Category "Zigbee"

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.

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

 

21Feb

Home Automation?  Affordable Dream for Pakistan in 2019

by junaid

Home Automation?  Affordable Dream for Pakistan in 2019

Gone are the day of Plc automation (programmable logic controller), where engineers had to write codes day in, day out to accomplish a simple remote on/off task.

2019 is the year of smart home devices as IOT (Internet of things) is creeping in our household, creating a system of connected devices to ease our life, saving time and energy in return. Zigbee/ Wifi home automation system for smart doors locks, smart RGB lighting control, and smart smart electrical switches & sockets have become smart & intelligent giving us the option to effortlessly operate them from a smart phone, keypad, or touch control panels.

It is now possible to Answer door from anywhere in the world through your mobile app and unlock the door for guest.  Adjust your thermostat for your water heater, get real-time updates on smart smoke detector and carbon monoxide levels. Even if you are not interested in the Advance home automation you may soon be pres

Home Automation Pakistan

Home Automation Pakistan

sing a single button to switch your lighting scenario and close motorized curtains shades to create ambiance for entertainment and living area. Smart home technology adds convenience, comfort, and value to your property.  All such Smart home system & devices are available for new construction and existing home renovation.

All top line architects like Mazhar Munir, Galleria Design, Faisal Rasool are going for home automation project. It may sound like a luxury to have smart house at the moment, but just like smart phones, latest technologies in automation and reduction in cost Home Automation is going to be widely used in Pakistani Home construction project starting 2019.

 

15Feb

What is zigbee vs Z-Wave vs IOT ? Home Automation Solutions for Pakistan.

by junaid
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What is zigbee vs Z-Wave vs IOT ? Home Automation Solutions for Pakistan.

Zigbee is a wireless 2.4GHz  IEEE 802.15.4-based protocol used to create PAN (personal area networks)  with special focus on small, low-power digital radios, such as for home automation, medical device have data communication, and other low-energy use and with small bandwidth needs, designed for small scale projects which need wireless connection. Therefore, Zigbee is a low-engery consuming, low data footprint, and close proximity (PAN) wireless ad hoc network.

So in Simple words Zigbee is a standards-based wireless protocol developed to work with low-cost, low-power wireless device-to-device (M2M) and internet of things (IoT) home and industrial networks.

Zigbee vs z-wave vs wifi IOT ?

Both ZigBee and Z-Wave, create a mast network Device 1 connects to the central hub/router. Device 2 subsequently connect t

o Device 1, then Device 3 to Device 2, Device 4 to Device 3 and the signal is shared continuously in such pattern across all devices on the mesh network in order to ensure 100% network availability at all times.

In easy terms, on ZigBee and Z-Wave mesh smart home networks, all connected devices “communicate” to each other. Unlike WiFi internet of things (IOT) and Bluetooth that can only send data directly to individual devices. Although the similarities are there in their operations, how are they different as for IOt all request will pass to the remote cloud, where as Z-wave and Zigbee will communicate to the smart home hub.

Zigbee How it works

Zigbee Mesh Network Details

Zigbee Network Devices Range.

Due to low power consumption it limits transmission distances to 10–100 meters in line-of-sight, power output and environmental factors affect the actual range. Zigbee devices can transmit over long distances by creating a mesh network of intermediate ZigBee home devices to reach more distant ones.

Zigbee Smart Home Sensors.

A wide variety of sensors are available for ZigBee smart home hubs, Smart Sensors like presence (PIR) motion sensor, door and window sensor, water leak sensor, smart gas leak sensors. All these joins together the force to give security and convenience of smart home. For example, a motion sensor can turn on light when someone walks in.

Zigbee light link.

This new Standard gives the lighting industry a global standard for inter Connectivity and very easy-to-use home lighting and control products. It allows consumers to gain wireless of all their lighting fixtures, Smart light bulbs, smart timers switches, remotes automation switch and smart power socket. Appliances using this standard will let user change lighting remotely to reflect ambiance, task or scenarios. It is specially used for latest lighting solutions for restaurants as it can control RGB smart Lights.

Zigbee Smart Home Hub.

Zigbee Smart Light Switches

Zigbee Smart Light Switches

Smart home hub is a combination of hardware and software that connects devices on a home automation network and facilitate intercommunication of all smart Zigbee, switches, sockets and smart zigbee sensors, you need to install a central hub for example Samsung smartthings has a Zigbee hardware hub, which can scan your home for network for available Zigbee devices, without you worrying to set up each one device individually. There are also options Wink, which acts as hubs so that you can add and control Zigbee smart home devices, all from within one single app.

Zigbee devices to try