Your home and app-powered systems

Find out about how we control this Big Ass Fan and some of the EkoModel Home's other systems from our mobile devices.

In our recent photo update on the EkoModel Home, you might have noticed a big ass fan for circulating air across both the upper and lower levels of the house.

The super energy efficient fan in question looks a lot like an airplane propeller, and it is in fact manufactured by the Big Ass Fan Company. We’re going to tell you a little bit about that fan today, including how we control it and some of the home’s other systems from our mobile devices.

Haiku big ass ceiling fan

Haiku Home’s Big Ass Story

The following history is taken directly from Haiku Home:

In 1999, the Big Ass Fan Company was born. Kind of. Then called the HVLS Fan Co. (that’s High Volume, Low Speed—catchy, right?), we first made our mark selling massive ceiling fans that spun slowly but moved astounding amounts of air.

The fans kept large spaces that lacked air conditioning, such as factories and dairy barns, feeling cool and comfortable. Only a few years later, we officially changed our name after customers kept calling and asking if we made “those big-ass fans.” And soon enough, plenty of other customers wanted in. When churches wanted to install fans to keep congregations comfortable, we developed the first silent fan motor to meet their needs. In 2012, we unveiled a residential fan that blew away ENERGY STAR® ratings and won design and technology awards worldwide. In 2014, we had the bright idea to create an LED fixture so tough you can drive a truck over it, launching a division appropriately called Big Ass Light™.

Soon we automated personal comfort by adding SenseME® technology to our residential fans. In 2016, we launched our Haiku Home division to transform the home through cutting-edge, energy-efficient technology and iconic design. And we’ve backed everything with serious research, intensive engineering, and an almost obsessive drive to innovate and improve.

Take control with the Wink Hub

For the EkoModel Home, there are a few systems that we wanted to be able to control remotely through our mobile devices. That Big Ass Fan, for example, as well as exterior and interior entry lighting, and a camera for communicating with visitors from anywhere.

Enter the Wink Hub. The Wink Hub allows your diverse collection of smart products to speak the same wireless language, so that you can easily control them—and customize their interactions—from the Wink app.

The Wink Hub can also be used to control lightbulbs, outlets, door locks, garage door openers, thermostats, sprinklers and window blinds. If it’s smart, you can connect to it.

App-powered systems for your home
Controlling the fan’s settings using an iPad.

Smile – you’re on the Ring Stick Up Cam

Weather-resistant and wire-free, the Ring Stick Up Cam can be mounted for you to see, hear, and speak with your visitors from anywhere.

We are using this as a security camera with wifi enabled-Wink Hub compatibility and can access the camera’s feed from anywhere that we can get cellular reception. The Stick Up Cam retails at Home Depot Canada and other retailers for approx $249.

Sounds like a great great gift just in time for the holidays!

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