Dialog Axiata launches app to control smart-home devices

Sri Lankan telco Dialog Axiata says it has released a new mobile app that serves as a single remote control point for its suite of smart-home devices.

The new Smart Home App serves as a centralised platform, allowing users to manage and monitor all of Dialog Axiata’s smart devices, as well as smart devices from Chinese AI/IoT company Tuya Smart, from their phone. Dialog and Tuya have been co-developing smart devices under a partnership arrangement since 2020.

Dialog Axiata currently offers a range of smart-home devices, including security cameras, smart wall plugs, smart wall sockets, smart switches and smart extension cords, as well as Wi-Fi mesh and an Alexa-powered smart speaker.

The app enables users to view live camera feeds, activate and deactivate devices, and receive notifications from each connected device.

Dialog Axiata also says the Smart Home App has voice control capabilities that can be seamlessly integrated with popular smart home assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

“This app aims to redefine smart living, making it effortless for everyone to experience the true potential of their smart-home devices, regardless of their location,” said Dialog Axiata Group CMO Lasantha Theverapperuma in a statement.

According to figures from Statista, Sri Lanka’s smart-home market is still in the fledgling stage, with just 5.7% household penetration projected for this year. That’s forecast to grow to 9.5% household penetration by 2028.

In terms of monetisation, the smart-home market in Sri Lanka is projected to generate US$133.1 million this year, growing at an annual rate of 11.38% to US$204.8 million by 2028.