Ikea has continued its smart home cost with the announcement of a trio of latest smart sensors: Parasoll, Vallhorn and Badring.
Parasoll is a window/door sensor with the standard open / shut options. Itâll value â¬9.99 in Europe (US and UK pricing TBC.)
Vallhorn is a extra highly effective, and cheaper (â¬7.99), movement sensor than the present TrÃ¥dfri mannequin that Ikea sells, and can be utilized outdoor too (IP44 splash proof score).
Badring isnât a damaged doorbell, itâs a water sensor with a in-built 60dB siren. Itâll value â¬9.99 on Le Continent (once more, $ and Â£ nonetheless unknown).
These smart Zigbee sensors are designed with Ikeaâs newest smart home hub – Dirigera – in thoughts, though you donât really want a hub to make use of them.
Thatâs as a result of, as weâve seen earlier than with the Ikea TrÃ¥dfri movement sensors and smart buttons, they may also be paired independently to appropriate Ikea smart gentle bulbs; as much as 10, in reality.
Costing lower than â¬10 every, the brand new trio subsequently provide a simple and comparatively low cost method of automating your home.
Clearly for those who throw the Dirigera hub into the combo then youâll have entry to a raft of automations and actions, as Ikeaâs newest smart home hub performs properly with Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomeKit.
Plus thereâs that all-important Matter compatibility coming quickly on too. Thoughts you, Ikea instructed us Dirigera can be synced up with Matter in early 2023â¦ so donât maintain your breath.
Little doubt tinkerers will have the ability to get them paired with the likes of a Home Assistant or a Homey Professional, however we perceive thereâs no compatibility with the TrÃ¥dfri Gateway in any respect for the Badring and Parasoll.
The launch dates are about as clear as certainly one of Ikeaâs furnishings self meeting manualsâ¦
Vallhorn will go on sale in January, in choose international locations together with the US.
Parasoll may also launch in January in some international locations however wonât hit US Ikea shops till April – the identical month Badring goes dwell, however not within the States, the place individuals must wait till July.