Home automation is best done at the building stage, but retrofit is becoming easier
Bangalore, April 22 2019: Many up-market apartments these days, come pre-fitted with smart home or security consoles. But if you own an older flat, you can still 'get smart' by retrofitting a home automation panel.
Made in India, and coming from Delhi-based EBTL, Amour 3.0 is a mobile -assisted smart switching automation solution for the home. The control unit is a touch panel with icons for bulbs, lights, appliances etc. It supports five 10-amp and two 40-amp electrical channels, works on WiFi, voice and touch, with short circuit and surge protections. It can regulate fan speed or dim bulbs.
In case of a power switch-over to generator, it smoothly transits and remembers the last setting. It fits into a standard 8 inch by 6 inch modular box and with help from an electrician, an existing apartment can easily retrofit the Amour3.0.
The product is customizable and for a typical 3 BHK apartment could cost around Rs 1.5 lakh.
And if you are wondering why the parent company is called EBTL , that is an acronym for Engineer Bringing Technology to Life! The 8 year old company has grown to see its products used in 300 cities in India, Europe and South Africa.