New smart home actuators with Tasmota firmware offer cloud-free smart home enjoyment
Bad Salzdetfurth, November 15, 2022 – The smart home provider wesmartify GmbH is expanding its range with two wireless actuators on which the open-source Tasmota firmware is pre-installed. Both actuators are TÜV-certified and are characterized by their particularly high heat resistance. They are available from www.wesmartify.de .
Actuators are the invisible helpers in the smart home: They are installed hidden in existing flush-mounted sockets, receive the control commands from the residents of the house (e.g. "lights off") and then automatically trigger the desired action (the lighting goes out).
Tasmota opens up new possibilities
With the Tasmota actuators, wesmartify is primarily aimed at experienced hobbyists who want to create their own smart home world - with a manufacturer-independent combination of smart devices and detached from the cloud, only located in the local network. To do this, the DIY smart home fans choose their favorite devices, then flash Tasmota on these devices (i.e. transfer the original firmware with Tasmota), configure the MQTT function (so that all components are controlled via a central smart home software can be) and finally bring all components together under one software umbrella. Since Tasmota is already pre-installed in the wesmartify actuators, the user saves the potentially error-prone flashing - the actuators are ready for use immediately.
First-class protection against overheating, TÜV-certified quality
Some smart home actuators - especially in the low price range - have a clear weak point: They can overheat very quickly. Not so with the new Tasmota actuators from wesmartify: high-quality printed circuit boards with efficient heat management are used here, which reduce the risk of local overheating. In addition, wesmartify has optimized the installation space of the actuators so that the warm air has more space to circulate and escape. In addition, the actuators were equipped with overload and excess temperature protection (at an internal temperature of 90 °C), which switches off automatically if the programmed threshold values are exceeded. The high quality of the actuators is underpinned by the TÜV Süd certification.
No gateway required - a free app is sufficient
Anyone who is not interested in "smart home tinkering" and would like to use the actuators separately from a larger smart home system can simply use the new My wesmartify app, which is available free of charge: With the help of the app, the actuators can be quickly integrated into the home WLAN and operational; an additional gateway is not required. The actuators are also controlled via the app.
Switch electrical consumers conveniently from the sofa: wesmartify smart home actuator Switch It TASMOTA (RRP €18.95)
Consumers such as lamps, televisions, loudspeakers or electric heat pumps can be switched on and off with the 1-channel switching actuator Switch It. With a switching capacity of up to 3,680 watts, the actuator is suitable for even the most energy-hungry devices. The supply voltage is either 110-230 V ±10%, 50/60Hz AC, 12V DC or 24 V DC. Schedules can also be created using the my wesmartify app, you can check whether the light is really off while you're on the go, or simulate your own presence when you're on holiday.
Control electric shutters automatically: wesmartify Smart Home actuator Shut It TASMOTA (RRP: €25.95)
The Shut it actuator is used to automatically raise and lower a roller shutter drive. It is installed in the flush-mounted box behind the conventional roller shutter switch. The user can define individual blackout times via the app. It is also possible to have the roller shutters open and close automatically at sunrise/sunset. Of course, the smart actuators also set the roller shutters in motion when called.
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The decision in favor of a smart home system can be associated with a number of hurdles: an unmanageable number of different providers, complex technical details, installation effort that is difficult to assess, high acquisition costs. That's why wesmartify has set itself the task of offering an easier way to an intelligent home: through self-explanatory technology and excellent on-site service. Since 2019, wesmartify has been selling smart home products for beginners with its own brand essentials. In the same year, the company took third place in the SmartHome Deutschland Award in the “Best Start-Up” category. In April 2021 and April 2022 wesmartify.de was awarded as the best online shop in the Smart Home category. The survey was carried out by the Cologne analysis house ServiceValue in cooperation with DEUTSCHLAND TEST, a brand of the business magazine Focus Money.
More information at www.wesmartify.de
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