Bezeq, Israel’s largest telecom, recently set up a model “smart home” at its Tel Aviv headquarters and in the Ikea store in Netanya to demonstrate its Bhome subscription service — a cutting-edge package of Wi-Fi-enabled sensors and monitors to help keep out intruders and save energy.
But you don’t have to live in Israel to take advantage of sophisticated Israeli smart-home technologies.
Whether you want to control temperature, humidity and lights, monitor and optimize water usage, activate audio systems and alarms through a mobile phone or tablet, there’s a product on the market — or close to it — to help you. The technology enabling these devices is IoT – the Internet of things – connecting everyday objects through networks.
Here are a few of the many Israeli-made options now available or coming soon.
The Netanya-based startup SwitchBee provides a platform including programmable switches, a central control unit, a smartphone/tablet application and cloud-based data services. The plug-and-play devices are designed to embed in existing outlets quickly and wirelessly.
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