall need dozens or even up to hundreds of switches to control all the devices. However, with Bkav SmartHome, everything shall be controlled with only a few of buttons on touch screen of a smart-phone or tablet. You can also control your house via visual 3D interface, in which the devices are simulated same as in reality, just by tapping the corresponding device on screen to control.
Touch to control
The following example may help you visualize the system operation: When a guest arrives, you simply touch "Welcome", the living room is brightly lit, curtains go up, air conditioner temperature and music volume is set to a lower level, etc. As usual, you would have to run across the rooms and press many switches to do this. It is so convenient to do all the works just by touching a button on the screen. Another example for the bedtime, instead of looking around the house, pulling the curtains, locking the doors, turning off the lights, walking blindly to the bed etc. just by tapping “Bedtime mode” on your phone or tablet, the system will do all the things for you and simultaneously activate the security system, alarm when detecting illegal intrusion.
Here is a common scenario: when driving home from your workplace, you simply tap "home mode", the water heater will begin working, the ventilation system and air conditioner will be activated, etc. so that when you open the door, everything is ready to serve. Not only receiving “command”, Bkav SmartHome also actively "serves" its owner. In the morning, the curtains slightly open, sound system plays gentle music of your favorite taste, air conditioner is adjusted to higher temperature to encourage you to beat your “laziness” and get out of bed each morning.
Besides smartphone and tablet, you can also control Bkav SmartHome directly through your voice. Bkav SmartHome is equipped with virtual assistant technology, which helps communicating with the system more friendly. It is comfortable when using your own voice to give command and the system responses to it.
The new home standard
Most of us know billionaire Bill Gates with his world-famous smart house. When people think about smart home, it is implied that only the world's top billionaires like Bill Gates can own. However the platform of Bkav SmartHome with current advanced technologies has made the smart home become more popular and you can own it.
Smart lighting system
The light system inside and outside your home will be divided into areas. Only when there is a person at an area, will the lights of the area turn on. They will automatically turn off as soon as the person leaves. Moreover, the lighting system will self-adjust its operations based on owner’s hobbies such as greeting guest in welcome mode (all lamps lit up, from ceiling lamps, flood lamps, chandeliers, track lamps and color will be adjusted automatically based on the time). ... For example: during daytime, the lighting will automatically turn on at 50% of brightness, but at night, the lighting system will be 100% to meet the owner’s demand and activities, bringing the comfort and energy saving. The system has ability to learn its owner’s habits. For example, based on the available scenario, during daytime if there is no person, the system will automatically turn off after 15 minutes and after 5 minutes at 11.00 pm. However, each family has different habits; thus, the system itself will learn the habit to adjust the time smartly in the evening to suitable to owners.
Curtain control system
With the curtain control system by Bkav SmartHome, besides controlling remotely, closing and opening based on available scenarios, the system also allows controlling in combination with the systems of lighting, sound and multimedia entertainment etc. that is suitable to the situations in the reality such as welcome, movie, and sleep. Bkav SmartHome also operates based on the user’s habits. For example: automatically pull curtain up in the morning and down at night. The system can identify the lighting demand between the winter and summer to automatically adjust the closing and opening. With visual 3D interface, user can directly tap on the touch screen to control curtains.
Safe with security system
The house’s security system plays an important role in protecting your home 24/7, monitoring and controlling any fire/explosion risks (gas leaking, electric firing), unauthorized intrusions etc. The system includes access control devices (ACS) (video door bell with finger print, code, RFID card), movement/human sensors, broken glasses sensors, smoke sensors, IP Camera system, electronic fence etc.... With Bkav SmartHome, your entire house will be shown on the touch screen of a smartphone or tablet via the floor plan. For example, in the case of illegal intrusion over the fence (e.g., late at night), SmartHome‘s security system will immediately produce red flashing alert on garden area of the tablet screen’s floor plan. When you tap the area, the system will display streaming videos on the screen. Besides, you can set up different security levels for detection system such as: Turn on the lights in intruded areas, alert via siren through the house, send text messages or call the family members or other emergency phone numbers that you have registered. Security system will help you automatically enable other scenarios in the house, make you feel assured when at home and away from home.
Environment control system !
Air environment plays a particularly important role to health. SmartHome is equipped with environment control system, including temperature, humidity, oxygen concentration sensors placed at appropriate locations around your home. The parameters will be transferred to center system for calculating and giving control commands to air condition devices, dehumidifiers, ventilators etc. to help maintain your home's environment at its best.... For each family, the owner can freely set up environmental parameters to suit his family, such as temperature to be set up lower in children room and higher for grandparent room. Bkav SmartHome itself will also learn changes of the environment. For example, with “Sleep” scenario at normal default it automatically closes curtains, turns off ceiling lights and reflector lamps, only turns on bedside lamps, set air conditioner’s temperature to be lower at 25 °C. However, in early morning, users often feel cold and if they adjust the temperature to be higher at 27-28 °C, the system itself will automatically learn if the habit is repeated 2-3 times. The “Sleep” scenario will automatically update to adjust the temperature in early morning.
Multizone audio entertainment system
Bkav SmartHome’s multizone audio system helps different areas in a house simultaneously play music from various sources based on individual preferences. In each area, a user can select music based on his preferences without disturbance to those in other areas. A smart house’s owner can select play modes based on time. For example, in the morning the system automatically plays gentle music to help the owner relax when a new day comes.
More visual with 3D touch screen
SmartHome allows you to easily control your house through visual 3D interface on a smartphone or tablet of which the devices are simulated same as in reality. Therefore, you just need to tap the devices on the screen when controlling them in your house. When you want to open the curtains, tap Curtains on the touch screen, and similarly tap air conditioner’s image for controlling the air conditioner. Besides interactive control of devices in the room, 3D interface of Bkav SmartHome supports users in “moving" from one room to another same as in reality.
Smart contextual scenario
Smart home system has a lot of scenarios available so it is difficult for you to select a scenario to use sometimes. With Bkav SmartHome, its system only displays the scenarios, which are appropriate to use at the time or regularly used at certain times. For example, in the morning its touch screen only displays 4 buttons of “Morning”, “Wake up”, “Doing morning exercise”, “Get out of house”.... By tapping “Do morning exercise”, the exercise machine starts, curtains opens, the fan ventilation starts up, music starts playing, the water heater operates in 30 minutes etc. Similar to other features of Bkav SmartHome, Bkav SmartHome can understand your regular habits or needs to automatically display the appropriate scenarios in space and time. For example, the scenario of “Watch movies” in living room is not displayed on the touch screen at night, you just use it a few times the system automatically displays it on the scenario at night.
You can control your house from anywhere. Whether in office, or on vacation, SmartHome system helps you easily monitor and control your home via mobile, tablet with Internet connection (Wifi, 3G).
List of devices
Bkav SmartHome system is truly smart thanks to its software. Besides, Bkav’s engineers produce elaborate devices of the system to make them deserve the high class of a smart home. Most devices used with unibody aluminum, scratch-resistant Gorilla glass, touch screen etc. These designs and materials are also used in smartphone manufacturing industry, which requires the designs to be modern, advanced. The devices are manufactured in accordance with industry standards and meet the European standards (CE).
Deploying smarthome, more real than you can imagine
With the most innovative communication technologies such as Zigbee (specialized wireless data transfer technology), PLC (Power Line Communication) etc. SmartHome system can be deployed easily in existing houses or brand new ones without having to re-arrange electric lines or their infrastructures. Arising demands and needs of changes when using SmartHome are inevitable. Thus, wireless design is very convenient for the expansion and change of your needs. For example, your family needs to build new rooms, expand old rooms or simply set up a new aquarium (with demand for lighting control, water purification based on standards) all these changes can be simply integrated into smart system by Bkav SmartHome... Even in the case of new construction, Bkav SmartHome does not require changes in electrical infrastructure design, while the others must make subsidiary signal power line, connectors, electrical infrastructure changes etc. which lead to costly and complicated construction. For example, a house with 3, 4 rooms with dozens of nodes as Bus network needs a total of approximately 1,000 meters of low voltage wires to connect up to 100 network nodes - each node is a device.
Bkav SmartHome packages
To meet demands and optimize investment costs for every customer, Bkav SmartHome provides 2 following smart home packages: