New iDevices® Smart Home Essentials Kit Delivers Seamless Smart Home Evolution Complete with Concierge Service
iDevices delivers its first curated selection of premium, personalized, hub-free smart home products in one thoughtful package
AVON, Conn. - September 19th, 2016 - iDevices®, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, introduces the Smart Home Essentials kit, an Apple® HomeKit™ and Alexa-enabled system featuring three iDevices Sockets (connected light bulb adapters), five iDevices Switches (indoor connected plugs) and two iDevices Outdoor Switches (rain-tight connected plugs). Unlike other smart home systems on the market, the iDevices Smart Home Essentials kit requires no central hub, gateway or bridge. This premium selection of smart home products comes with a first of its kind, exclusive Concierge Service, giving users priority support access and the ability to set appointments with iDevices' smart home experts for everything from product setup to advanced use tutorials.
This unique Concierge Service offers users priority access to the iDevices team of U.S.-based smart home experts. Customers have the option to schedule a personalized, guided setup to ensure their transition to a smart home is simple and seamless. With the purchase of the Smart Home Essentials kit, users get priority access to the iDevices Concierge Service made up of smart home experts adept at supporting iDevices products and other manufacturers as well. iDevices will also provide personalized tips, tutorials and exclusive promotions to take full advantage of what the Smart Home Essentials kit has to offer. Once customers are setup and ready to go, the iDevices Connected app serves as the central controller, providing users with convenience, security and the ability to control their home from anywhere.
The Smart Home Essentials kit was born from iDevices' vision that home automation should be as seamless and invisible as possible to the user. Smart home products should enhance everyday life and create peace of mind, not headaches. iDevices set out to simplify and educate consumers with one package that will deliver the ultimate smart home experience that programs and pays for itself. The Essentials kit serves as a smart home foundation which users can easily and dynamically expand upon with new products and customizations moving forward, especially as iDevices expands their product offering. The company just released a line of in-wall solutions at CEDIA in Dallas and also plans to offer the option to build personally-tailored bundle in the future. In addition to working with Apple® HomeKit™, all iDevices products are compatible with Alexa-enabled accessories and the company plans to announce Android compatibility later this year.
"We wanted to make it easy for consumers to make their homes smart." said Chris Allen, CEO of iDevices. "This kit serves as the foundation for building a smart home and is an all-in-one solution that users can setup simply and confidently. We have our Concierge Service on hand to walk our customers through the setup process and educate them on how to make the most of their smart home. We think this will help eliminate any apprehension consumers have had about smart homes in general and make it that much easier to enjoy the benefits."
What's in the Box?
Three iDevices Sockets - Simply screw any standard light bulb into Socket to turn it into a smart bulb that can be controlled from anywhere using the iDevices Connected App. With dimming functionality and a customizable LED nightlight, users can easily set the mood for any occasion by changing the light color and adjusting the brightness.
Five iDevices Switches - The connected plug makes it easy to control, monitor and program electronic devices like lamps, fans, crockpots, space heaters, humidifiers and more, using voice commands or the iDevices Connected app.
Two iDevices Outdoor Switches - By bringing the intelligence and intuitiveness of the iDevices Switch to the outdoors, this HomeKit™- enabled, rain-tight plug allows users to control, monitor and schedule electronics on the exterior of their home by using voice commands or the iDevices Connected app. Ideal for holiday lights, spotlights and outdoor water fountains, the Outdoor Switch has dual outlets for simultaneous control of two products.
iDevices Connected App Features
The free iDevices Connected app allows users to easily add any iDevices product to their home network, securely pair them with their smartphone or tablet, add them to a room, set dynamic schedules and add custom photos and names. The app also has the unique ability to support HomeKit™ and Alexa-enabled products from other manufacturers.
• Easy and Straightforward - iDevices products do not require an external hub or subscription and work right out of the box with a simple connection process. Users do not even need to know their Wi-Fi® password to get set up.
• Access from Anywhere - Users can securely access iDevices products from anywhere through the iDevices IoT Cloud Infrastructure. The cloud service is free and requires no login.
• Custom Scenes and Schedules - With an intuitive interface, users can quickly design custom schedules and scenes that fit their lifestyle. iDevices products have the unique ability to remember events and ensure sure they happen even when the user is away.
• Energy Reporting - The iDevices Switch and Outdoor Switch provide customers with energy tracking and reporting to help save money on utility bills.
• Personalization - Users can upload photos of their home, rooms and accessories to the iDevices Connected app to add a personal touch and improve visual navigation.
The iDevices Smart Home Essentials kit is available for $499 at idevicesinc.com/essentials and amazon.com.
About iDevices, LLC:
iDevices, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, has developed a premium line of HomeKit™-enabled products available at the largest retailers worldwide, while expanding to new platforms and Alexa-enabled accessories like Amazon Echo. Through the "Designed with iDevices" co-development program and its custom-built IoT Cloud Infrastructure, iDevices works with other highly recognized consumer brands to bring the power of connectivity to their customers. By designing and developing its technology in-house, the Company is able to seamlessly connect people to their worlds with thoughtfully simple products that enhance everyday life. For more information, visit iDevicesinc.com.