• 2 Wireless Network: Support IEEE 802.15.4 and IEEE 802.11 b/g/n protocol
• ZigBee Technology: A smart home system communication protocol featuring short distance, low complexity, low energy consumption, low bit rate, low case and high security
• WiFi Connection: Support wireless, you can put it anywhere you want, and easy to install
• 720P High Definition: 720P footage, the definition is 3 times higher than ordinary cameras
• Account Sharing: Support multi-user access, you can share your video with friends by inputting their accounts
• Video Playback: Micro SD card playback at anytime, support video playback on client side
• SD Card Storage: Safe and permanent storage of video, support Micro SD local storage up to 32G(not included), you can playback at any time
• Talkback Function: MIC and loud-speaker are offered, two-way intercom, communication will be more convenient
• Motion Detection Technology: The smart phone will receive alarm when abnormal motion is detected, you could check the real-time status of your home property anytime and anywhere
• Support Zoom Shot: Zoom shot available
• Phone Monitor: User can receive message and watch videos remotely via smart phone and PC
• Real Time Intercom Function makes it easy for you to have video chat with your family even if far away from home
• High Compression Ratio: Adopts H.264 compression format and low bandwidth makes for clear and smooth image of remote camera shooting
• 111 Degree Wide View Angle Lens: Meet your different needs
• APP Remote Control, get rid of the traditional infant care is restricted by distance from the problem
• Super Compatibility: Support for iPhone 6S / 6S Plus / 6 / 6 Plus / iPad Pro / iPad / iOS 7.0 or above and Android 4.0 or above smart device
• Also can be used as a security guard
• High definition optical glass lens with F2.0 makes the image of camera shooting clear and stable
• No dead angle monitoring with 360 degrees of pan and greater than 180 degrees of tilt rotation angle
• Delicate appearance and no wiring in installation
• Artistic APP interface with easy operation
• Specially designed for the baby and old people, nurse, can be timely monitor screen and passed on to the user’s mobile phone / computer
• User even if born in field, also can see children in the home through the device, clear images, and can through the mobile phone and care for the intercom / listening
• The gateway function of this product currently only supports Wulian ZigBee-based products
• Black color is 2.8mm Zoom, it can associated with 1 Wulian products
• White color is 3.6mm Zoom, it can associated with 3 Wulian products
• Blue color is 4.0mm Zoom, it can associated with 6 Wulian products
For those of you who already own the Piper smart security camera, or are thinking about expanding your home’s security features with smart devices, you can now double up your home’s security by pairing it with the Fibaro motion sensor.
This is just one more (VERY big and epic) way to use the Fibaro motion sensor.
Watch the 2 minute video below on how to easily bridge Piper nv (the newest version) with our motion sensor for the smartest home security option out there. It’s so easy that just about anyone can do it. In under 5 minutes you can have top notch security installed by you, the person who knows your home the best. Happy connecting!
The home automation is a niche market in this stage and yet a customer has a range of choices from affordable systems starting at INR 5000 thousand to more than INR 4 lakhs for automating the entire house. However, customers must be wary of choosing a product based on its price alone. Weighing in multiple criteria, a solid home automation system at a spend of INR 1–1.5 lakhs is worth the investment.
One of the most overlooked factors in a home automation is the simplicity of the product — not only in terms of the user experience but also in terms of the installation process. An easy-to-install home automation product is not only a reflection of the customer-centric design principles used but also a practical consideration for the customer when the system needs to be refitted to one’s new house, if ever.
- IR control
A good home automation system not only controls devices but also integrates as many appliances as possible. One of the problems of home automation products manufactured by named appliance brands is that it is only compatible with the brand’s devices and you cannot integrate other manufacturers’ products. To develop a way around this problem companies are using new technologies to great effect and one such example has been the use of Infrared (IR) blasters in the system. IR controls lets you control multiple appliances which respond to IR signals — which include almost all remote-controlled devices.
- A Human Touch
With increasing complexity in the behind-the-scenes technology, there’s a risk that the system itself becomes increasingly difficult to use with devices. A good home automation system must therefore be as easy to use as possible. Most home automation systems have their own mobile apps. Opt for a system that doesn’t have multiple apps to control different things i.e. all the controls and features should be within a single app that is both user friendly and easy to use.
- Data Security
With major breakthrough in communication protocols and wireless technologies, Internet of Things (IoT) surely offers some great opportunity in home automation, but one of the major concerns since the dawn of IoT has been integrity of the system when attacked by the hackers. Recently Wired covered a story about security breach, it surely shocked the world and reminded us of the dangers of hyper-connectivity. A good parameter for choosing a secure home automation system should not only be the external security measures (CCTV, IP Camera, Video Door Phone/Bell), but also the internal security measures a system provides considering the threats from hackers also. Watch out for the grade of encryption protocols used to keep your data safe.
One of the most common reasons for not adopting home automation solutions is that people don’t own apartments, they rent them and then keep shifting as tenants. So how would they shift/move their automation systems? However, even if you are a tenant, installing a home automation system should no longer be a problem, as long as the manufacturer offers a flexible and easy to understand refitting/ re-installation policy. Thus, your home automation solution moves with you to your new place, just as any of your furniture.
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Excited by the idea to control everything in your home from your smart phone, I decided to give Air a try. By the way, I am Deepesh, an excited user of Air.
Here is my first day to night experience with Air (of course after the installation the previous night!)
The day started early as I woke up suddenly not realizing the clock had hit 7! On usual days I get up at 6:30 to toast my bread and brew coffee. But this wasn’t just another day, this was in-fact an Air day.
So I left my cozy bed hailing the Air for that extra half an hour of sleep and walked down to the kitchen to eat my breakfast (without having to prepare it!). Some freshly toasted toasts popped out of the toaster as I entered the kitchen, one of the best sights in the morning. As I grabbed the toasts I heard a beeping sound from the coffee machine, this actually happens! I pour some coffee and peacefully sit to take my breakfast happily after a long time. While having the breakfast, I received a notif from Air saying my geyser will be turned on as scheduled! Peace.
After a refreshing shower I hurried towards my car (because its not fun until I reach my office late 😛 )and drove down the office. As I got busy working, I received a notification from Air saying that my AC had been turned off.
Being too excited with the new gadget than usual at the office, I invited a few of my friends to experience the magic of my new device(and also to unveil my secret).
While driving back home, I stopped by a store to get some snacks for the guests at home. It had been a hot day than usual one and I didn’t want to enter a really oven-like home so I put on AC just to enter a perfectly cooled home, of-course with a phone.
As expected the house was cool and welcoming. As my friends came over, the first thing they noticed was the unique and stylish design of the Air (flaunting never gets old 😀 )
As the evening grew, we started chatting about how the technology has advanced and how it has grown in the past 10 years, changing the face of Earth. Once we all saturated ourselves with tech talks, we began to enjoy the music. Finding the perfect mood, I set the ambiance of room to warm white sitting just on my couch, leaving everyone by surprise with one more feature of Air. It created a perfect atmosphere to dance and enjoy the soft music. While everyone danced, I just smiled for the wonderful day I had.
After dinner as they leave overjoyed and captivated by Air, I cleared the tables and the mess. After hitting the bed,I casually switched off the lamp, set the schedule for the next day for Air and dozed off.
If I have to define myself in one quote, it would be “To travel is to live.” I have always been an avid traveler or to say, traveling has always been my way of escaping the world and finding the real myself. I am more of an explorer than a tourist, building stories and creating memories on my way. Seeking new adventures, meeting new people and learning about their cultures are some of my fondest memories on my trip so far and that is where I realized how all of us are so alike just occupying different spaces on this Earth, making me wonder about the homogeneity of this world, the world is round!
International research firm Parks Associates,will provide an update on the connected home market and analyze the key trends and upcoming announcements ahead of 2016 International CES . Parks Associates estimates that in 2017, more than 11 million U.S. broadband households will have some type of smart home controller, up from two million in 2013..So we are seeing in the marketplace, including the Control 4,LUTRON ,CRESTRON, AMX, and other power company like Wulian etc, that will be a hot war in home automation area.
So which company will win and lead the 2014 trend? As we know, AMX is a famous brand and has a long history in the home automation area, but its technology is wire, and wireless is the trend, so it must be out. LUTRON and CRESTRON , Control 4 , yes, you can say, now in the market , maybe many people know them and think their products are good, in fact, for these three companies, not all the products are wireless, part of them are wire. It means, you can not DIY by yourself completely , you must pay the installing fees. So can you find one company which can supply the whole set of home automation products and DIY installing completely? Yes, look for in China, there is one company wulian , you will find they can meet any your inquire for home automation products , what’s more, you can get the high cost performance!
Now in the market , Apple also said they goes into the home automation area, and many companies said they have the best wireless technology , like WiFI, Bluetooth ,ZigBee, Z wave etc. WiFi has advantage in big date transportation like video, but at the same time, it is also its disadvantage, except the video, most of the home automation products need low power dissipation and low energy consumption. Bluetooth, PTP technology, that will not have a wide range of application. ZigBee, now, many investors think that is the best choice to home automation area, and there is a whole complete industry chain to keep the creativity, For Z wave, consider it just can supply more than 200 devices in theory, we just can say it has a limited range in home automation or building automation
We all knew that such a product would be made someday. We all also did hear about Googles of the world working on creating such a product. But in what can be seen as a perfect portrayal of picture of new India – the big innovation is happening here in Mumbai.
The product – Air, owned by Leaf Technologies, is an IOT Smart Home solution created by IIT Bombay graduates and is all poised to give Google and Samsung a tough competition. Through their platform, the company intents to help their customers save time, energy and improve the security of their homes.
To tell you the least, the product lets you control all your home appliances from your mobile phone. And the founders claim that to be only 25% of the functionality of what the product can actually do. The Air product will also learn from your actions and preferences to execute things on your behalf, let you control your appliances from anywhere (inside or outside your house) and even schedule them beforehand, keep your house safe by giving you a notification when someone is trying to open your house (using motion detection technology), lets you save on your energy bills by switching off your devices when you are not at home and also makes you a judicious and informed energy consumer by giving you insights and reports on your electricity usage.
The product is also compatible with and can be connected to a camera (for intrusion detection or to help you see if your kids doing fine when they are alone at home) and a door lock system (so that you can unlock the door from anywhere using your smartphone). The product can also activate a child lock on your appliances. An appliance lock feature is also available. Here is a small video showing what the product can do :-
The product also does not require to make any additional changes to your home other than installing the Air Sensor and having a working wifi connection inside your house. The complete installation takes about 30 to 40 minutes only. (To get more clarity about the product click here !)
Competing With Google And Samsung
Air competes with Google’s Nest and Samsung’s SmartThings. In 2014, Google acquired Nest Labs for $3.2 billion. Nest is primarily a Thermostat platform that allows you to remotely control the temperature inside your home and has a self learning algorithm that eventually learns your temperature patterns and self adjusts itself. The company is said to be working on adding a number of functionalities to its product which could make the product provide functionalities similar to that of AIR. Below is the video showcasing the Google Nest Platform.
In terms of functionality, Samsung’s SmartThings and Leaf Technology’s Air Platform are pretty similar.Video below gives information about Samsung’s SmartThings
The Privacy Concern
At several conferences and on various media sites where smart home devices have been discussed, privacy is one of the main concerns that has been brought up. Installing an intelligent device inside the house will mean giving out information about your behavioral patterns to a company. To these privacy concerns Air team responds by saying all the data will be stored locally on 8GB SD card which is installed in the Air itself and even that is encrypted with 256 AES technology. The data will be stored with the same level of encryption and security that bank and financial data is being stored and users therefore do not need to be concerned about data security.
Vaibhav Tolia is the CEO and is one of the co founders of Leaf Technologies. Vaibhav previously has also been one of the cofounders of Housing.com. The other co-founders are Ashish Talewar, Srijan Dhare, Tarun Sahu and Avilash Kumar. The founders were thinking of creating a disruptive product and felt that not much innovation has happened in the smart homes segment. They then decided to come up with this home automation product and Leaf Technologies was born in 2014.
The first batch of the product is already sold out and the company currently has a wait list open for the next batch. The product will be priced at Rs. 24, 600.
The company is currently scaling very fast and has established a full fledged tech and logistical presence in 10 cities in India already . They will look at selling the product in many more cities and on a global scale now.
Technology has been constantly touching lives, with never-imagined devices flooding the global market. Smart homes, a concept for making the human living much more advanced and comfortable, has been gaining popularity and has slowly made its way into the market, especially since IOT became more popular. With smart home products getting more affordable, it’s clear that smart homes aren’t just for billionaires anymore, and upgrading to a smart home is much more simpler than you may think. But new technology always makes a man skeptical of its value in his life, and he often ends up ignoring it because of the confusion. So let’s find out if upgrading to a smart home is really a smart decision or not.
Smart homes have great practical applications, the most important one being of energy saving. As the user has total control over the appliances, the energy sucking appliances can be shut when not needed. Also, smart homes can recognize when the house is empty, and can save power by shutting down the unwanted appliances. With apps getting more and more advanced, users can get a whole bunch of information, including the estimated electricity bill for the month.
Another very important reason for having a smart home is better home security. Most smart home solutions provide better security with the help of their motion sensors, alerting you if there is an unwanted intrusion. If there indeed is an intrusion and you are not around, you can trigger a siren (if connected at home) through the app to notify the people around. In some smart homes, there is the feature of your door locking and unlocking automatically without needing a key. So, if by mistake you forget to close the door in hurry, or you forget your keys, there’s no need to worry as the door will automatically control itself.
Smart homes can also prevent a disaster from taking place. For example, if your home is prone to water leaks, a moisture sensor can notify you if there is a water leak happening at your home, hence giving you time to rectify it before it worsens. With the help of various sensors like temperature and humidity sensors, smart homes can also keep you away from being sick, by notifying you if the level of humidity or VOCs (volatile organic compounds) is high. And with these sensors in place, your smart home will make sure you get the perfect sleep by setting the room to an optimal temperature for your body.
Comfort is something we all desire, and with a smart home your life will surely become much more comfortable. You won’t have to get up to switch off the lights, or get frustrated over finding the remote of the air conditioner. There’s no need to wake up to those irritating alarm ringtones, as you can set your lights to gradually get brighter and wake you up with less irritation. And with options for scheduling, you can create schedules for your lights and other appliances, without having to switch the on and off every time. A great time saver indeed!
Keeping this in mind it makes sense to say that upgrading to a smart home is more of a necessity than a luxury. And with better installation processes, upgrading to a smart home shouldn’t be a difficulty at all. A better lifestyle, reduced bills and better home security- having a smart home is undoubtedly a smart decision.Air is a Smart home automation solution that looks cool, saves power