Wake up to music and sunshine - smart home situations make it possible. At 08:00 AM sharp the blinds open, gentle music plays and slowly you wake up. So-called situations are individually defined sequences of connected smart home devices in your living environment. The linkage is easy and expandable at any time - even with Alexa. Sonos, Philips Hue, Osram Lightify, Netatmo, Amazon Echo, Apple HomeKit and many other IoT devices that make your life easier. Give it a try.
Note: To connect devices with Alexa, the iHaus App needs to run in the active 24/7 server mode.
Smart home situations are now easily created in the iHaus App. You connect your IoT/ KNX devices with LINKITs and bundle them in a time sequence as a SUM-ITUP. Then you can switch the SUM-ITUPs on and off with so-called TRIGGERs
LINKITs are interpreters between the iHaus App and IoT devices or services. This communication is the most important part of the app, because it is the only way to connect a lot of different devices with your smartphone or tablet. This gives you the ability to control all devices comfortably with just one app and your smart device, no matter where you are and without any additional server. Except for the KNX-LINKIT you can use all our LINKITs for free. We are constantly developing new LINKITs for new devices for different purposes.
How it works in the app:
With SUM-ITUP you will become the director for your smart home, with your smart devices as your actors. You define the roles and create complete scenes and sequences that start with just one click on your smartphone or run automatically via TRIGGER. For example, a SUM-ITUP "TV evening" could look like this: The shutters close, the lights dim and change the colour.
Or set up a SUM-ITUP "wake up" and iHaus lets you sleep longer or wakes you up sooner depending on the traffic on your way to work. The blinds open, the light intensity changes to your settings, your favourite radio station plays and the coffee machine heats up to prepare the first fresh coffee of the day - all of which happens simultaneously.
Once saved, you can now access this situation with just one tap at any time, no matter where you are or you can start it as a TRIGGER automatically. Or you start the SUM-ITUP scenario via voice command to Alexa.
We will show you in this tutorial how to set up a SUM-ITUP in your iHaus App:
A TRIGGER will automatically run a SUM-ITUP, when a specific condition arises. They work with the “if-this-then-that” principle. They trigger individual actions or complete scenes, when a certain predefined condition applies or occurs in combination with another device. iHaus notices this change and immediately activates the other device completely automatically. You can set TRIGGERs yourself as you like and combine an infinite number of devices and actions. Products and services take on completely new and unprecedented tasks.
A heater that runs all day at full power is wasteful. But who would not want to have a warm home after a long working day? With iHaus you can turn your heating on and off to suit your need.
Want to control your Smart Home situations/ scenes with words? Alexa makes it possible. With Amazon Echo, Dot and Fire TV preset scenes in the iHaus App can be accessed via voice command. It is a very simple way to control any smart home device.
Your weather station measures the CO2 level and humidity. If the measured values are too high, your configured SUM-ITUP sends a voice message "Please air!" to the SONOS loudspeaker and you receive a push message on your smartphone at the same time.
Your weather station measures the CO2 level and humidity. If the measured values are too high, your configured SUM-ITUP sends a voice message "Please air!" to the SONOS loudspeaker and you receive a push notification on your smartphone at the same time.
The list of application examples are endless as iHaus opens up countless possibilities for you. In general, you can use all services (weather, traffic, etc.) and smart devices (lights, loudspeakers, shutters, weather station, appliances, etc.) that have a status such as "alarm", "open", "closed", “temperature higher than ...", as the starting point for a TRIGGER. Or you can discover yourself, what iHaus is all about.
The Alexa Skill is needed to control many smart home products such as lamps, heaters, weather systems, alarms, smoke detectors or surveillance cameras. KNX devices are used especially in building technology - for example blinds or shutters, sockets, keyless systems, air conditioning and heating controls. All these devices can be combined in the iHaus App and be configured in time sequence related scenes. In this case Alexa can also start these scenes via voice command.
Expert note: Use clear names for the naming of the SUM ITUPs so Alexa is able to understand them. We recommend for example: "LIGHT ON" or "SONOS OFF". If you want to turn off your lights, call the SUM-ITUP "LIGHT OFF". With the command "Alexa, start scene LIGHT OFF", the defined lamps switch off.