March 14, 2018

Houm connects lights + buildings with Wirepas Mesh

Houm is an intuitive and easy-to-use building automation system, that features wireless and battery-free light switches, a mobile app and voice control as user interfaces. In Houm, the luminaires create a Wirepas Mesh network that can be used to transmit sensor and location data. In addition to connectivity, the network provides precise indoor positioning.

Houm offers a superior user experience in hotels, offices, restaurants, high-rise buildings, villas and townhouses. In the system, the Houm Gateway controls the Wirepas Mesh network. It sends commands to the luminaires. The Gateway also gathers data from the network and sends it to Houm Cloud service. Houm AWS Cloud service stores the data that the gateways generate. It also acts as a proxy between the Gateway, Houm App and third party solutions.

“We chose Wirepas Mesh for two main reasons: It’s the most mature and tested mesh network technology in the market and it’s open which means that there is a growing and innovative ecosystem around it. Mesh network on standard 2.4 GHz radio is an obvious choice for the next level lighting control system.”, says Antti Ropponen, CTO at Houm.

Houm uses wireless and battery-free EnOcean switches to control the luminaires. Single light or even large group of lights can be controlled with a switch. The configuration of the switch can be changed at any time with the Houm app. Voice control is possible with Amazon Echo (Alexa). Houm iOS and Android Apps are free. They are used to configure and control the lights. The app can also be used to get vital data, such as temperature, humidity and CO2, from the premises. Houm uses open communication standards (EnOcean, Dali, Wirepas and Modbus) to build a seamless customer experience.

Houm is extremely easy to install and maintain. Even in a big office or in a hotel, the configurations and modifications can be done with a smart phone or a tablet. With Houm’s cloud service, the system can be updated and maintained remotely.


Further information:

Sebastian Linko, Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Investor Relations @Wirepas

  • +358 (0)40 023 6607
  • sebastian.linko(at)wirepas.com

Antti Ropponen, CTO @Houm

  • +358 (0)40 728 9320
  • antti.ropponen(at)houm.fi

Wirepas in Brief

Wirepas Mesh enables wireless IoT networking at massive scale. It is a de-centralized IoT network protocol that can be used to connect, locate and identify lights, sensors, beacons, assets, machines and meters in cities, buildings, industry, logistics and energy – with unprecedented scale, density, flexibility and reliability. It can be used on any radio hardware and on any frequency band. Wirepas has its headquarters in Tampere, Finland and offices in Australia, France, Germany, South Korea, the UK and the United States.

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Houm in brief

Houm is an intuitive, easy-to-use building automation system, which features wireless and battery-free switches, a mobile app and voice control as user interfaces. Houm is for all interiors, from a tiny apartment studio all the way to colossal office buildings and hotels. Houm is easy to assemble, commission and configure.