About Home HQ
Origin powers homes all over Australia and now we can help you control it with Home HQ, the smart way to bring your home to life.
Home HQ offers you comfort and control knowing what’s happening at home when you’re away through IOT (Internet of Things) technology. Home HQ uses Bluetooth, wi-fi and Zigbee wireless technology as well as your existing Home wi-fi to connect your compatible smart devices to the Home HQ gateway and app.
The Home HQ Starter Kit is pre-packaged with all the essentials you need bring your home to life. Plus, you can add-in a 360 Robot and buy extra smart devices to enhance the kit.
- 1 x Gateway
- 1 x Temperature & Humidity Sensor
- 1 x Smart Plug
- 1 x Phillips Hue Light Bulb
- 1 x Motion Sensor
- 2 x Entry Sensors
The app allows you to build custom rules for your needs and paired with Geo-location technology you can create rules for whether you’re home or away. For example, you can create a rule to turn your smart lights on at a certain time if you’re not home.
The smart plugs allow you to remotely control electrical appliances through the Home HQ app. This includes doing things like check if you’ve left the iron on or schedule a fan to switch on if it’s a hot day.
Entry sensors and motion detectors can be used to monitor when kids get home from school, or can be set up in an elderly relative’s home to alert you if no motion is detected by a set time in a nominated room.
Home HQ offers open source technology, so it’s designed to give you the flexibility to expand your network of smart devices as the smart technology and devices evolve.
Also because Home HQ isn't hard-wired, it's easy to install. It's also simple to take with you if you move (perfect for renters).
Home HQ was developed in partnership with People Power out of Origin’s recently launched O hub - a new office in Melbourne dedicated to rapidly prototyping, trialing and commercialising new customer solutions to bring to Origin’s more than four million customers.