At the same time as smart metering is becoming a reality for many countries, we are also facing the onset of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution. This will provide an exciting opportunity to make IoT based connected home solutions, even more intelligent by linking them to real-time energy usage and cost data. The number of intuitively optimized solutions that this could create is incalculable and as such, signposts a huge shift in the way we will all manage our homes and aspects of life in the foreseeable future.
The Chameleon’s Consumer Access Device (CAD) can be a stand alone piece of hardware, akin to a gateway, or it can be a virtual solution embedded within some other device within the home. It securely links to the Smart Metering Home Area Network (SM HAN) to retrieve the available real-time data items and then transmits these via a chosen communication protocol with the ultimate destination likely to be a cloud service. From here, it can be accessed by an authorised party by using an open or proprietary API.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about Chameleon’s CAD-based Connected Home Solutions.
Additional useful information is available by downloading “Consumer Access Devices – A BEAMA Guide“.