A new way to manage domotic and smart building installations
In order to make reach as many people as possible the characteristics and functionalities of Domorela, We start this blog with the intention to publish weekly new articles with the hope that they will be of interest to many readers.
Domorela publishes a Web User Interface that can be accessed by any kind of device capable to browse the web, this is, with any compatible web browser installed. It is designed to allow concurrent access for three different level of users with access to different features depending of their level:
Domorela can help to achieve energy savings in different ways:
Given the nature of the product, that the targeted customers are mainly SMBs and thinking that the better smart building is the one with less external connections, from the very begining privacy was one of the key points in the design of Domorela.
Today the most of the professional IT products are offered "as a service" at the cost of less security and losing the customers/users privacy. The reasons for the "as a service" model are various, being today the exploitation of users data as the most relevant but the training of Expert Systems, an Artificial Intelligence technique, is emerging with force.
Security was another of the key points considered from the begining in the development of Domorela as it is directly related with privacy, but also with continuity of service.
Many of the current IoT devices are designed from previous designs of older devices that weren't connected in the way the IoT is connecting devices today, so they were designed without the need to think about remote hackers with no direct access to the infrastructure and now there are a lot of security issues on those devices and/or installations.
As said while introducing Web User Interface (WUI), users can browse Domorela's WUI using any W3C compatible browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari Opera and others) without the need to install any app in the user's device.
So, to fit in any screen size, Domorela's WUI is designed using responsive design, also offering mobile design for certain views in devices with so little screen to fit well the desktop templates.
The most basic features in Domorela's User Interface are those related to show the elements of the installation to the users, also to allow them to send commands through controls. There are two families of elements views in which they will be grouped either by type: lights, shutters, HVAC, security and multimedia; or by function: sensors, actuators and technical alarms.
Another basic feaure view in Domorela's User Interface is the Scenes View. There is a predefined set of scenes, each one of them containing a set of elements.
As you can see below, scenes with items configured, named as components of the scene, are shown in color while scenes without items/components are shown in greyscale.
Domorela's User Interface also brings a Panels View. There is a predefined number of blank panels that can be configured by operator level users to bring the users different nice views of the controls attending to their location, or functionality, or any other criteria to be grouped together.
As many of the people I know due to my professional activities is not well informed at all about the actual meaning of the Internet, and some of the informed ones doesn't know at all the actual concept of Intranet, I would to explain their differences from an historical perspective and also to introduce what I call the Intranet of Things.