We here at DRN are always stoked to see fellow Australians kicking goals and delivering the goods. We love supporting them as much as possible and will spread the word to support local. LASER Corp has more than 30 years of experience in delivering affordable technology. Their new range of products under the CONNECT SmartHome brand offers an extensive range of affordable products – everything from smart lighting to smart plugs, IR remotes and much more. It means consumers can get a wide range of Smart Home products from just $10, making an effective smart home for around $100 more possible now than ever before.
There are many cost-effective smart home options that can make a quick but important impact on the safety, warmth, comfort and convenience of Australians this winter. With the use of smart devices, you can turn on lights around your home as you come home at night, pre-heat your electric blanket before making your way to the bedroom, or set up timers to make sure your heater safely turns off as you doze off. But ignoring safety and a cozy bed, who wouldn’t love the kitchen lights to automatically turn on low and the coffee machine fire up a few minutes before your alarm, so you stumble out of bed to the smell of fresh coffee?
Further, the ability to automate schedules and control your lighting and appliances remotely also means more control over your energy use. The latest Power Plugs from CONNECT feature power monitoring so you can see how much energy your appliances are using, making an investment in smart home products good for your hip pocket too. That old bar heater you use you can now hook up to a CONNECT Power Plug and see just how inefficient it is at heating your room, but also ensure that you turned it off before you left for work!
The CONNECT SmartHome is compatible with Google Home and Amazon Alexa, meaning 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, doorbells, expanded lighting options and more.
LED Bulbs – CONNECT Smart Lighting
CONNECT SmartHome’s range of everyday Smart White LED Light Bulbs offer a range of smart lighting options to cover Australian households. Available in 10W and 5W options across B22, E27 and E14 fittings, the White bulb allows you to control the warm vs cool white balance of the globe to suit the mood or occasion while the RGB options can give your room a colourful spin. The globes can be switched on/off, colour/whitebalance altered, dimmed or scheduled using the free CONNECT SmartHome App or on any compatible smart device.
- CONNECT Smart 10W B22 LED Light Bulb – RRP: $10 (WHITE), $15 (RGB)
- CONNECT Smart 10W E27 LED Light Bulb – RRP: $10 (WHITE) $15 (RGB)
- CONNECT Smart 5W E14 LED Bulb – RRP: $10 (WHITE), $15 (RGB)
Fairy Lights – CONNECT Smart Lighting
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 – RRP $59.95
- CONNECT Smart Fairy Lights 15m RGB: CSH-FAIRY15M – RRP $99.95
LED Strips – CONNECT Smart Lighting
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 2m: CSH-STP2USB – RRP $29.95
- CONNECT Smart Strip LED 5m: CSH-STP5LED – RRP $69
- CONNECT Smart NEON LED Strip RGB 5mtr: CSH-STP5NEO – RRP $199.95
Outdoor Cameras – 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 Outdoor Camera with Solar Panel: CSH-SLRODCAM – RRP $199.95
- CONNECT Smart Wire-free Full HD Security Camera: CSH-ODCAMS – RRP $149.95
- CONNECT Smart Wireless Outdoor Camera With Adjustable Floodlight & Solar Panel: CSH-SLRFLCAMA – RRP $349.95
Indoor Cameras – CONNECT Smart Security
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 Security Camera – RRP $39
- CONNECT Smart Indoor Camera Static V2: CSH-IPCAMB – RRP $59.95
- CONNECT Smart Indoor Camera Pan/Tilt V2: CSH-360IPCB – RRP $79.95
Doorbells – CONNECT Smart Security
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 White: CSH-CAMDBWB – RRP $149.95
- CONNECT Smart Video Doorbell V2 Black: CSH-CAMDBBB – RRP $149.95
Locks / Access – CONNECT Smart Security
The CONNECT Smart Deadbolt with fingerprint ID keeps homes safe and protected from intruders or unauthorised entry. It also provides 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 – RRP $249.95
Watering – CONNECT Smart Home & Garden
In order to automate gardens with ease, the CONNECT SmartHome new Wireless Water Controller can provide you what you need! Simply attach the controller to existing water networks and use the companion app for set and forget 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 – RRP $179.95
Remote – CONNECT Smart Home & Garden
Control all of your IR devices such as TVs and air cons from a single remote. Set scenes to automate your life such as turning on your TV and dimming the lights so you can watch movies and relax!
- CONNECT Smart Universal IR Remote – RRP $29
Diffuser – CONNECT Smart Home & Garden
Providing a simple way to create your own sanctuary at home, the Smart Diffuser allows you to freshen up your home with or without essential oils.
- Smart diffuser: CSH-DIFF300 – RRP $79.95
CONNECT’s power options allow any appliance or device to be turned into a smart device! With the power board, each socket 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 – RRP $49.95
- CONNECT Smart Wi-Fi Plug with Dual USB and Power Monitoring: CSH-PLGUSBPM – RRP $19.95