Category: Home automation components
Technology: Wi-Fi / Radiofrequency
Installation difficulties: Middle / Low
Ease of use: Middle / High
|Review review: 1.1|
The family Sonoff Smart Home of ITEAD is a line of proproducts for domotics that offers, at extremely interesting costs, useful components for home automation in an easy and immediate way.
Sonoff Smart Home proplaces a series of sensors, actuators and devices that, through theapp eWeLink for AppiOS and Google Android, allows you to perform simple commands and detections. All devices are based on SOC ESP8266.
The best known of the devices of this family is the Sonoff Basic, an intelligent single-channel switch that allows to open / close an 220v circuit with maximum 2200w load. Another very popular device is the TH-16, a single channel switch 220v / 3500w, with the particularity of presenting a 3,5mm jack input to which to connect a temperature and humidity sensor. The TH-16 has a younger brother, the TH-10, identical in functionality but with a load appmaximum of 2200w.
Another interesting component is the actuator Sonoff T1 Touch, a useful wall switch to replace traditional switches. Finally - but the list is long - we mention the Sonoff RF Bridge, a component able to intercept and transmit radio signals to 433mhz, therefore very useful for driving automatic access points as well as for detecting gates opening signals (via magnetic sensors Sonoff DW1) and accomplish this a home automation anti-burglary system.
Honorable mention, then, for the Sonoff 4ch / 4ch PRO: an actuator a four channels able not only to power more users independently, but also and above all to provide very useful services (especially for users interested in tappelectric arrays) such as self-lock, inching and interlocking, not to mention the presence of four clean contacts already available from the factory.
The (partial) list of line devices ITEAD Sonoff Smart Home is the following:
- ITEAD Sonoff Basic (R1 and R2)
- ITEAD Sonoff Mini
- ITEAD Sonoff RF
- ITEAD Sonoff RF Bridge
- ITEAD Sonoff DW1 magnetic sensor for gates
- ITEAD Sonoff SV
- ITEAD Sonoff TH10 / TH16 with temperature and humidity sensor
- ITEAD Sonoff Dual (R1 and R2)
- ITEAD Sonoff POW (R1 and R2) with electric absorption monitoring
- ITEAD Sonoff 4ch and 4ch PRO (
- ITEAD S20 Smart Socket
- ITEAD Sonoff S31 Smart Socket with power consumption monitoring
- ITEAD Sonoff T1 Touch (US and EU refers only to the form)
- ITEAD 1 Channel Switch 5V / 12V Inching / Self-Locking
I proproducts of the line Sonoff Smart Home present a half compatibility: they are natively compatible with Alexa, with Google Home e IFTT, while the support for is totally absent Appthe HomeKits and any others proopen tocolli.
The great value of this line products stands in the degree of home automation integrability: it's the same proITEAD provider to allow (explaining it with appcome on, see this example dedicated to RF Bridge) the riprogrammation of propri devices, allowing the user to modify the firmware and therefore, through proopensource jets like Sonoff-Tasmota o e, make them even more compatible. The adoption of one of the two proabove-mentioned jets allows for example to open these components to the proProtocol MQTT, ideal for home automation, which implicitly allows full integration with Homebridge (and therefore Appthe HomeKits) and / or Home Assistant.
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