Are you Making the Most of your MyPlace Home Hub?
Previously we have predicted that integration would be the determining factor in whether a smart product was successful or not. So far this has proven to be true with integration allowing your smart home to be as smart as it can be.
Our homes are only as smart as the devices in them – and they need to work the way they are meant to. However, not all devices will “talk” to each other the way they should, to give the kind of service you have dreamt about. Here is how MyPlace easily integrates things around your home and helps to make this dream a reality.
The growth of integration has been growing among South Africans in the recent years. There is no denying that we South Africans love our convenience and smart home products that can be controlled from one central hub.
Also known as centralized home automation – where users can control every connected appliance and device in their home from one interface – their aim is to create a smoother environment by seamlessly integrating. This makes them easier to manage and simplifies our lives, which at the end of the day is what smart home technology is all about.
Introducing the MyPlace Home Hub
As a result of the push for further integration, homeowners are investing in home automation hubs. A hub acts as a central location to connect devices for use wirelessly from a remote control panel, tablet or smart phone.
When you install Advantage Air’s MyPlace system, you don’t need to worry about figuring out integration for yourself. The MyPlace system allows the flexibility of adding MyAir and/or MyLights as well as controlling other devices in the home. MyPlace also provides a hub for third party Apps for ease of access, with everything located in one convenient place.
Use the MyAir tab to control the heating and cooling in your home from your App. The home screen displays all of the essentials: whether the system is on or off, set to heating or cooling, the set temperature and actual temperature and fan speed.
Once you have adjusted the temperature from the home screen, you can tap through to zones to fine tune the airflow in every room. Here you can unlock the full functionality of each system by simply tapping the unit name to display all of your options.
In the MyAir tab you will also find our new MyComfort settings which allow you even more choices around how to best use your Air Conditioning.
Use the MyLights tab to have control over individual lights or set up groups of lights that are able to be used at the touch of a button or integrated into your scenes.
An 8-inch colour Android touchscreen that is permanently powered and wall-mounted, MyPlace is designed to be a complete home hub. Simply tap on what you want to do and follow the prompts. Under the MyPlace Tab our intuitive navigation has six main sections:
- Home: These are the buttons which are most commonly used on your device. The intuitive system will automatically include them for you.
- Groups: A group gives you the ability to control one or multiple “things” with the push of one button.
- Scenes: A scene allows you to auto run any “thing” that is connected to your Advantage Air system in your own configuration either with the touch of a button or set to automatically run.
- Monitors: Allow you to monitor for certain temperature and weather events in your suburbs and lets you make decisions based on this information, or runs a pre-programmed scene based on this information.
- Set- up: Allows you to customize your zone names, light names and groups. You can also check your remote access here.
- Help: Simply tap the help button if assistance is required at any time.
Home owners don’t want to be rocket scientists in order to manage or learn about their smart devices. They just want them to operate automatically and give them the benefits for which they were purchased. Like the best tablets, MyPlace is super intuitive and easy to use.
The entire system is designed to be technophobe friendly, so even the most technologically challenged can use it with ease. You can even upgrade from the 8-inch touchscreen to the 10-inch touchscreen making everything larger and easier to use.
Integration at the Touch of your Fingertips
As daily life migrates online, it is handy to have a dedicated touchscreen for the home. The MyPlace has a wide range of useful feature outside of Air Conditioning, Lights, Garage Doors, Blinds and other “things” around the home it also doubles as an Android home hub, when connected to the internet you can do things such as:
- Search for recipes
- Play music
- Stay in touch with loved ones
We have taken this one step further by developing a MyApps tab in MyPlace. In the MyApps tab you will be able to have your home control apps such as Fronius for Solar Monitoring and Ring for your front door all within the MyPlace app for ease of use.
This is all designed to make everyday life a little more comfortable. We think that it is fair to say the connected home is well and truly here thanks to MyPlace.
The real value of smart home products is achieved when they are interconnected. Have a chat with Advantage Air today about installing a MyPlace home hub to give you control over your home.