Fibaro, a leading global manufacturer of wireless intelligent home automation and control devices, introduced a new product to its existing HomeKit-compatible device ecosystem. The Button, an award-winning wireless, battery-powered, control device currently available with Z-Wave technology, is now available as a separate version compatible with Apple HomeKit.
The Button is the first of its kind in the HomeKit ecosystem of products that, unlike similar products and technologies, does not require a gateway hub or bridge to connect. At less than 2-inches in size, The Button is one of the smallest and handiest home control devices that can be mounted anywhere, including on the wall or tabletop in any room to easily activate a device or scene.
Recognizing up to three different actions, you can program the HomeKit-compatible Button to turn off the lights with one click, activate the AC with two clicks, or trigger a customized scene by holding it down.
It can activate scenes, synchronized actions involving several devices, such as a “goodbye scene” which closes the blinds, turns off electrical devices, and sets your lights to away mode, or a “good morning scene” which opens the blinds and turns on the lights when The Button is pressed.
The Button is also equipped with a buzz feature that provides audible confirmation of a proper click with one buzz, two buzzes, or a lengthened buzz. This feature can be turned on or off depending on user preference.
The HomeKit-compatible Button will be available in red, white, and black when it begins shipping in Q1 2018, followed by five additional colors later this year, allowing users to assign a color for each member of the family or match The Button to their décor.
Visit Fibaro at CES 2018 at the Sands Smart Home Marketplace booth #40952