Netatmo & PEAKnx collaborate for integrated smart solutions

PEAKnx, manufacturer of innovative hardware and software components for home automation, has partnered with Netatmo, a French smart home company, for integrated solutions in smart homes.

Netatmo’s Smart Weather Station and the Smart Thermostat can now be directly integrated into the KNX visualisation software, YOUVI. Users of PEAKnx touch panels can now check the weather, temperature and indoor air quality in their homes.

The integration does not require an external gateway to connect the Netatmo devices to the KNX installation; the YOUVI Netatmo Bridge integrates the indoor and outdoor module of the Smart Weather Station, Anemometer, the Smart Thermostat and Additional Smart Radiator Valves directly into the KNX visualisation.

The YOUVI visualisation makes it easy to control the KNX smart home via the permanently installed PEAKnx touch panel in a central location in the home, the YOUVI app or via Alexa. As an example, Netatmo’s Smart Thermostat and additional Smart Radiator Valves are displayed in YOUVI as a heating widget and the temperature can then be easily controlled via the smart home visualisation.

Netatmo’s Smart Home Weather Station monitors the indoor and outdoor environment in real time. In the PEAKnx visualisation, it is possible to display both indoor environmental sensors – i.e. CO2, temperature, sound level and humidity – and outdoor sensors – temperature, humidity and pressure, as well as wind direction and speed.

Multiple sensors can be displayed at the same time and they can be combined as a weather station widget for outdoor conditions. The air quality in the home and local weather can be accessed on the KNX touch panel.

The collaboration with the YOUVI logic module allows smart home owners to automatically set the garden’s watering system to activate if the outdoor temperature and humidity reaches a critical value for example.

“With the integration of Netatmo into YOUVI, we are responding to the requests of our customers who approached us with this query,” explained Lorenz Rohrmann, managing director of PEAKnx. “The cooperation offers an easy way to upgrade their KNX installation with a weather station, an additional indoor module with CO2 sensor or a smart thermostat.”

Edwin Aartman, regional sales manager at Netatmo added: “With Netatmo, we are always looking for new innovative solutions that make the home safer and more comfortable. When PEAKnx contacted us, it quickly became clear that this cooperation would offer many benefits to smart home residents.”