Home networking specialist devolo has added a new update to the Android app used to control its smart home system, Home Control. devolo Home Control offers a DIY solution for those looking to take advantage of the comfort, ease, security and energy savings home automation offers.
The latest app update makes controlling the intelligent home even more convenient for Android users. With the latest update, the app can be configured to install a Home Control widget on the Android home screen, providing even faster access to the most important Home Control functions.
The topics of this press release:
- More speed and convenience with the new Android widget
- Improved feedback function
- devolo Home Control: greater comfort and convenience, security and energy savings
Now even faster and more convenient
The latest update to the Android app makes operating your Home Control system faster and more convenient. Now users don’t even need to start up the Home Control app to access a number of functions.
With a swipe from top to bottom users can directly access devices, scenes, rules, groups and time control settings directly from the home screen dashboard. In the Home Control widget, Android users can simply touch the respective icon of the smart device or the function (scene, rule, time control setting) to turn these on and off or, for example, to quickly adjust the radiator to the desired temperature.
Users can decide which devices, scenes, rules, groups or time control settings are displayed on the widget for quick access to a number of functions, such as adjusting a thermostat, activating an alarm, shutting off all lamps for sleeping or checking whether windows are closed.
Operation of the widget does not require much battery power. If it is not used for extended periods, it switches to sleep mode and uses less energy.
Last but not least, the widget can be permanently displayed on the screen. This is extremely useful, especially when used in conjunction with an Android tablet. If the tablet is mounted in a central position in a flat or house, all users can access Home Control quickly and easily.
Improved feedback function
With the new update users can easily, quickly and conveniently turn a desired element including adapters, scenes, rules, groups and time control settings, on or off by tapping the icon. The Android app now provides better feedback when playing back Home Control scenes too. During the playback of a scene, the user will also receive visual feedback in the app.
devolo Home Control: greater comfort and convenience, security and energy savings
devolo Home Control is a comprehensive Smart Home solution developed in Germany. Currently, it is comprised of twelve different components. The Starter Pack with a Home Control Central Unit, Door/Window Contact and Smart Metering Plug is available for £179.99 (RRP) (€203.87).
Compatible products from third-party vendors can also be integrated into the system. This includes, in principle, all Z-Wave certified devices and the Philips HUE smart lighting control. This means users have hundreds of products available for making a very personalised smart home. Home Control can be controlled from the Home Control app and the my devolo online portal.