As many as 400 private households within the Smarter Together project area can install ready-to-use (“plug-and-play”) smart home sets. These sets are provided by the project partner Securitas GmbH. The sensors used measure and collect temperature and air humidity data in two rooms per household. Users can trace their individual measurements over time in a dedicated app.
Using a secure mode, the indoor climate measurements for all participating households is transferred to a smart data platform. There – in conjunction with information about the local weather conditions provided by German weather service DWD – the data is analysed.
The goal of this anonymised analysis is to identify how the parameters weather, energy refurbishment and residents’ individual ventilation behaviour influence a healthy and comfortable indoor climate.
Long-term monitoring also makes it possible to identify possible energy savings due to optimised heating and ventilating behaviour.
All information is anonymised before analysis begins. Accordingly, it is not possible at any time to draw conclusions about individual households or persons.
Residents who are interested in using a smart home set can find out in detail about the planned data analysis during the process of registering the program. They can also state their consent to – or refuse – the planned data usage.