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Why Spend too much money on 1 Smart Switch ?

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Smart home has not yet entered the track of mature development, but all kinds of price wars have started, we can find “freezing point” low-cost intelligent household products everywhere. As the saying goes, “man struggles upwards, price flows downwards”, the low and popular price of smart home is the trend of the future, however the low price strategy, let people can no longer value the intelligent household products, the present high price become a reason of difficult to popularize for intelligent household. But, everybody has been focusing on low prices, so what kind of price is cheap?

It’s not difficult to find that normal switch just cost a few dollars in market, according to normal usage, those switches could achieve function of turn on/off for linked devices, which is enough for basic demand. So smart switch is expensive and not practical.

Max ever said that, the things with different nature can’t compared. Although they are both switches with same basic function, smart switch is different from normal switch on nature. Take the Wireless Smart Switch from Wulian as example, which can not only control the devices locally, but also can linked with smart phone and realize remote control, it also supports real-time monitor, can feed back the information of device’s status. The switch can also be linked with other devices to realize intelligent alize, for example, when a child is reading book and forget to turn on the light while dark rising, light sensor would link switch to light on automatically. Possess huge advance on both safety and stability, with high technological content. On the contrary, normal switch can just turn on/off the linked device, has no comparability with smart devices. It’s unreasonable that link the function of smart switch with the price of normal switch.

In any case, intelligent household products prices will come down sooner or later. However the industry and technology of smart home is not mature yet, and the price level can’t reach public receptivity, but which not means expensive. Whether the price of smart home product is high or not, need to be evaluated combined with the requirements and economic capability of public, as well as the performance, experience, service, perhaps the smart switch worth 100 dollars is just the one you need.

 

 

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Leaf Technologies Air Launches Smart Home Automation Kit

Have you ever rushed to your house suspecting that you may have accidentally kept the iron turned on? How do you deter a burglar from breaking into your house? You probably would rush to your house and manually turn off the switch in the first instance, and get a burglar alarm for the next. But what if there were a single solution for both? Humans are delegating a lot of menial and repetitive tasks to machines. And as far as errands in your house and offices are concerned, the good news is – you can control appliances through your smart phone.

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Introducing Air: Your Smart Home

Air app, which is available on both Android and Apple platforms, interacts with your devices and switches them off with a single tap.

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The app is complemented with a package that consists of a pentagonal-shaped unit and switchboard module. Once you install air unit; your smartphone can interact with it using the Air App. Thereafter, the unit instructs the switchboard to carry out the action.

It provides credible insurance against any eventuality. Air Home Automation Kit is equipped with intelligent sensors that pick up unwanted intrusion and works as a burglar alarm too. An old adage says that prevention is better than cure and the same holds good when you go out to look for a credible insurance for your family. Besides, it is more cost effective to make a one-time investment in this tool than putting your money on various insurances and equipment.

A typical automation gadget (including Air) comes up with three intelligent features, they are:

  • Real-Time Motion Detection: While most of the gadgets work fine, the challenge lies in differentiating between a human motion and that of an object. A reputed company invests a lot of resources in research and development and ensures that the sensors don’t make wrong predictions.
  • Universal Control: These gadgets integrate very well with other remotes so that you don’t have to look for device specific remotes. That translates into less cluttered surroundings and enormous simplification.
  • Sensors: Humidity, temperature and many other sensors attribute to perfect automation. On a humid day, you might opt for a cooler temperature, and a gadget that takes numerous factors into account will make the right adjustments.

Machines are more cost effective to buy and maintain. Moreover, there is absolutely no scope for mistakes. That’s why automation is such a credible insurance against untoward incidents like switched on appliances or reliable guard against burglar breaking into your house.

How to Keep Hackers out of your smart home

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Smart home  technology has the potential to streamline your life and make everything from getting out of bed in the morning to locking up at night easier. Investing in home automated systems and appliances with Wi-Fi capability and mobile integration is one of the simplest ways to join the smart home revolution.  It’s easy to assume that  home automation system with security applications will, itself, be secure. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

Home Automation Isn’t Perfectly Secure?

When it comes to home automation system, the security of your personal Internet of Things (IoT) can’t be overlooked. On the surface, it’s as simple as connecting your Wi-Fi enabled coffee maker to your smartphone to make sure you wake to freshly brewed every morning. Understandably, a network that connects just about everything in your life, from house alarms and door locks to family calendars and medical data, is one that you don’t want anyone breaking into.

Luckily, there are steps you can take to mitigate these potential security risks.

What Can You Do to Prevent Security Breaches?

  1. Start with Security in Mind

Whether you’re building your system yourself or working with a kit, do your homework before you ever connect your smartphone  It’s much easier to start with a secure system than to try and patch up an insecure one.Don’t be distracted by the bells and whistles of fancy systems.

  1. Maximise Security Features

It’s a big mistake to settle for the default security settings on your smart devices.  Most devices offer enhanced security options, but you have to take the time to enable them. Find out the level of security you can add to each device and learn how to upgrade it from factory defaults.Always change a device’s default password to a strong password that includes a random combination of numbers, symbols, and both uppercase and lowercase letters. Make use of password generators to come up with and manage complicated passwords that are difficult to hack.

  1. Protect Your Network

To make sure it’s not the latter, set your router to employ the strongest Password available. In most cases, WPA2 encryption — with a secure password — is going to be your safest bet.Most wireless routers will let you set up more than one network, allowing you to have separate networks for home automation devices, TVs and computers, and guest Wi-Fi.

  1. Be Prepared for an Attack

Limit what personal information is stored on or accessible from your IoT devices. Make sure all transfers of data are encrypted, and don’t store transactions records on a device or network.It’s a simple fact that the freedom and convenience of home automation comes with some intrinsic risk. However, as IoT technology continues to grow, security is becoming more important If you’ve done your due diligence, you can enjoy the perks of home automation with relatively minimal risk.