Lancashire based company Time2 have unveiled their new smart home devices

'Clan' will include security cameras, light bulbs and mains sockets that can be linked up and managed by remote control over the internet, from anywhere, using a single app or with spoken commands through Amazon Alexa or Google Home. 

Kam Kothia said: "With the launch of Clan, Time2 is stepping into an exciting area of home technology that's expected to grow very quickly over the next few years. The 'smart home' is now where the smart phone was perhaps 12 years ago, ready to take off.

"Clan can turn any home into a smart home, where appliances link up and intelligently work together, controlled from anywhere over the internet using a single app, to make the home safer, more secure and more enjoyable. And Clan does it in a way that's easy to use and just as easy on the pocket. The 21st century home doesn't have to be complicated or expensive."

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Clan has been developed by Time2 following a major partnership agreement between Time2 and global tech giant Tuya Smart. It is based on Tuya Smart's proven technology already used by hundreds of millions of people across the world.

The first Clan products will focus on home protection and monitoring: small, lightweight but technically advanced remote control cameras, remote control dimmable LED light bulbs and a remote control mains socket.

As an example of the smart home in action, a Clan camera means that - from under £40 and no ongoing subscriptions - someone on holiday, or away for whatever reason, can monitor their home in real time from anywhere in the world, enjoying live, high definition video images and sound straight to their smartphone or tablet. 

The camera has automatic night vision when it gets dark and the ability to record and playback up to three weeks of footage. Images sent over the internet are encrypted for privacy.

The user can be alerted on their smartphone if there's any movement or sound and then play back the footage to see what caused the alert. 

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And because Clan appliances work together, Clan could also use the alert to automatically turn on lights or a radio in the home, making an empty place seem occupied. Indeed, lights and other appliances can easily be set to turn on and off, or dimmer or brighter, at different times, or under varying conditions, to create a real lived-in effect - all managed from a single app. 

In early 2019 Time2 will extend the range, adding many more home security devices as well as remote control light switches and a remote control central heating thermostat, with more to follow. Everything will work together and be controllable from anywhere, at home or far away. 

Asking Alexa to dim the lights, check the heating or switch on the electric blanket will be a breeze with Alexa and Clan working together.

Mr Kothia added, "Our aim is to offer the UK's largest range of life enhancing, smart home products, easy to set up and use, working seamlessly with each other, compatible with Alexa and Google Home and backed by Time2's unrivalled customer support, based here in Blackburn." 

The launch this week is being celebrated with a 25% discount for customers purchasing on the day, and with giveaways and prizes throughout the day on Facebook, Twitter and the Time2 website.