Schneider Electric launches U.Motion BMS system

Automation and control system can be controlled via wi-fi connection

Scheider Electric's U.Motion system.
Scheider Electric's U.Motion system.

Energy management specialist Schneider Electric has launched a new building management system (BMS) for “smart homes” called U.motion.

The system is designed to enable monitoring and control of home functions such as lighting, temperature, curtains and blinds, CCTV and door communication from a central point using designed touch panels or through any internet-enabled smartphone or mobile device.

“Schneider Electric’s U.motion integrates the most pressing environmental and security concerns with digital convenience. Our aesthetically pleasing touch panels are easy to operate, enabling people on the move to stay connected,” Jean-Baptiste Plagne, vice president of retail and eco controls at Schneider Electric said.

The U.motion system aims to serve as a security measure, keeping users connected to their intercom system, doorbell, or technical alarms in case of fires or water leakages. The system provides a clear, structured overview of all rooms and devices, according to Schneider Electric, while the viewing panels provide a clear visualisation of room-plans and monitor energy consumption, encouraging residents to practice sustainability.

“Implementing daily measures toward energy efficiency has never been easier. The U-motion, programmed with smart metering, helps consumers keep tabs on energy usage. Schneider Electric brings the U.motion to the Middle East, keeping in mind consumers’ high expectations of convenience, comfort and safety, and the region’s commitment to sustainability,” Plagne added.

Schneider Electric claim that U.Motion is freely scalable, from a basic installation through to a large server solution with numerous touch panels. The company offers the touch panels in 7-7-inch, 10-inch and 15-inch screen sizes. A special version of the U.motion KNX Server Plus is integrated into the 10-inch or 15-inch touch panels.

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