CES 2016: Turning your home into a smart hub appears to be the hot trend of late, as consumers want more control of their devices and household appliances. During CES this year, D-Link showcased their impressive range of smart home devices including a WiFi Smart Plug, WiFi Water Sensor, WiFi Siren, WiFi Motion Sensor and Smart Alarm Detector. The Smart Plug can be used to turn a fan off when you leave for work, power on a stereo to wake you up and a whole host of other options. The Water Sensor informs users when a leak has begun to protect your gadgets, and home from serious damage.
As its name suggests, the Siren warns away potential intruders within a close proximity of your home and act as a deterrent. The Motion Sensor like all the other devices utilizes IFTTT to make the home react to any motion. This means it’s possible to adjust the lighting at specific times. Finally, the Alarm Detector sends users a message via text or other means when a smoke or carbon monoxide warning is triggered.
The free mydlink Home app for iOS® and Android will provide IFTTT support in late Q1 2016 and adds huge potential to the hardware shown at CES.