Self-build Smarthome for townhouses and apartments from 100$
Nowadays, the smart home system (Smarthome) is not only for the "giants" but "popularized" for all of us. With a cost of VND 2 million - VND 10 million, you can build a complete Smarthome system for your house, which can control lights, curtains, air conditioning, television, ... by mobile phone. by voice. Below we will send you solutions and products for you to make for your home
To control the lights you need a smart switch that can connect to the Internet via WiFi. If your house is using a normal switch, you can buy this switch to replace the current switch and make sure the WiFi transmits to this switch location.
Currently on the market there are many companies that provide WiFi switches, mostly from Chinese brands, American products also have but can only be purchased through Amazon, but with very high prices and not sure to use in Vietnam because of living. The US uses electricity 120V 60 Hz (Vietnam uses electricity 220V 50Hz). We will present to you the most popular product in Vietnam, with reasonable price and highly appreciated quality. It is a product of Sonoff brand.
Currently Sonoff products have 2 types: Rectangle (American Standard) and Square (European Standard).
The price of each of these switches is about 300-400 thousand VND. You can find and buy online with keywords:
Sonoff T1 Wifi Switch
Note: This WiFi switch requires power on both L and N wires (hot and cold wires) to work.
Control air conditioning, television, curtains, fans, ..
To control the device that itself is controlled by remote, you can use the Broadlink wave simulator (RM Mini 3).
This Broadlink device has remote data of most air-conditioning manufacturers such as Daikin, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, .. as well as TVs such as Samsung, Panasonic, LG, .. So the installation and use is quite simple. After the installation is complete, these devices can be controlled via mobile phone or voice.
You can place this RM Mini 3 device on a TV table or anywhere near TVs, air conditioners and other appliances. If you have more than one room then many of these devices are needed.
The price of this RM Mini 3 is about 350 thousand VND
Control devices such as water heaters, household electrical appliances
To control and schedule household electrical appliances, you can use the Sonoff S20 smart switch. And of course you can also use voice control, ..
The price of this device is about 200,000 VND.
Motion sensor (Automatically turn on lights when in motion)
To make your home smarter, you should install motion sensors that automatically turn on the lights at the main doors, stairs, WC, .. so that when you go back and open the door, the light will light up in a few minutes, don't have to grop for the switch.
Motion sensor allows to adjust the level of darkness to activate as well as duration (minutes).
This sensor is currently priced at about 100-1 million depending on the company. I think buying size 200k is fine.
Smart speaker for music, voice control, ask what you want to know!
Currently there are 3 brands that are outstanding about this smart speaker, that is Amazon with virtual assistant Alexa, Apple with virtual assistant Siri, Google with Google Assistant. Currently, Google Assistant supports Vietnamese, so it makes sense to buy speakers that support Google Assistant.
Regarding the speakers that support Google Assistant, there are currently Google speakers with Google Home Mini (VND 1 million), Google Home (VND 2.7 million), Bose Home speaker 500 (VND 10 million), Sonos One (VND 7 million). ), .. Depending on your preference, which speaker should you use. Of course, speakers with more money will sound better. Recommended to buy Bose or Sonos speakers to listen :).
Because these speakers integrate the Google Assistant virtual assistant, you can command to control indoor devices such as turning on and off the lights, turning on the air-conditioner at 26 degrees Celsius, turning on the TV, ... Because most devices switch All smart supports connect to Google Assistant.
Also with the Google Assistant you can ask whatever you want like: What's the weather tomorrow? How much is the population of Vietnam? Who is the prime minister of Vietnam? Or ask for a wedding story, .. This is Google.com with a higher level!
Google Home app
Like the devices above, there are applications like eWelink, IHC. But after connecting to Google Home (Google Assistant), you do not need to open the other apps anymore, because now it has been reassembled into a single application, Google Home. From the Google Home app you can control all your home devices.
Summary of costs for smart home
So how much will the total cost for the smart home be? We aggregate it into a table as follows:
Wishing you a successful smart home!