With Internet of Things (IoT) being the buzzword these days globally, Pakistani startups like Smart Devices and Electroid are showing great promise.
Smart Devices, a former incubate of Plan9 and currently operating under PlanX, has developed a home electronic device that can easily connect all the appliances in your home to a Wi-Fi and subsequently be controlled via Smart Device’s desktop or mobile app. This device, currently retailing at PKR 12,000 in Pakistan can make your home smarter without any heavy-duty investment.
This is the first device of its kind that will be sold directly to the consumer market in Pakistan. However, local electronic businesses have a lot to gain too by acquiring this technology. Imagine the profits a home appliance can get by turning smarter for only PKR 12,000?
Electroid, an incubatee of Netsol, is another IoT startup that has a huge potential. It is a home automation software that gives you the power to control the power consumption of your digital appliances.
With irregular loadshedding, understanding your electricity bill can be a huge hassle. With Electroid, you can set up a power consumption budget that you will not exceed, and your home appliances connected to the app via Wi-Fi will automatically turn off or on and run on a pre-defined rate to make sure you don’t spend a penny above your budget.