New smart home solution from SecSelS released as open source:
SecSelS – Secure Selfhosted Software has made it its mission to simplify the everyday life of its customers, with the help of state-of-the-art technologies. In view of the current energy crisis, the company has been looking at how individual consumers can keep a better eye on their energy consumption and thus reduce it. The result is an intelligent smart home solution that is also the first Luxembourg “open source” application available free of charge to all interested parties. This means that SecSelS has decided to disclose all hardware development so that other companies as well as private individuals have the opportunity to use it and integrate it into their everyday life!
An absolute novelty in Luxembourg: SecSelS has already published the complete blueprints of its brand new smart home application on its GitHub account. The hardware of the device was developed under a license that also allows commercial use if the name is given. The source code required to use the device is already available on the account. This so-called open source principle means that hardware and software can be further developed and improved both by private individuals and by competitors. “Together, SecSelS wants to help overcome the energy crisis smartly with its decision to disclose the development, and to enable sustainable living for all Luxembourgers and worldwide in the future,” said Bernhard Franco, CEO and founder of the company.
Although the majority of electricity meters in Luxembourg are already designed to read the data digitally, there are currently no user-oriented solutions that allow the data to be sent to the network, to smart home technologies or to companies for processing and evaluation. And in the event that the user detects high consumption but is not on site himself, it is impossible for him to take appropriate countermeasures. That is why SecSelS has developed a system that can act autonomously when needed. This would require electricity meters to be able to connect to smart-home or smart-building devices.
The Smart Home Energy “Monitoring” from SecSelS
The SecSelS solution allows to control an entire house, apartment, or even an entire office complex using “SecSi-Energy” monitors and to track the respective energy consumption. Displayed is not only the general consumption of the whole building, but, when fully developed, also that of all individual devices and even the energy generated (such as by solar panels). The “SecSi” smart home system can be controlled and monitored via any internet-enabled device that has a digital display (cell phone, computer, tablet).
A cost-effective solution for energy saving
To make installation easier and more cost-friendly, SecSelS has devised a method that allows an entire home to be automated at one-tenth the cost of traditional smart home systems. Since no additional cables have to be laid, SecSelS makes it easy to automate even older houses. The new board can be ordered conveniently and easily at shop.secsels.com and – if required – will be installed by SecSelS.
Customized “all-in-one” solutions for digital needs
SecSelS sees itself as a versatile, competent “full-service company” that focuses on digitalization, fairness and sustainability. It offers its customers a variety of services, such as general advice and help with issues relating to innovation, cost efficiency and time management. In addition, SecSelS takes care of network installations of newer and older designs and, together with its partners, also offers smart home-compatible alarm systems and smoke detectors (including programming and installation).
Companies that want to stay digitally up-to-date can be supported by SecSelS with business consultations, the creation of a company logo as well as practical advice regarding digitalization, automatic billing systems, online stores, “point of sales”, warehouse management software and much more. SecSelS has decided to publish the complete construction plans of the “SecSi-Energy-Monitor” on its GitHub account. The source code to use the board, as well as all the blueprints are already available via this link: https://github.com/SecSelS/SecSi-Energy-Monitor