As probably, several of you have registered, our webpages have gone through a major change, where a new website was born. Two years ago, we started to work on restructuring our entire system, and the three main reasons for this were that:
- Security in the IoT industry was not particularly good – and that end-users’ security and privacy in the future must be taken a lot more seriously.
- We needed to change the user interface after a lot of feedback from end-users.
- We had a great desire to integrate more easily with other suppliers and communication protocols in a more flexible manner.
The new app is called Wattle ™ and you will find more information about this on our webpage www.wattle.com
This summer GDPR was enforced – the new guidelines for the use of personal data and consent across Europe. The new rules indicate that we as a company are obliged to inform you that we save your personal information and that you are always entitled to know what we use these data to and where they have been used.
HomeControl has never used personal data we possess against a third party, which we also do not want to, and will not do in the future.
In fact, we have gone so far that we do not collect personal data at all in our new platform. Therefore, no user account is required to use our new solution.
Read more at www.wattle.com/about
We chose the new name of several reasons.
Homecontrol(.no) is a all established name that has been gaining greater traction abroad. We needed to differentiate between the company and solution we offer.
We wanted to put in place a .com domain – with a single and short name, thus Wattle was born earlier this year. The name Wattle has several meanings. Among other things, Wattle was a composite building material used for making walls, in the old days when building houses. Something we might think all the future’s house should also have – but now as a smart house.
Today’s new solution supports over 70 devices and more to come!
- One home, one app – that’s what we call smart.
What about HomeControl?
Over the past two years, we, as a small Norwegian company, have gone through a huge change. We have grown from only a few people in our office in Ås, to today have a new headquarters at Karihaugen in Oslo, which now employs over 30 employees.
We have 2 subsidiaries abroad, and the new solution is already in several countries, both in Europe and America.
We have introduced Wattle ™ to several consumer electronics retailers in the Nordic region, and several of them will soon launch our new product.
HomeControl as a company will continue to exist, but from HomeControl you will see more focus on IoT, Connected Buildings, Security and Smart Cities. Wattle ™ will be the place where you as an end-user will find all information about products, features, partners, customer support, etc.
We hope you will be pleased with our new platform and app.
– HomeControl and the Wattle team