Vivitar announces a new home automation starter kit designed for DIYers, the Deluxe Smart Home/Office Automation Essentials Kit. The new smart home kit provides consumers with an easy to install and cost effective DIY option that allows them to turn their house into a smart home while adding an additional layer of security and comfort. The kit includes a remote-activated security camera, Wi-Fi LED light bulb and smart plug, all of which can be accessed and controlled via the integrated smartphone app. The kit is available nationwide at Office Depot/OfficeMax in-store and online for $129.99.
The CaptureCam that’s included streams super clear HD video securely to any phone or tablet via the mobile app or over Wi-Fi, and allows you to save important moments with the available Micro SD card slot or on the 2GB of free cloud space. Stay in touch easily and interact directly with people at home via any smartphone through the built-in two-way microphone and see what’s taking place using the motion detection, night vision and multi-camera viewing angles.
The Smart Plug piggybacks onto your home’s power socket. Any device that’s plugged into the Smart Plug can then be monitored and controlled remotely via the Vivitar iOS or Android app. Schedule the plugs once and they’ll remember your routine until you change your mind, and you can even schedule your lights to go on and off while you’re away from home. The plug also features two USB ports to charge your small electronics.
Installing the Wi-Fi LED light bulb is also a snap as you simply screw the lightbulb into any standard light bulb socket and pair over Wi-Fi. Now the bulb can be turned on and off, or an of 256 colors chosen to brighten any room.