Ikea Unveils Smart Sensors for Modern Homes: Features & Prices

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IKEA launched 3 sensors for smart homes

In the modern world, everything is gradually becoming more digital, offering immense convenience for users. Everywhere you look, every aspect is becoming smarter through the integration of technology. Recognizing this, a well-known company, Ikea, has decided to bring a new and incredible evolution to one of the most important aspects of human life: the home.

Ikea released three affordable sensors that will enhance home security and many other aspects that we can’t easily control in our daily lives. Let’s take a closer look at these three sensors and some related information.

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What is “Ikea”?

Ikea is a multinational Swedish company that designs and sells ready-made furniture, kitchen appliances, home decor, and other home appliances. The company was established by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943. Today, the headquarters of Ikea is located in the Netherlands. The group is responsible for nearly 1% of world commercial wood consumption, making it the largest individual user of wood in the world.

Initially, the company only designed home interiors, but later they expanded their business globally, now offering everything related to a home.

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Types of Sensors and Their Functions

There are three types of Zigbee sensors released by Ikea, named Parasoll, Vallhorn, and Badring. Zigbee is defined as a low-power wireless mesh network.

1. Parasoll

PARASOLL Door and Window Sensor

Parasoll is a window and door sensor designed to trigger automation when a door or window is opened or closed. It can also directly connect to the Ikea light bulb without any other Ikea smart hub.

2. Vallhorn

VALLHORN Wireless Motion Sensor

Vallhorn is a motion detector sensor that detects indoor and outdoor motion to activate lights. It comes with IP44 splash protection from rain and consists of three AAA batteries. It can easily control three Ikea smart bulbs right out of the box.

3. Badring

BADRING Water Leakage Sensor

Badring is a water sensor with a built-in siren that sounds an alarm during a water leak. It can also send notifications to your phone using the Ikea Smart Home app. This sensor is very useful as it can save water and prevent property damage, potentially saving owners a lot of money.

Additional Information

These sensors are surprisingly affordable, costing around $10 each, though pricing may vary by region. In Europe, the sensors will cost €9.99, €7.99, and €9.99, respectively. In the United States, the price is yet to be confirmed. The availability of these sensors varies: Vallhorn will be available in selected countries, Parasoll will launch globally, and Badring will be available for retail in some countries in April but won’t reach the US until July.

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