“The Internet of Things is radically transforming the construction industry."
Eliot Program Manager
As the Internet of Things is an indisputable reality, Legrand intends to speed up the development of its range of connected products.
Launched in 2015, the Eliot program aims to inject the power of communication into Legrand’s products and services, wherever the Internet of Things can improve the user experience. Eliot also supports the development of suitable digital infrastructures for buildings and is doing everything it can to promote interoperability.
The aim is to deliver additional benefits for all private and professional users, whether they are end users or installers.
Launched by Legrand in 2015, Eliot is a worldwide program that aims to speed up deployment of the Internet of Things within the Group’s product range. Eliot has a 3-pronged approach:
- The development of connected solutions,
- The creation of suitable infrastructures,
- The promotion of interoperability, enabling third parties to deliver services by means of Legrand’s solutions.
Eliot in 2018: already more than 40 connected product families and sales of €635 million generated by connected devices.
+28% Is the total average annual growth in sales of Legrand’s connected products between 2014 and 2018
20 billion Is the number of connected devices expected to be in circulation around the world in 2020
Data security and confidentiality: an essential characteristic of the Eliot program
The intelligence of connected objects enables further added value to be created for all users, whether they are end users, installers, operators or facility managers.
By injecting the power of communication into Legrand’s products, Eliot makes it possible to provide additional services, automate certain processes, reduce response times or understand a status and tailor decisions accordingly.
Interoperability is the ability of a product or service to work with other existing or future products or services, with no restrictions on access or implementation.
As they are essential for the development of connected objects, Legrand is also making every effort to define the industry standards.
The challenge is to promote open languages and to make use of a cloud that enables data to be exchanged and third-party systems to be integrated.
For connected devices to communicate and be sustainable, there is a need not just for high-performance networks, but also a reliable and powerful infrastructure that allows them to connect permanently and securely within buildings.