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Netatmo adds a connected smoke alarm to its smart home range

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Netatmo adds a connected smoke alarm to its smart home range

On the consumer side, Netatmo launched the Smart Smoke Alarm (above) as an addition to its home security andmonitoring lineup. Much like theNest Protect, it sounds an 85 decibel alarm when it detects smoke, but also sends a real-time alert to your smartphone. That's accompanied by a message like "smoke detected in the kitchen," telling you where, exactly, the problem is. If triggered in error, the alarm can be switched off either manually or from the app.

The battery lasts 10 years and notifies you before it needs changing, and it also sends you weekly self-check report. It's compatible not only with Netatmo's own security app (and others via IFTTT programming), but also with Apple's HomeKit platform, Netatmo says.


Netatmo adds a connected smoke alarm to its smart home range

Additionally, the company revealed the "Indoor Security Siren" as a WiFi and Bluetooth LE accessory for theWelcome face-recognizing indoor security camera. If the camera spots someone it doesn't recognize (or if an alarm is triggered via Netatmo's Tags), it'll wail at a screeching 110 decibels and send a real-time notification to your smartphone, like "movement detected on garage door" or "unknown face seen." Thanks to a vibration and impact-detecting tamper-proof option, it'll also go off if someone tries to disable it.

As with the smoke detector, the siren works with Netatmo's security app or via IFTTT programming. Both devices are coming in the second half of 2017, but there's no word on pricing just yet. (For reference, the Nest Protect smoke alarm costs $99.)

The announcement that's arguably more interesting is about products aimed at contractors, not consumers. If you live in Europe and are building or renovating a home, you'll be able to have Netatmo products built into your house thanks to a partnership with French companies Velux and Legrand.


Netatmo adds a connected smoke alarm to its smart home range

The first, "Celiane with Netatmo," is a range of smart switches and power outlets (above) that let you control lighting, rolling shutters and any other appliances or smart devices plugged into them. The system will be compatible with Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa, meaning you'll be able to control lights or, say, a coffeemaker using your voice.

And while you may not have heard of Velux, the word pretty much means "skylight" in France. The "Velux Active with Netatmo" system (below) will allow "automatic, centralized and remote control of your roof windows, blinds and shutters." Using sensors that measure light, temperature, humidity and air quality, it'll automatically open and close the shutters, blinds and skylights to keep the optimal indoor environment.


Netatmo adds a connected smoke alarm to its smart home range

Products from those two partnerships, coming in the second half of 2017, are mostly aimed at European customers. However, the company said it will announce more team-ups later this year, so if you're doing a renovation project or building new home on the other side of the Atlantic, there might be more news coming soon.

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