Velux Active bringing in natural light into the Smart Home

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World leading home automation without compromise.

People spend 90% of their time indoors, so the quality of your indoor climate (temperature, humidity, air quality, daylight levels) has a huge impact on your health and that of your family. Being too hot or cold is obvious – you can feel it. But what about the things that you can’t so easily feel? Too much moisture in the air at home can lead to coughs and colds, while too much CO2 leaves you feeling tired and sluggish. According to the World Health Organisation, indoor air in the developed world can often be up to five times more polluted than the air outside. That’s why we call it “fresh” air. Most people know it’s a good idea to air rooms out now and again. In fact, it’s advisable to do this at least twice a day. Daylight is important too: not getting enough during the day has been shown to negatively affect sleep, while not having a properly darkened room at night can do the same. 


VELUX ACTIVE takes care of all this for you. The system measures parameters like indoor and outdoor humidity, CO2 levels, and temperature, and then automatically operates your VELUX windows, blinds and shutters to ensure your indoor environment is optimum. The right mix of fresh, clean air, good moisture levels and a comfortable temperature – all provided in the most natural way by your VELUX roof windows. Of course they also close automatically when it rains. And because roof windows are located at the top of the house, where stale air tends to collect, the effects can be felt throughout the home.

The VELUX ACTIVE sensors measure a rooms CO2 and humidity levels to maintain the ideal atmosphere inside the home. For example, CO2 and humidity levels can rise after cooking or a shower. VELUX ACTIVE detects this rise and automatically open the skylights for ventilation. This automatic sensor feature allows for innovative and attentive living spaces. If users wish to take control, the skylights can also be operated from anywhere with an internet connection through VELUX ACTIVE Smartphone app.

VELUX ACTIVE Smartphone App

VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO is the easy way to a healthier indoor climate. Smart sensors continuously monitor the temperature, humidity and CO2 levels in your home and open or close your VELUX  electric and solar powered VELUX products to create a healthier indoor climate.

The interface for all this functionality is an app for smartphone and tablet. It gives you full control over settings and parameters for operation of your windows, and of course you can override the system’s algorithms at any time for manual operation.

  • Sensor-based ventilation: Smart sensors continuously monitor temperature, humidity and CO2 levels and open or close your skylights accordingly.
  • Stay in control: Use the VELUX ACTIVE app to operate your VELUX skylights and blinds from anywhere using your smartphone.
  • Easy installation: VELUX ACTIVE indoor climate control can be installed without any professional help. Check out the installation video below

There’s no doubt the health benefits of letting the daylight and fresh air through VELUX ACTIVE are excellent but so are the stunning sky views. The cathedral-like ceilings and spectacular interiors will have homeowners always looking up in awe. Homeowners looking to purchase VELUX Skylights can be assured that all VELUX products are ‘Made for Australia’, as VELUX performs extensive product testing on everything from bushfire tests to cyclonic testing. 

Available now by special order from NHS