Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) company and global leader in lighting, is helping to drive the adoption of the smart home by partnering up with Dutch telecoms company KPN, French insurance firm AXA and French energy company ENGIE. With lighting considered to be one of the main interests in the connected home along with energy and security , collaborations such as these not only help drive the adoption of the Internet of Things for homes but also deliver energy savings and peace of mind when away from home.
“Delivering amazing new lighting experiences for the home is at the heart of the Philips Hue proposition, and the key to this is working with other apps, products and platforms,” says Chris Worp, Leader of Philips Lighting’s home business. “Through teaming up with developers Philips Hue has welcomed more than 600 third-party apps over the last three years; by partnering with companies across such diverse sectors, we welcome more meaningful ways to use connected light to provide comfort and peace of mind for homes.”
For peace of mind
KPN’s smart home security service, KPN SmartLife, works with Philips Hue to deter unwelcome visitors and mimic your presence when away from home. By linking to KPN SmartLife Veilig alarm, your Philips Hue lights will switch on when the alarm is triggered to shine a light on any surprise callers. In addition, Philips Hue lights can be controlled through the SmartLife app, so that you can simulate your presence at home when you’re away.
To minimize risk
AXA France has synced Philips Hue into Mon AXA app that allows their customers to prevent the risk of theft, water damage and fire for homes. Through the app, your Philips Hue lights will turn to red when the alarm goes off, and send a notification to your smartphone alerting you to the risk. Philips Hue can also be controlled by Mon AXA app so that you can set your lights to mimic your presence when away from home for added peace of mind.
For life changing moments
ENGIE is a new channel partner and through its web experience 50five, which focuses on life changing moments combining smart home solutions with energy appliances (savings, connectivity, comfort and safety), Philips Hue is able to reach a wider consumer base broadening Internet of Things for homes. 50five makes this directly accessible for consumers through its segmented approach focusing on ‘life changing moments.’
Lighting has become the cornerstone of the Internet of Things as it is used every day, in every room, by every person in a home. With Philips Hue being the world’s #1 connected lighting system for the home, plus research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. stating “there were 174 million smart homes within smart cities globally in 2015, rising to 339 million in 2016,”² we believe the Internet of Things is changing the way light is experienced at home.
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¹ Source: IPI
² Gartner Press Release, Gartner Says Smart Cities Will Use 1.6 Billion Connected Things in 2016, December 7, 2015, www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3175418