When developing the home monitoring solution, Howz tested and analyzed several possible technologies to enable communication to the device, but only Nabto’s direct communication platform solved the key remote access problems in a simple and inexpensive way. By integrating the Nabto software, Howz was able to create a solution where their monitoring server can connect to the devices and control them. This happens through the Nabto tunnel with minimal integration effort or complications – and without expensive third-party data management solutions.
The Howz smart home monitoring solution works through a combination of the Howz app and sensors installed in the house of the elderly. Through the electricity usage and data from the smart meters and sensors, Howz can analyze and learn what behavior is normal in the household and send messages to the family via the app if something seems unusual.