Home Automation start with our IoT (Internet of Things) switch which allow you to control any device through a Mobile App. Essentially the iiotsys™ IoT Switch is a small device that can replace any mechanical switch. It connects to your local WiFi network and allow you to control any device that you can switch on or off through your mobile device or even Alexa or Google Assistant (incl. Voice commands)
The IoT Switch is provided as a DIY solution that you can install and configure by yourself. The simplicity of the deployment makes the effort quick and easy. Any Electrician will also be able to deploy the IoT Switch easily.
The modular design also means that you can start with 1 IoT switch and deploy more until your reach the full Home Automation mode with seamless integration with OpenHAB, Google Assistant or Alexa enabling additional features such as voice control.
What can you control with the IoT switch?Basically any device that you can turn on or off can be controlled. This includes:
- Lights - Connect the IoT switch inline into the light.
- Pool Pumpor light - Control your pool pump or light from your Mobile. It can also be scheduled based on NTP (Network Time) meaning your pump timer will not go out of sync with the rea time due to power outages.
- Locks - Slam Locks work perfectly with
- Irrigation - You can connect the IoT switch to a motorised valve and control this via the mobile App.
- Gate Motors - Control your automatic gate from your mobile phone
The Wireless IoT switch can be deployed in 3 different configurations
Local WiFi ModeWhere there is a secure home or office Wi-Fi network but no internet connection the iiotsys™ IoT Switch connects to your home or office Wi-Fi network and can be setup and controlled using the Mobile App or the Web interface built into the iiotsys™ IoT Switch, this allows control of connected appliances and electronic devices where there is a local Wi-Fi network with no internet connection.
Stand Alone (Direct) ModeWhere there is no home or office Wi-Fi network the iiotsys™ IoT Switch acts as an access point and can be controlled directly by connecting to it and using its local built in Web interface, this allows control of connected appliances and electronic devices where there is no existing network.
Cloud ModeThe iiotsys™ IoT Switch connects to a secure cloud platform using your Home or Office Wi-Fi router and waits for messages that control it. The Mobile App loaded on your phone securely connects securely to the Cloud platform using either your home, office or 3G/4G/LTE internet connection and passes control messages to your iiotsys™ IoT Switch. This allows control of connected appliances and electronic devices from your home or office and from the internet.
Home Automation ModeThe iiotsys™ IoT Switch integrates seamlessly into openHAB home automation server, this allows for creation of control panels throughout your home or office and can be extended to enable voice control with Amazon Alexa or Google Home. This allows control of connected appliances and electronic devices, as in the cloud mode, but now extends control to include all the benefits of home automation server controls and rules.
The IoT Switch is available in two models.
- IN-Line Model - can be used for lights, geysers, pool motors and generally any electrical appliance.
- ISOLATED Model - can be used for garage doors, driveway gates, alarm systems and generally any electronic device that needs a simple open, close or pulse signal.
Frequently Asked QuestionsHow does the switch control devices?
The IN-LINE model powers appliances connected to it and the ISOLATED model provides a pair of contacts that can be open (off), closed (on), pulsed (on for one second then automatically turns off).
What is the difference between the models?
The IN-LINE model can be used for lights, geysers, pool motors and generally any electrical appliance.
The ISOLATED model can be used for garage doors, driveway gates, alarm systems and generally any electronic device that needs a simple open, close or pulse signal.
What more can we offer?
We provide a free secure cloud platform, Mobile App’s and home automation server software that can also be voice control enabled. We provide you the ability with just an investment in the iiotsys
What technologies are used to control the IoT Switch?
IoT Switch can communicate using MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) publish-subscribe-based messaging protocol to the cloud messaging server. The IoT Switch can also be controlled using conventional request-response-based HTTP protocol.
What makes the iiotsys™ IoT Switch unique?
The IoT Switch is one of the highest rated amperage IoT Switches in the Market.
Apart from the complete solution offering iiotsys™ IoT Switch supports an open platform connectivity allowing you to connect to any MQTT or http cloud provider.
The iiotsys™ IoT Switch is a South African product making support and spares locally available to maintain your investment.
Unlimited number of iiotsys™ IoT Switches and secure Mobile App authorised users can be added.
The IoT Switch is designed to self-heal whenever there is a power failure, home or office Wi-Fi failure or internet failure.
Validated details are stored to the memory on the device ensuring that it won’t forget its settings in any failure situation.
The IoT Switch will not accidentally activate when power is restored to it.
The IoT Firmware has been tested to ensure the device never freezes in any operation.
The IoT Switch has anti-jamming and interference management.
How secure is the iiotsys™ IoT Switch?
The iiotsys™ IoT Switch conforms to WPA and WPA2 data encryption standards. Each IoT Switch gets assigned a 24-character unique alpha numeric encrypted control subject.
The control functions each have a 7-character unique alpha numeric encrypted control key.
The IoT Switch SSID can be hidden for added security.
The IoT Switch can be locked against unauthorized access on the local network.
How secure is the data exchanged between my mobile device and the cloud platform?
Connections between your Mobile App and the cloud messaging platforms is fully encrypted.
- TLS v1.2 connection.
- AES 128Bit GCM authenticated.
- ECDHE_RSA key exchange
Each user is segmented by virtual host from other users each user on the cloud platform is unique.
Connections between cloud platform and your Mobile App is fully encrypted.
How secure is the overall solution?
Critical information stored in the IoT Switch memory cannot be retrieved that would link any Mobile App (owner) to theIoT Switch being controlled. The IoT Switch conforms to WPA an WPA2 data encryption standards. Connections between your Mobile App and the cloud messaging platforms is fully encrypted.