The making of IoT – Automower® Connect


"With the aid of Husqvarna Automower® Connect, you can remotely change the timer settings and cutting height of the mower, which is important for the status of the lawn when the owner is away from home. Moreover, the system offers instant feedback if unauthorized persons attempt to move the mower out of the geo-fence area that the owner has defined", says Husqvarna Product Manager, Olle Markusson.

Challenge

Husqvarna Group is a world-leading producer of outdoor power products including chainsaws, trimmers, robotic lawn mowers and garden tractors.

Considering Husqvarna's constant product development driven by end-user value creation and innovation, it was a natural step to engage in the Internet-of-Things context with the 2015 launch of the Husqvarna Automower® Connect solution. When planning the development project, Husqvarna identified the need for support from an experienced partner.


Solution

To ensure a successful project, Husqvarna selected Cybercom for their experience and dedication as its development partner for important parts of the solution. The complete IT system including back-end and front-end solutions were developed by Cybercom. Over time, Cybercom also continues to provide development and operations support for the IoT system. As an additional service, Cybercom also aided in the development of Husqvarna's organizational setup in the transition towards service orientation as complement to product orientation.


Effect

Husqvarna Automower® Connect was launched in the 2015 season and became a great success for Husqvarna and was greatly appreciated by their customers. It gives the end users peace of mind and convenience by enabling remote monitoring and control of the robotic mower.

The IoT solution also increases the security through theft notification and tracking of the mower. It gives you full control over mower all the time. The user can start, stop and park the Automower®, view and modify the clip settings and receive alerts and track the mower's GPS position - with a smartphone. In addition GPS tracking and error messages via SMS is available for non-smartphone users.

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Patrik Lägermo
Director Business Unit Jönköping
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