IKEA’s new smart home sensors prioritize safety and preventing water damage

They are compatible with the IKEA Dirigera Hub. Have you ever thought about incorporating it into your home?


  • IKEA launches three new smart sensors for the home.
  • Sensors include a door/window detector, motion detector, and water leak detector.
  • The sensors are integrated into IKEA’s connected home ecosystem.
  • These products will be available in the United States in 2024.

After furniture, IKEA bets on the connected home

In addition to its main activity of furniture manufacturing, the Swedish company IKEA is making a notable foray into the technology sector. It has just launched three sensors for the home, which are intended to be simple and economical, dedicated to different uses: alerting when doors and windows are opened, detecting movement to turn on the light and detecting water leaks.

Sensors: an innovative addition to the IKEA range

The first of these devices, called Sunshade, is a door and window sensor, capable of sending a notification in the event of an unexpected opening or closing. Can be paired directly with an IKEA smart bulb. O Vallhor is a wireless motion sensor that, when motion is detected, turns on the lighting in the room. You can also control up to 10 IKEA smart bulbs. The last one is Barda water intrusion detector, intended to alert you to a water leak before your floor is flooded.

Products designed for your safety

“Everyone wants to feel safe at home”, says Stjepan Begic, product developer at IKEA Sweden, justifying the launch of these new products. These devices, adding to IKEA’s connected home offering, aim to increase the feeling of security users and offer them greater peace of mind.

Prices in the United States are not yet known, but in Europe the Parasoll, Vallhorn and Barding will be available for prices ranging between 7.99 and 9.99 euros.

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