Home Automation Startup

Mumbai-Based ‘Fox Domotics’ Aims To Automate India’s Homes, Offices and Hotels

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All of us want nothing less than the best for our houses; providing a helping hand to people in achieving this is a Mumbai based Home automation product manufacturing startup called Fox Domotics. Starting its journey in the year 2012, the company is now claiming to have emerged as India’s Leading Brand for creation of energy-efficient, sophisticated, simple to use and reliable products like lighting control solutions, motorized blinds, tubular motors, LED / Plasma TV lifts, projector lifts and motorized projector screens for use at residential, offices, retail, hospitality and public spaces. The startup is especially known in the market for manufacturing of Wifi Light Switches, Touch Switches and Hotel Room Automation Switches.

The startup aims to use its expertise in research and development to engineer the sophisticated product developments which are more famously known as the ‘Smart Systems’. With each passing day, technology is getting better and smarter and becoming a more and more intrusive part of a human being’s life. The Fox Domotics team is working to stay at pace with these technological advancements and keep developing new breeds of ‘Smart System’ which could easily to blend in to the surroundings. Fox Domotics has solutions for Home Automation, Conference Room Automation and Hotel Room Automation.

The Founder

Mohammed Sikander Manihar is the man who single-handedly converted Fox Domotics from just an idea on a paper to a successful home automation company. An electronic engineer by degree, Manihar started his career in the year 2005 and gained vast experience in product design and development, and software development. For a long time since starting working, Manihar had a vision of replacing the old tic-tok switches with new touch switches which would be durable and shock proof even with wet hands. This very vision persuaded him to start Fox Domotics in 2012.

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A 100% Made in India company, all of Fox Domotics products are retro fit and made at a factory located in Vasai near to Mumbai. Since the products are retro fit, all a user is required to do is simply replace their old switch to their crystal glass finished WiFi touch switches. The user is provided with all the three control like IR Remote, Touch and Mobile apps. One of the best part of the startup’s products is that the users don’t have to go through the trouble of changing their electrical wiring as Fox Domotics’ products can be easily installed on the existing/old wiring.

While the startup does face a stiff competition from other home automation startups like Zwave, Zigbee, Control4, Creston, Honeywell and others, but it is the only Wifi product manufacturer in India.

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One of the features that makes Fox Domotics switches stand apart from others in the market is its attractive crystal glass finish. Further, it provides all of three controls i.e. touch, IR remote and Mobile control with just one single hardware device, which is something no other company has been able to achieve till date. It is a standalone device, meaning unlike other company’s automation which require multiple devices to achieve a functionality, it can achieve the same with just one device. In addition to all this, it comes with a 3 years manufacturing warranty.

The startup is completely into pure retro fit with products from 2 modules, 3 modules, 4 modules, 6 modules and 12 modules, all available as WiFi touch switches.

Even though the startup is not funded till now, it has been successful in building a dealer network in almost all major cities in India. In fact, Fox Domotics has also exported its WiFi Touch Switches to UAE, Oman and Sri Lanka. The company is currently in the midst of setting up its sales office for Middle East countries in Dubai.

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Kirti Sharma
She is a fun loving girl who's always scouting for innovative startups and fun entrepreneurs to write about. When not writing, you can find her perched in the corner of her room with her laptop running a serial marathon of her favorite sitcoms.

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