Innovative tech company offers intelligent home system and advanced solutionsHome & Interior Design
Originally Published in May 2017
Fibaro is a manufacturer of connected hardware and software for the home—from advanced wireless solutions to smart home systems. Fibaro systems can control not only lighting and temperature, but also blinds, awnings, gates, alarms and monitoring systems. All devices connected to the system are controlled and managed using a computer, tablet or smartphone. Products are developed and produced in Poznań, Poland and are sold in more than 100 countries. Established in 2010, the company has become a major competitor in the industry with its more affordable and easy-to-install solutions.
With more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry, CEO Maciej Fiedler founded the company and is actively engaged in the design, production and sale of Fibaro systems. As a passionate electronics enthusiast, Fiedler worked in IT for many years and founded a company that specialized in providing wireless internet. In 2009, he began to search for an optimal solution for automated buildings and how to install them. He analyzed various systems on the market, but none of them met his requirements. He started by selecting the optimum technology for the system. With non-invasive installation and extensive integration capabilities in mind, he decided to use Z-Wave technology—the fastest growing transmission control protocol in the industry. Together with a group of graduates from the Poznań University of Technology, Fiedler developed the world’s shortest runtimes for on/off switches, dimmers and blind controllers. In addition, they developed sensors for temperature, smoke and flooding to control the home environment and detect problems.
Fibaro received the Innovation Award for its motion sensor at the 2015 CES Awards in the U.S.
Today, Fibaro’s product portfolio consists of 16 devices that are sold all over the world, including most European Union countries, Australia, Brazil, China, New Zealand and the United States. Labeled “Made in Poland,” the company aims to “think globally, act locally.” The company’s patented products simplify controlling household appliances, lighting and devices. Fibaro’s installation process is non-invasive and does not require running meters of cables throughout the home. Using Z-Wave technology, the system can be controlled using virtually any mobile device and will inform the homeowner about the status of the home environment or any incidents. With window and door sensors, if a window is left open, the thermostat will automatically turn off the heat—lowering heating costs and saving energy. For those who don’t remember if they turned off the iron, the technology enables them to turn off the iron from anywhere in the world using a smartphone. Swipe Gesture Controller is a device that gives users unlimited control of multiple home devices using hand movements like up or down, right or left and circles to turn on the lights, open the curtains and control other devices.
Fibaro has been widely recognized for its products and inventions. For its motion sensor, the company received the 2015 CES Innovation Award in the United States. Fibaro has also received IF Design awards, Good Design awards, and the CEDIA Manufacturers’ Excellence Award. Fibaro also participates in international fairs such as CEDIA, CES, CEBIT and MWC to expand their knowledge in terms of the Internet of Things and technological advancements.