We designed the smart home system for Perenio

Case Studies

June 9, 2020

A Czech manufacturer of IoT building management and security systems Perenio invited the design-house nao.design to create its new line of smart home devices.

The Perenio product series include an IoT router as a control center for smart home & office and several controlled devices such as sensors, smart sockets, and lamps. The Perenio ecosystem is complemented by WAVIoT meters.

“We aimed to convert Perenio's identity into readable visual symbols. The design must convey the key messages of the brand — advanced technology with the highest standards of quality, functionality, simplicity, and reliability for the user. We were inspired by the principles of a famous industrial designer Dieter Rams, and his mojo, "less is better." They remind us of the beginning of an era of rapid industrial progress and innovation. According to this approach, functional variety and complexity can go hand in hand with the simplicity and brevity of the visual appearance of the device. That is why we used a circle and a square, simple shapes of minimalism. The simplicity of forms is associated with reliability,”

All Perenio devices were created following a certain principle. Specially for Perenio, nao.design has developed a device size ratio of 1:1, 1:3, 1:4, where “1” is the size of the controlling device of the series, 1:3 — the size ratio of complementary devices to the main, and 1:4 defines the scope of visual elements such as aluminum logo or buttons. A 1:8 ratio is used for the positioning of smaller components.

Perenio also works with WAVIoT to track resource utilization and efficient management. The company develops and manufactures a complete line of indicators and a remote reading system. WAVIoT devices transmit data via their own NB-Fi radio protocol.

NB-Fi is a WAVIoT-developed LPWAN radio communication technology that provides communication between devices in hard-to-reach areas, over long distances in dense urban areas, and is ideal for building IoT networks.

“The future of innovation is in the fusion of brands and manufacturers. By launching projects with the integration of mutual technologies and designs, companies are expanding the boundaries of traditional partnerships to produce commercially viable products. This synergy provides each of the participants not only with added product value, but also improves the market impact. Creating products for home and office, the Perenio team looks at the world through the eyes of customers, whether it is a family of two living in a one-bedroom apartment or a major company whose task can be to automate the management of a large building complex. Our goal is to improve the user experience, make everyone's life more comfortable, simpler, and, most importantly, safer,” said Perenio's Marketing Director Natalia Rodina.

About Perenio IoT

Perenio IoT spol.s.r.o. is a technology company headquartered in Prague (Czech Republic), which offers integrated solutions for managing premises and buildings using the Internet of Things (IoT). Perenio comprises several development centers in the Czech Republic, Belarus, and Ukraine. They create a product aiming to solve the users’ problems of control, protection, and monitoring of apartments, offices, and other residential and non-residential premises.

Information about the company and products can be found on the website: https://perenio.com