Top 5 Smart Home Accessories In India
Making a transition from phone to smartphone is a difficult task. However, once if you have a smartphone, transitioning your home to a smart home is pretty easy. These are Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which once connected to Wi-Fi to give you control over different functionalities. It is worth noting that these accessories can be controlled from any smartphone running iOS or Android smartphone.So, here are the top 5 gadgets that can convert your run of the mill home into a smart home.
Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon Echo Dot can act as a hub to control other smart accessories. The Echo Dot is available on Amazon for Rs 4,499 and offers a plethora of features. The device comes with a compact form factor in black or white colour. This is a smart home assistant, powered by Amazon Alexa. The device comes with a speaker and array of microphones so that it can always respond to you when you say “Alexa”. The device can play songs using Amazon Music, Saavn and Tuneln. Similarly, a user can play music across the devices using multi-room music. However, if you are looking for a louder sound output, go with Echo Plus which retails for Rs 14999.
The Xiaomi YeeLight is one of the most affordable smart bulbs available in the market. This can be paired with a smartphone to control brightness and colour of the light. The LED bulb has an RGB colour profile with 16 million colour combinations. The company also claims that a bulb can last up to 11 years. As this is a smart bulb, it is priced at Rs 1,890. Similarly, one can connect more than one bulb to a single account to create dramatic colour effects.
D-Link Wi-Fi Motion Sensor
The D-Link Wi-Fi Motion Sensor connects to the Wi-Fi to notify users of any unsuspecting movements. The device comes in handy for monitoring a baby or a house while the members are away. Download the MyD-Link myHome app on iOS or Android device to complete the setup and turn on the motion detection feature. Similarly, the device can also be used to monitor power and temperature. The device costs Rs 849.
TP-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Unlike a normal power plug, this plug delivers the power to the connected device. One has to complete the setup of the device using an iOS or Android smartphone, by connecting to a Wi-Fi network. Then, this plug can be used as any other plug. However, the admin will have the control over the power supply. A user can turn off or turn on a gadget that is connected to this device remotely with. Similarly, one can programme the device to turn on or turn off at a different time interval. This is priced at Rs 2,099.
Digoo Wireless Wifi Night Vision Smart Home Security IP Camera
In simpler definition, this is a smart CCTV camera. The device retails for Rs 4,200 and offers plenty of features like Motion detection, one button guard etc. One has to connect this to a Wi-Fi network for real-time monitoring. However, it is possible to connect this device using wired LAN network as well. The device is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows OS.