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About this project

beesSmart is an integrated hardware and software solution ready to use. Offering small devices easy to install, an App for iOS or Android systems and an online service platform, beesSmart gets you smart management of the electrical devices and all the information accessible from the network... all this with no changes to the existing systems and appliances!

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Thanks to beesSmart it will be easy to save energy, to remotely monitor and control the electrical appliances and to build easy or challenging automation rules based on your location and on all the information collected from the Internet.

How it works

beesSmart needs no actions. You can create your own automation systems connecting the beesSmart hardware in a very simple way.

We developed 3 hardware components: smartGate, smartWire and smartSense and the minimal configuration involves at least 1 smartGate and 1 or more smartWire or smartSense components.

smart Gate is the only component that needs a connection (wired or wireless) to your internet router and can manage up to 127 smartWires or smartSense or a combination of both.

How it works
How it works

smartGate, smartWire and smartSense communicate between each other through an own radio protocol with mesh capability with no configuration.

What you can do

Replace easily your old thermostat and build your new smart heating management system using the APP and all the power of the internet (weather data, your position etc.)

Automate your electrical door control, use your smartphone as a door key, build automation rules based on your location.

Save energy, control your lights turning them automatically ON and OFF as instructed by timers or by the information about your presence or location.

Discover when and where your energy is used. Use all the power of an energy business intelligence system to save energy!

smartGate

smartGate manages all bees radio communications and enables the access to beesSmart cloud service using an existing internet connection. smartGate communicates wirelessy with other components (smartWire and smartSense) to create your own home automation system. No need to call technicians or engineers.

  • is your local automation server
  • enables local or remote smartBees management
  • enables access to beesSmart cloud service
  • uses your wired or wireless internet connection
  • manages up to 127 smartBees
  • enables secure communications

Tech specs:

  • based on Raspberry PI model B
  • equipped with our radio shield
  • provided with case and external power adapter

smartWire

Thanks to smartWire you can turn ON/OFF and monitor the energy consumption of your electrical devices directly from your smartphone.

smartWire is ready to communicate with your App and the beesSmart cloud without any configuration or additional devices, just by using your smartGate.

  • easy to connect and configure
  • controls your appliances from local or remote
  • extends the signal coverage of other beesSmart products
  • only works if there is a SmartGate configured
  • communicates with beesSmart cloud services

Tech specs:

  • Electrical rating: 110/230 V
  • max load power: 2,5 KW
  • equipped with onBoard transformation circuit, no need of external power
  • measures: real power, apparent power, power factor, voltage and current
  • equipped with onBoard power relay switch
  • uses 433/868 MHz radio frequency
  • arduino compatible

smartSense

smartSense is ready to communicate with your App and the beesSmart cloud without any configuration or additional devices by using your smartGate.

  • easy to connect and configure
  • controls your appliances from local or remote access
  • manages up to 4 switches on board
  • is a smart thermostat
  • only works if there is a configured SmartGate
  • communicates with beesSmart cloud service

Tech specs:

  • equipped with onBoard transformation circuit, no need of external power
  • onBoard thermometer
  • up to 4 switches with COMMON, NO, NC pins
  • uses 433/868 MHz radio frequency
  • arduino compatible

Story

We are a group of engineers specialized in electronics, computer science and automation. We share, as well as historical friendship, the dream of making an automation system that can be easily installed in every home or office at a low cost. 

For this reason we have developed the components from scratch and using the most common, widely adopted and cheapest electronic components available on the market... compensating with hard work, study, research and firmware development to built-in high-level functionalities provided from commercial products.

What you see are some photos documenting the work of the team in the last 18 months and the various prototypes that over time we have produced (and disintegrated :-)) before producing those presented on this platform.

Roadmap

This is the roadmap we planned starting from the (we hope :-)) funding date:

  • Step 1 - Batch production of the hardware, case and packaging
  • Step 2 - Integration and stress tests
  • Step 3 - Setup of the software platform in a data center
  • Step 4 - WEB and APP improvements
  • Step 5 - Final usability review of the entire system and shipping

For developers

smartGate exposes a series of API for third party software development. Interfaces provided:

  • JSON
  • MQTT

What is missing!

With Kickstarter funds we will be able to take the final steps of the project:

  • Testing and certification
  • Design and packaging improvements
  • APP and web site usability improvements

Risks and challenges

We have planned the final activities of the project involving testing, certification and the final product design and packaging.
We need to setup the software platform in a reliable datacenter and we have to work on the APP to improve usability.
Last but not least there's the production phase... we did the scouting phase and we have a precise idea of the process... but this is our first experience in building hardware so there might be potentially delays in product delivery.

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    Thanks for your Support!
    You will be listed on our site as a "Smart Member!" and you will receive all the latest updates.

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    BeesSmart t-shirt with our amazing logo in a special "Founding Member" edition

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    Early BID SPECIAL - Smart Thermostat KIT + BeesSmart t-Shirt.
    Get the Smart Thermostat KIT at very special Price and the founding member t-shirt

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    Smart Thermostat KIT. Get 1x SmartGate and 1x SmartSense and build your smart heating management system.
    With this kit you can replace your old thermostat and manage your heating system in a smarter way!

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    Smart Energy KIT.
    Get 1 x SmartGate and 3 x SmartWire and build your smart energy management system.
    Connect SmartWires with your home or office appliance or integrate them in your
    electrical grid (system).
    Start monitoring energy consumptions and enjoy the creation of automations with the APP!

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    Smart Control KIT. Get 1 x SmartGate and 3 x SmartSense and build your smart control system.
    Connect SmartSense with your home or office appliance, your electrical key lock,
    fan coil appliance or integrate them in your electrical (grid) system.
    Enjoy the creation of automations also based on your location!

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    Smart Domo KIT. Get 1 SmartGate, 2 x SmartWire and 3 x SmartSense and build your home or office domotic system. With this kit you can automate up to 14 switches, you have 3 thermostat sensors and 2 power metering sensors

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