The connected house: working towards homes that are more secure, more comfortable, more self-sufficient and more economical
Imagine a house that combines ultra-high levels of comfort, energy savings and security: a house that adjusts its temperature depending on the presence of its residents, a house that turns on its own lights as you walk through it and turns them off again behind you, a house that protects itself and you. These are just some of the future connected house features invented and developed by ENGIE .
What is a smart home?
The term ‘smart home’ means a home in which the centralized automation of systems and appliances allows residents to monitor and control them whether or not they are actually in the house… the result is smart management of energy consumption.
How smart homes make life easier for those who live in them
ENGIE is designing innovations that make homes more sustainable and smarter. The home connected offers a comprehensive panel of smart home systems. It has been developed and tested by the ENGIE Gas and New Energies Research and Innovation Center (CRIGEN) – a ENGIE laboratory – and Ecometering, the Group’s specialist company for smart energy solutions.
As well as controlling energy consumption, it generates and stores its own renewable energy, leaving you free to sell what you don’t use. In addition to boosting comfort levels by programing electrical appliances, it also takes care of their maintenance needs. It looks after your comfort and also your health by offering a series of home systems that enable vulnerable people to carry on living at home and keep a check on their health. Its smoke detectors and window and door sensors allow the smart home to protect itself against intruders and fire.
All of these smart solutions make homes safer, more comfortable, more self-sufficient and cheaper to run on a daily basis.
About Ecometering and CRIGEN
Ecometering is the ENGIE Group company that designs, develops and operates innovative solutions for smart energy control and management for homeowners, construction professionals and companies. CRIGEN is the ENGIE research and operational expertise center dedicated to gas, new energy sources and emerging technologies.
The connected house
With its connected house, ENGIE is reinventing the home with full-scale testing of the Group’s smart home solutions. Find out more about ENGIE smart home innovations.