What should we build a smart home: a selection of inexpensive accessories
Make your home "smarter" - perhaps the dream of almost every second boom, and for good reason. It is very convenient when to change the temperature in the apartment can be from the same iPhone, browse your smartphone information on air quality and humidity in the house, as well as to receive notifications from the motion sensors. One of the best solutions for this centralized, Apple unveiled and named him HomeKit, but there are other solutions.
A complete system of "smart" home can cost several hundred thousand rubles - this would include electric shutters, smart door lock, coffee maker, which itself will be included as soon as you open your eyes - in short, the option is not cheap. HomeKit difference is that this technology allows you to get both expensive accessories, as well as quite a low cost sensors, capable to satisfy the needs of most users.
In Russia such devices, unfortunately, not very much, and if they are, shops often do, "cheat" to the price almost doubled. In addition, many electronic gadgets supporting HomeKit have notifications, and if you want to order them from another country, there is a risk that the coveted device "wrapped" at customs back (lucky if you do not make pay a fine). We searched and found that the notification device is actually a lot, and most of them work with HomeKit.
Let's start with a simple. Here's a motion sensor from Elgato company can be set near the front door, so you always know who is in your apartment. Once the sensor notices suspicious activity, it immediately sends the push-notification on your iPhone, and disconnect his attackers will not be able to because it works on batteries. It is worth the pleasure of approximately $ 50.
A little more expensive, you can take Eve Room Sensor from the same company. This device is located anywhere in the home or apartment, and serves for measuring the air quality, temperature and humidity in the house. It even function identification of harmful substances, so it is a kind of home climate station. Special attention is given to the integration of Siri, from which you can learn all the information from the sensor.
Another popular sensors manufacturer is the company Tado. For example, it is possible to install a temperature controller in the building, which supports the set value due to the battery and the air conditioner. Supported conditioners is very large, and the battery is sufficient to establish special thermostats.
control lighting using special smart lamps, which produce many manufacturers (but not all have the notification), including Elgato. Several modes of lighting, complete control with iPhone - you can forget about switches. Conveniently, for example, if you choose to leave and want to create the appearance of a human presence in the apartment.
But the very turn of the apartment castle will this sensor system - it can be installed both on the front door and the windows. It is intended for maximum control zones that attackers can use to penetrate into the house.
A further embodiment of arrangement of "smart" house offered by Xiaomi (especially true for owners of Android-devices, because they do not support HomeKit). It is believed that such Soup is best to book in China, but in fact with the Chinese version can be many problems - for example, the manufacturer likes to block the device with new firmware. In the United States implemented the international version of Xiaomi gadgets, that is, they are adapted for overseas markets. In this case, the device is not managed by using the built-in iOS apps, "House", and with the help of third-party program Mi Home, available for all platforms. So, for example, you can get the smart scales that weighed not just you, but also reported health indicators such as body fat percentage, and conveniently aggregate the data in a mobile application.
Offers Xiaomi also its intelligent lamp (as Elgato), only releasing them under the sub-brand YEELIGHT. This interesting device will cost less than $ 50, but you can control it directly from the of Android-smartphone (or iPhone), besides there are many modes of illumination. Plus a stylish accessory that will complement the interior of any home.
A get out of the apartment to help the robot cleaner Xiaomi. It can be programmed to clean at any time, view the route of movement of the vacuum cleaner and even teach him the location of furniture in the apartment. HEPA-filters, and other useful gadgets - complete.
These and many other devices to smart home can be ordered at Amazon.com, though most stores do not deliver the goods in Russia, and the price of many items very well, attractive. The aid in this case comes to service "banderolku", which provides you with an American address, and he has been careful sending parcels to Russia.
An important advantage of "banderolku" - if, for example, to order multiple gadgets from different stores, you can ask the service employees combine all stock in one parcel to shipping cost is cheaper. And for maximum convenience provided service "Help Buying" when experts will purchase the product, to make a declaration and escorted throughout the purchase.
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Delivery usually takes no more than two weeks, after which you will already be able to make your house "smarter" with new sensors. Since the notification on new devices are appearing every day, soon available for shipment to Russia devices will be much higher.