Category "technology"

20Feb

Best Smart Home System for 2020 in Lahore Pakistan

by Bilal Sheikh

13 Best Smart home gadgets for best smart home system 2020

Smart devices are going to be part of everyday life in every household. We like it or not, we wish to buy gadgets that will have the options to connect with a smart hub or wifi. Mobile application for controlling gadgets remotely are available with every new device we buy. But the question is it really going to add convince to our lives.

Managing wifi devices for home via individual app is never going to help you reap the benefits of best smart home system.

What is a smart home?

Being able to control smart home appliances, sensors and lighting remotely through mobile apps or Voice commands through smart speakers like amazon echo Alexa and google assistant with google home. It can include home security systems, smart doorbell, smart locks and vibration sensor.

Best Home automation system can have connected Devices may connect through smart home hub like apple homekit and other smart home kits like omni smart automation. However new wave of appliances and devices now connect directly to your existing home wifi, like smart rgb bulbs to have home lighting automation. It dose not require you have additional hub, as it limits your ability to add cool home gadgets from other vendors.

Normal automation Scenarios, like turning lights on and off at your pre-decided time, are simple and relatively cost effective. Others advance automation scenes, like cctv surveillance cameras integration, may require a more serious investment of time and money.

There are a lot of smart product categories, you can control everything from lights bulbs and Air conditioning to locks and security in your Apartment. Such smart gadgets also make great gifts in 2020, shopping for the holidays or buying a housewarming present for your friends. Here’s a list of the best products we’ve tested for every room of the house

Here’s brief list of factors that affect key decision. To see how each system in the market values up to these promises, drill down into the reviews at different websites from users who have firsthand experience.

Mobile application Availability:-

Your first point of contact with your new smart home will be through application. You will want it to easy to manage and simple, with all the main features accessible with simple touch. Google for existing user reviews to see what you are getting into.

Device eco system support: –

Go with a Hub or Hub-less, some smart hubs support only limited om house devices made by the manufacturer of the hub. Others companies offer API’s for third-party manufacturers. Companies introduce new devices into systems: for example, Amazon (Alexa) echo dot, Google Nest (thermostats, cameras), and Google (Google Assistant) application and smart speaker.

At this point you should also consider the appliance/ devises you have previously purchased, and if they will be able to connect to hub of your choice.

3rd party Service integration:-

Many leading systems support IFTTT integration (If This Then That), the simple DIY coding system that lets you automate your connected devices. IFTTT could be configured to turn all the lights in the house blue if a water sensor detects a leak. With increased availability of smart speakers with AI based assistants, the device should be able to controlled by leading voice command platforms.

Wired vs. wireless hub or Wifi IOT connection: A lot of central hubs must connect to your home router via cat5 or cat 6 cable, it limits the mobility. Newer devices do not require any hub or physical wires to create the mesh network. Easing the use of new technology in old homes.

Sensor wireless range:-

If your house is big, you’ll need to consider the range that the hub’s sensors can manage. They may support a wide variety of connection protocols, e.g Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, and Zigbee, all of which have very different ranges. Like wifi router, wireless smart hub range can also be affected by placement, and devices itself have different specifications, as well. Spend detailed time on narrowing down the system that will fit your needs.

At this point the technology may be a little complicated and frustrating to set up, it is still in development phase, but centralized home automation is already making daily life more convenient. With smart automation, users have the control on every connected IOT device, with the help of voice enabled digital assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant.

If you’re ready to dive into home automation sea, start integrating your smart home, here are 12 cool smart devices you should check out:

Smart Home Products

Home Automation ideas can be customized with following products

  1. 8 gang Smart Switch
  2. 3 gang Smart Switch
  3. Smart fan dimmer
  4. Smart light Controller
  5. Smart Timer Socket 16 Amp
  6. Smart RGB wifi LED Bulb
  7. White/ Warm White RGB COB Smart Down-light
  8. RGB LED Light Strip Controller with Remote
  9. Smart Video Doorbells
  10. Smart Motorized Curtains
  11. Universal Infrared Remote Control Smart
  12. Smart Door Sesnor
  13. Smart PIR Motion Sensor.

With the increase in wireless internet, there are lot of opportunities now to make a home automation system, controlling a lot of devices like lights, temperature, to music system. Using only voice commands, a simple web GUI, or a mobile app, you can use automation to create a truly smart home.

Using wifi broadband, Bluetooth, ZigBee, z-wave, smart devices can communicate to each other via a central home hub, due to increase standards development a lot of brands work together now.

24Dec

Smart wifi PIR Motion Sensor

by Bilal Sheikh

5 uses of smart wifi PIR motion sensor

You must be familiar with the term IR, I-e infrared. The IR sensors are the sensors which throws, infrared rays to detect the warm body around the fence of detection. These infrared rays are used in motion sensors to detect the motion. As the body enters the radar, it provides signal to the sensor and convert it into electronic signals that help in detection of the body around. These motion IR sensors have its limitations. There is when the PIR sensor plays it role. PIR sensors can be referred as Passive Infrared sensors. This suggests that the sensor in it is not actively involved in the process. You must be wondering:

How sensors can detect without being involved in it?

How do you get to know if it is working or not?

If it is best, where can you use these PIR sensors in your setup?

Well, all your questions will be answered here with Omni smart home automation as we know how technology works and what benefits these smart PIR sensors can facilitate us in the setting up of offices, homes or in studios.

Working of smart Wi-Fi PIR sensor:

Smart PIR sensor is quite intelligent and stays passive so that the body does not get to know if there is any camera or sensor detecting. It does not emit IR signals itself rather works more as a detector that detects infrared radiations coming from human body in the surrounding area.  You must be wondering why not motion sensors?

Motion sensors detect the object with the use of infrared rays while PIR sensor is smart and does not emit IR, they are more complicated than the other sensors as they consists of two slots. Both slots are manufactured with the special material that is sensitive to IR. The Fresnel lens is used to see that the two slots of the PIR can see out past some distance. When the sensor is inactive, then the two slots sense the same amount of IR. The ambient amount radiates from the outdoors, walls or room etc.

smart PIR motion Sensor

Wireless smart motion sensor

Applications of PIR sensor:

Knowing the fact that PIR sensors detect the motion without IR, there are multiple applications that can be used to improve energy efficiency, convenience and safety but without the high additional cost. Here are some of the applications in which you can use your PIR sensors effectively:

  1. Automatic Door opening system:

Motion sensors are used to detect the motion and alert you with the movement. With smart outdoor PIR sensor, you can project opening and closing of doors in the places where you know person is in front of the door.  It can be understood as in hotels; shopping malls, theaters etc, and this sensor sense the presence of human body and send pulses to the 8051 micro controller, this micro controller then controls the motor driver by sending suitable pulses to its input. That will put the door in motion. Similarly, if you have automated your setup with smart Wi-Fi lock, you will not only get notification for the opening of your smart lock rather you will be informed with the number of person who entered in your home/office. They work best in the places where you know there are fewer pets/ animals and more human beings so that the thermal detection of the body is accurate.

  1. For garden lights:

Have you wondered that when you enter a hall way, sudden gloom darkness turns into the lights, how?

Well, for that magic trick, you need to integrate smart lights on your hallway and just configure them with your smart PIR sensor. They will detect the motion of a person coming and will turn on the lights automatically is someone enters. Similarly, you can integrate your garden lights with the PIR sensors; they will turn on as soon as you get in your home. Omni smart home solutions is best in installing and integrating more than one system simultaneously as that helps keeping your whole setup connected. With the Zigbee hub, you can manage your security system with the garden lights. If someone comes near the fence, your garden lights will automatically turn on. Or you can set your Alarms as well; your PIR sensor will activate your alarm automatically to make you cautious of danger prior.

  1. Common stair cases:

It is not necessary that you need to have proper setup and great investment to install PIR sensor. Rather, if you don’t want to invest in your hub, you can install smart PIR sensor in your stair cases which can be configured with your IOT. As soon someone starts climbing stairs, you will be aware. Similarly, common stair cases can have smart lights or strip lights involved which starts blinking as soon someone steps on it.

To make it more fancy, you can use RGB Color strip lights that will turn on the moment body will be detected.

  1. Security alarms based on PIR sensors:

The smart outdoor PIR sensor is usually the first choice for home security systems, as its ability to sense warm, moving objects such as people walking into a room is coupled with simplicity and cost effectiveness. In your home, office or any studio setup, all you need is to integrate with the alarm system and it will generate a siren. This sensor senses the infrared radiation which is emitted from the humans and then gives a digital output. This digital output is applied to the UM3561 IC. Thus, it generates the sound when any human body is detected. The UM3561 IC is a ROM IC that generates multi siren tones such as fire engine sirens, ambulance sirens, machine gun sound and police sirens.

  1. For basement and parking lots:

Smart Wi-Fi PIR motion sensors are not only for the houses and your offices, but you can also use them for your parking areas, garage and for the basement. Even also for the child’s room. You will get to know if your kid tries to get away from the room. You will get alert and similarly in garages and in parking lots you will be notified with the bodies coming towards your cars and automobile.

23Nov

Top 10 ideas to use smart life devices (tuya) for Smart home.

by Bilal Sheikh

Top 10 ideas to use smart life devices (tuya) for Smart home.

Are you confused because there are a lot of smart home devices and as many companies who provide you with the wide range of these products? Well, we all are at first but there is no rocket science in getting to know these devices. Here in this blog you will be made clear about the ideas that can be pursued for your smart home automation. Here I will mention 15 smart home devices that you can use to automate your home starting off with your day till you get into your bed.

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complete wifi smart life tuya devices

 

 

1.      Smart Led Bulb and its function:

Smart Led bulb can be configured with Amazon echo, Alexa or your smart home Google app. Every Morning at 7 am when a light next to your bed slowly turning on into cool white in 30 minutes into full brightness. It makes you wake up comfortably from your bed when it’s the right time. For this automation you can use smart Google home app . From your app you can choose which lights you want to wake you up, how long to turn on for, and what brightness. That way it is much more comfortable to wake up and feel energized by the cool white temperature to white.

2.      Set up your Routine:

Well, you can schedule your routine for rest of your day from waking up time to sleep time through features including in Amazon Alexa. For this purpose, you will need an Echo or an Echo Dot. To create a routine in the Alexa app just click on Routines in the left slide out menu.

 

Authorized Smart life devices pairing

Configuring Smart Life Devices in Pakistan Step 1

Select “When this happens” and choose “Schedule” to have it happen at the same time every day.  It can be 7:20; 7:30 am whatever you want to start your smart plug up. Also the processor says Good morning, with the best greeting you want it to say to you. And tells you if the weather nice, or if it is rainy or cloudy. you can connect all smart life/ tuya devices from authorized re-seller in Pakistan to work together for a automation scenario.

 

Smart life configuration for devices in Pakistan

Smart life configuration part 2

3.     Motion sensor Configuration with work routine

You might have observed that by standing in corridor lights get on and when you leave the corridors they turn off automatically. So, using the same technology of motion detector we came up with the idea to set up routine of work and do multitasking at the same time. So, when you walk into the office to answer to your emails, motion sensor triggers the routine to have your calendar items and news read to you. That way you can get some of your multitasking done while working on computer.  For this you would need an Echo, Smart Things hub, and a motion sensor. It integrates very well into Alexa Routines and Google Home Assistant

4.     In a Rush and Want your Bathroom free?

When everyone is going to get ready in the morning and you might be waiting for someone to be done with the bathroom, have a smart light change colors when the bathroom is occupied. Well, for this idea of automation, you will need a contact sensor and a smart bulb. You could use any smart light that is IFTTT compatible though. Use IFTTT and say if the contact sensor is closed then turn on and change the color of the light. If the contact sensor opens, then turn the light back to white. To have the light that changed color goes back to normal you can use IFTTT to have it only run at certain times.

5.      Music and smart speakers:

While coming home from dropping of the kids at school, if you are home alone, your home music will automatically be playing. On contrary to this, if wife and baby are home, it won’t play music especially if the baby is asleep. For this one I you can use webCoRE in SmartThings. For most of the smart things we have used Alexa routines but since If you want to only play the music preferably webCoRE is recommended. If you want music to play any time you come home then just use your phone arriving home as the trigger for the Alexa Routine and have the action play music.

6.      Temperature control sensors:

Having the Ac not run as much as saves a lot of money. However, controls the air temperature by turning a fan off and on could be annoying. The smart thing motion sensor has a temperature sensor built-in that can automatically turn on the fan if it starts getting hot and turn off the fan after it cools down the room.

7.      Door bell Camera:

Among many diy systems, we have managed to make this smart home security system for your home that is doorbell camera with light synchronized. In this idea of smart home automation, Door bell video shown automatically. For this, connect a Ring doorbell to the brilliant light switch and it will automatically show the live video feed from Ring on the Brilliant screen. Once you connect them it just works so that’s pretty awesome.

8.      Smart lock and vacuum cleaner for air:

If the door lock is open, it will automatically lock and the robot vacuum will start cleaning automatically. This automated system requires connection and configuration of your smart lock and your vacuum cleaner. As soon as the door gets lock, the vacuum will start cleaning so that before coming home, you don’t feel like dust in the air.

9.      Water leak and Smoke sensors:

Water leak sensor will notify you when there is leak. So, it is must in your home if you have decided to professionally installed the smart home system. You will get the notification of small things that you usually ignore before they exceed the limit when it can explode. Water leak sensors and smoke sensors which are also known as CO gas sensor detect the gas leakage and will give command to your vacuum cleaner to evacuate the dust in air. For this purpose, you need to have a Google nest hub or any other smart home hub installed so that all your devices could be configured at one central point.

10.  Smart Thermostat:

You can use Google nest hub for this purpose as it makes it pretty easy to set to away mode. In the main home menu of the Nest app click on the little gear or cog in the top right. You can select “Home/Away Assist” to select your phone as a device that will set your system into away mode. To make your air not run while you are gone, go back to the main home screen in the Nest app and select your thermostat. Click on the settings (top right gear or cog button) and make sure “Home/Away Assist” is turned on. Most people might know this already but it’s worth mentioning.

21Nov

How to connect Tuya smart life products to mobile app?

by Bilal Sheikh

How to connect Tuya smart life products to mobile app?

Looking forward to get your smart home automation system? But not familiar with how it will work and what will it cost? Well, if that is the case, you are at the right place. Omni Smart home automation provides you with the best smart home devices that you can configure on your own as well, though for convenience, we provide you with the electrician who can configure all your IOT home automation devices with your network and make it ready for you to use. How and when? Well, you will get to know about them completely in this blog. But before getting to know about the devices, it is really important to know about the connection you are going to use. Either you want wireless lighting control systems or you need smart motorized curtains? Or are you looking for the remote control door lock?

If you need your whole home to be automated, you will need a smart central hub. With which you will be able to connect all your smart life wifi smart home devices and then control them remotely. On other hand devices powered by Omni smart Home automation provides with home automation system in Lahore that requires no technical know-how or additional hardware. It simply connects wirelessly to your Wi-Fi connection at home making it simple to set up and even easier to use.

Zigbee smart home devices are used to automate the whole house. They are connected with the smart hub and that will connect all your devices and you can even group them into one single group. For instance if you have installed lights I different rooms you can group them all. Or you can also group the appliances that are connected with these. All the smart home devices can be operated with voice assistant; it can be Amazon Alexa, Google Home assistance or use Google Echo.  The app for smart phone which is smart Life app or on tablet gives you numerous options for control and settings. And thanks to the compatibility with voice assistants.

Connect, Control and Combine Tuya Devices

Smart home Automation installed and integrated by us provides you complete connection and control over your devices along with combining more than one device at a time. Use your connected phone to be in control of the electronics in your living room, your garden, your kitchen or even every place at once, where and whenever you want. Don’t you think it is amazing what we can do nowadays?

Connect

Whether you’re looking for a single smart bulb or you want to automate your entire home, we can help you make it happen through just one powerful app. Smart Life app which works with both hub and directly through your Wi-Fi. There are new products and possibilities added all the time.

Remember when you wish to turn on the lights, set scenes and automatically close the shutters when the sun starts to get bright or even receive notifications if the postman stops by.

Well, all of that is possible with the Iot Devices powered by Omni Smart home automation. You can connect products directly to your Wi-Fi without the use of a separate hub. After un-boxing your brand new smart item you can wireless through connect the product to your existing Wi-Fi network and you are good to go. The only thing you really need is your Wi-Fi password!

Each product either smart curtain, smart thermostat, all themselves are really smart enough to correspond directly with your router without the need of a hub, gateway or bridge. No need for an entire start-up kit, you can get going with just one product, the free app and from there you can start exploring your smart life.

Control

Smart life controls life smartly with the voice command. The app gives access to control your IOT devices with Alexa or Google. Also, let you monitor them remotely. All you need is internet connection. It creates scenes for automated functionalities and to check and control each smart product individually. If you have working Internet connection on your phone, you can control all your installed products, no matter what location you are at. Forgot to switch off the Television?! No worries! switch it off wherever you are and feel secure again.
This also goes for the option of voice control. You can easily use a smart speaker at home, but Google Assistant on your smart phone can be just as useful – at home or anywhere else.

Combine/ Group them together:

Combine different Smart home devices products in scenarios and set schedules for advanced smart behavior. What happen is when you start with one device, you end up having your whole home automated. Well, that is the point when you need us. As with Omni smart home solutions, you can create a smart home while using just one powerful app, “Smart Life”. Feel free to combine different solutions; keep an eye on your loved ones and automatically open or close the shutters to control the temperature in the room, dim your lights automatically when you turn on the TV via a smart plug or simply turn on the lights when you enter a room thanks to a signal from a sensor.
Connect with smart Life App:

After installing your smart devices in your home and selecting the internet protocol, you have to configure it with the app so that your voice control device get the access to control your other smart home devices. For that you need to go to Google play store for androids and apple store if you have I phone. After installing the smart app bring it to your desktop. There you will see the icon visible. And follow the steps given below:

  1. Open App and there you will get to know multiple options of smart devices.
  2. First time you launch it, it will ask you to register.
  3. For registration all you have to do is to type your email address and agree to terms and conditions.
  4. After you click the continue option there will be verification code
  5. Then you set password and then you going to go ahead and complete the Family name.
  6. Click on add devices when you need to configure. Then you look at the device if that is blinking or not. If it’s blinking it means they are being configured.
how to pair smart life device

smart life pairing guide

More you can do with this App is that you can create schedules and scenes for your devices. Moreover, you can control your home device from anywhere using the SmartLife app. You can make things automatically happen depending on the time of day, available light, weather or sunshine.  Amazon Alexa and Google Home can be used to literally tell your devices what you want them to do for you

24Oct

Smart home automation – How- What is – guide for 2019

by Bilal Sheikh

Smart home automation – Complete guide for 2019

If you have been curious about turning your home into a smart home but felt overwhelmed by the amount of solutions there or don’t even know from where to begin. This is the blog for you.

When looking to turn your home into a smart home. You are just inundated with the choice. Maybe with too much choice. But in general there are actually two routes where you can go when trying to go about creating a smart home.

First one is by buying a bunch of devices from different manufacturers and connect them all to a common platform like google home or alexa or Siri/Home assistant. OR there are other companies out there who make home automation platforms and have regional installers that will come out and install and integrated solution for you. So, which one should you choose for your home.

Factors to keep in mind:

Largely it depends on how much automation are you willing to do in your home. Second, how much are you willing to spend on automation and finally how easy to install and comfortable are you at setting up your smart home automation system by yourself. Now companies like Omni smart home solutions will come and install everything at your home or you can use and integrator to do it. The solutions provided by them are widely in how their user interfaces are designed and the third part platform they can work with. Now thankfully things have been getting better recently but still a lot of competition have been coming at these companies from larger tech companies like google and Amazon.

If you look at google’s newly rebranded google nest page, its obvious that Google nest is making a play to customers who want the type of whole home solutions that the traditional smart home companies provide. And today, its not just the luxury home automation companies offering in-home consultation and installation services for smart home devices. More mainstream companies are getting into the space like They come out to your home and do a consultation for free and then they also offer paid installation services as well.

1.      Select Home automation Platform

The first part of setting up one of these systems in smart home 2019 is choosing which core platform to go with that all of your support devices talk to. And this platform will be the central point of control for all of your smart controlled devices like video doorbell and smart plug . The major mainstream platform you can choose from, out there are amazon, alexa devices, google assistant and apple homekit voice command controlled devices or apple’s home kit enable devices. Once you decide which core platform you’ll use to run your smart home, now its time to talk about devices that actually makes your home smart home.

Typically you can put these smart home devices into smart home systems several main categories including, Music, media, lighting, climate, security and appliances/accessories.

2.      Smart Audio system

First lets take a look at music as whole home audio. This functionality allows you to play different music in different parts of your home. Now typically through voice assistant. You have various options here. Amazon, Google and Apple, all make their own speaker that can natively play music from various streaming services. However, do know that apple pod can only stream music from only apple music or your iTunes library. There are also third party smart speaker like google home mini and systems you can buy from companies.

3.      Smart Media room

Next look at controlling your media rooms with your smart homes. Typically this involves controlling your TV and speakers and lighting flawlessly in your media room. Will get to lighting in just a sec right now the best integration with your consumer’s company either come from amazon or google. They both sell devices that can control your TV, Turn it on and off with an assistant as well as deliver content from all the major streaming services you would expect and relatively affordable only costing between 30-70$. Google chromcast in particular is pretty powerful thanks to its casting feature, you can cast media into android, iPhone or any chrome browser over Wi-Fi to your chrome cast enabled devices. Which makes it easy to cast media from phone to your TV, pause and then cast the media to your bedroom TV. Google’s newer version of the chromcast devices can also turn on and off your TV and your receiver and other devices connected to your receiver through a technology called HDMICE. Amazon also has this feature as well.

4.      Smart lighting

The third category is lighting. The smart lighting that is mostly used and work with voice recognition is light bulbs Phillips hue, GE, lifx, Ikea and eufy. These smart light makers make LED bulbs that are typically in three categories. 1. White bulbs that goes from day light to warm light hues or multi color bulbs. Smart bulbs typically connect either through Bluetooth or through Wi-Fi. Now, Smart lights save you a lot of time and steps in your house. You can turn on all of your light at night with just using your voice. You can make sure you turn them off while you are away from home using your smart phone app or smart assistant through your phone.

Smart Touch Wireless electrical Switches

Smart Touch Wireless electrical Switches

Typically you can create routines with them. So you can wake up with your lights on with sunset colors and they can even set Geo-fencing with your smart lights so that they can automatically turn on when you arrive home and turn off when you leave. You can get other accessories with your smart lights as well like smart switches. You can control lights with smart switches and dimmer switches as well.

5.      Smart Climate control

Third category is climate control and here mainly we’ll be talking about smart thermostats and detectors. With these thermostats you can look for smart home convenience as they will manage the minute details in your home that you might not even notice till its alarming situation. For that matter of fact, you will get the best ones connected through your central hub which will not only keep you alarmed but also react to neutralize it. Last would be the smart home security systems that you will be looking at when going for smart home automation in 2019.Complete guide related to security camera with voice control and easy integration is being provided with the best choice of night vision CCTV camera and starter kits.

14Oct

Best WiFi Smart LED Bulb Works with Amazon Alexa E27 Dimmable RGB LED for iOS Android App Control

by Bilal Sheikh

What Smart home light you must use to make your home automation project affordable?

Living in the 21st Century, you will come across smart home tech everywhere around you. From Smart tv to smart phones and now its smart lights. Just like other smart devices, these smart lights for home can be operate remotely from anywhere you want, all you will require is working internet connection and a smart phone. These are operated by smart life home automation application on android and apple IOS. You can control these smart lights with alexa as well. If you are thinking that this smart light system can only have lights that are operational with respect to app and remotely controlled or have voice commands feature, you are wrong. Since, these lights are not named smart because of ts operational system rather they are smart enough to change 16 million colors as per your requirements and regulate the intensity as well. So, you are open for options when it comes to selection of the best smart lights for Google home or for smart color lights that work with alexa

How do smart lights work?

Just like other smart devices for home automation, different lights work with different internet protocol. But the best thing about getting these wifi smart lights hub from Omni smart home automation is that you don’t have to go through struggle of installation and also you get the recommendation from our expert team about which light is best for your home. Smart lights motion sensors allow them to work with motion as well. Along with that you can use RGB lights for your studio or for work place as well. All the below mentioned lights work with IOT and with the central hub that connect all your smart devices. This makes it easy to access and to communicate with your home assistant. To get to know more you can spare 3 minutes to read working of smart lights.

E27 Dimmable Smart Bulb

Wifi Smart LED bult E27

Do Smart lights work with HUB OR HUB-LESS?

Before jumping on to the conclusion, it is best to know what internet you are using. Either you want the lights to work with the hub or just want to operate it with the Wi-Fi i-e hubless. This will make your research precise and its best if you already have something just as Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or any smart speaker, or google home app on your mobile, you know you should get something that has compatability with Alexa or google home. On contrary to that, if you have already synchronized your compatible devices with the central hub, there is no reason not to go with the central hub. Since, that will most likely have its own mobile application. The one immense thing about hubless wifi smart bulbs is that most of them will actually work WITH a HUB, but it is not required because it does have an app.

How long do smart light last?

General perception about smart lights outdoor is that since they have sensor detect so they are really expensive and burn out really quick. Well, smart lights Amazon sell have variety of smart LED light bulbs which have different time span and which last up to 15,000 hours, though some can last up to 25,000 hours. This is best for smart light Philips hue smart have It depends on the manufacturer of the bulb and how often it is used. For Example, if a smart bulb with a lifespan 15,000 hours is used 5 hours a day, it can last roughly 8 years. Omni Smart wifi bulbs come with 1 year local warranty.

Do smart lights save money?

There is no doubt that Smart lights bulbs are generally more expensive than traditional LED bulbs and that is because they pack in other tech options. Omni Smart Home Automation provides you with the cost effective low cost prices of quality smart bulbs starter kit which may range from Rs1950 to over rupees 2450 on other smart home devices providers. A typical bulb with soft white light usually runs for about three hours per day, so if you have a light that you like to leave on, your smart bulb may burn out faster, but will still have a longer life than a normal bulb.For the ease of our clients, if you have to replace a lot of lights in a single room, a smart light switch may be a more economical option.

Looking at the other aspects like electricity, and longevity of having to replace color bulbs, Yes, multi color smart bulbs, and LED bulbs, in general, are very much worth the money. You will realize that you will save money on these bulbs in the long run of having them. Typical bulbs, although cheaper to buy, will have to be replaced many times over compared to a smart bulb. Smart bulbs will have a higher cost out of pocket up front but will last you years before they have to be replaced depending on usage.

Does color matter?

For the most part of smart lights that work with alexa, it does not matter in terms of lifespan if you get multi colors or not when choosing a smart bulb. Like, RGB lights are specifically designed to be able to switch from different colors, and are not just a one color bulb. Most of the bulbs that come in different colors, last just as long as the normal white smart bulb. That is basically working hours of roughly 20,000. Color bulbs work best in your studio for making the best effect or for clubs or they will be great configured in kids rooms, and living rooms where you can control the light by asking, “alexa turn off the brightness of lights “to have a dimmed color on one light or to give off a different glow. The price of a colored can be a little bit more in cost, but it not usually by much, and it will depend on if it is a single color or a multi-colored bulb.

Color Temperature

Google home mini can configure with any color temperature lights. if the color of the bulb is whit, it does not make it any less of the smart light. White bulbs come in a variety of color temperatures, ranging from a bluer white to a more reddish white.

 

  • 2700K: These bulbs are labeled “soft white” and will cast a gentle warm glow that’s good for the bedroom, as well as table and floor lamps.
  • 3000K: “Bright white” bulbs have a more neutral glow, being neither warm nor cool.
  • 4000K: of you are always confused with soft white and warm white bulb now you have a new choice Cool White LED bulb.
  • 5000K: Lights that are 5000K and higher will typically carry a “daylight” label and edge towards the bluer part of the spectrum. However, they best approximate actual sunlight.

 

 

Color ChoiceDescriptionExplaination
1,000KCandlelight Red/Yellow
1800KVintage-look Filament Lamp – OrangeUltra Warm
2400KLamp style used in hospitalityVery Warm
2700KConventional Halogen and LED Lamp – YellowWarm
3000K Warm White
4000KCFL and LED – WhiteCool White
5000KDaylight
6000KCool Daylight
10,000KBlue Sky – Blue

Conclusion

If you are still confused about adopting smart home technology for your complete home, smart lighting is a good starting point. Replace few bulbs or down-lights and see how it fits in your smart lifestyle.

9Oct

Smart motorized Electric Curtains & automated Blinds with Voice Assistant !

by junaid

2019 Smart home needs Smart motorized curtains and Drapes for windows- Complete guide before installation

Too lazy to get up and open the curtains?

Still need light to wake you up from sleep?

Want things to be done before you get up so you save time?

Tell your home assistant to do that for you. In 2019, home assistant has become really friendly and easy to access. This is because you can now control all your smart home equipment easily and remotely from anywhere you want. Make your sleep more peaceful and calm with no worries and inducing motorized curtains.

 

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Why should you choose smart curtains?

Progressing in the modern era of technology and Internet of things everything is interconnected. Why not use the technology to improve your life standards and save the time for doing more important chores.

What is your daily routine? You wake up pull off the alarm and open the curtains for sun and then go for bath. What if all you have to do is to get into bath take a quick shower and BOO! Get ready for work. Leave the opening and closing of curtains to your home assistant. What if you are leaving the house and forget to close the curtains? In normal cases you get back to the window and close the curtains. But this will be different when it comes to Smart Home Automation. 

In the middle of your work and need some light? Want to slide your drapes and keep the momentum of work simultaneously? Get the system that will be smart enough for your windows. Let home assistant do these stuff for you. All you have to do is following:

  • Configure your smart curtains with your Alarm clock. So, your curtains will automatically open up to give you light you require to start up the day.
  • Control remotely these smart curtain motors so that if you have to leave the house and forget to close the curtains you can do it from your app.
  • Get Smart curtains with central hub so that you can control all your smart home devices by just sitting at one point.

How much does it cost?

To make smart home automation systems reasonable for you, it is not necessary that you cost your fortune. You can integrate your previous curtains with the smart motors and then connect them with your phone app. complete installation of smart systems for homes is all included in the package. Omni cloud solutions bring the easy incorporation of motor curtains. Be it a renovation idea or new home constructionhome automation system can be easily installed with cost effective way and by a regular electrician. Omni Smart Home automation beats any other Home Automation Provider in Pakistan because of their expertise in sales service and 1 year Local Warranty with head office in Lahore Pakistan. A smart home is not a dream now you can easily install Home automation system in Pakistan and upgrade the living standards.

How can you install Smart home curtains?

To install Smart home curtains that are remotely controllable has remotely controllable smart designed motor that is designed to work with dt82 curtain tracks. It actually got quite a powerful motor that should be able to pull up to about 50kgs. It has a plug less cable so either you have to attach a plug or connect it to your electricity. Or in case of getting it from Omni clouds solution smart home automation provider; you will have that installed by electrician.

The device is handy that is 250 mm in length and is able to be worked with any voltage  100-250 V, 50-60HZ. It connects over low energies Zigbee/ wifi  setup and control. So you need to have one of the gate ways. Or you can connect to your regular Wi Fi router. After installing curtain tracks, mount the motor to the rails. After connecting all the devices and installation required to set up the curtains leave the rest to be controlled by the apps. After installation in the app you will be able to fully close and open the motor to learn the track size. You can always use the motorized curtains and open them with the slightest touch as well. No sound is being made by the motor that will interrupt you or disturb you. You can easily set up wake up and good night time. You can set up automation rules to have it work with motion detectors or even temperatures sensors to automatically close the curtains withing 15 minutes when certain temperature of your room is reached. It can be integrated with the ecosystem easily.

How to operated Smart curtain system?

You can track system with amazon, Amazon Alexa echo dot and  Google home or with any of the voice control devices you already have connected with the curtains. Since, the whole agenda was to make things do remotely, therefore, not only voice recognition is all time available and you have to give commands through mobile app. With Google assistant being friendly and co-operative it take few minutes to integrate with the central hub as well that will give you access through all your devices like smart lights and curtain rods. Another best feature about the motor curtain is that all you have to do is to take motor with you along when you shift your place or apartment. A remote control is included with this set making it fully compatible with your voice-activation system. Some users may install a remote app onto their smart phones that will communicate with the curtain’s sensor.Smart Omni Curtain Control

What type of Smart curtains can be configured?

Different blinds and different smart home curtains and drapes can be integrated with any protocol. Just choose the place for where you want your motorized curtains. Either you need drapes in your home or you need blinds to make your office look professional. Omni Smart home automation provide you single motor drive and single open curtain. Along with that you can slide app to integrate single motor drive and double open curtain.

Features Our curtains have:

Coming across world of Smart Home devices quiet operation, the only best smart home system provider is Omni Smart home solution in Pakistan. And that is because we provide the features like

Soft touch start:

All you have to do is to make the slight touch that will indicate the curtains to open. Rest of the work is done by the motor sensor.

Manual operate:

It’s alright to operate these smart curtains manual as well. So, if there is anything that goes against IT, you can operate it manually.

Obstruction detection:

If some cat or any obstruction that is making your curtains do abnormal behavior, these curtains are smart enough to detect the obstruction and make the siren go on.

Remote Control:

Rf Remote control is available in standard package to operate them without the need to walking up to your curtain.

App Control:

Android and / Apple Ios Application is available to operate curtains from anywhere in the world.

Voice Assistant Control:

You can configure smart curtains in Lahore, Pakistan to be operated with google home assistant or amazon Alexa dot.

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8Oct

Electronic Smart door lock Guide

by junaid

What type of Electronic Smart door lock you should choose? 

Are your hands full of grocery shopping and you are figuring out way to hold handle of lock?

Embarrassed because your guests had arrived unannounced and you are not home?

Well, it is time to upgrade to smart Wi-Fi door locks. You can get a Wi-Fi electronic smart door lock that provides you with the multiple options for configuration. It will not be right to say that remote door locks have made your home living heaven and secure. Electronic remote door lock can be operated remotely which means that you can lock or unlock your doors from anywhere either you are home or at work, through your smart phone. You use finger to access or create temporary or permanent digital keys for your friends. Omni Smart Home Automation Solutions make the integration and installation affordable and easy for you with local warranty.

Do smart locks need Wi-Fi?

Different protocol options are available for integration of new smart home door locks, Bluetooth, ZigBee or Wi-Fi. Since it needs to be installed and able to communicate with the rest of your smart home setup so either it needs to be connected with centralized Hub or existing Wi-Fi router. Most of the smart locks are therefore connected through one of three common communication protocols: Bluetooth, ZigBee or Wi-Fi. Every protocol has its pros and cons. There are other less common and expensive options like Z-Wave.

  • Bluetooth Door Lock

Bluetooth is a common smart-lock protocol because it doesn’t burn through battery life as quickly.  Bluetooth protocol has its own down side and that is the limitation of the range. Bluetooth range is roughly 300 feet in a best-case scenario, and probably a lot less depending on how your home environment. It’s sufficient to control your electronic door lock while you are inside the house while what about when you are out? You’ll definitely lose the connection. Though no Central Hub is used if you want to connect through Bluetooth mode which makes it really convenient for your smart-home aspirations end at your smart lock, but hubs grant you the ability to control multiple connected devices from a single app, which can be more convenient than dividing home control among an assortment of device-specific apps.

  • ZigBee Door Lock

If you need to select the ZigBee protocol to connect to your electronic door lock, you might need a compatible hub. As Bluetooth connects directly with the lock, these locks need some configuration. That hub will translate the lock’s ZigBee signal into something your router can understand — once it does, you’ll be able to control it from anywhere.

It has more advantages than the disadvantages. As talking about the range of a ZigBee connection, it is about 120 feet, so the lock will need to be in range of hub. Though, additional ZigBee devices can act as range extenders by repeating the signal from the hub and sending it out further. The ZigBee signal can bounce up to four different times, for a maximum range of about 600 feet (walls, doors and other obstructions will all take a toll on range). Since Zigbee is IOt specific protocol therefore safety and options are unlimited.

  • Wi-Fi Smart Door lock

ZigBees have taken over the IOT but the biggest setback of ZigBee is the need of an additional hub. The plus side is that you can connect to more third-party devices than a standard Bluetooth lock if you have Smart Things or another multi-protocol hub. But, if you don’t plan to use your existing wifi router and a bunch of other devices with your Wi-Fi electronic door lock, ZigBee may not be right for you. Smart door locks with wifi are the best affordable option for quick upgrade without any hassle. Such locks come with multiple option to unlock which include finger sensor, remote app unlock, standard metal key, NFC card and numeric pass-code.

Smart Wifi Electronic Door Lock

Smart wifi fingerprint sensor remote door control

 

6May

Cost Price & Benefits of Best Home Automation system for Smart Homes in Pakistan for 2019?

by junaid
2 comments

Cost Price & Benefits of Best Home Automation system for Smart Homes in Pakistan for 2019?

Best Architect and Builder!! Spanish Tiles!! Solid Wood Doors!! Italian high-end Designer Kitchen!! Hikvision CCTV camera!!! What is the need for all these high-end products when you are planning your new home construction?  It is a life time decision and one has been saving all their life to build their dream smart home. Why are celebrities’ home in USA and Europe more concerned about the simplicity and convenience to make it a Smart home.

Smart Home or home automation basically refer to same idea of hooking up Home Automation Devices and Tech Hacks to get your daily routine tasks done more efficiently to save energy and time.

Few questions that pop when you are planning to automate your home in Pakistan.

What is home automation?

How much does it cost to automate a home?

How does home automation work?

What is home automation using IOT?

Why is home automation needed?

Answer. Omni Smart Home Automation

If you are a high-end architect builder, who wants to add value to your latest construction project or you building your dream smart home and wish to add convenience to your life. Omni Smart Home Lighting, Smart Touch Electrical Fitting and Smart Electric Motorized Curtain and Automated Blinds is the answer to your question. With Showroom in Lahore Gulberg get first hand experience of how easily you can incorporate home automation system in your Home. Complete range of Smart devices Pakistan is available to manage all requirements. Complete Planning of your requirement, and cost benefit for Smart Home and Home Automation in Pakistan.

Home Automation Pakistan

Home Automation Pakistan

Home automation in Pakistan is not something new, however home automation companies in Pakistan have been installing smart home solutions that would scare the top tech experts. Gone are the days when u needed to be facebook owner or extensive layout of Cat6 cables running through your walls and maintain a server room in your house just to switch a light ON. Few tech manic have killed their time in raspberry pi home automation. Smart Home Automation Ideas are now easily workable in Pakistan with complete range of sensors and Smart Electrical fittings from single Smart Home Vendor in Pakistan.

Home automation system have evolved over the time and in 2019 Smart Home System setup by Omni Smart Home Automation dose not require any special network wiring. Be it a renovation idea or new home construction, home automation system can be easily installed with cost effective way and by a regular electrician. Omni Smart Home automation beats any other Home Automation Provider In Pakistan because of their unmatched after sales service and 1 year Local Warranty with head office in Lahore Pakistan.

Smart homes is not a dream now you can easily install smart home automation system in Pakistan and live a automate Pakistan life.

Difference Between Smart Home Capabilities and Normal Home

Difference Between Smart Home Capabilities and Normal Home  
Smart Lighting Control from Anywhere.NoYes
Color Changing Light scenes RGB Smart Lights (atmosphere).NoYes
Over Load and Short Circuit ProtectionNoYes
Change Switch on/ off AC temperature from MobileNoYes
Latest Touch Screen Fashion StatementNoYes
Color Light scenes RGB Smart Lights (atmosphere).NoYes
One button Switch off Smart lights before Sleeping of leaving the house.NoYes
Window Curtain & Blind control from any place.NoYes
No additional Wiring Required to Reconfigure the Buttons.NoYes
Complete integration with Alarms and Sirens.NoYes
9Apr

What about Smart Light Bulbs that makes them best part of smart home lights in Pakistan?

by junaid

What about Smart Light Bulbs that makes them best part of smart home lights in Pakistan?

Philips hue was the first to come up with a credible wireless lights product and an extensive rang of wifi lighting solutions. Constructing and new home or renovating your old living space, smart home devices are integral feature in all smart home projects. Smart lights or “wireless lights” how you may call it is the first step towards automating home construction project. Before you get carried away in the fantasy of color changing led bulbs, wirelessly controlled by your mobile and voice by Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, there are few questions you should answer.

  1. How long smart bulbs last?

Light bulbs, smart led light strip and led ceiling lights are all examples of Smart Lighting. Technically they are same as a regular Led Bulbs however an additional communication ship is added to be controlled via WIFI mobile. Life of Led lighting is better than original Edison Bulbs and traditional Energy saver bulbs.

Smart Light Solution

Smart Light Solution

  1. What do smart Lights Do?

Wifi lighting solutions come hand for many reasons. They can work together in pairs when using them as dimmable Ambiance Lighting. Such Scenario Lighting are needed in Home Theater, bedrooms and restaurant for mood lighting solution. Smart Lights can change color and temperature to suit requirements. Energy efficiency is another factor that comes handy as it can be pre-configured timer to turn on and off at specific time.

  1. Which Smart Lights work with Alexa and Google Assistant?

Below are few brands of smart lights in Pakistan that I have tested to work good with amazon Alexa.

  • Phillips Hue (Most Expensive).
  • Lutron.
  • Omni Smart Lighting Bulbs. (Local Warranty in Pakistan)
  • Ikea (Relatively New entry)

Conclusion.

Wifi Lighting Solutions & smart bulbs in Pakistan are a new entry for technology and interior designing enthusiast. Instead of wasting money on Philips hue you should look for cheap good price alternative with similar life and functionality. Wireless controlled light bulbs & Light Fixture are not the only part of smart home, you should look for a compete Home Automation company, so all future electronics in your home could be controlled by you mobile. Omni Smart Lighting is a google home light bulbs, it works stand alone and have the option to integrate with smart door locks and motion sensor to make it a complete smart home step by step. All latest Home Automation features like integration with Google Home, Amazon AlexaGoogle nest and IFTTT can be integrated into your smart home.