The lighting fixture’s settings can be adjusted by voice commands or an app.
The Smart Motion Security floodlight from lighting company Maximus also works as a motion-sensing security camera. Unveiled at the recent Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas, the fixture also showed that is capable of integration with other smart home devices, which could be more attractive for users.
The smart floodlight, detecting movement within 70ft and delivering 1080p HD, can be managed by Amazon’s digital assistant, the Echo. Users just need to use the Alexa app that controls many other devices to voice out commands to also turn on and off the security light, activate the camera and adjust various settings. Camera connection is via Wi-Fi. The product can be used outdoors for it withstands wet and cold weather.
Maximus’ smart floodlight can possibly gain much adoption, for the home hub or assistant it works with is already everywhere. Like the fixture, other motion sensor lights and switches are also stepping up in connectivity, by using ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth and other mainstream interoperability standards. All these efforts for unification could make motion sensor lights more desirable in the smart home.