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At-a-glance  product comparison

Our core products for ENERGY CONTROL and KITCHEN SAFETY are designed specifically for use in student accommodation, hotels, hostels, assisted living housing and holiday lodges/caravan parks.

This will help you to determine which product suits your needs the most by highlighting the differences between them. Please call 01787 323609 if you have any queries.

 

Both these systems operate in the same way – maintaining comfortable room temperatures but affording the occupant the ability to alter their environment within pre-set limits. Both sense when rooms are empty or if windows are open and both are constantly striving to reduce heat input.

The main consideration is the number of rooms you have to control. If more than 100 then the choice is whether you require local or central control, the latter will provide a wide range of additional features.

PRE5203EC2 Intelligent thermostat with PIR and user variable adjustment
Ecostat2 logo in green and grey
Irus building energy management controller PRE2000CU3
Irus logo in purple

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Ideal for how many rooms?

1 +

100 +

Type of programming

Dedicated Infrared handset (for whole site)

Central control via internet portal

Do rooms need to be entered for programming?

YES

No, programmed remotely

Tamper-proof temperature settings

YES

YES

Tamper-proof timing settings

YES

YES

Occupancy Sensor

YES

YES

Window-open detection

YES

YES

In-built programming

2-event, 7-day

Multiple bespoke profiles

Humidity sensor

YES

Sound pressure sensor

YES

Lux (light) sensor

YES

CO2 sensor

Optional

Auto-alerts for unusual levels (of the above)

YES

Auto-alerts for maintenance/failing components (i.e. hot water tank elements)

YES

Controls electric or wet systems

YES

YES

Remote communication with individual rooms

YES

Water heating control

YES

Monitoring of water temperature throughout the system

YES

Report log of water tank temperature (to show water safety compliance)

YES

Bluetooth comms with other Prefect devices

Some products

Central control communications method

N/A

Mains Borne Signalling

Reactive to Triad warnings

YES

Leak detection

YES

Leak detection auto-alert

YES

Auto shut-off of individual cylinder or riser water feed

YES

Typical energy saving (dependent on location, building type and profiles used)

25%

40%

These devices are designed to prevent hobs from being inadvertently left on if the cook is distracted or leaves the kitchen. Both can be used as standalone units, but HobSensus actively alerts occupants to hob status and can integrate with Irus to unlock additional features.

PRE9276 Hob run-back timer 30Amp

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Integrated timer

YES

YES

Switching capacity

30Amp 6.9kW & 40Amp 9.2kW

40Amp 9.2kW

Run times

15, 20, 30 or 45 minutes

15, 20, 30, 120 minutes

Auto power cut-off

Yes, when time elapses

Yes, when time elapses or temperature on the cooking surface reaches dangerous level

Double/single gang sizes

Double & Single

Double

Landscape or Portrait orientation

Landscape & Portrait

Landscape

Power source

Mains

Mains or battery

One-touch operation

YES

YES

Auto-on option

YES

Temperature sensor

YES, 64 zone

Audible alert

YES

Visual alert

YES

Integration with third-party equipment (i.e. smoke/fire alarms)

YES

Integration with Irus

YES

Battery power level indicator

YES, when linked with Irus

Hob power usage (kWh) data

YES, when linked with Irus

Trigger log

YES, when linked with Irus

Multi hob power cut-off

YES, when linked with Irus

Bluetooth communication

YES, when linked with Irus

Compliance

EN60730

EN50615:2015