What Is Home Automation And How Does It Work

The Viomi Self-emptying Robot Vacuum Alpha S9 has been created by Xiaomi to make life easier for those at home. The vacuum uses AI vision to clean up any messes in your house without needing any human input! It also empties its own dustbin when it is full – saving users the hassle of having to change it themselves!

What is Home Automation?

Home Automation is a term that describes products that work with your mobile phone to control various electronic devices in your home. All you have to do is push a single button on your phone or tablet to turn your light on or off, your heater on or off, or even your dishwasher on and off.

You can use the Viomi Mi Home App to program the Viomi’s products to automatically turn on and off. You can also use it to turn your phones’ sound on or off, monitor the time, and access your favorite apps. If the Viomi Home App is downloaded to your phone, you can even use your phone’s GPS to set your robot vacuum cleaner’s location.

How Home Automation Works

If you have smart devices in your home, then you will be familiar with home automation, which basically allows your devices to communicate with each other without you having to manually add them to a network. You can create ‘states’ for your devices, and configure them to act in the appropriate ‘state’ in relation to the different rooms of your house. For example, the microwave may not allow food to be heated beyond temperatures that you have set, whilst the lights might turn on when you come back from work.

Viomi Alpha(S9)
This self vacuum cleaner has at the top 360-degree laser who takes care of scanning the space. Laser technology is extremely accurate (less than 2% deviation) and fast. It can scan up to 6 times 360 ° in one second up to 8 meters. The robotic vacuum cleaner can also overcome obstacles up to a maximum height of 2 cm.

As with all vacuum cleaners, one of the most important features of robotic vacuum cleaners is the suction power. Area where the new Alpha (S9) has made some progress. The suction power has risen from 2100Pa in the V2 Pro, to 2600Pa with the V3 model and now to 2700Pa with the S9 model, making the Alpha (S9) one of the most powerful models on the market. It offers up to 30 days of hands-free cleaning with auto dumping station that can carry 3L dust bag. Once the dust bag is full, the machine will give you a notification after which you can simply remove and throw away the disposable dust bag. This automatic vacuum can sweep, vacuum, and mop together. The intelligent Y-type mopping integrates AI smart algorithms, which can simulate manual cleaning and two-way cleaning with higher cleaning coverageSimilar to most Xiaomi robotic vacuum cleaners, the Alpha (S9) is ready for full operation fairly quickly, all you have to do is install the bottom brush (easy to install) and remove the two protective elements on the side of the vacuum cleaner. Alpha (S9) is equipped with a completely revamped, currently the most advanced, most powerful and latest cleaning algorithm on the market, combined with the upgraded LDS2 laser radar, which gives the best results when planning and moving around.


Viomi is a unique technology company from China, with all sorts of innovative products that help us to live a better life. These smart connected devices include smartphones, robot vacuum cleaners, smart TV and many more, and the company is now aiming to bring its latest smart vacuum to Indian homes.

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