Simple Control is the first of a new generation a cloud-based IoT home control platforms set to shift the direction of home control away from proprietary, controller-based systems toward a more versatile app-based wireless control environment. Built around a powerful iOS control app and an extremely comprehensive database, Simple Control replaces the proprietary control architecture of the last 15-years with an ‘open’ app-based environment on familiar and ubiquitous iOS phones and tablets, mobilising IP control functionality that already exists. It recognises that virtually every new home entertainment device from smart TV screens and AV receivers, to light bulbs and controllers, heating systems and multiroom audio set-ups has an IP identity and connects to the cloud via a control app. Simple Control ties all the apps together with an intuitive user interface, driven by the world’s largest IP, serial and IR libraries, providing preloaded and predesigned graphics, protocols and control codes for tens of thousands of devices. The powerful two-way UI enables customers to engage with their audio, video, lighting, heating and security systems in the manner they prefer on the devices they already own.
Simple Control is inexpensive to deploy in a choice of commercial subscription packages available from Habitech, and offers for the first time the prospect of truly integrated whole house control of both IoT and AV devices, supporting Alexa, Nest, Hue, Fire, SmartThings, and an expanding product cosmos of thousands, including those of core Habitech brands.