Wireless thermostats to regulate heating as growth driver is empty, 03 November 2011 – the home control market is booming. According to the eQ-3 AG (www.eQ-3.de) the market for home control systems has almost doubled in the past year with regard to the remote device number, with eQ-3 could almost triple its volume in this area. The eQ-3 AG has significantly increased its market share, thereby delivers today in Germany higher quantities in the segment of the home control systems as the three following manufacturers together. The retrofitting of radiators with wireless thermostats to the energy-saving heating control was a key growth driver for the acceptance of home control solutions in 2010. Given the relatively low compared to the existing number of new buildings, the high end range, however, only to a lesser extent contributed to the growth of the home control market. The eQ-3 AG growth was driven especially by the HomeMatic product range.
The brand “HomeMatic” includes solutions with over 70 products, by Radiator thermostats, lighting control and security technology through door lock actuators, window actuators, remote controls, and home centers to software products from partner companies. The HomeMatic predecessor system FS20 is strongly represented on the market and is still strong acceptance in particular at home control enthusiast. With its new radio-based energy efficiency system MAX! has brought also an intelligent smart energy solution on the market eQ-3, which enables efficient use of heating energy. MAX! offers enormous advantages in particular service providers, energy suppliers, municipal utilities and housing associations, because they can offer their customers now energy efficient solutions with high ROI (return on investment). The consumer benefits from these solutions in the form of enhanced comfort with considerable energy savings in the heating. The all-in one system in addition to radio-based heaters and wall thermostats, window contacts, as well as the eco button that simultaneously switches all connected components in the power saving mode a LAN Gateway.