SecuSignal® – More than opening and closing
HOPPE SecuSignal® window handles with wireless communication can be used as convenience components in a smart home system. As such, they transmit a wireless signal to a central control unit when they are turned. This can improve the process of automatically controlled heating, lighting, shading, etc.
The benefits at a glance
- Battery-free communication thanks to EnOcean technology
- Easy integration into smart home systems
- Highly reliable transmission
- Quick and easy retrofitting thanks to VarioFit® (spindle length 32-42 mm)
- Basic protection against break-ins with integrated, patented Secustik® technology
No battery required
It is important in a smart home system that all the sensors and controls can communicate with each other. HOPPE SecuSignal® window handles with wireless communication work with the EnOcean radio standard. Not only does this ensure smooth communication, it also has another advantage: the EnOcean radio technology works without the need for any batteries! So the chore of changing batteries is a thing of the past: the information is transmitted maintenance-free, reliably and with no electromagnetic pollution. It can be integrated into all smart home systems that are compatible with EnOcean.
How does SecuSignal® work?
Operating a SecuSignal® window handle with wireless communication is remarkably easy and takes just a few minutes: first the handle is set – this works differently for each system but it is described in great detail by the respective manufacturer. In principle, the SecuSignal® window handle is registered, detected, then integrated into the system as one of many other components.
If a SecuSignal® window handle is turned to the opening or tilted position, electrical energy is generated which is used to transmit a radio signal – to an EnOcean-compatible receiver that can process the information. A circuit board is integrated into the rosette of the handle to this end, along with a small antenna, which acts as a transmitter. If integrated into a smart home system, the signal can give information that may play a major role in improving automated processes, such as:
- Should the light be switched on when windows are still open and mosquitoes are hovering outside?
- Can automatic shading begin while windows are tilted?
- Does it make sense to allow the air conditioning to start up while the windows are open?
- Would it be better to turn the heating off while airing rooms in the morning?
- Does the volume of consumer electronics need to be reduced while the windows are open?
- Should the roller blinds be allowed to close automatically in summer while the French door is open and the residents are still in the garden, possibly resulting in them being locked out?
A smart home system can be controlled either from a central computer unit or with mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets.
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The SecuSignal® wireless set for lift/slide doors
Lift/slide doors, too, can conveniently be integrated into a smart home system by using a special SecuSignal® lift/slide door handle which works in combination with a battery-free, solar-powered window/door contact.
- Notes on radio range planning
Radio signals, in connection with SecuSignal® technology, too, are electro-magnetic waves, whose signal can be diminished on the way from the transmitter to the receiver, i.e. both, the electric field strength and the magnetic field strength are reduced. In addition to these "natural" range restrictions, other interference factors, such as the metal parts in armouring in walls, the metal foils as used in heat insulation or heat-absorbing glass tempered with metal, reflect electromagnetic waves. While radio waves can penetrate walls, reduction in signal is greater than in the open air.
The angle at which the signal hits the wall is also a factor which can reduce the signal and hence its strength.
Usual HOPPE quality
HOPPE SecuSignal® window handles with wireless communication are very easy to install. Thanks to VarioFit® – a patented solution to bridge different installation depths in the window profile – replacing a window handle without wireless communication with a SecuSignal® window handle is no problem. Its Secustik® technology provides integrated basic security against break-ins. Like all HOPPE brand hardware, SecuSignal® window handles with wireless communication are high-quality products manufactured in Europe.