Scan Magazine | Issue 74 | March 2015

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Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Welfare Technology in Norway

While the technology Strømhylden spearheads may seem futuristic to some, it is in fact readily available for anyone who wants to implement a high-quality system that allows for safety in every instance of everyday living. Furthermore, such systems enable a higher level of safety for those who may be in particular need of support in their home, such as the elderly. “Several of these systems allow for a specified level of care and are therefore optimal for the elderly or those suffering from dementia or forgetfulness,” Strømhylden asserts. “A system such as the Geofense will notice when someone leaves the area defined by the user, a function which is very useful when that person is perhaps not meant to leave their house without company.” Security and communication combined’s home intelligence systems are heightened by the fact that they combine security with innovative means of communication. “This means that our lock systems are connected to a commu-

nication system that can send you a text message, email or even a push notification on your phone when your door is locked or opened. It also means that you can choose to forego the fully automatic lock system for one that allows for remote locking, wherever you are,” he says, adding: “In this case a small remote control is given to you in the shape of a key ring – simple and easy.” Ease and comfort are cornerstones of Your smartphone, tablet or email inbox can be linked to your home security and convenience systems no matter what you would like to keep track of – counting everything from water leakages to in-door heating (water pump heating or other). Additional services provide an instant garage port closing application, baby call monitoring and energyefficient in-door light monitoring. These communicate with a main controller, installed in your home – communicating with your external devices. “People are surprised to hear that is

one system, which collects all these applications under one roof. It’s mainly a ‘plug n’ play’ kind of system – from the simple packages to the more advanced – all pre-programmed and installed by local electricians in your home, or when called for, an external technician or specialist,” says Strømhylden. uses Z-Wave wireless technology for its systems, a supplier offering a great breadth of solutions that communicate and ‘talk’ to each other securely. Currently there are nearly 1,000 different Z-Wave products that work together. “We’ve spent a great deal of time figuring out which products are the best for our households,” says Strømhylden. “Everything we do has security, safety and ease at its core.”

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