Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the process begin?

What is essential power?

What is standby power?

What is Non-essential power?

What’s the Goodbye function?

What’s the Goodnight function?

What’s the Appliance Delay function?

Do I lose program settings after power failures?

Can Gswitch monitor Utilities remotely?

Will my refrigerator turn  off when I leave the house?

What Is a Schedule?

If no presence is detected what happens to my power?

How do I set up presence detection?

What Is the Utilities Control?

 

 

Where Does The Process Begin?

Intelligent Automation will assess your home for its best energy efficiency possible. In conjunction with you, the

home owner, we break down your home into different circuits: essential, non-essential, standby and lighting.

These circuits will then be controlled by the Gswitch.

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What Is Essential Power?

Power that has to be on all the time in your house: fridges, freezes, garage doors, security systems, smoke detectors,

anything used for medical purposes etc.  These circuits are always left on.

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What Is Standby Power?

Standby power is power left on an appliance when not in use. Left on standby, appliances add approximately

10% to your power bill, so it makes sense to shut them down when not in use. You get to choose what is left on and what goes off.

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What Is Non-Essential Power?

Non-essential power supports items that aren’t essential but still need to available at your discretion eg. air conditioners,

ceiling fans, heating and some lights.

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What’s The Goodbye Function?

“Goodbye” is a function that  switches off  all lighting, standby and non-essential power. For your convenience and

safety, there is a 2 minute delay on the lights.

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What’s The Goodnight Function?

This function turns off all standby power. This can be accessed either via your smart device from your Gswitch dashboard

or from a switch located in your home. “Goodnight” can be set us as a “schedule” from your dashboard, you can also

“schedule” goodnight at different times for each night of the week depending on your families habits.

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What’s The Appliance Delay Function?

Appliance delay is set by the home owner in the “Schedules” page of your dashboard, for an amount of time sufficient

for washing machines, dryers and dishwashers to finish their cycle after you leave the house. This gives you peace of

mind that after the cycle is completed the appliances will be turned off by the Gswitch.

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Do I Lose Program Settings After Power Failures

Gswitch is ‘Memory Retentive’. This means the Gswitch will return to the last state it was in before the power went off.

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Can Gswitch Monitor Utilities Remotely?

The Gswitch can can monitor your water, power import and solar export remotely using a smart device and logging

into your Gswitch Dashboard. All your data is in a graph for you to see what you have been either importing exporting

or using at any given time, even creating reports for past usage to compare with present usage.

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Does My Refrigerator Turn Off When I Leave The House

The Gswitch is installed by your electrician with “essential” and “non essential circuits” the refrigerator is always on as

it is classed essential. You get to choose which appliances are essential and non essential. “It’s power your way”

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What Is A Schedule Used For?

By setting a “schedule” in your dashboard this allows the Gswitch to automatically switch the house into “Goodnight”

or “Goodbye” at pre-selected times according the routines of the household members. You can even set up a

“schedule for when you are away on holiday to create the illusion of presence in the home. This set and forget function

is great for those who forget to put the house to sleep at night as your schedule will do it automatically for you if you don’t.

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What Happens To My Power If No Presence Is Detected?

If Gswitch does not detect presence via smart phones then the house will automatically go into Goodbye function.

If your phone suddenly looses power there is always the manual switch located in your home to turn the power back

on whilst you charge your phone.

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How Do I Set Up Presence Detection?

The Gswitch detects presence via bluetooth, from all smart phones, therefor all phones in the household must be

paired to the Gswitch this is done  via the “devices” page on your dashboard by simply logging in to your Gswitch

on any smart device (iPad iPhone android etc)

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What Is The Utilities Control?

This allows the home owner to shut down the water mains. This is able to be done either before leaving home or whilst

away if forgotten.  This is achieved by logging into your dashboard.

*Note a plumber must install a solenoid for this function.

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*Please consult your manufacturers recommendations regarding the regular switching off 
of your individual appliances. Intelligent Automation accepts no responsibility for operating 
appliances outside the manufacturers guidelines