Saving Power with Motion and Temperature Sensors

July 7, 2011

Plugwise introduces the Scan and Sense modules, which monitor light, motion, occupancy, temperature, and relative humidity to provide insight into climatic conditions of individual rooms, optimize comfort, and reduce energy consumption.

SASSENHEIM, The Netherlands /PRNewswire/ -- This is the reasoning behind all of Plugwise's activities. Rightly so, as user data from Plugwise customers show that on average almost half the electricity used is outside office hours. Switch your appliances on and off when necessary, even when you are not present. The Plugwise system centralizes control of energy consumption of individual devices. You can control all equipment that has been connected to Plugwise, from one location.

Now Plugwise introduces two unique products worldwide: the Scan and the Sense.

The Plugwise Scan light sensor and motion detector introduces many new features to the Plugwise system. Where saving energy was possible in many ways, it is now also possible to control your lighting with the Scan, using motion detection and light levels. The Scan is also a datalogger, providing insight into optimal usage of your building. And saving energy is just the beginning. The Scan provides the Plugwise system with information about the occupancy of office space and equipment, so the use of your building can be optimized. This prevents unnecessary investments in office space and equipment and saves significantly in energy consumption.

The Plugwise Sense is a new module for the Plugwise ZigBee network and provides measurement of temperature and relative humidity and stores this data in its memory. By installing Sense in your Plugwise system, you gain detailed insight into the evolution of the climatic conditions of individual rooms and can therefore implement appropriate measures to optimize comfort in your building.

These products are distinguished by the "unmatched durability of the battery, the settings of the sensors (e.g., sensitivity, day light switch, and time) and the possibilities of changing remote settings in the software.

The Scan and the Sense and are available from July 4th.

More information about the Scan and the Sense modules is available on the company's Web site on the Scan page and the Sense page.

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