You can go on vacation without worries, when VIKI takes care of the house

The winter holidays are getting closer and, even if this year we will not travel too far from home, we will still want to know it is protected, when we are away.

A house ‘equipped’ with VIKI does not require additional attention from the owners even when they go on vacation. All you have to do is to activate the “Leave” scenario (for only a day) or “Mini-Holiday” or “Holiday”, if you are going to be away longer. The house will remain safe, ready for our return.
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What is smart shading and how does it protect your house?

For each of us, “home” means safety, comfort, peace, warmth, the perfect ambiance for us and our loved ones, the place where we relax and where we feel protected. And VIKI intelligence can help ensure and maintain the feeling of “home”, knowing exactly what the needs of the home and family members are.

One of VIKI’s most useful facilities is smart shading. And it’s not just about closing the exterior blinds / shutters when it’s hot, as it may sound. Smart shading can also provide wind protection, thermal protection of the house or protection against ultraviolet radiation, and also against burglary. Continue reading “What is smart shading and how does it protect your house?” »

VIKI befriends KNX

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VIKI the smart home takes a step towards interfacing with the KNX solution. In December we have researched KNX technology and tested the possibility of integrating the VIKI intelligence layer with the connection offered by the KNX solution.

KNX is a system that retains its value

KNX is the only system that complies with the requirements of the European (EN50090) and International (ISO / IEC 14543) standards for Home Automation. This compliance certifies the value of KNX technology and it is the quality proof for homeowners.

KNX is an open system

KNX provides the freedom to choose the products that are to be integrated in your home: over 200 manufacturers offer you a variety of KNX products, certified and compatible, according to the latest standards in the technical field, having the complete freedom to choose. So, with KNX you build today for tomorrow.

KNX technology is a worldwide standard for all home automation applications, from lighting and window blinds control, to various security systems, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, alarm monitoring, sanitation control, energy management, measuring, and also devices for home, audio and many more.

KNX technology can be used not only in new buildings, but also in existing ones and has been on the market for over 23 years, including predecessors, EIB, EHS and BatiBUS.
The systems designed according to the KNX standard can be applied from the level of an apartment to huge installations such as the new terminals of airports in the world, like Beijing, built for the 2008 Olympics, or terminal 5 at London’s Heathrow airport.

This leads to a great flexibility and the possibility to model many intelligent functions even for residential, multi or single-family buildings.
The VIKI team will return in the next period with details about the results of the tests performed in this research.

Smart home trends by 2020

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Innovation, technology, cloud computing and platforms, large data and analytics, mobile solutions, Internet of Things (IoT) technology, artificial intelligence and speech (AI), all of these are accelerating the digital transformation of our homes and influence the creation of new products and services.
According to Microsoft, by 2020 there will be 30 billion connected devices in the world and 50 GB of data will be generated daily in a smart home. We ask ourselves what trends will influence the acceptance, growth and sustainability of the smart home?
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The VIKI home is ready for winter

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How do you prepare for a peaceful winter? Prepare the warm clothes in the closet, make sure the heating system will work, change the car tires… but the house? How do you prepare the house for shorter and colder days? With VIKI, you don’t have to worry.

The VIKI intelligence will naturally adapt to the changes that come with the cold months and will continue to provide that warm atmosphere, the safety and comfort that define the feeling of “home”. Yes, we will enjoy less natural light, and falling temperatures can cause us problems. We will spend more time in the house, with the family.

Therefore, it is important to make sure that your home is well lit and heated at all times. With VIKI’s intelligent solutions, you can create some preset scenarios that will help to establish a suitable environment for any occasion. You can create a bright workspace in the kitchen when you cook, choosing “Cooking” mode. VIKI will turn on your favorite music, reduce the heat in the kitchen, which will be offset by the one in the oven, and keep the lights on.
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VIKI to attend TechFest again

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VIKI will attend for the second time TechFest, on November 8, 2018, at ClujHub. This time, however, we will attend as part of the Science Summit, where, together with tech specialists, we will place the VIKI smart home among future projects.

Being a 100% Romanian software, VIKI, the smart home that learns your habits, received an award in 2017 at ProInvent, for the best invention. So we now have all the experiences we have had during the testing periods, as well as the successes we are proud of and for which we have worked hard in the past years.
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VIKI Knows attended the Internet & Mobile World event

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The VIKI Knows team presented the smart house that learns your habits at the Internet & Mobile World, the largest expo-conference of digital and IT solutions for business in Central and Eastern Europe held at Romexpo, Bucharest, between October 3-4, 2018.

The event hosted exhibitors of digital and IT solutions, from start-ups, to specialists and companies developed in the field of technology and digitalization. It is a reality that we are taking part in a digital revolution in all aspects of our lives and the trend towards which humanity is heading is to use artificial intelligence for its own comfort but also for automation and security.
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A smart home saves up to 30% on energy

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The VIKI smart home is an unique artificial intelligence system that reduces your energy bill by 30%. After implementing and tracking energy consumption in the first location, we were able to confirm that the automation of a house is not only about comfort and security, but also about reducing costs, due to the savings on electricity and heat.

Here are some examples of devices that can be connected to VIKI, the “butler” of the house, which are controlled to save energy:
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