IKEA leaks suggest that the company is working on a smart device that allows you to set lighting and lower sun blinds at the touch of a button
- A new IKEA product called & # 39; hot key & # 39; has been revealed through FCC archiving
- & # 39; Shortcut & # 39; a specific & # 39; scene & # 39; create in a room with smart furniture
- The current range of smart devices from IKEA is managed via the smartphone app
A new FCC request has an IKEA device named & # 39; hotkey & # 39; revealed that allows users to adjust the company's smart home furnishings to & # 39; scenes & # 39 ;.
The button is a small rectangular case with an image behind a clear touch surface that shows the type of & # 39; scene & # 39; indicates that would be started by pressing.
Presumably, multiple shortcuts would have been placed throughout the house or apartment to make it easy to change the settings of multiple smart furniture at the same time.
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A new FCC request shows an IKEA product that has not been released, a & # 39; hotkey & # 39; something that immediately becomes a & # 39; scene & # 39; in a room by moving connected smart furniture such as lamps, blinds and speakers to certain settings
According to the submission, the hot key would need a Trådfri gateway device to function.
The gateway device, currently available for $ 35, communicates directly with all smart IKEA furniture in the home.
Users can send commands to the gateway via the smart Home app from IKEA, available on both iOS and Android.
The gateway then communicates those commands to the specific Home devices.
The smart range of IKEA Home currently includes light bulbs, lamps, wireless speakers and smart sockets that can turn the power on and off for any device connected to it
Users can currently manage the settings of their different IKEA devices by setting timers for when they turn on or off, using the Home app.
The lamps, which can be adjusted to produce different lighting levels, cost between $ 20 – $ 25 (£ 16 – £ 20) and the wireless sensor kit only costs $ 30 (£ 24).
The move promises to include smart lighting, which has so far been largely confined to expensive high-end products, in the mainstream, but could make our homes easier to hack than ever before.
Cyber security experts have warned that & # 39; there is a possibility to do something & # 39; with these smart lamps.
IKEA smart home products will be sold online from April and in stores in the US and UK.
The button would last two years on a coin-cell battery.
The shortcut appears to allow users to coordinate the setting on different devices at the same time and bundle those settings into & # 39; scenes & # 39; which can then be switched on or off.
An example indicated by Thomas Ricker from the Verge, & # 39; TV time & # 39; lowering the blinds, switching on a loudspeaker, switching on the lights and switching on the air conditioning.
A simpler scenario was suggested earlier this year, when IKEA released a video of a morning routine in which the lights go on when an alarm goes off, the smart blinds begin to lift and the coffee maker is switched on.
IKEA originally started its Home smart initiative in 2012.
With the smart lamps and light bulbs from Ikea, users can determine how bright or weak they want their room
The company has so far released a number of different devices in the Home smart range, including different types of smart light bulbs and smart lights, a wireless control output that can be used to remotely switch on devices connected to it.
Ikea has also released a wireless speaker system called Symfonisk, with speakers ranging from $ 99 to $ 179.
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