The project phase is over for Ikea & # 39; s smart home activities: it has decided that Ikea & # 39; Home-smart & # 39; now its own branch within the company. Ikea writes this in a press release.
Ikea says it will invest & # 39; significantly more & # 39; in Internet Of Things products for years to come. "This is the biggest new business we have launched since the launch of Children's Ikea," says Peter van der Poel, manager of Ikea Range & Supply. No new products have been announced yet.
There are already several (more or less) smart products in Ikea. For example, the retail chain sells table lamps that can charge cordless phones, smart lighting, and smart speakers in collaboration with Sonos. Since this week, the smart blinds are also available in the Netherlands.
The devices are all assembled in the WIRELESS app, which also has a hub connected to the modem. Ikea announces that there will be an update to the app with a name change: it is then called the app & # 39; Ikea Home smart & # 39 ;.