With the home automation market expected to grow to USD 114 billion by 2025*, ABB has launched a raft of extensions for their successful [email protected]® system to meet the increasing demand for Internet of Things (IoT) technology within smart homes.

Over five million [email protected] components are already installed in more than 40 countries worldwide, with the latest upgrades of ABB’s smart home solutions driven by home safety and energy efficiency.

[email protected] Next app

For added performance, the new [email protected] Next app gives homeowners total control of their smart home solutions from a mobile device, from checking if windows have been left open, to switching off lights or turning up room temperatures.

Much faster and more intuitive than previous versions, the new app has been developed in response to user needs and allows customers to manage the full suite of [email protected] applications from any mobile device.

With [email protected] Next, smart home systems can now be easily configured, with options to change daily routines, timers, scenes and filter functionality for each room with just one click. An easy-to-read dashboard provides an overview of key performance indicators at a glance.

[email protected] hardware devices

The latest [email protected] DALI Gateway allows DALI lighting to be easily integrated into any [email protected] system without the need for a separate USB programming device or additional DALI power supply.

For homes with split unit air-conditioning systems, ABB introduces its new [email protected] Split Unit Gateway that allows for greater control over energy usage as spaces can be cooled as and when required, via an infrared remote control or a sensor on the wall or the app.

With the new [email protected] weather station solution for multi-apartment buildings, a simple USB interface can now be used to connect a single weather station to all apartments with [email protected] systems.

[email protected] home appliance connection

Taking convenience to the next level, customers with Home Connect from major brands can now integrate home appliances from major brands such as Bosch, Gaggenau and Neff or [email protected] from Miele into scenes and connect their functionality to wall sensors and touch panels. Connected and compatible home appliances such as washing machines, coffee makers or ovens now appear with dedicated icons in the [email protected] app.

Partnership with Olisto

Leveraging its open API platform, ABB announces a partnership with Olisto that allows users to integrate with its app. The cooperation offers endless connection possibilities, including links with additional services such as Sonos and Spotify. It also provides the potential to create rules, building real time connections between multiple devices, apps and services in any home.

[email protected] works with Hey Google**

For added convenience, [email protected] now works with Hey Google for voice control of your connected devices. Just say “Hey Google” to get started.

Oliver Iltisberger, managing director of ABB’s Smart Buildings Division, comments: “These new additions offer huge possibilities for smart home users, making their lives easier and more comfortable than ever before. It is part of our broader vision for smarter living, where technology works in partnership with consumers to create energy and user efficient spaces for the future.”

* Source: Fortune Business Insights “Home automation market size, regional analysis and growth rate 2025”.
** Google is a trademark of Google LLC