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Netatmo announces Alexa compatibility for its Valves

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Amazon Alexa enables its users to interact with connected devices via voice control, providing a unique smart home experience

London, UK, 21st November 2017 – Netatmo, a revolutionary smart home company developing groundbreaking, intuitive and beautifully-designed connected consumer electronics, announces today the compatibility of its Smart Radiator Valves with Amazon Alexa. This new integration showcases Netatmo’s ability to provide an intuitive and customisable Smart Home experience.

The Netatmo Smart Radiator Valves allow users to control their heating on a room-by-room basis and use on average 37% less energy to heat their home1, without compromising on their comfort.

Amazon Echo is a hands-free, voice-controlled speaker. It connects to the Alexa voice service - the brain behind Echo - to change the house temperature, play music, provide information and more, instantly. Users just need to say the word “Alexa” and Echo responds immediately.

“Alexa, increase the temperature in the living room”.

Amazon Echo can help control the heating of the house. Users just need to ask Alexa to change the temperature in any room equipped with Netatmo Valves (“Alexa, set the bathroom temperature to 23 degrees”), increase and decrease it (“Alexa, increase the living room temperature”) and even ask what the temperature of the house is (“Alexa, what is the temperature in the baby’s room?”). The addition of Alexa compatibility adds to the already existing partnerships with Google Home and Apple HomeKit.

The Netatmo Smart Radiator Valves allow users to control their heating on a room-by-room basis from their smartphone and use on average 37% less energy to heat their home[1]. Fitted on hot-water radiators, the Valves regulate the temperature of the room. They set a heating schedule for each room, adapted to the habits of their occupants. From the App, users can customise the temperature of each room in the house.

Netatmo’s Valves act as an accessory to the already Alexa-enabled Netatmo Smart Thermostat. Both products can also be linked to the Netatmo Weather Station, again compatible with Amazon’s voice-controller.

Price and availability

Netatmo Smart Radiator Valves retail for £69.99 each. The Smart Thermostat retails for £169. Both options are available at John Lewis, Cefco, Maplin, Amazon.co.uk and Netatmo.com, as well as retailers for professionals Plumb Center, CEF and Graham.

The Netatmo Energy App is completely free and is compatible with iPhones, from iOS 9 onwards, and Android smartphones from 4.2 onwards. The Netatmo Smart Valves Web App is available on Mac and PC.

About Netatmo

Netatmo is a revolutionary smart home company, developing groundbreaking, intuitive and beautifully-designed connected consumer electronics. Truly smart, Netatmo’s innovative products provide a seamless experience that helps users create a safer, healthier and more comfortable home.

Netatmo carefully designs the mechanics, electronics and embedded software of all its products to the highest standards. Netatmo also creates the mobile and web applications that fully realise their potential. 

Since 2012 Netatmo has released thirteen devices and accessories, divided into four categories: 

  • Weather - The Personal Weather Station and its accessories, the Additional Module, the Rain Gauge and the Wind Gauge.
  • Energy - The Smart Thermostat and the Smart Radiator Valves, both designed by Philippe Starck.
  • Security - The security cameras Welcome, for indoor, and Presence, for outdoor, and their accessories, the Tags and the Indoor Security Siren, and the Smart Smoke Alarm.
  • Air care - Healthy Home Coach, the smart indoor climate monitor.

Netatmo is a leading innovator in the smart home industry with products available through a growing network of distributors worldwide, selling to consumers through major retail and B2B channels. 

Through its program “with Netatmo”, Netatmo develops connected solutions with leading brands in the building industry to be integrated into residential home infrastructure, whether new-build or renovation.

In November 2015 Netatmo completed a series B funding round of €30 million. The company previously raised €4.5 million in 2013.

[1] Source: average reduction in energy calculated based on an apartment connected to collective heating and using Netatmo Smart Valves when compared to an installation using thermostatic valves. Theoretical study carried out in Germany by CentraleSupelec (JSS).