Fibaro, a leading global manufacturer of wireless home automation devices has announced three new products that will be fully compatible with Apple’s popular HomeKit.
The three products: The Fibaro Flood Sensor, Fibaro Motion Sensor, and Fibaro Door/Window sensor feature intuitive technology through Bluetooth connectivity to allow you to get a better insight on your home. Each of the products will launch to be compatible with Fibaro’s new app that will give you remote access, as well as compatibility with the Apple Home App in iOS 10.
The Fibaro Flood Sensor is the first water sensing and leak detection device in the Apple HomeKit ecosystem. The Flood Sensor is equipped with gold telescopic probes that detect water as soon as it appears and allows the device to function on uneven surfaces. Featuring an LED indicator along with an acoustic alarm signal to alert users of flooding or tampering, the wireless device can also trigger a smart home scene and notify a user of a problem through the Fibaro app or Apple’s Home app. The Flood Sensor also acts as a temperature sensor, making it perfect for areas like a garage or basement. In the cold weather months, ask Siri to check the temp in an unheated area where a Flood Sensor is placed and stay ahead of burst pipes and potential problems. Not only will the Fibaro monitor water and leak detection but will also monitor the temperature as well, which is a big thing. Available for purchase in the first quarter of 2017, the Flood Sensor can be purchased for $69.99
Up next is the Motion Sensor ($69.99) by the company that was honored by CES Innovations on top of receiving an international design award winner. Fibaro described the motion sensor as:
A CES Innovations honoree and an international design award winner, the Fibaro Motion Sensor is actually a multi sensor, measuring movement, ambient temperature and light intensity. It is battery powered and runs on Bluetooth LE wireless technology, and features an eye-shaped LED indicator changes colors to signal motion, temperature level, tampering and light. The clever holder allows you to place the sensor anywhere in the home, even affixed to a wall, ceiling or other surface. The Fibaro Motion Sensor comes equipped with tamper protection thanks to its built-in accelerometer. Any unauthorized attempt to relocate or change the sensor’s view angle can trigger an alarm.
Finally, there’s Fibaro’s Door & Window Sensor ($59.99) which using Bluetooth LE, the battery operated device can be placed on any door or window with an included adhesive to make sure you know when either of the two have been opened and or closed. Available in multiple colors it can match your décor and door, all while keeping your home more secure.
“Expanding our product line to include support for Apple HomeKit was a natural choice for Fibaro. The HomeKit platform offers a simple and secure solution for expanding the many benefits of smart home to a new category of consumers that up to this point, may not have had the means or knowledge to participate. Working with companies like Apple to expand the mainstream consumer smart home market is very exciting for us,” said Rich Bira, Managing Director of Fibaro in the U.S.