Securifi Provides Critical Residence Automation To Its Almond Routers
Personal an Almond router? It’s about to get a dose of house automation because of new firmware from Securifi. The corporate behind the intelligent (and engaging) routers simply introduced a brand new set of options that may higher place its product within the market.
These house automation options are a pure match for Almond routers since Securifi designed the router to be showcased in a house relatively than stuffed in a closet like most routers. The newest router may even be held on a wall.
Securifi launched the unique Almond router in 2012 and shortly adopted it up with a brand new mannequin in 2014. Then, earlier this yr, the corporate pushed out one other router that packs extra of what made the primary two particular: It combines prime-tier technical specs with a reasonably face. And now it does house automation, too.
The brand new house automation options work in an “if that than this” scheme. Nevertheless, in contrast to the web service of IFTTT or SmartThings, the platform is ran regionally on the router and doesn’t require a hook up with the Web. The newest Almond router, the Almond+, is suitable with ZigBee and Z-Wave units, successfully giving the router the power to speak to hundreds of various residence automation modules. This consists of all the things from smartlocks to related thermostats and the like. Between ZigBee and Z-Wave, a house proprietor could make a house automation system that may rival the Jetson’s.
Securifi is releasing its personal related retailers. The outlet retains with the nut theme and is known as Peanut.
I discovered the system straightforward to configure by way of a smartphone app. The app’s circulate is logical and the setup nominal, which is what made the unique Almond well-liked.
This transfer into house automation is an formidable plan for Securifi, however a sensible transfer. To date nobody from Nest to ADT to SmartThings have discovered the key sauce. Securifi presents an fascinating proposition by integrating the house automation hub instantly right into a router making it a strong connection hub.