The VOCOlinc VS1 Smart Contact Sensor is a compact HomeKit accessory that attaches directly to doors and windows for instant security. The two-piece sensor uses a magnet to determine if a door or window is closed and can send notifications through the Apple Home app. The sensor can also be used to trigger automations, such as turning on lights at the entrance.
Instant Notifications: HomeKit Home will send a notification to Apple devices when anything equipped with VS1 status changes. Get real-time status via Siri and iPhone / iPad / Apple Watch before you leave the house or when it’s about to rain, so never forget to close your doors or windows. Remote access requires an Apple Home hub.
The VS1 uses Bluetooth for direct communication with the HomeKit, without the need for an additional hub. However, to enable remote access and automation, users will need an Apple TV, HomePod or an iPad. The VOCOlinc sensor runs on a single CR2032 battery and is rated for up to six months of use.
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Also debuting today on Amazon is the LifeSmart Cololight Strip. The HomeKit activated light strip has two different lengths and is capable of producing the industry standard of 16 million different colors and shades of white.
Millions of Colors – Your cololight band offers millions of colors for combinations built to fit every mood, making your home the ultimate entertainment destination.
Two Way Control – LifeSmart cololight tape can change colors, brightness, multiple scene modes through the “Cololight” application from anywhere. Use simple voice commands to choose from 16 million colors and DIY them to get personalized colorful lighting with Apple Homekit, Alexa and Google Assistant.
The Cololight Strip also has several unique features, including IP65 weather resistance and a built-in microphone. The microphone allows it to react to music with light effects when activated with the LifeSmart application. Complete the feature set is Wi-Fi connectivity and the ability to extend the total length up to 16.4 meters.
VOCOlinc VS1 is available for pre-order now on Amazon, both in a single package and in a double package, with a listing listed on June 28th. The one-time package starts at $ 22.99, but it looks like there’s a coupon on the list that can be cut to save an additional 10% off. The package of two is sold for $ 36.99, with a similar coupon available, which takes $ 3 off.
LifeSmart Cololight is now available for immediate delivery, with prices starting at $ 44.99 for the shorter length. The larger of the two has a retail price of $ 54.99.