P1-Dongle

Do you not have Internet access in your cupboard so you can not read your smart meter data using the Internet Gateway?

Our new P1 Dongle allows you to wirelessly transmit this data to the Gateway. This data is then displayed in the BeNext application and online environment. Where you have insight of your consumptions and eventually the yield of your solar panels.

The P1 dongle can connect to smart meters when they support DSMR (Dutch Smart Meter Reader Protocol).
We support all smart meters (DSMR2, 4 and 5) with a P1 connector.
The next smart meter brands have this connection: Kaifa, Kamstrup, Landis & Gyr and Elster Iskra.

For more information about smart meters, click here.
Order a special adapter for DSMR2.x meters.


The P1 Dongle is now available, see the dongle page or order directly in the webshop.




Yesterday we performed our scheduled service maintenance. It took longer than expected, other than that it went fairly smooth. Everything is again working as intended. We would like to thank you for your patience during the maintenance.

New BeNext Android App

We have made a new Android app with the main goal to replace the old app.

Starting today we will not be supporting the old app with new features or other upgrades. The old Android app will still be available in the Google Play store until further notice.

The new “BeNext Smart Home” includes a completely reworked design with the latest features and updates from BeNext.

Check out our Android page for more info. You can also find tutorials here for a quick walkthrough.

What’s new?

Besides having all of the features you are familiar with, there are plenty of new features to get excited about as well:

  • Stunning new design
  • Customizable main screen
  • Live Energy support
  • Fully customizable push notifications
  • …and much more!

We are always working on improving the app. Go to our Roadmap to see what is in store for the new app.

iOS

We are also working on a new iOS app. It is still in development, but it is already available in the App Store for you to try out. If you are using push notifications you need to use this new app.
Read more

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“Het gaat niet om de lengte van het leven maar om de inhoud”
Translated to:
“Its not about the length of life but about the content”

Albertus Theodorus Huiberts (Bert)
(Founder of BeNext)
Amsterdam, 3 September 2015

We will celebrate the life of Bert Huiberts at 10 september 7pm at the Mirror Centre, Ter Gouwstraat 3, Amsterdam.

 

We have new beta apps for Android and iOS. We would like to inform you on these latest developments, because the beta apps will replace the current apps in the near future.For the past couple of months we have been busy developing a new, innovative and responsive redesign. In it we have combined our most important values: Control, Comfort and Innovation. With these thoughts in mind we redeveloped the most important features and made them easier to use.  

Your home, your features

The newest addition to the app is the fully customizable main screen. Customize your start up screen to your personal preferences with your favorite features. Of course, all of the familiar features from the current app are available as well.

iOS and Android

The iOS version of our new app is still in development and not quite as complete as the Android version. You can already check out the app in the App Store.
Important: Only the new iOS app can handle push notifications, it is not possible to receive push notications for the old app anymore. You can still use the new app next to the old app.
More info…

The Android version is almost done and will replace the current app in the middle of september. You can also still use the new app next to the old app.
More info…

 

 

Every day we get tons of feedback from our users on how to improve our system. We would like to thank you this valuable information. Not only do we appreciate the feedback, we are also continuously working to integrate your feedback into our system. Your satisfaction is our SUCCESS!

To show our appreciation, we have been working to add some of the most requested features over the last few months. So no special offers or gimmicks, just better usability!

Faster loading times


Do you like to wait? We neither! Then why did we let you wait for your energy graphs?You didn’t like it and neither did we. This is why we revised our energy infrastructure from the ground up in order to lower these loading times. The result: Up to 12 times faster loading times for all energy graphs!
You don’t have to set up anything to get these speed ups. Just open the app, go to Energy and effortlessly scroll through all of your usage history.

Longer names


Starting today, it is possible to enter longer names for your Products, Scenes and Rooms. This way you won’t have to worry about mixing up your Kitchen light and your Kitchen alarm when you come home late at night.

 

Go ahead and edit the names of your Products,Scenes and Rooms.

Better generic support


Some third party Z-Wave products are not yet fully support in our system. That is why we offer our “Generic product” service for these “unknown” products
We have given this service an upgrade to make it even easier to install unknown products. During installation you now choose a single Generic product. This product will automatically create the most important sensors and switches for your convenience.

Besides an easier installation we also offer smoother generic product integration into our Rule system. All generic products will automatically be added to our Security, Control and Energy screens.

You can find more information on our Generic Product service on our tutorial page.

 

Starting from January the first we will be presenting ourselves solely as BeNext. We will no longer use the domain name iHome.eu. BeNext.eu is now the official site for all your home automation products. Please update your bookmarks if necessary.

Our products will only be produced under the name of BeNext, although it is possible that products with iHome name might still be circulating.

Plug-in Dimmer

Christmas time is coming! Control Christmas in your home without having to deal with complicated time switches and unnecessary energy usage.

Create your own Christmas mood with the Plug-in Dimmer and Energy Switch and keep Christmas affordable. After all, the decorations only have to be turned on when they are required. After Christmas, the Plug-in Dimmer and Energy Switch don’t have to end up in storage like the decorations. You can use these products for other appliances in your home. This way you can enjoy the products throughout the whole year!

You can see other products for Christmas use at our webshop.

 

Third party products

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More third party products are now fully supported by our system. The Motion Sensor and the Smoke Sensor from Fibaro are now fully integrated. We have also focused on the climate products from Secure for the cold winter months.

Please click this link if you want to know which products are fully supported in our system.

 
 

Day 1 of the Utility Week is almost finished. It was an interesting day, on to the next one.

Are you also present at the Utility Week this week feel free to stop by our booth (4.J20).
You can look around at your convenience to see what BeNext has to offer. If you have any questions we are happy to answer them.

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