Ah! Tell me about it. I have used Tasmota but the life is not any greener. On the bright side, you get to learn new things with all these problems. ;-)If you are buying many then it might be cheaper to go that way. But if you face any problems with setup you are on your own. I spent 2 h breaking my head trying to get them to work then another couple of hours with their support and we cracked it. Some settings on the router and the thing worked. Without support i was ready to return this or failing that drop it in the bin
Just read the complaints about that sonoff app, earlier someone mentioned to use some custom firmware.
Tasmota and openlab is supposed to be a bed of roses i thoughtAh! Tell me about it. I have used Tasmota but the life is not any greener. On the bright side, you get to learn new things with all these problems. ;-)
Good to know local provider for smart devices... But Sonoff 16A ones are around 650~700 rs if you get it from aliexpress. I got for 10A(costed me 400 each) ones for my home and connected few lights. Now i control from alexa(echo), google assitant... and there is no subscription model for this. In my case i connected this without replacing existing switches, so that i can control manually too if required. Again this has scheduling options as well.
Do not think for a second that Smarteefi builds their products in India.I understand Sonoff switches can be bought very cheap. I bought a few Smarteefi devices. Their performance is awesome and so is the support. Two reasons I don't buy Sonoff:
1. Like @blr_p mentioned, see the rating for Sonoff in Amazon or any other sites. It is bad compared to Smarteefi. And so it is in Play Store.
2. Sonoff is a Chinese company. Call me whatever you want; I don't want to install their app on my phone and don't wan't their devices connecting to my network. God knows what information they pull from our devices. We already know a few such incidents have happened in the past.
Also, Smarteefi is an Indian company. I like buying Indian products and support Indian companies.
Their support is truly excellent. If you want to set something up and not spend half your life on forums and troubleshooting then these guys make it simpler.First of all thank you so much for your trust in Smarteefi products. Today we are extremely happy to present you our new product "Smart Switch Board" for our home automation product line. It is a complete switchboard which includes plug(s) that can be used as smart plugs with controlling switch + multiple switches to control lightings + 1 Fan speed control. Fan speed control is also available from Alexa and Google Home apart from Smarteefi App. You can also schedule the fan speed apart from ON/OFF (example change fan speed to 2 at 4am). Youtube videos are available on Smarteefi channel and video links are provided in new Smarteefi App->Help Section. It is available in two sizes. Complete details and technical specifications are available at Amazon.in
I hope that Smart Switch Board will receive similar love, blessings and support with excellent reviews that you bestowed upon our existing products. As always if you need any help related to Smarteefi products, please feel free to contact our support or reach out to me. I assure you the best possible support.
- A replacement for ordinary 6 module horizontal modular switch plate (https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07HKKCWZ6).
- A replacement for ordinary 8 module square modular switch plate (https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07HK5VZZH).
ONCE AGAIN WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT WITH EXCELLENT REVIEWS OF SMARTEEFI PRODUCTS.
(PS: There is a limited stock in the first batch so we have restricted it to 1 unit per order currently but we are trying to increase our production capacity and will remove the restriction very soon. In case it goes out of stock (i.e. Amazon starts showing currently unavailable), you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “Notify Me Smart witch Board Availability” to get stock updates.
Vipin Kumar Gahlaut
Founder and CEO
CoreEmbedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Ishan Corporate Tower, Ground Floor,
C-23, Sector-13, Vasundhara,
Ghaziabad, India – 201012