CONNECT releases latest range of affordable smart home products
Laser has announced its second-generation range of affordable CONNECT smart home devices with a wider line-up of lighting options, security cameras and solar panels and smart water controllers.
CONNECT entered the smart home market in early 2020 with $10 smart light bulbs and these new products expand on that value offering to bring smart home technology within reach of more customers.
The new CONNECT smart lighting solutions offer users creative and stylish options while still being very competitively priced.
The light bulbs are now available in a vintage filament-style design to not only offer smart home convenience but a new look as well.
There are also new fairy light and NEON strip light options as well.
CONNECT products have also expanded outdoors with the Smart Outdoor 1080P Camera with Solar Panel that’s priced below $200. It has a waterproof design, night vision and motion detection.
On the security side, CONNECT has another product – a connected door lock which offers four access methods.
The Smart Deadbolt can be unlocked with a fingerprint, a smart card, a key and with a passcode.
CONNECT also released a solar-powered water controller which can regulate your garden watering controller so you can set watering schedules and also see how much water you’ve bene using.
There are now more than 2.6 million Australian households with at least one smart product and a third of homes having more than one.
And this number is set to increase by 92.4 per cent by 2024, according to a recent Telstye study, to an average 35.6 devices per household.
And the recent lockdowns brought on by the COVID pandemic has only accelerated this trend because of the additional time we’ve been spending at home.
In 2020 alone, the smart home segment grew by more than 30 per cent as we look for ways to make our homes more secure, energy efficient and convenient.
“Australians have voted with their wallets and shown that they are much more comfortable with smart lighting, security and power than ever before,” said Chris Lau, Managing Director of Laser and Head of CONNECT SmartHome.
“But they have also shown how price sensitive they are, which makes sense in this economic climate and given the number of smart devices they are seeking for their home at any one time.
“With our second generation range we are expanding into areas that people may have not thought could be smart, or otherwise have previously come with a high price tag.
“As consumers look for new and different ways to integrate smart technology into their lives, we remain committed to driving the category in delivering affordability and accessibility to the Australian smart home.”
CONNECT SmartHome Product Range Additions
Compatible with Google Home and Amazon Alexa, users can control their home electronics via voice command or as standalone products controlled via the CONNECT SmartHome app (Android/iOS). These new additions update and expand the existing smart home range featuring water controllers, smart locks, new doorbells, expanded lighting options and more.
CONNECT Smart Lighting – Bulbs
Retro looking LED bulbs that last for thousands of hours, the new CONNECT Smart Filament lights are energy efficient, environmentally friendly and have a classy, vintage look.
– CONNECT Smart Filament Amber Globe E27: CSH-E27G80AMB – RRP $24.95
– CONNECT Smart Filament Amber Globe E27 ST64: CSH-E27ST64AMB – RRP $24.95
– CONNECT Smart Filament Smoke E27 G80: CSH-E27G80SMK – RRP $29.95
CONNECT Smart Lighting – Indoor/Outdoor
Perfect for adorning your home or garden, the CONNECT Smart Fairy lights come in 7m or 15m lengths and can allow the user to remotely control colour, brightness, and lighting modes. With 16.5 million colours to choose from, you will never run out of choices.
– CONNECT Smart Fairy Lights 7m RGB: CSH-FAIRY7M – RRP $59.95
– CONNECT Smart Fairy Lights 15m RGB: CSH-FAIRY15M – RRP $99.95
CONNECT Smart Lighting – LED Strips
For indoor or outdoor lighting needs, the new neon light strip can brighten up any occasion or be integrated into lighting displays. With 16.5 million RGB colours to choose from, 240 lumens of brightness and a lifetime of 25,000 hours, they can add a little fun. The LED smart strip lights are also vibrantly coloured to accent key spaces or liven up a room’s ambiance when reacting to rhythms in music mode.
– CONNECT Smart Strip LED 2mtr: CSH-STP2USB – RRP $29.95
– CONNECT Smart NEON LED Strip RGB 5mtr: CSH-STP5NEO – RRP $199.95
CONNECT Smart Security – Outdoor Cameras
Cameras for outdoors are also easy to set up and install with CONNECT SmartHome. With the option of products combined with their own solar panel, charging is not a concern and high quality 1080p full HD video and night vision allow footage to be easily viewed and shown when needed.
– CONNECT Smart Outdoor Camera with Solar Panel: CSH-SLRODCAM – RRP $199.95
– CONNECT Smart Wire-free Full HD Security Camera: CSH-ODCAMS – RRP $149.95
– CONNECT Smart Wireless Outdoor Camera With Adjustable Floodlight & Solar Panel: CSH-SLRFLCAMA – RRP $349.95
CONNECT Smart Security – Indoor Cameras
CONNECT’s updated range of indoor cameras offer utility and convenience as well as peace of mind. Ready to set up and go, the cameras can be placed in any room and integrated through the CONNECT SmartHome app.
– CONNECT Smart Indoor Camera Static V2: CSH-IPCAMB – RRP $59.95
– CONNECT Smart Indoor Camera Pan/Tilt V2: CSH-360IPCB – RRP $79.95
CONNECT Smart Security – Doorbells
Giving the ability to respond to visitors anywhere and anytime, the new rendition of the Connect Smart Full HD Video Doorbell can send alerts via the free app when a visitor is at the door and also allows the user to see and communicate with them via two-way audio function.
– CONNECT Smart Video Doorbell V2 White: CSH-CAMDBWB – RRP $149.95
– CONNECT Smart Video Doorbell V2 Black: CSH-CAMDBBB – RRP $149.95
CONNECT Smart Security – Access
The CONNECT Smart Deadbolt with fingerprint ID keeps homes safe and protected from intruders or unauthorised entry, while also giving convenience to the homeowner. With 4 unique access methods including passcode, fingerprint, smart card and physical key, the user can also generate temporary access passcodes and access notifications. The lock can fit into 60mm standard bolts in existing holes.
– CONNECT Smart Deadbolt Biometric: CSH-DEDBLTBIO – RRP $249.95
CONNECT Smart Home & Garden
In order to automate gardens with ease, the CONNECT SmartHome new Wireless Water Controller can simply attach to existing water networks and be set it up in the companion app for a set and forget garden watering system. Powered by the inbuilt solar panel and connected via an included wi-fi HUB that boosts existing home Wi-Fi, this smart gadget gives the power to create watering schedules based on desired timings or even weather patterns.
– CONNECT Smart Wireless Water Controller: CSH-WTRCTRLR – RRP $179.95
CONNECT Smart Power
CONNECT’s power options allow any appliance or device to be turned into a smart device! With the power board, each socked can be remotely and independently controlled. The new rendition of the popular smart Wi-Fi plug with dual USB ports also now comes with power monitoring and energy saving features.
– CONNECT Smart Power Board 4 AC and 2 USB: CSH-4PWB2USB – RRP $49.95
– CONNECT Smart Wi-Fi Plug with Dual USB and Power Monitoring: CSH-PLGUSBPM – RRP $19.95