Home automation range set to reach mass market

The JSJS range of home automation products will be available from shops such as B&Q following a licensing agreement with Electrium, the UK consumer electronics division of Siemens.

The three-year deal means that the products will be sold under the Siemens brand by shops in the Kingfisher Group, including B&Q. There is an option to extend the contract.

The products will let users remotely operate, via IPhone or other smartphone applications, everyday household appliances, such as lighting, heating, air conditioning, door entry, audio, video and security.

The royalty fee payable on licensed JSJS products has been described by the company as “significant” and includes an advance of £300,000 upon receipt of the first order from Kingfisher. JSJS will receive a royalty based on sales achieved by Siemens over the life of the contract

“Today’s landmark agreement represents a major endorsement of the company’s technology from a global giant that has the world’s leading building management systems, EIB Bus, and probably the best known home control technology in the KNX system,” said John Shermer, JSJS chief executive.

The agreement is the result of a two -year process that has seen Siemens selecting products from a range of products from within the JSJS technology portfolio.

The products come in the form of light switches, dimmers and mains power sockets and are based on JSJS’ Lightwave RF technology. They are designed for consumers seeking to retro-fit smart home technologies.

As well as the increased functionality and flexibility, they enable independent living for the elderly and physically immobile and help consumers save energy and costs.

The company believes the agreement will enable JSJS to attract other leading buyers to its Lightwave RF technology.

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