Ikea makes a foray into the home automation market

A larger release of low cost smart systems expected at the end of March
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Ikea has gotten into the home automation market finally with its own low-cost range of smart home solutions, named Trådfri ('Trådfri' means wireless in Swedish). While the system seems to have rolled out in few countries of Europe, a larger release is being expected at the end of the March, according to The Verge.

The range is quite affordably priced, considering that a basic start up set comprising an internet getaway, remote and two LED light sources with wide spectrum,  comes for 749 kr ($ 85). One needs the getaway to use the Trådfri app, that can be downloaded for free from Google Play or App Store. The app works with Android (KitKat 4.4 or lollypop 5.0 or later) and iOS( iOS 8 or later). The app and getaway can be used to control multiple light sources in variety of ways. 

Recently, UAE telco, du launched its home automation packages- both as bundled packages as well as customised ones. The starter pack is priced at AED 2,048 ($ 558). 







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