Goldmedal Electricals and Crabtree have now become two big players offering Wi-Fi switches for homes in India
Goldmedal Electricals, with the introduction of Wi-Fi switches, has forayed into the smart home consumer electronics domain in India. This happens to be yet another example of the growing popularity of IoT in the country. The company has introduced i-Touch Wi-Fi Switches, a range of home automation switches that can be controlled manually as well as through a remote control, mobile app and voice commands, viz. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Kishan Jain, director, Goldmedal Electricals said, “With improvement in the overall standard of living, consumers are looking for products and solutions that will reflect their enhanced status in life. The introduction of Goldmedal’s wide range of Home Automation switches and systems gives consumers the chance to incorporate the concept of smart living in their daily lives. Our new and unique home automation products provide a superior way of living for our consumers.”
Interestingly, Crabtree had also showcased its smart switches recently. The brand has even opened up an experience store for its smart switches in Punjab, India. Goldmedal Electricals have priced the i-Touch Wi-Fi switches at starting prices of Rs 5,900.
Equipped with micro-controller chips
Launched in six different models, these switches as per the company, are equipped with a micro controller chip that saves all the parameters pre-set by the user, hence making it easier to operate. They can also be controlled remotely using a remote control and voice commands from any part of the globe using the i-World mobile app.
Company’s official statement read, “With the i-World app, a user can control and know the status of and even set scenes that control a series of switches at a pre-defined time. The app can also be synced with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.”
It continued, “These switches are extremely easy to install as they can be retrofitted into the existing wiring of one’s home – without the need to drill any new holes or re-wiring. These switches are super luxurious in appearance, with the blue backlit LED touch buttons making it easier and convenient to operate the unit in the dark. The glass interface ensures that even the gentlest of touches is enough to operate the switches.”