Tech Data extends its smart home portfolio with BeON Home safety lighting and Naran’s MicroBot Push

By Simon Meredith | 31st October 2017
  • BeON Smart Module light bulbs learns and copies lighting habits of home owners
  • Robotic button can be activated via smartphone from anywhere

Basingstoke, 31 October 2017 – Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD) has extended its portfolio of smart home products with the BeON Home Smart security lighting, which provides extra home security while users are away and safety while they are at home, and Naran’s MicroBot Push device.

BeON light bulbs are installed like the normal kind and work with existing wall switches. They also contain a Smart Module that will record and analyse lighting habits and create a convincing seven-day lighting schedule, which can then be replayed when home-owners are away, deterring would-be burglars and protecting property.

They can also respond to a doorbell with a believable lighting pattern – and to a smoke alarm being triggered by turning lights on to provide a visible exit from the property. The bulbs will also store energy and subsequently work for up to five hours when power is lost.

The Naran MicroBot is a tiny wireless robot that physically presses buttons and switches. It can be used to turn home appliances on or off at any time and from anywhere. When paired with a Prota S hub. Controlled through a free smartphone app, it can be attached to any device, such as a coffee machine, light switch or a laptop, and activated on demand or at a pre-set time. It will also work on touch-screens and can push and pull, push and hold, and even toggle switches. Naran’s super-thin Prota smart hub can be used to control several MicroBots and connect smart home devices.

Jenny Parkinson, Business Development Manager – Smart Home Technologies and Networking at Tech Data, said: “The BeON Home Smart Module is a superb product that really captures the imagination and is very easy to deploy and use. As such, it presents retailers and webstores with a great opportunity to show customers just how simple and effective smart home devices can be. It’s also very affordable and we expect it to be popular.

“The MicroBot Push is a small but marvellous piece of IoT technology for which almost everyone will be able to find a use. It shows just how simple, yet transformative smart home products can be. This is exactly the kind of device that retailers need to get users tuning into the smart home concept. It is the first of many inventive and ingenious products we plan to add to our expanding range.”

Tech Data is continuing to extend its smart home and networking range. It’s range includes cameras, security devices, sensors, hubs and other IoT products from leading manufacturers including Arlo, Belkin, D-Link, Elgato, Foxx, iHealth, Logitech, Piper, SpotCam, TP-Link, tado, WD, and Yale.


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