The second-generation range of LASER’s CONNECT SmartHome devices are out. A leader in the Australian smart home category since entering the market a year ago, CONNECT SmartHome now includes a wider range of alternative lighting options, affordable smart security cameras and solar panels, smart garden water controllers and more across security, power and outdoor categories. It is all part of its commitment to deliver high quality and easy to DIY smart home products that offer a simple and affordable way for Australian’s to enter the home automation category or add to their existing system.
Let’s be real about this. In early 2020 it became the first smart home brand to offer $10 smart light bulbs and $19 Smart Wi-Fi Plug with Dual USB charging ports. Yes, I have a few of these. When LASER announced its expanding it’s existing indoor range and taking affordable smart technology outdoors, I went looking!
The light globe range has expanded into vintage style filament lights bringing a different style of smart ambiance to your home. They even have new fairy lights and neon strip lighting options … did I hear garden party or your epic games room being upgraded?
Leading the range outdoors is CONNECT’s Smart Outdoor 1080P Camera With Solar Panel which is around a $200 smart security option that offers utility and power and can be placed almost anywhere. With waterproof design, a 3m long cable connecting the panel and camera, night vision and motion detection, this camera is a compact and easy-to-install option for anyone looking to keep an eye on what is going on outside their home.
You could get boujie with the connected door lock that gives you four unique access methods to secure or access the front door (or the closet with all your Hermes Birken bags or your ultimate collection of Star Wars Lego builds), to the wireless solar panel powered water controller that can regulate garden watering based on timings or even weather patterns.
With could get ‘statistical’ with recent data showing the rapid growth and adoptions of connected devices in Australian homes and the indication of appetite of Australian consumers looking for ways to make their homes more secure, energy efficient, time saving or cost effective. But its kinda obvious with trends and the lockdowns, we are wanting affordable technology and compliant locally.
“Australians have voted with their wallets and shown that they are much more comfortable with smart lighting, security and power than ever before. But they have also shown how price sensitive they are, which makes sense in this economic climate and given the number of smart devices they are seeking for their home at any one time,” said Chris Lau, Managing Director of Laser and Head of CONNECT SmartHome.
“With our second generation range we are expanding into areas that people may have not thought could be smart, or otherwise have previously come with a high price tag. As consumers look for new and different ways to integrate smart technology into their lives, we remain committed to driving the category in delivering affordability and accessibility to the Australian smart home.”
Compatible with Google Home and Amazon Alexa, users can control their home electronics via voice command or as standalone products controlled via the CONNECT SmartHome app (Android/iOS). These new additions update and expand the existing smart home range featuring water controllers, smart locks, new doorbells, expanded lighting options and more.
CONNECT Smart Lighting
Retro looking LED bulbs that last for thousands of hours, the new CONNECT Smart Filament lights are energy efficient, environmentally friendly and have a classy, vintage look. CONNECT Smart Filament Amber Globe E27: CSH-E27G80AMB – AUD $24.95
Perfect for adorning your home or garden, the CONNECT Smart Fairy lights come in 7m or 15m lengths and can allow the user to remotely control colour, brightness, and lighting modes. With 16.5 million colours to choose from, you will never run out of choices. CONNECT Smart Fairy Lights 7m RGB: CSH-FAIRY7M – AUD $59.95
For indoor or outdoor lighting needs, the new neon light strip can brighten up any occasion or be integrated into lighting displays. With 16.5 million RGB colours to choose from, 240 lumens of brightness and a lifetime of 25,000 hours, they can add a little fun. The LED smart strip lights are also vibrantly coloured to accent key spaces or liven up a room’s ambiance when reacting to rhythms in music mode. CONNECT Smart Strip LED 2mtr: CSH-STP2USB – AUD $29.95
CONNECT Smart Security
Cameras for outdoors are also easy to set up and install with CONNECT SmartHome. With the option of products combined with their own solar panel, charging is not a concern and high quality 1080p full HD video and night vision allow footage to be easily viewed and shown when needed. CONNECT Smart Wireless Outdoor Camera With Adjustable Floodlight & Solar Panel: CSH-SLRFLCAMA – AUD $349.95
CONNECT’s updated range of indoor cameras offer utility and convenience as well as peace of mind. Ready to set up and go, the cameras can be placed in any room and integrated through the CONNECT SmartHome app. CONNECT Smart Indoor Camera Static V2: CSH-IPCAMB – AUD $59.95
Giving the ability to respond to visitors anywhere and anytime, the new rendition of the Connect Smart Full HD Video Doorbell can send alerts via the free app when a visitor is at the door and also allows the user to see and communicate with them via two-way audio function. CONNECT Smart Video Doorbell V2 Black: CSH-CAMDBBB – AUD $149.95
The CONNECT Smart Deadbolt with fingerprint ID keeps homes safe and protected from intruders or unauthorised entry, while also giving convenience to the homeowner. With 4 unique access methods including passcode, fingerprint, smart card and physical key, the user can also generate temporary access passcodes and access notifications. The lock can fit into 60mm standard bolts in existing holes. CONNECT Smart Deadbolt Biometric: CSH-DEDBLTBIO – AUD $249.95
CONNECT Smart Power
CONNECT’s power options allow any appliance or device to be turned into a smart device! With the power board, each socked can be remotely and independently controlled. The new rendition of the popular smart Wi-Fi plug with dual USB ports also now comes with power monitoring and energy saving features. CONNECT Smart Power Board 4 AC and 2 USB: CSH-4PWB2USB – AUD $49.95
CONNECT Smart Home & Garden
In order to automate gardens with ease, the CONNECT SmartHome new Wireless Water Controller can simply attach to existing water networks and be set it up in the companion app for a set and forget garden watering system. Powered by the inbuilt solar panel and connected via an included wi-fi HUB that boosts existing home Wi-Fi, this smart gadget gives the power to create watering schedules based on desired timings or even weather patterns. CONNECT Smart Wireless Water Controller: CSH-WTRCTRLR – AUD $179.95