Smart positions and contributions | Roto Frank
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“Safe E Eneo” series is one of the current successful models.
“TiltSafe” function of the new “Roto NX” Tilt&Turn hardware system with a tilted window.
Explains Roto in reference to the current (media) hype surrounding Smart Home.
Emphasises Hartmut Schmidt, the Director of Product Innovation in the Window and Door Technology division.
In his speech on the occasion of the 12th International Roto Trade Press Day, Schmidt continued by stating that living with technology is advantageous mainly from a security aspect from a customer perspective and must be considered increasingly important not least with regard to demographic changes.
However, the corresponding applications must not turn into a problem. Their complexity requires implementation that is focused on solutions and is possible across different trades.
A market with larger scope will not grow until sustainable business models are designed by manufacturers, retailers, installers and system integrators, who configure customer-specific Smart Home product solutions within the company.
During the event in November 2017 in Böblingen, near Stuttgart, Schmidt made reference to the dark side of the Smart Home. These included unauthorised access by hackers, a lack of software applications due to obsolescence or likely system failures in household products.
In addition, the unresolved issue of liability is posing major challenges for manufacturers, as they must guarantee software updates over the entire service life of a building element – as has already been the subject of public discussion by experts.
Furthermore, a rapid drop in the price of the hardware can already be observed, and the fact that services will dominate business in future may have to be taken into account.
The Director of Product Innovation cites the unusually fast-changing market and the lack of uniform standards as additional factors that must be considered when dealing with Smart Home. They are expected to lead to open standards and platforms.
This is not least the reason why sheer competitive thinking must give way to collaboration across different trades. And there’s more: another argument suggest that windows and doors are not the driving force behind Smart Home solutions and therefore must be integrated into any systems.
The following applies to all hurdles that have to be overcome:
He referred to the electronic door closers from the “Safe E Eneo” series and the “E-Tec Drive” concealed electric window openers as contributions and examples that are already successful at present. Market partners can expect additional suitable problems as early as 2018. This also applies to the electric drives segment.
Schmidt concluded by stating that:
In addition to creating innovative products, it is equally important for the company to continue offering and to build on the recognised good technical support for market partners in the field of “Smart Home Ready”.
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