₹68,500 (Unit only), ebtlpl.com
EBTL (Engineer Bringing Technology to Life) Amour 3.0 is a mobile assisted smart switching solution for homes that has been built from the ground up in India. The company is touting simplified automation as the USP boasting easy installation and operation. The graphical interface on the panel is intuitive enough to be used by people of all ages without any sort of confusion. It can be interacted via touch panel, mobile app and voice commands. While traditional automation systems require CAT6 wiring, Amour works with normal cables connecting to the WiFi router directly and thus bypassing the requirement of a hub. It has protection against short circuiting, electrical surges, voltage fluctuation and even remembers status of switches in case of a power-cut. Features like recurring multi-scheduling, sleep mode, favourites and programmable switches are touted. T3 Says: An approximate cost of 1,5,000 is estimated for a 3BHK home which is inclusive of all costs.
T3 Says: An approximate cost of ₹1,50,000 is estimated for a 3BHK home which is inclusive of all costs.
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This article originally appeared in the Horizon section of the December 2018 issue.