February 26, 2024

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IKEA launches trio of smart sensors

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IKEA introduces three new affordable smart sensors for water leakage and motion detection – VALLHORN, PARASOLL and BADRING. The sensors are designed to give customers a greater sense of control and comfort, allowing them to stay connected to their homes, even when they are away. 

With PARASOLL, VALLHORN and BADRING smart sensors, IKEA is venturing into a new category of IKEA Home smart products that enables customers to manage and monitor their homes from anywhere in the world. The smart sensors deliver real-time notifications whenever activity is detected, allowing users to stay informed and connected to their home, whether they’re there or not, and act when needed. 

“Our research in the latest Life at Home Report found that people prioritize comfort and security in their homes. Everyone wants to feel safe at home and we feel excited about entering a new smart product area that creates not only a better, but safer life at home, says Stjepan Begic, Product Design Developer at IKEA of Sweden. “We believe these products can provide our customers with peace of mind and a greater sense of control and comfort.” 

Stay connected from anywhere with DIRIGERA and IKEA Home smart app 

The smart sensors are designed to be affordable and easy-to-use for everyone, with a sleek design that makes them go unnoticed. They work standalone or with other smart products from IKEA and come with personalisation options. The sensors can be used in various ways across the home: 

PARASOLL Door and Window Sensor is designed for discreet mounting on windows and doors. This sensor notifies users when these access points are opened or closed, making them aware of any unexpected entries. 

VALLHORN Wireless Motion Sensor can be placed both indoors and outdoors. It activates lights upon detecting movement and offers personalised lighting with adjustable color and intensity settings. 

BADRING Water Leakage Sensor is to be placed near areas of water usage and notifies users upon detecting water leaks, through sending mobile notifications or activation of its built-in alarm. It minimizes the impact of water-related incidents through immediate notification so you can act right away. 

By connecting the sensors to the DIRIGERA hub, they trigger other smart devices, receive notifications in your mobile, or adjust lights to their preferences – all managed through the IKEA Home smart app, even remotely from outside the home. 

“At IKEA, we want to make smarter living simpler and more convenient for everyone. Our new sensors merge technology with our home furnishing expertise, to provide affordable solutions that elevate everyday moments at home”, says David Granath, Range Manager at IKEA of Sweden.  

All three smart sensors are based on the Zigbee software. Connected to the IKEA Home smart system, the products will be updated to offer more features and options over time. PARASOLL and VALLHORN will start selling from January 2024, followed by BADRING in April 2024. Reach out to your market for availability. 

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