Energy monitor for windows and doors

01-03-2024 | ZF Friedrichshafen | Test & Measurement

Installed in applications for windows and doors, the Energy Harvester from ZF contribute to energy efficiency and building security. They monitor if a window is open or closed and prevent, for example, the waste of heating energy. Using RF technology, the current window status will be reported to the building technology, and when the window is open, the heating or air-conditioning will turn down. If a window or door has not been closed, the information can also be checked on a central unit. Therefore, the effort for the guard duty of big commercial buildings will be lowered.

Each actuation of the device generates sufficient energy for transmitting an RF protocol. The connected radio electronics transfer the status information to a receiver unit. So, the window handle, window latch or door lock informs every opening and closing about the status change.

The company's completely battery-free and wireless technology is free of maintenance and flexible in use. It can be realised with different RF protocols such as Bluetooth, EnOcean or customer-specific RF protocols.

Energy harvesting switches from the company are a smart, energy-saving solution for the smart home.

At Light + Building, Hall 9.0, Stand E21, in Frankfurt, from 3-8th March 2024, the company presents different applications for the status monitoring of windows and doors.


By Seb Springall