Fibaro, a leading European manufacturer of wireless, intelligent home automation systems, announces the availability in the United States of Home Center 2, the centrepiece of Fibaro’s total connected home ecosystem.
Based on Z-Wave wireless technology, the Home Center 2 uses Fibaro and other Z-Wave sensors to provide complete control over hundreds of home automation devices and scenarios. As a result, the Home Center 2 brings a high level of convenience, safety and energy efficiency to homeowners.
The Home Center 2 and its many diverse functions can be controlled via a user-friendly interface on a computer or through Fibaro’s smartphone/tablet application. This application works with voice commands and GPS integration, and can be used anywhere in the world.
Compatibility with popular home automation devices
In addition to working with Fibaro Home Automation devices like the award-winning Fibaro Motion Sensor and Fibaro Flood Sensor, the Home Center 2 is compatible with many of the world’s most popular home automation devices. These include: thermostats from Nest, Trane, Honeywell, RCS, 2GIG; Internet Protocol (IP) cameras form D-Link, Gen IV, Hikvision, Geo, Speco, and Axis; Linear garage door openers; Philips Hue lighting; DSC alarms; and an array of products and systems from other leading home technology providers.
Said Rich Bira, Managing Director of Fibaro USA, “We’re confident that homeowners will appreciate the functionality and ease of use of the Home Center 2. This product is going to further accelerate Fibaro’s mission of providing our customers with a complete connected home experience. The availability of Home Center 2 also provides integrators, dealers and installers with a flexible solution that is interoperable with popular devices from a wide range of manufacturers.”
Built on the Z-Wave protocol, the premier technology platform for connected devices, Fibaro’s Home Center 2 offers an array of features that sets it apart from other smart home control solutions. Like all Fibaro products, the solid aluminium Home Center 2 features an elegant, sleek and seamless design. Installation of the Home Center 2 is simple and non-invasive, ensuring that the home’s infrastructure stays intact.
Other distinctive features include:
- Fast, easy and non-invasive installation
- Remote access via secure website or VPN
- Conditioning scenes depending on weather or other user-defined variables
- Works with popular IP cameras like Axis, Gen IV, Hikvision and many more
- Open API with active documentation built within and developer website gives the ability to create your own integrations
- Advanced GPS for each user within home or around the world
- Advanced energy management panel
In addition, Fibaro plans to add additional features and will be expanding the list of compatible devices that work with Home Center 2.
Home Center 2 features an extremely fast and efficient Intl Atom 1.6Ghz processor. It has 1 GB RAM, a 2 GB SLC Hard Drive, and a 4GB MLC Recover Disc. A large memory and fast processor ensure quick communication between all system devices. Fibaro’s Home Center 2 is available in the United States through the pro channel starting August 3, 2015.