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10 Smart Home Devices you can get with Rs. 2500

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It's 2020, and Home Automation has become mainstream. What that means for you is that it's now much easier and cheaper to get sensors, security systems and automation systems in your home. Not just that, you now get them delivered straight to your home, and you can easily set them up yourself.

We did a lot of research and came up with our list of the top Smart Home Devices that you can get for under Rs. 2500. These recommendations are based mainly on our own experiences with delivering Smart Homes and Smart Building Systems and also on user reviews and feedback.

Here, we have listed Smart Home gadgets by category:

  1. Motion Sensor Switches
  2. Smart Plugs
  3. Timer Switches
  4. Day/Night Sensor Switches
  5. Smart Universal IR Appliance Controllers
  6. WiFi Security Cameras
  7. Smart Power Strips
  8. Smart LED Bulbs
  9. Wireless Automatic Lights
  10. Alexa Voice Assistant



1. Motion Sensor Switches

Motion Sensors use mainly PIR technology to detects human motion and presence. They come as products that can be easily wired to electric devices like lights, LED strips and others to switch them on and off based on the detected amount of motion and presence in the area. It is ideal for automating and saving on lighting in places where the lights need not be on all the time. We tried these sensors on animals and cars, and it works fine with them too, so you can even use them in parking lots, garages or for your pets. These Sensors are great if you want to minimise electricity consumption in domestic and commercial areas without making it inconvenient for people. These are Sensor Switches, and need to be wired onto existing lights. They come with manuals and are fairly easy to do, but if you aren't sure about it consult an Electrician to avoid accidents.

Top 3 Products:

360 Degree Motion Detector with Light Sensor
From Blackt Electrotech 
360° Sensing | Screw Mount | Manual Wiring | Delay & Light Level Adjustment Knobs

Rs. 568 | ★★★★







180 Degree Wall Mount Motion Sensor with Light Sensor
From Quick Sense
360° Sensing | Screw Mount | Manual Wiring | Delay & Light Level Adjustment Knobs | Adjustable Head

Rs. 568 | ★★★★






Wall Mounted Hidden Motion Sensor
From Blackt Electrotech
180° Sensing | Screw Mount | Manual Wiring | Modes : On, Off, Auto

Rs. 699 | ★★★★



What it does:

  • Detects presence and movement of people, pets and vehicles at a distance of 5 - 20 ft
  • Automatically switches the connected light ON when presence is detected and OFF when no presence is detected
  • Allows you to manually set the delay for switching from ON to OFF when no presence is detected

Top Use Cases:

  • Automatic bathroom lights in homes and offices
  • Energy savings in common areas and hallways of buildings
  • Automatic security porch lights
  • Automatic garage lights




2. Smart Plug with App and Voice Control

This is an easy way to make any plug-in appliance controllable through an app as well as based on schedules and events. Smart plugs usually come in 2 variants - one for small appliances (rated 6A - 10A) and the other for larger appliances (rated 10A - 16A+). Installing the smart plug is very simple, and involves plugging the device into your wall socket and then configuring it to connect to your WiFi. Once connected to your WiFi, the device automatically gets controlled through the app from anywhere. The App allows you to control it, schedule it, and make it respond to events and third party apps like IFTTT and Alexa. Surely the easiest Smart Home devices to automate your life!

Top 2 Products:

From HomeMate 
No Hub needed | One time WiFi Configuration | Plug & Play | Alexa & IFTTT Compatible | Works remotely with App

Rs. 1,090 | ★★★★+

From Hoteon 
No Hub needed | One time WiFi Configuration | Plug & Play | Alexa & IFTTT Compatible | Works remotely with App

Rs. 1,399 | ★★★★+

What it does:

  • Easily fits into plug points
  • Makes any connected appliance smart
  • Lets you remotely control, schedule and program the connected appliance
  • Allows you to control via Voice Commands and Assistants
  • Can also provide energy usage statistics and information

Top Use Cases:

  • Scheduling your appliances like water heater to avoid energy wastage
  • Save energy by scheduling appliances to fully switch off during standby time or when you are not home 
  • Parental control - plug the router or the TV with a smart plug to be able to control it from anywhere
  • Schedule the bedside lamp to come on in the morning along with your alarm clock


3. Timer switch

These are more specifically used for outdoor appliances like motors, pumps, signage and others. Timer switches don't usually come in the form of plug points, but provide the robustness you need while working with heavier equipment. These are often programmable from a panel on the device itself and must be wired onto the electrical line of the devices you want to control. Once you program the schedule on the panel, it continues to function automatically. These direct-wiring products come with user manuals for those who are familiar with electrical installations. If not, please consult an Electrician for safe installation.


Top 3 Products:

From Storme
Plug & Play | Offline configuration with inbuilt button | Countdown timer

Rs. 646 | ★★★★+


Socket Type Digital Electrical Timer (10A)
From Blackt Electrotech
Plug & Play | Offline configuration | Countdown & Schedule Options | Sturdy build

Rs. 646 | ★★★★+

From Frontier
High Current Capacity | Offline Configuration | Countdown & Schedule Options | Sturdy Build | Ideal for Combined Electrical Control | Direct Wiring

Rs. 646 | ★★★+

What it does:

  • Either plugs into socket or wires onto electrical wiring of outdoor appliances
  • Lets you program a control week, day, hour or minute based schedule from the panel
  • Continuously executes the control schedule

Top Use Cases:

  • Scheduling automatic water pump function based on water supply timings
  • Scheduling & automating aquarium pumps
  • Scheduling automatic garden watering
  • Scheduling external signage for shops and restaurants
  • Automating Streetlights based on schedules
  • Automating parking lot and other building lighting based on schedules


4. Automatic Day / Night Sensor Switches

These are sensor based electrical switches that control devices based on the amount of natural light in the surroundings. They can be used to automatically switch devices on in the night and off in the morning. As far as automation goes, this is one of the most affordable ways of minimising the need for you to make sure that the lights are on at night and off in the morning. Since this works on a light sensor, it even eliminates the need to schedule the lighting and update the schedule at different times of the year. Automating lighting now becomes as easy as a one time installation.

Top 3 Products:

From Quick Sense
Screw Mount | Manual Wiring | Light Level Adjustment Knob | User Manual Included

Rs. 319 | ★★★★★

From Blackt Electrotech
Screw Mount | Manual Wiring | Light Level Adjustment Knob | User Manual Included

Rs. 286 | ★★★★





Day Night Sensor - Automatic Light Switch (4A)
From Walnut Innovations
Screw or Tape Mount | Manual Wiring | Light Level Adjustment Knob | User Manual Included

Rs. 499 | ★★★+



What it does:

  • Connects onto existing wires of electrical devices as per simple connections in the manual
  • Automatically switches them on when it gets dark and off when it gets light
  • Allows you to set the cut-off light level using a knob

Top Use Cases:

  • Automatic garden light and landscape lighting control
  • Automatic street lighting control
  • Automatic night time lighting control for shops and showrooms
  • Automatic porch lighting
  • Automatic festive and decorative lighting



5. Smart Universal IR Controller (for TV, DTH, Music, A/C and more)

Having a lot of remote controlled appliances can be a hassle - you need to find the remote every time, make sure the batteries work and know which remote works for which appliance. To ease such a scenario, you can simply load all your remotes onto a single smart universal IR controller that can send the right commands to every appliance in the room, and all you need to do is control it from the app or give a voice command. Universal IR controllers, or IR Blasters usually work over WiFi and are compatible to third party apps like IFTTT and Alexa, allowing you to make them respond to events and voice commands. They can control all the IR based devices in the same room, and can be configured to support any new appliance that you add to the room.

Top 3 Products:

From Broadlink
80,000 Supported IR Devices | Connects to WiFi | Remote App Control | Alexa & IFTTT Compatible | Scheduling Capability

Rs. 1,488 | ★★★★

From HomeMate
80,000 Supported IR Devices | Connects to WiFi | Remote App Control | Alexa & IFTTT Compatible | Learns New Devices

Rs. 1,490 | ★★★★

From Oakter
Supports Most IR Devices | Connects to WiFi | Remote App Control | Alexa & IFTTT Compatible | Learns New Devices

Rs. 1,490 | ★★★★

From Sensy
Supports Most IR Devices | Connects to WiFi | Remote App Control | Alexa & IFTTT Compatible | Learns New Devices

Rs. 1,490 | ★★★★

What it does:

  • Uses an extensive device library to control all your IR based devices (TV, DTH, A/C, Music System, LED Strips, etc.)
  • Can learn new devices if not available on the library
  • Connects to your WiFi and lets you control it from anywhere using the App
  • Allows connection to other services and apps via IFTTT and Alexa for smart features and voice control

Top Use Cases:

  • Scheduled A/C control
  • Automatic TV and DTH switching on for your favourite programs
  • Switching on the A/C 10 minutes before you reach home
  • Voice control and schedule of Music System
  • Voice controlled Home Theatre and Media Room
  • Voice controlled and automated conference room and presentation room



6. WiFi Security camera

Security is the top priority when it comes to smart homes, because nothing is more important than your safety. So why not set up a WiFi Security Camera that you can watch from wherever you are? WiFi Security cameras often come with presence sensors and night vision capabilities built in. So they can keep a watch out for you even when you are asleep. They come with an App that notifies you when someone is near the door and can even have SOS and emergency features built in. These WiFi cameras are also extremely easy to install and start using, so you can get security with no hassle.

Top 3 Products:

From D3D
Cloud Recording | Remote App Access | Connects to WiFi | On-board Memory Card | Night Vision | Motion Detection | 2 Way Audio | Auto Tracking

Rs. 2,480 | ★★★★





SH025 Pan/Tilt Wireless WiFi 2MP Full HD 1080p IP Security Camera
From Srihome
Cloud Recording | Remote App Access | Connects to WiFi | On-board Memory Card | Night Vision | Motion Detection | 2 Way Audio | Auto Tracking | Define Private Zones

Rs. 1,890 | ★★★★





MJSXJ02CM 360° 1080P WiFi Home Security Camera
From Mi
Cloud Recording | Remote App Access | Connects to WiFi | On-board Memory Card | Night Vision | Motion Detection | 2 Way Audio

Rs. 1,890 | ★★★★




What it does:

  • Mounts on wall, ceiling or flat surface
  • Makes constant video footage accessible on your smartphone - day or night
  • Notifies you when presence is detected
  • Allows you to communicate with the person on the other side

Top Use Cases:

  • Domestic security - mounted at the main door
  • Commercial security - mounted at the store or office entrance
  • Monitoring - for keeping a watch on babies or pets



7. Smart Power Strip

Imagine a extension spike guard that can be controlled from anywhere using your phone and can be programmed smartly. That is exactly what the Smart Power Strip is. It has 3 or more sockets where you can plug in your devices or appliances. It connects to the internet through your WiFi and can then be controlled remotely with an App or be programmed for scheduled control or as a countdown timer. It can also be integrated with services like IFTTT and voice assistants like Alexa and Google Home. This is a very convenient way to make all your personal electrical devices smart and voice controlled.

Top 2 Products:

From Smarteefi
3 Independent Smart Plugs | App Control, Schedules, Countdown Timer | Connects to WiFi | Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT | Inbuilt Surge Protector

Rs. 2,599 | ★★★★

From Xergy
4 Independent Smart Plugs & 2 USB Charging Ports | App Control, Schedules, Countdown Timer | Connects to WiFi | Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT | Inbuilt Surge Protector

Rs. 2,599 | ★★★+




What it does:

  • Provides multiple electrical socket connections
  • Connects to your WiFi and allows remote control, scheduling and countdown timer functions
  • Integrates with Alexa and Google Home for voice controlled capabilities and connection to more devices and apps

Top Use Cases:

  • Easy App control of plug-in devices where plug point switches are hard to access
  • Scheduled control of table lamps and phone chargers
  • Scheduled control of speakers, TVs and mosquito repellents
  • Switch off devices like TVs, DTH and Home Theatre during standby periods to minimise energy wastage 



8. Smart LED Bulbs

The ideal Smart Home is incomplete without automatic colour changing bulbs that create the right ambience when you need it. There are quite a few options for Smart LED bulbs. These look like common LED bulbs, but have the added ability to be controlled and scheduled remotely using an App or voice commands. The App lets you even choose the colour scheme you want it to apply to ensure the best experience - whether romantic, festive or dreamy, these bulbs can create that ambience for you. Plus they can be integrated with voice assistants and services like IFTTT to make them even more intelligent.

Top 3 Products:

From Philips
B22 Fitting | Millions of RGB Colours | Connects to WiFi | No Hub | Remote App Control | Alexa & Siri Compatible | On - Off, Dimming, Warm - Cool Controls | Timing & Scheduling

Rs. 2,599 | ★★★

From Syska
B22 Fitting | Millions of RGB Colours | Connects to WiFi | No Hub | Remote App Control | Alexa Compatible | On - Off & Dimming Controls | Timing & Scheduling

Rs. 699 | ★★★+

From Wipro
B22 Fitting | Millions of RGB Colours | Connects to WiFi | No Hub | Remote App Control | Alexa & Google Assistant Compatible | On - Off, Dimming, Warm - Cool Controls | Timing & Scheduling | Scenes, Grouping & Routines

Rs. 609 | ★★★+

What it does:

  • Fits into standard bulb holders
  • Connects to WiFi
  • Allows you to control via the App, voice assistant or third party services like IFTTT
  • Provides unlimited RGB colour choices for lighting
  • Provides scheduling, countdown timing and other control features

Top Use Cases:

  • Convenient smart home lighting
  • Smart media room or entertainment room
  • Setting light based wake alarm
  • Set up party themed lights



9. Wireless Automatic Lights

It's nice to have someone looking out for you at all times, especially in the middle of the night when it is dark. So often you find yourself in a situation where you wish you had some way of lighting up for better vision, but you have to reach for an inconvenient light switch. That's where easy-mount portable battery operated smart lights can help. Whether it is your porch, bedside, your wardrobe, or even a campsite, you can be assured that there will be some light to help you with what you are doing and make sure you don't stumble. These lights are battery operated with replaceable batteries, and have motion sensors built in, so you don't have to bother switching them on or off - they work when they sense your presence and work only when they are needed. This is especially useful if you have children and elderly persons in your home and want to make sure that there is safe visibility at all times.


From Hoteon
Warm & Cool Light Options | Works only in the Dark | Automatic Presence Based | 7-10 ft Presence Detection | Battery Powered - 3XAAA | 2 Way Tape, Magnetic & Screw Mount Options | Portable & Versatile

Rs. 369 | ★★★★
Cool Light | Automatic Presence Based | Battery Powered - 4XAAA | Quick & Easy 2 Way Tape Mounting | Efficient LED

Rs. 690 | ★★★+
From Qerinkle
Charges with Solar Energy | Charges Best under Direct Sunlight | Automatic Presence Based | Auto Daytime Saving | Completely Wireless | Easy Screw Mount | Eco Friendly

Rs. 379 | ★★★★+

10. Amazon Echo with Alexa

Voice Assistants make it possible for you to give voice commands and have smart home devices respond to it. They can hear you from across the room and respond with switching of lights, playing songs, searching on google and much more. Since we are talking about devices under Rs. 2500, this may seem to be beyond your budget. But not any more! Here is the Amazon Echo Input, which is the heart of the Amazon Echo, minus the speaker - and you can get it in your budget. This version of the Echo is designed to be plugged into an existing speaker using an Aux audio connector to create a result very similar to the Echo device. People have used it with everything from portable bluetooth speakers to large music systems, and it works great every time. So if you have a speaker lying around, why not make it a smart Voice Assistant?

From Amazon
Rs. 2,999 | ★★★


What it does:

  • Plugs into your speaker with bluetooth or Aux cable
  • Accepts voice commands and executes with Amazon Alexa
  • Connects to your WiFi
  • Allows you to control any compatible home device, stream media, access the internet and all the Alexa functions

Top Use Cases:

  • Voice control-based music streaming
  • Voice-control based control of home devices and appliances
  • Get news, tips and facts by asking Alexa
  • Tell stories to the kids and entertain them 







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