I am really surprised this is presented as innovation, of part of a smart home. It doesn't work. There have been systems like that for ages. I have known systems like that when I lived in Mexico. They were useless even then. And Mexico is not precisely a cold place as the Nordic and Scandinavian countries up here.
The system is useless, I can tell you that. And it's not new. Not even programming the thing as he said in the video.
I am afraid whoever thought of that little app has never been in a real cold winter. There is no way I would ever consider this for my house. There is no point in being cold in your own house. Heating a place takes time. It takes more than two hours to heat a small place. How long does it take to heat a big house?
Such a thing may work for a place like Calfornia, but not for a cold country where constant heating is needed or you die frozen.
I can't believe this is even presented as if it were the great innovation. In no way that is a smart home.
When you wake up you want to be warm and comfortable at home, not cold. When you come back from work in winter to expect to find your house warm, and nice to enjoy the hours at home after your day at work and then in cold streets. You don't expect to keep your coat, scarf, and gloves on as if you were outdoors.
In Finland, the heaters start working at the very beginning of the first cold days and are never off until the end of winter, or until when they are not needed any more. They are always at a constant temperature, keeping your home at a constant, comfortable temerature all day long. This allows you to be comfortable at home, wearing short sleeves even with temperatures below zero in winter. And this is not me, this is how it works for everybody.
What they are proposing sounds like some news from a couple of centuries ago.
EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!