Ikea Offers Affordable Sensors for Less Than $10 Each, Promising Material Support for Hub

Cupertino, November 29, 2023


Three new Ikea sensors are being added to the company's smart home product range, each costing less than $10. None of them support HomeKit, but the company says they all support the $69 Dirigera hub, and has promised that it will be upgraded to Matter at some point...

The three new Ikea sensors Ikea today announced the trio of sensors. PARASOLL Door and Window Sensor is designed for discreet mounting on windows and doors. This sensor alerts users when these access points are opened or closed, alerting them to unexpected access. VALLHORN Wireless Motion Sensor can be placed both indoors and outdoors. It activates lighting upon motion detection and provides personalized lighting with adjustable color and intensity settings. The BADRING water leak sensor should be placed near water consumption areas and alerts users when detecting water leaks, by sending mobile notifications or activating the built-in alarm. It minimizes the impact of water-related incidents through immediate notification so you can act immediately. By connecting the sensors to the DIRIGERA hub, they activate other smart devices, receive notifications on your mobile or adjust the lighting to their preferences – all managed via the IKEA Home smart app, even remotely from outside the house.

The contact and motion sensors will be launched in Europe in January, followed by the water sensor in April. The US has a more complex rollout: Vallhorn motion sensor in January Parasoll door/window sensor in April Badring water sensor in July Exact US prices are not yet known, but all three are expected to cost less than $10 each.

Connectivity All three products offer both alerts and the ability to activate Ikea lamps directly. Other connectivity requires the Dirigera Zigbee hub, which can communicate with a wider range of smart home products. They are not compatible with Ikea's older Trafdi bridge, which is now effectively obsolete. However, HomeKit compatibility won't be available until the hub is upgraded to support Matter. This should have happened almost a year ago, but Ikea still hasn't specified a date. As far as past performance goes, we can expect this to happen at some point, but don't hold your breath. FTC: We use monetized auto-affiliate links. More.


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