Simplifying the home: Wiser™ by Schneider Electric
• A comprehensive range of connected solutions that bring comfort, safety, and energy efficiency to the home
• Closer alliances with technology partners to simplify connective technology and boost its adoption in homes and buildings
Frankfurt (Germany) — March 19, 2018 – Schneider Electric™ today announced the introduction of Wiser – a comprehensive range of connected residential solutions that converge into one open platform, to form the basis of the modern smart home.
Now, via the features-rich and user-friendly Wiser App, users can, at the press of a button, remotely manage their energy usage and control core home functions like heating, lighting and shutters – all of which means optimized home comfort, safety, and energy consumption.
Addressing Changing Customer Needs
“Over the past decade we have witnessed dramatic shifts in the residential sector, in terms of homeowners’ requirements and expectations,” said Philippe Delorme, Executive Vice President, Building & IT Business, Schneider Electric. “As leaders in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, we recognize that homeowners expect easy-to-install home convenience solutions that deliver comfort, control, and efficiency that simply works. We are responding to this rapidly changing market with a new range of future-proof solutions, under the Wiser brand, which are set to simplify the home living experience.”
Wiser App – powerful home control via smart phone
With Wiser, users have their home in the palm of their hand - anytime, anywhere. Whether at home, at work, or on vacation, they can always access their Wiser App, for maximum comfort, efficiency, and safety.
Wiser Home Touch – the master touchscreen controller
Wiser Home Touch has a dual role: it’s the hub for all Wiser products, as well as the touchscreen from which the ideal home ambiance can be created.
Heating control – full temperature control, whether home or away
Wiser allows users to tweak heating settings for the perfect home temperature. Warm and cozy comfort during those chilly winter evenings, not forgetting the energy savings that can be made while occupants are away.
Lighting control - for optimized ambiance, security, and efficiency
Select the ideal lighting for any occasion and see the world in a different light. Wiser lighting control projects the perfect ambiance for daily activities like reading, cooking, a movie in, or receiving guests.
Energy management – Wiser monitors energy production and consumption
Wiser appeals to green ambitions. Occupants can check how much energy their solar panel installation is generating, and keep tabs on how much they are spending, appliance by appliance – including EVlink charged electric vehicles. And, they will be notified, should something require their attention – for maximum efficiency and safety.
Shutter control – for increased privacy and protection
Wiser introduces a new way to enjoy home living. Welcome the sunshine in, or not! Now occupants can wake up gently as the early morning sun peeks through their opening shutters. And, at the simple press of a button, they can close their shutters for home privacy or for added security.
Wiser for KNX – control of existing KNX installations from anywhere, at any time
Designed as the perfect complement to existing KNX home automation systems, Wiser for KNX gives users full control over critical home applications, anytime, and from anywhere. Via the Wiser for KNX controller, they can effortlessly access, monitor and control their KNX-connected devices. What’s more, servicing of KNX systems is straightforward with this solution, as is the process of adding new IoT applications to it.
Wiser - customer benefits at a glance:
Safety: Wiser protects homes, assets, and most importantly, families. It provides a ‘real-time’ overview of the electrical installation and sends notifications whenever something requires attention.
Comfort: Wiser learns user habits and ‘wraps the home around the occupant’, to create ‘moments’ that make life simpler, save time, and leave occupants feeling inspired.
Efficiency: Wiser promotes green aspirations by optimizing energy use in the new energy landscape. It can monitor consumption in real-time, take energy-saving actions, and measure these savings to see the favorable return on investment.
Ease-of-use: Wiser monitors and controls home functions based on intuitive decision-making. And, thanks to the ergonomic Wiser App, it is simple to adjust device settings and to keep an eye on things back home.
Wiser is based on future-proof technology. As the smart home market evolves, Wiser will continue to deliver new products and features, to ensure that the Wiser smart home can grow and adapt to ever-evolving homeowners needs. Wiser is also compatible with Amazon Echo, Google Home, and will be soon with the Apple HomeKit, which means occupants have access to flexible, high-performance, smart home technology from established organizations. And, backed by Schneider Electric’s network of two million electricians worldwide, homebuyers and occupants can rest assured that getting a new Wiser installation is a smooth and simple process.
Partnering to develop smart homes and buildings of tomorrow
Schneider Electric has recently formed a strategic alliance with global giants, Danfoss and Somfy - to create the Connectivity EcoSystem. In terms of the residential market, this alliance will boost the adoption of connectivity technologies and thus enhance the living experience for occupants. The Connectivity EcoSystem will offer open, simple and seamless integration with Danfoss and Somfy products and apps, enabling channel partners to deliver superior solutions with tangible benefits to homeowners and mid-sized building owners, everywhere.
Schneider Electric is also consolidating partnerships with application leaders, based on specific and real end-user cases. These local and regional partnerships will enhance the consumer experience and facilitate Schneider Electric’s partner electricians when integrating Wiser with other applications.
The Difference is Wiser
Wiser is the next chapter in Schneider Electric’s 50 years of experience in home automation and electrical distribution. Wiser has been designed to bring unparalleled simplicity into the heart of the home, and is a clear demonstration of Schneider Electric’s commitment to a safer, simpler, more comfortable, sustainable, connected planet.
While individual Wiser applications are already available in a large number of countries including UK, Germany, Sweden, France, Australia and USA, the complete Wiser experience will be available in Germany from July 2018, and in France from October 2018.
Roll-out of Wiser in additional countries will follow in the coming quarters. Timings and full details of all scheduled roll-outs will be made available on our website during the coming months.