September 29, 2020

Rooflight pioneer unveils the world’s first fully smart skylight

British flat-roof skylight specialist Sunsquare, has developed a revolutionary new smart skylight that is set to change the face of the skylight industry.

In a pioneering move for the industry, Sunsquare has developed Smartsquare, a switch that brings smart technology to skylights for the first time.

A global first, the Smartsquare provides complete control of single or multiple skylights from anywhere in the world, through Wi-Fi connected smart phones and virtual assistants like Siri, Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

Its multi-functional capability means that in addition to asking Alexa to open and close the skylight, users will be able to programme the Smartsquare to automatically open and close the skylights based on weather conditions, humidity, inside temperature, and sunrise or sunset, as well as the user’s proximity to the building. 

Additional features include energy consumption monitoring, smartphone notifications whenever a skylight is opened or closed, and the ability to share control with other people. As you’d expect, it also comes with a free, dedicated smartphone app, and 24/7 technical support.

Functionality is further enhanced by its compatibility with other smart devices, so it’s easy to control smart lighting, and other smart devices in addition to the skylights.

Featuring touch-sensitive tempered glass, customisable backlighting, and available in a black or white glass finish, the Smartsquare has a contemporary design, ensuring it will fit perfectly into any residential or commercial environment.

“Traditionally, the skylight industry hasn’t been very technologically advanced, when it comes to smart systems,” explains Justin Seldis, Managing Director at Sunsquare. “But at Sunsquare, we’ve always been trend-setters, pushing the boundaries of skylight design, so we wanted to challenge this and bring our industry in line with the rest of the world. When architects specify smart buildings, we want smart skylights to be part of their plans.”

Measuring the same dimensions as a single light switch, and requiring no extra wiring than a normal switch, the Smartsquare is easy to specify and install, and with an RRP of £395, it’s comparable in price to a rain sensor alone, but with far greater functionality.

“Not only is the functionality fantastic, and the design beautifully Italian, but the build quality and ease of installation is what you’d expect from Sunsquare too,” adds Justin. “The circuits and wiring are all housed within the frame of the skylight, so there are no unsightly control boxes on display. All that’s required is an electrical supply to the Smartsquare and skylight.”

Sunsquare is the only flat-roof skylight manufacturer to hold a BSI (British Standards Institution) Kitemark – a globally-renowned certificate of quality assurance. This means its skylights are regularly independently tested to deliver market-leading durability and performance. This level of quality is also integral to the Smartsquare’s design and production.

Justin concluded: “With innovation in our DNA, it was obvious to us that we needed to provide the architectural, construction, glazing and roofing industries with smart solutions. This is an important moment for the skylight industry, and one that we’re proud to be leading.”

The Sunsquare Smartsquare is available to order from 18th August 2020 at an RRP of £395. For more information, please visit: www.sunsquare.co.uk or to order, call 01284 848 774.