»let’s be smart« exhibition at the imm in Cologne
The German brand manufacturers Biffar and Marantec
will be presenting their innovative security solutions for doors and gates at the
special Smart Home exhibition from 15 to 21 January 2018. Biffar is also taking
this opportunity at the imm to showcase its Biffar|neo and Biffar|one
innovations designed by Studio F. A. Porsche.
Featuring a complete Smart Home installation, the pioneering exhibition
organised by the »let’s be smart« network covers almost 1,000 square metres and
is located in Hall 4.2 (Pure Architects). Visitors can step inside and experience
products in action from over 30 manufacturers in a range of everyday situations.
Geared towards the different stages in life, the Smart Home comprises an
apartment designed for several family generations, a micro living apartment and
an integrated home office.
Security is a core element in smart home solutions. The opportunity to design your
own home to ensure complete security as well as a high level of comfort and
convenience are the main reasons people opt for a smart home. Thanks to clever
and innovative solutions for protecting potentially vulnerable areas of the home,
it is now possible to fulfil both of these wishes without comprising.
The potential for break-ins starts with the doors and gates to your home, often via
garden gates or garage doors. Especially during the holidays, outdated security
solutions provide thieves with easy ways to gain access. When looking for
potential weak spots to enter a home, they often find unsecured garages.
However, a modern electronic system makes it very difficult and noisy for anyone
to force open a garage door. The self-locking mechanism in the motor effectively
locks the door, even if it has not been additionally locked. This is often enough to
deter thieves. As soon as they encounter resistance, they usually decide to search
for less secure homes before their break-in efforts are detected. Doors fitted with
an automatic Marantec system provide reliable protection for people and
property. They even work if the mains power supply goes down and immediately
signal if any part is not working perfectly. The products comply with all the
European and international standards.
Marantec gate and door opening systems provide 3-way protection against
unauthorised entry through garden gates or garage doors. Security is ensured by
the natural self-locking mechanism of the drive unit and an electronically
monitored push-open security device. Furthermore, when fitted together with an
expansion kit, SafeLock rails mechanically prevent doors from being pushed up by
engaging an additional locking pawl in the rail. An electronic system can be
installed for all types of doors and retrofitting is easy. Smart home technology also
offers a greater level of convenience in your daily life. The door opens effortlessly
with the touch of a button from a hand-held control unit. If you occasionally forget
to lock doors and gates, you’ll find that the electronic system helps to make life
that little bit easier.
Moving on to the front door, the exceptional home security system features an
advanced door locking system and high-quality materials. Home owners can
choose from a wide range of security options offered by the renowned company
Biffar based in Edenkoben. Its two newest products, Biffar|one and Biffar|neo,
were designed by the prestigious Studio F. A. Porsche. Featuring uniquely organic
lines, the doors combine modern metal surfaces, fine woods and high-grade
materials to create a harmonious entity. Biffar|one won the Home&Trend Award as
“Trend Product of the Year 2017/2018”, impressing with its functionality,
innovation, design, product benefits and quality of materials. This comes as no
surprise because both of these Biffar products exhibit a sleek design and unique
functionality. The security options range from a camera spyhole and door restrictor
through to app-controlled smart home functions, fingerprint technology and an
automatic lock. Thanks to special materials and superior manufacturing quality,
Biffar|one and Biffar|neo also provide noise protection and thermal insulation.
The integrated solutions from Marantec and Biffar will be showcased in
combination with products developed by other exhibiting partners in the fully
equipped »let’s be smart« Smart Home installation. During a series of scheduled
tours, visitors can see demonstrations of the Smart Home’s functions and try them
out for themselves. The online portal www.letsbesmart.de provides reports on
the solutions developed by the »let’s be smart« network. It also includes an
extensive media library with product literature and practical examples from the
Smart Home exhibitions showing how the technology can be effectively used in
Established in 2015, »let’s be smart« is a network of manufacturers, service providers
and professional associations from a wide variety of industries. Its aim is to promote
innovative technology and the resulting benefits by showcasing practical examples of
how the products can be used in everyday life. The scope of cooperation ranges from
developing joint solutions and products through to marketing activities, exhibitions
and sales partnerships.
The network was initiated by RFID GmbH by Geschwister Flötotto and Koelnmesse.
Further partners are Artome, ASD Sonnenspeicher, Bauking, Biffar, Clage, Connected
Living, controLED, Grohe, Inovvida Holding, König und Neurath, Lehmann, Marantec,
Meisterteam, Miele, Nolte Küchen, Nolte Möbel, Oligo, Paperflow, Rehau,
RheinEnergie, Röhr Bush, Rom Polstermöbel, Smartblock, Samsung, Tesla, TüV Nord,
the Association of the German Furniture Industry (VDM), Vestamatic and Viessmann.
by Geschwister Flötotto
Schönhauser Allee 59
10437 Berlin -D
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