Cambridge technology is at the heart of an energy revolution in the UK.AlertMe’s online and smartphone-enabled Remote Heating Control service has been taken up by British Gas.
Based on the AlertMe Connected Home platform, Remote Heating Control is a key application for home heating efficiency and makes working out thermostatic settings and programmes easy.
It allows the user to set their weekly heating schedule to match their lifestyle but also alter or override the settings on the go via a web interface, Smartphone app or even by text message.
The new service, which only requires a home fixed broadband connection, is priced from £149 and includes a wireless-enabled programmable thermostat, a home hub and includes installation.
The platform is also designed to work with a wide range of third party devices in the home, allowing the user to build and extend their own personal Connected Home ecosystem.
Mary Turner CEO of AlertMe said: “Today’s typical consumer is time starved and cash limited. They are motivated by services that provide convenience without sacrificing comfort and efficiency.
“They’re already connected to most of the things that matter to them via the web or Smartphone. Remote Heating Control provides a first step in connecting to the home and in taking control of heating, which is a major expenditure in the home.”
AlertMe’s strategy to partner with tier one companies in key markets and territories means it has the opportunity to reach a large number of customers through channels they trust and at the same time, help partners to transform the way they engage with customers.
British Gas is the leading supplier of energy in the UK serving ten million homes. It also has the largest field engineering force in the country with around 10,000 engineers. Remote Heating Control will be offered as a standalone product and bundled with heating installation and maintenance services.
Dean Keeling, MD of British Gas Smart Homes, said: “Remote Heating Control is a key product in our Smart Homes hub-based services proposition. For British Gas this is another important milestone in our journey to help change the way our customers use energy.”