The new Smart Home offer from leading electrical distributor, Rexel, contains a sector-leading range of new and innovative products for installers to offer to its customers.
The demand for smart technology in the home is continuing to increase as homeowners seek greater control and want to reduce their spend on energy. Tech UK’s 2018 State of the Connected Home Report stated that, according to the International Energy Agency, by 2040, one billion households and 11 billion smart appliances could be in use worldwide.
To meet this demand, Rexel has joined forces with market leaders to develop its Smart Home offer which encompasses state-of-the-art smart solutions across security, heating, electrical, lighting and EV charging control.
Many items can be obtained immediately from any of Rexel’s 63 specialist Rexel Smart Home branches nationwide. The others are available via same or next day delivery with online ordering. Installers can also access expertise in branches to ensure they find the best solution for their customer.
Key new products include the Google smart control Nest Hub, which, with the built-in Google Assistant, brings users visual help at home. This voice-activated product displays the latest events, reminders and news from a single dashboard, all within an attractively designed digital photo frame.
Security is a key constituent of Smart Home, with a plethora of up-to-the-minute solutions on offer. The Yale Conexis L1 Smart Lock allows users to secure their home without a key. Bearing the British Standard Kitemark, it provides a range of access options, from in-app control and key cards to key tags and phone tags.
Meanwhile, the Nest Hello Video Doorbell allows 24/7 streaming to an internet-enabled device, so users can see who is at the door at any time or from any location. If nobody is at home, they can still answer the door using the doorbell’s HD talk-and-listen functionality.
For complete peace of mind, the Yale Sync home alarm system puts the user in complete control – they can check in remotely and receive an alert whenever the alarm is triggered. It is compatible with a range of devices to create the complete smart home security system.
For instant high-resolution video footage and notifications of when someone has entered the home, the Google Nest Cam IQ indoor camera is the ideal solution. It even zooms in to provide clear visibility of who is there. Its sister product, the Google Nest Cam IQ outdoor, provides a very clear, close-up tracking shot of anyone accessing the exterior of a property. It can even detect familiar and unfamiliar faces with a Nest Aware subscription.
The Google Nest Protect Smoke and CO Alarm detects both fast-burning and smouldering fires, as well as carbon monoxide, automatically alerting the user via their mobile device.
The Rexel Smart Home portfolio boasts a huge array of switches, sockets and other products allowing control of the home from afar. The Lightwave Lighting and Power Starter Kit in attractive stainless steel finish includes the Link Plus which enables users to manage their lighting and electrical appliances remotely – or in the home – via the Lightwave app. This kit also includes the beautifully designed Smart Socket and simple-to-use Smart Dimmer, both in stainless steel, for ultimate control of lighting mood.
Demand for remote heating control continues to grow and once again the Rexel range has the answer. The Elnur Ingenium with 24/7 Digital Timer is an oil-filled electric radiator with wireless control and a high-precision, built-in thermostat. Its G Control system allows users to manage their heating from any mobile or fixed device with an Internet connection, anywhere in the world.
Also harnessing the power of G Control is the Ecossh 450W Smart Storage Heater which delivers highly efficient storage heating, precisely controlling electricity usage and optimising heat management via high-sensitivity thermostatic controls, adapting to changing daily heating needs.
The Google Nest Learning Thermostat is perfect for the energy-conscious homeowner. It can program itself after just one week’s usage based on individual user preferences and will help save energy when the homeowner is away. Home and water temperature can be adjusted remotely via a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Designed for use with combi boilers, the Wiser Multi-zone Kit 1 is a single-channel thermostat system with two radiator thermostats. Both the room thermostat and radiator thermostats are controllable via the Heat Wiser app, while additional radiator valves can be installed to create further independent zones.
Finally, for those drivers seeking a rapid and effective means to recharge their electric vehicle, the HomeSmart WallPod can monitor and record all charging activity, as well as control charging functionality in conjunction with the ev.energy app.
All of the products in the Rexel Smart Home offer great opportunities for installers. For more details on the range and to locate your nearest Smart Home outlet, please visit www.rexel.co.uk/smart-home.
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