Basingstoke based distributor Exertis has expanded its ranging of smart home devices through partnerships with Yale and Netatmo, a move Exertis claims to ‘make the smart home smarter.’
Products such as Netatmo’s Smart Thermostat, face recognition security cameras and their Personal Weather Station, will now sit alongside existing smart home products distributed by Exertis including Yeelight lighting systems, Honeywell and the recently added Yale locks.
Describing the addition of Netatmo, Exertis smart tech and IOT head Rod Slater outlined the use case of their devices, ‘Home security and energy have been two of the most influential drivers in the smart home market and have been top of the list for many retailers. The ability to obtain instant monitoring with high quality video direct to a mobile device from a small and convenient smart camera has clear benefits including the opportunity to prevent criminal activity. Saving energy is also top of mind for homeowners. Netatmo has added some great features to its security devices and both cameras storage options are subscription free: the cameras store videos locally on an internal microSD card and the users can choose to transfer their films to their Dropbox account or on their personal FTP server. In addition, their energy and environmental products provide information that can help reduce household bills.’
On Yale he stated, ‘Yale is a trusted brand that complements our market leading range of products. Users have the capability to secure and check their home from anywhere, and the convenience of granting access to known individuals – all via their smartphone and the Yale app.’
As Mobile explored in its recent edition, the mobile industry is still struggling to range and explain connected home technology to consumers, despite connected home success elsewhere in retail.
Matthew Broadway, COO of Netatmo said ‘Netatmo is one of the smart home leaders in Europe and we’re thrilled to have Exertis as our distributor. Their leadership in the smart home market as well as their relationships with key partners in both the retail and professional channels make them a great fit for our products.’