Time for India to embrace Smart Home Automation

In this day and age, technology is advancing at an extremely rapid pace. Imagine a scenario where you walk into your living room after an exhaustive work day to feel the room chilled to a perfect temperature setting, the lighting just dim enough to give you that spa-feel, the curtains close shutting out the outside world, while the geyser in your bathroom switches on to pre-heat the water just the way you like it, preparing you for a pampering hot shower. Imagine all of this happening just for you, without you having to even lift a finger.


This is the power of Smart Home Automation, an offshoot of IoT technology. It is widely adopted internationally. The IoT market will reach $1.7 trillion by 2020. So why has this concept not caught on in India yet?


There are a few reasons why Indian consumers have not embraced smart home automation. Lack of knowledge is one of the biggest obstacles in the mass adoption of smart home automation.


As Arthur C Clarke quoted, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”, people fear or shun what they don’t know. The majority of Indian consumers have very little knowledge about IoT and smart home automation technology, which has caused them to garner misconceptions such as smart home automation being extremely expensive, intricate and tedious to implement,  high cost of repairs, untrustworthy, lack of quality in aesthetics.


These misconceptions have to be addressed. Enter OSUM Smart Electrical Solutions! An Indian company backed by a 50 year old Electrical company – Cona Electricals is making huge strides in bringing smart home automation to the Indian consumers.

Recently at Acetech, OSUM received the Design Wall award for the best product innovation and the Grand Stand award.


Founded by Sachin Motwani – an expert in the field of electronics with over 22 years of  experience with Cona Electricals, OSUM Smart Electrical Solutions is the first company in the world to bring a robust hybrid technology which uses both wired and wireless functionality based on the consumer’s requirements. This technology gives OSUM products best of both worlds – the sturdiness that comes with implementing a wiring system and the flexibility that comes with implementing a wireless system.


OSUM has a wide-array of alexa and apple home compatible smart switches, which cater to the consumers that are looking for a high quality in security, aesthetics, functionality all the while promising value for money.


The company has also introduced smart lifestyle products like wireless mobile chargers and in-wall USB bluetooth speakers.


OSUM Smart switches have a wide range of functionality which destroys all the misconceptions that the consumers have had about smart home automation.

  • Made in India
  • Highly secure – the Smart switches come with a 3-Layered Secure Technology.
  • Easy to install – no rewiring costs – the smart switches fit in the wall with the same specifications as those of the normal modular switches
  • Look and Feel – Smart switch has a very similar look and feel to the normal modular switch but is equipped with smart technology. Now the Indian consumer does not face a big jump in using a new technology, as he seamlessly transitions from the old way of operating normal modular switches to a new ‘smart’ way of using all the benefits of home automation technology.
  • Extremely high quality of aesthetics which complement Indian interiors/homes
  • Compatible with Alexa and Apple Home
  • Affordable – high value for money


We quoted the Founder, Sachin Motwani: “True Smart Home Automation: An idea where you walk into a room and don’t have to do anything while your home automation setup takes care of all your comfort needs, is not a distant dream anymore. It is here. It can be done in India and we at OSUM are at the forefront of this IoT movement.”


Mr Motwani’s statement as bold as it seems, inspires us with confidence about the future of home automation in India.


Soon, smart home automation will see mass-adoption all over the world. OSUM seems to be a breath of fresh air in this regard with its products being made in India with state-of-the-art IoT technology.