We looked at the Ajax product range a couple of years ago. Their smart home offerings provide you with both home safety as well as home conditions. They are back to expand their range with the LifeQuality device, as well as smart sockets, and in our review, we will take a look at both of them.
The Ajax LifeQuality is all about providing you the best air and environmental quality in your indoors.
The device measures:
It also includes a built-in accelerometer to inform you if the device has moved.
Including precision IR measuring capabilities, it also includes an LED that changes colour to tell you the conditions.
It offers a range of up to 1700m from its hub, meaning just one hub can cover quite a long range.
You get notifications based on what you setup on the device, and you can also automate things like heating or ventilation devices.
The setup for the device is fairly straightforward, and all you need is one of the compatible hubs, the app and the QR code which is already on the device. After that, the device is on, and thanks to pre-installed but changeable batteries, it offers up to 3 years of battery life.
After setup, you can mount it wherever you want. Be it a wall or a roof, with the handy bracket.
After that, you can see logs of changing temperature and CO2 and humidity patterns. What is particularly interesting is you can notice patterns and adjust things accordingly.
Overall, it is quite a handy device, especially for the precision, range and battery life it offers.
Ajax Socket (type G) – Smart Plug
Smart plugs are fairly popular, but Ajax have thrown a few extras for those of us who need a bit more.
Not only does the Socket offer ability to turn it off or on, as well as put it on a schedule or based on triggers, it also measures the power consumed by whatever is plugged in. You can also connect it to something like the Ajax Button to control it from a distance.
The device is compatible with all Ajax hubs, and needs the app and the QR code on it set up. Once setup, you are good to go, and can configure the button to turn it on or off.
Like other Ajax devices, it offers a range of 1100m from the hub, meaning you can have this as part of a really big setup.
More information on this can be found on the Ajax website. You can buy it online from various retailers, including Amazon, where it currently retails for around £58, and comes in white and black. It is also available as a type F plug, which will cover European power needs.