Solutions for connection to smart home systems
ekey makes your house more intelligent
With the fingerprint scanner into the smart home
The new generations of fingerprint scanners can do more than just open the door. Because with them, the smart home starts as soon as you get home. By using an ekey fingerprint scanner, smart home systems recognize who triggers an action.
This means that buildings can be controlled and organized based on a particular person. And with the various stored fingers, different actions can also be controlled. Depending on who activates the fingerprint scanner, for example, the light, alarm system, heating or blinds are controlled.
A fingerprint scanner provides maximum convenience
Do you want to get the most out of your smart home? This is very easy thanks to the fingerprint scanner!
While every person can operate switches, with a fingerprint scanner, individual settings can be made. In this way, smart events can easily be implemented in the house: With a fingerprint scanner, it is precisely defined who is allowed to control certain elements.
Groceries in hand, you come home. Simply place your finger on the fingerprint scanner and the door is unlocked, the light switches on, and the alarm system is disabled. From the ceiling speakers you also hear the news as desired. Relaxed, you can take off your shoes, arrive in your own four walls and enjoy the end of the day.
Not only coming home is smart – also during your absence your smart home takes care of the desired tasks! So when you leave the house, your robot vacuum cleaner is switched on in the house, and in the garden the robotic lawnmower as well as the automatic pool cleaner are turned on. You can also arm the alarm system in the entrance area conveniently using the fingerprint scanner.
You have picked up the children from school or kindergarten and the sun is beaming in the sky. That means: off to the garden. When you placed you finger on the fingerprint scanner the moment you got home, the robotic lawnmower was sent straight to the charging station and had finished its work. In this way, nothing stands in the way of carefree playing.
Are the children at home alone after school? No problem either: Thanks to the fingerprint scanner, the children can’t lose a key and can always come into the house – additionally, the house recognizes them based on their fingerprint and switches to a pre-defined childproof mode. Then the pool cover or the technical room remain locked, for example, or the washing machine and oven remain turned off.
While you are on vacation, your smart home can simultaneously save energy and pretend presence – simply triggered via the fingerprint scanner. When the absence mode starts, blinds are automatically opened and closed and lights in different rooms are switched on and off again after a while. In addition, music is occasionally played over the loudspeakers. Vacation mode is automatically deactivated when you place your finger on the fingerprint scanner upon arriving home.
ekey offers three solutions for connecting fingerprint scanners to a wide variety of smart home systems:
The ekey bionyx API
The ekey bionyx API is aimed at smart home providers and system integrators and enables the connection of ekey fingerprint scanner systems to third-party systems.
For more information on the ekey bionyx API, ekey has set up a developer forum at developer.ekey.net.
With an HTTP(S) request, the ekey access control system can be connected to almost any smart home system. HTTP(S) requests can be created in the ekey bionyx app and subsequently assigned to users or fingers.
For more information on HTTP(S) requests, ekey has set up a developer forum at developer.ekey.net.
APPMODULE with ekey bionyx connect
With the APPMODULE, the world of ekey can be easily connected to IoT and KNX. For example, the favorite playlist can be started when entering the house or the KNX lighting can be controlled with the ekey fingerprint scanner.
With the APPMODULE KNX, the smart home begins when you get home. The APPMODULE KNX with the smart home app ekey bionyx connect has a KNX/TP interface and connects the ekey world with IoT and KNX. Smart home apps for controlling IFTTT®, SONOS®, Philips® Hue, Nuki®, KEBA®, and many other components are available on the BAB APP MARKET and can be installed on the APPMODULE in any combination.
With the APPMODULE IP, the smart home begins when you get home. The APPMODULE IP with the smart home app ekey bionyx connect has a KNXnet/IP interface and connects the ekey world with IoT devices and KNX (via a KNXnet/IP router or EIBPORT). Smart home apps for controlling IFTTT®, SONOS®, Philips® Hue, Nuki®, KEBA®, and many other components are available on the BAB APP MARKET and can be installed on the APPMODULE in any combination.
All smart home apps are independent products and are not legally connected to the third-party manufacturers mentioned.
Neither ekey biometric systems nor app developers are in possession of the abovementioned trademarks.