RAHWAY, N.J., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- iHome, a leader in award-winning speakers, portable devices and smart home control solutions, today announced that its new iSP6, iSP8 SmartPlugs, iSPR4 SmartPlug remote control and Apple HomeKit compatible iSS50 5-in-1 multi-sensor SmartMonitor for smart homes are now available at leading retailers across the United States. This announcement marks further expansion of the company's well-received iHome Control line of cost effective smart home products.
iHome SmartPlugs turn any device into a smart device by adding smart control features as well as energy usage monitoring. The new SmartMonitor from iHome tracks not just motion like most sensor packages, but environmental conditions like humidity, temperature, and more. Used together, the SmartMonitor and SmartPlugs allow for a truly smart home. For instance, users can create triggers to control SmartPlugs based on sensed changes in room conditions, such as turning on lights when the front door opens, turning off lights when no motion is sensed for a period of time, turning on/off a dehumidifier when humidity levels rise or fall, turning on a room AC and many more.
Building upon the success of the iSP5 SmartPlug, the new iSP6 and iSP8 SmartPlug products both allow users to switch the appliances plugged into them on and off from anywhere via the iHome Control app or other smart home platform apps, as well as by voice via Alexa® and Siri®. Additionally, users have the option to control their SmartPlugs from within the room using a remote control (the iSP6 is remote compatible and the iSP8 has a remote included). The iSP8 SmartPlug from iHome also features smart energy monitoring that allows users to keep an eye on power usage, helping them save money on energy costs. Users who want simple control of their SmartPlugs without relying on a smartphone or voice enabled assistant can opt for the iSPR4 remote control.
Already have a smart home? No problem! iHome's SmartPlug products are compatible with today's popular IoT and smart home platforms, including Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Nest, Samsung SmartThings and Wink, and works with recently announced Google Home (via Samsung SmartThings). This allows iHome SmartPlug products to be easily and seamlessly integrated into any home, to make it smarter, safer and more energy efficient.
"When developing our SmartPlug products we worked tirelessly with all of the leading smart home platform providers to ensure that our products can be seamlessly integrated into their platforms, as well as work with devices of all kinds. Additionally, working with these platform providers allowed us to unlock an even more convenient user experience, such as allowing customers to switch their SmartPlugs on and off by voice using Alexa and Siri," said Gary Schultz, Director of Business and Product Development at iHome.
iHome's full line of SmartPlugs include:
- ISP5 SmartPlug (MSRP $39.99): capable of switching on and off lights, fans, room ACs and appliances
- ISP6 SmartPlug (MSRP $39.99): capable of switching on and off lights, fans and appliances, remote-capable
- ISP8 SmartPlug (MSRP $49.99): capable of switching on and off lights, fans and appliances, also allows users to monitor their energy usage, includes remote control
- ISPR4 SmartPlug IR Remote (MSRP: $19.99): offers remote control on/off switching of appliances connected to iSP6 and iSP8 SmartPlugs
The iSS50 5-in-1 SmartMonitor from iHome lets users monitor crucial motion, humidity and temperature changes within the home, as well as changes in light and sound, from anywhere in the world with Wi-Fi access. When changes are sensed, the iSS50 provides real time notifications directly to the user's smartphone as well as the onboard LCD screen. Additionally, when iHome SmartPlugs are added to the smart home, the iSS50 can be utilized to create triggers with SmartPlugs based on sensed changes.
All home conditions monitored by iHome's iSS50 SmartMonitor as well as SmartPlug on/off status and energy usage* can be tracked in real-time using the iHome Control app.
"When we envision what a smart home should be, the concept doesn't stop at internet connected smart devices and the ability to control devices from our smartphone screens. We envision smart homes smartly controlling the function of appliances, lighting and devices within them based on user defined automated settings and fully automatic adaptation to constantly changing conditions. To accomplish this, the home must be aware of the environment within it, which is why we created the iSS50 SmartMonitor." Schultz continued.
The iHome iSS50 5-in-1 SmartMonitor offers (MSRP: $79.99):
- 24/7 intelligent home monitoring from anywhere with internet access
- Wi-Fi enabled connectivity, no hub required, no monthly fees
- Home monitoring at a glance using iHome Control app or the onboard LCD screen
- Five intelligent precision sensors provide trigger & push notifications to smartphones
- Set automated triggers with Smart Plugs to control any HomeKit enabled devices
- Works with Siri. Ask Siri what the room temperature or humidity is
The iHome iSS50 5-in-1 SmartMonitor, all iHome SmartPlug models and SmartPlug remote control are available direct from www.ihomeaudio.com, at select retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Amazon, Best Buy and other fine retailers.
For more information, please visit www.ihomeaudio.com.
iHome was established in 2005 as a division of SDI Technologies, a company with over 60 years of consumer electronics innovation. The first iHome product introduced, an iPod-docking clock radio, was the top-selling iPod accessory for the year and firmly established iHome as the premier brand in the audio accessories market. Today, iHome remains the #1 selling brand in digital player speakers* with an impressive catalog of award-winning products.
iHome is currently pioneering a new area of connected consumer electronics with the release of its iHome Control line of smart home products. Compatible with Apple and Android portable devices, the first product in the series, the iHome iSP5 SmartPlug was a launch partner with Apple's HomeKit smart home software. Through their partnerships with Nest, Wink, Amazon Alexa and Apple, iHome's line of Smart home products offer the broadest IoT platform compatibility in the market.
For more information on iHome and its products, visit ihomeaudio.com, Facebook (facebook.com/iHome), or follow @iHome on Twitter.
* Energy usage can only be monitored using the iSP8 SmartPlug
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