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Fibaro Launches its Three New Low Energy Bluetooth Sensors for HomeKit Platform of Apple

Poland: The Poland-based smart home peripheral provider, Fibaro, launched its flood sensor, motion sensor as well as door & window sensor, for the HomeKit platform of US-based technology company, Apple. These sensors will deploy low energy Bluetooth for communication purpose.

These sensors depend on a HomeKit hub in the form of an Apple iPad or TV for initiating any action through pre-programmed automation events and for sending any information to the user through iOS 10.2 or tvOS 10.1. These enhancements in HomeKit platform will enable the users to receive alerts for different connected devices integrated in their homes.

These sensors are expected to be available in the US market by the end of 2016 while in other countries, these sensors will be available in 2017.  

TechSci Research depicts that the deployment of flood, motion as well as home & window sensors across Apple’s HomeKit platform will help in improving and simplifying the lives of the users as they will get the alerts regarding any home emergencies.

According to the recent report published by TechSci Research, “Global Smart Homes Market By Application, By Technology, By Region, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 – 2021”, the global smart homes market is projected to cross $ 60 billion by 2021. On the basis of application, the market has been segmented into five categories, namely, Energy Management Systems, Security & Access Control Systems, HVAC Control Systems, Entertainment Control Systems and Others. Among these categories, Energy Management Systems dominated the global smart homes market in 2015. With increasing government efforts to optimize energy consumption, the adoption of energy management systems is expected to further increase in the coming years. In 2015, North America dominated the global smart homes market, followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America.

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