IFA 2019: home appliances and the Beko smart home ecosystem


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For the past few years, manufacturers of household appliances and electronics have been actively developing

The concept of “Smart home”. And if a few years ago this all seemed something far away and not yet entirely clear, now the overall picture is emerging and the big “players” are already actively developing their ecosystems for a smart home, not “on paper”, but in the form of very real working solutions . At IFA 2019, we got a little acquainted with such an ecosystem from the manufacturer of household appliances Beko.

Beko brand is part of the Turkish concernArçelik, which includes the famous Beko and Grundig, as well as Blomberg (a German manufacturer of household appliances, not to be confused with Bloomberg), Arçelik, ElektraBregenz, Arctic, Leisure, Flavel, Defy, Dawlance and Altus. But today we confine ourselves to the Beko brand, which has long been present on the Ukrainian market. At its booth, Beko introduced its own version of the smart home ecosystem called HomeWhiz, which includes “smart” refrigerators, washing and drying machines, air conditioners, dishwashers, ovens and various safety features: surveillance cameras, smoke detectors, leaks and more.


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All these devices are connected to a Wi-Fi network andare managed using the appropriate HomeWhiz mobile app for smartphones on Android or iOS. With it, you can monitor the process of washing, cooking, washing dishes and so on.


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You can remotely run it all andsuspend. There is support for voice assistants Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. And if the first one is not too relevant for us, then the Google Assistant already works quite well in Ukraine. Moreover, there are rumors about active work on the Ukrainian version. With the help of voice assistants, you can not only start or pause a particular process, but also check the current status or, for example, the end time of washing / cooking.


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Smart Dishwashers AutoDose SeriesConnected themselves can also order detergents if necessary, or notify the owner using the application. AutoDose technology simplifies life even further: a special container of the dishwasher is filled with detergent, which (depending on the frequency of use) can last for up to a month. At the same time, the quantity required for one dishwashing cycle by the dishwasher is determined by itself.




Beko washing machines are also already usedAutoDose Detergent Technology mentioned above. Another extremely interesting technology is AquaTech, which can reduce washing time by up to 50%, and helps extend the life of your items. The bottom line is to use a natural water flow that provides gentle and high-quality washing even at low temperatures. Built-in sensors determine the moment when the items to be washed are at the bottom of the drum and the detergent is distributed more efficiently and evenly.


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Also at IFA 2019, Beko introduced extremelycurious HarvestFresh technology, which will appear in some refrigerators next year. The main idea is that the container for fruits and vegetables is equipped with its own separate lighting system, which simulates the daily cycle of the sun thanks to just three light sources (green, blue and red). It is argued that due to this, vitamins in vegetables and fruits last as long as possible. According to Beko, research has shown that HarvestFresh technology helps preserve vitamins A and C for much longer.





HomeWhiz can not only inform about the end of the cooking process in the oven, but also has a separate section with recipes for preparing various dishes.


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With Beko's smart climate technology in HomeWhiz, you can not only control operating modes, timers and scheduled activation, but also monitor the purity and quality of the air.


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At the moment, Beko already has in stockalmost the entire necessary range of home appliances with support for HomeWhiz. Now, such integration of absolutely everything in the house may not seem too realistic, but, I think, after 5 years it will already be taken for granted.