D-link DCH-S150 Wi-Fi Mo­tion Sen­sor

TechLife Australia - - BARGAIN HUNTER -

EX­PAND YOUR HOME AU­TO­MA­TION.

SMART PLUGS (AND other home au­to­ma­tion de­vices) make it easy to turn ap­pli­ances on and off, but are hard to trig­ger from the real world, rather than on­line. Work­ing with their smart plugs (and se­cu­rity cam­eras), the D-Link DCH-S150 brings mo­tion de­tec­tion in an easy to use pack­age. The unit plugs into a wall socket di­rectly, though an ex­ten­sion ca­ble al­lows easy repo­si­tion­ing. It con­nects di­rectly to your Wi-Fi net­work, and has a WPS but­ton to make setup easy. The DCH-S150 can be used to trig­ger smart plugs di­rectly, but can also send push no­ti­fi­ca­tions to your smart­phone when mo­tion is de­tected. It also makes it easy to ex­pand au­to­ma­tion with in­te­gra­tion with IFTTT. For ex­am­ple, it could be set up to turn on your smart lights when mo­tion is de­tected.

You need to shop around fairly hard to find the DCH-S150 for $50, and it’s $80 if bought di­rectly from D-Link. There is also a starter kit (DCH-109K) that in­cludes the mo­tion sen­sor and two smart plugs for $150.

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