Ikea's new budget smart home sensors monitor your home for under $10 each

Ikea Motion Sensor
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No name is as synonymous with home as IKEA. The Swedish home goods giant just announced a trio of affordable new smart home sensors; Parasoll (door or window open event), Vallhorn (motion triggered), and Badring (water leaks). While they ship with basic notification and controls, pairing them with the Ikea Dirigera hub ($69.99, Ikea.com) makes them accessible by other major smart home ecosystems from Amazon, Google, and Apple.

Ikea Door Sensor

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The Parasoll is the first detector to launch in January, and is priced at $8.99. It is a sleek door and window sensor that easily mounts to various trimmings and cabinets. When a door or window slides open this device will notify you which entryway triggered the event. You can also use this guy to automate your everyday activities, such as turning on your pantry light for one minute when you open its door.

Ikea Motion Sensor on wall

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For further smart light automation, the Vallhorn motion sensor works anywhere indoors or out. This cube can be paired with up to ten smart light bulbs directly. When movement is detected, it activates connected smart lights such as those in a hallway or on your front porch. It is IP44-rated to withstand splashes of rain for outdoor placement as well. You can grab it when it launches in April; pricing has not yet been announced.

Ikea water sensor in laundry room

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Last but certainly not least, the Badring water leak detector senses the presence of leaking water and sets off a built-in alarm. When paired with the Dirigera hub, it will also send a notification to your smartphone as well as a connected smart speaker or light bulb as soon as it detects a leak. The Badring water leak detector will launch in July; pricing has not yet been released.

All three smart sensors are based on the Zigbee wireless protocol, and will connect to IKEA's Home smart system.

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Hunter Fenollol
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Hunter Fenollol is a Senior Editor for Tom’s Guide. He specializes in smart home gadgets and appliances. Prior to joining the team, Hunter reviewed computers, wearables, and mixed reality gear for publications that include CNN Underscored, Popular Mechanics, and Laptop Magazine. When he’s not testing out the latest cooking gadgets, you can likely find him playing a round of golf or out with friends feeding his paycheck to a QuickHit slot machine. Hunter started his career as an intern at Tom’s Guide back in 2019 while in college. He graduated from Long Island University Post with a degree in Communications and minor in Advertising. He has been vlogging ever since the iPhone 4 took front-facing cameras mainstream.