The BeNext interface is the center of the system that combines all of our services, in one simple user interface.
- Very user friendly.
- Save up to 25% on your energy bill.
- Monitor and determine your energy usage yourself. Whenever you want and where in the world you are.
- The App for your tablet, PC and smartphone are free of charge (iOS and Android).
- Benefit from more then 20 years of experience in the field of smart homes.
- System is expandable with more then 200 different type of products.
Lifestyles and ScenesLifestyles form the basis of the BeNext system. We provide three Lifestyles: Home, Away and Sleep. A Lifestyle represents the state of the system. For instance, in the Lifestyle Home you would like the lights on after sunset. However, when you are in Lifestyle Away you would like to leave all the lights off and make the alarm sound when someone enters your house.
A Scene combines multiple products in one collection. This allows you to, for example, switch multiple products on or off with one tap on the button. You can make as many scenes as you want to provide the ultimate level control and flexibility.
Your home, your rulesA Rule is a method to connect to make BeNext products react to inputs and products. It is a flexible method to connect your products and other BeNext services.
We provide simple wizards to automatically create complicated Rules. However, we realize that no single home is the same. Therefore we provide our powerful Rule Editor to easily personalize your BeNext system. With Rules you can easily:
- Respond to sensor events like motion detection and temperature change
- Create Lifestyle dependent events
- Create a time schedule for routine activities
- Control products and Scenes with any given input
- Send notification e-mails
- Respond to sunrise or sunset
- And many more!
Gateway: heart of the BeNext systemThe Gateway is the connection between your home and your personal BeNext interface. The Gateway controls the products in the wireless BeNext system and collects data from the sensors. It receives commands from the BeNext interface and sends back data over a secure internet connection.
Z-Wave: the wireless networkThe Gateway uses Z-Wave to control products and collect data from the wireless home network. Z-Wave is a standardized, low power, bidirectional wireless network technology specially created for the home automation market.
Because Z-Wave is a worldwide standard, BeNext can connect with any product that speaks Z-Wave. This includes the wide array of Z-Wave enabled third party devices that are out there today. You can find more information about third party product support here.
RulesBy creating Rules you can automate your products. In this way your house has always the preferred temperature and you are not stoking unnecessary.
Convenient examples of Rules:
- You want that the heating control will go on when you are coming home.
- You want that the heating control will go off at 11 o’clock.
- You want that, in the weekend, the living room has a temperature of 20 degrees, but the bedroom has to be 17 degrees.
Do you want to know how you can create Rules? Go to this page.
Radiator ControlSometimes we forget, but the highest energy costs for our homes and offices goes to usage of gas, which is used to keep room temperatures leveled. Start saving energy by only heating up the necessary rooms and spaces on the right time of the day.
The Radiator Control of BeNext is a replacing unit for your original radiator valve, which help you to automate the usage of heat. When all radiators in your home or office are equipped with the Radiator Control of BeNext you can start making ‘Rules’ and ‘Schedules’ with the effect of drastically lowering costs on your energy bill. You can control the Radiator Control manually but also remotely with your smartphone, tablet or PC within our free of charge online manager.
- Control and manage radiators individually, manually and/or remote
- Make big savings on your gas-usage by applying scheduling within the online manager
- The Radiator Control works on two AA batteries governing a lifespan of three years
- Receive push notifications when batteries are depleted
For other climate products you can go to our webshop.
Automatically controlTo automate your products, you can create Rules. Rules are settings made by you. You will never forget to change the temperature of the heating control when you go to bed, because this goes automatically. You created a Rule that the heating control will go to 15 degrees at 11 o’clock. Another advantage is that you never have to go downstairs to switch off the lights. So, Rules are not only helping you controlling your house, but everything will get more comfortable also.
Do you like to know how you can add Rules? Then go to this page.
You can create Scenes. These Scenes ensure that all the chosen products react as you want, and all at the same time. By example the Scene ‘GoToBed’, in this Scene you have set that all the lights downstairs will switch off. Now, when you activate this Scene all the lights will directly switch off, at the same time.
Click here to see how you can add Scenes to your account.
Semi-automatically controlYou can also control the products through the App or the website. Go to Live -> Product and choose the product you want to control. Select that product and decide what the product has to do (go on/go off/change temperature etc.).
Manual controlYou can always control your products manually. By using the button on the device you can switch products on and off or change the temperature. This comes in handy when there is no controller nearby or when the batteries are empty.
Monitor energy usageYou can compare the total usage of your electricity meter with the individual usage of your devices through our Energy Switch. Full features include:
- Insight in total energy usage, returns and individual device usage
- Historic data usage: generate usage graphs from the first time you measured energy to the current day
- Easily compare different days, week, months or years
- Indicative costs
- Support for the Dutch Electrical and Gas Smart Meter standard, that most smart meters in the Netherlands are equipped with
Save moneyWe believe it is not good enough to just easily monitor your usage. You won’t actually save money until you change your usage. This is why all of our energy sensors are switches as well. Use our Energy Rules wizard for simple control over your usage or our powerful Rule Editor to tweak your usage and see your savings go up and your energy bills down.
Energy SwitchPlug-in your Energy Switch into any socket to read-out the amount of energy used. Remotely manage Rules and Schedules to reduce total energy usage in your office or home. The Energy Switch measures the exact energy usage in Watt’s or KWh, which can be found in the free of charge online manager. Within the online manager you can broaden the functionality of the Energy Switch by creating custom Rules and Schedules for plugged-in devices. The Energy Switch can be switched on and off manually by pressing the On/Off button on the device. Take control remotely with your smartphone, tablet and PC. Use the Energy Switch in combination with your installed solar-panel to measure the exact electrical revenue. By doing this, you can compare the results in the free of charge online manager with the total electrical/energy consumption of the house.
For other energy products you can go to our webshop.
Panic ButtonWith the Panic Button you are just one press away from sending an emergency call. If you press the button on the Panic Button, an emergency message will be sent to a pre-defined email address.
The Panic Button has also two additional buttons which can be configured for any other use, like turning on/off lights quickly. Actions from the Panic Button can be programmed freely and according to your own wishes in our free of charge online manager.
The Panic Button operates on a single battery. The expected lifetime is one year and the Panic Button will send a warning automatically if the battery level degrades to less than 20%.
MoLiTe SensorWith the sensor combination of movement, light and temperature you are able to utilize the MoLite Sensor for a variety of system features such as security and personal comfort.
Without knowing you’ll leave your room at night and you’re just walking around your house. Or this happens to your parents or parents-in-law. With this MoLiTe Sensor you make sure that, when this happens, someone will get a message or an alarm will sound. In this way you avoid dangerous situations and everyone can go to sleep feeling safely.
For other products you can visit our webshop.
Security rulesIf you own any security product, we provide default Rules to instantly provide more safety. With the simple security Rule wizard you will be able to customize the following:
- Respond to motion or door sensors
- Sound the alarm
- Start camera recording
- Send e-mail notifications
CameraYou can connect a remotely controlled WiFi enabled camera to the BeNext system. The camera can rotate in two directions and record security video’s. All of which can be controlled remotely. Full features of the BeNext camera include:
- Check your house through the camera
- Move the camera up, down, left or right
- Record camera-video’s through the use of Rules
- Wireless through the use of WiFi: install anywhere you want
A big advantage is that the camera sends the recordings to the BeNext cloud. This means you don’t need to set up any recording material: it is just plug and play. No matter what happens to the camera, the recordings remain safe on our server.
The new appsWe’ve been working around the clock on new apps, completely devoted to speed and usability for you.
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 notifications for the old app anymore. You can still use the new app next to the old app.
Platform optimized websitesYou want to control your home and you want to do it fast. After all, nobody likes waiting. That’s why we have special websites for laptops, tablets and
mobile phones. All websites are optimized to get the most out of their respective platform, while being blazingly fast at the same time. This provides you
with the best experience possible no matter how you want to control your home.
We’ve got Apps!Besides websites we also want to provide the best native experience. And what is a better way then offering Apps for Android (tablet/smartphone) and iOS (iPad and iPhone).
iOS: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Android: Requires Android version 2.2 or higher. Optimized for Android 4.0 and up.