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143
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 1 2016

About

Kasia is the first affordable home control system. It’s about time your home was as smart as your phone.

Control and monitor all the electronic devices in your home.
Control and monitor all the electronic devices in your home.
  • Lights come on automatically as I come home in the dark
  • My coffee pot is ready for me in the morning 
  • I am reminded when I accidentally leave my refrigerator door open
  • My laundry tells me when it's done
  • I save money by knowing which devices use the most electricity
  • I don't need to search my house to make sure I've turned off all the lights. A simple press of a button and it's done. 
Kasia Switch, 3-Way Switch, Dimmer, Plug, Open, Hub, Presence, and Remote.
Kasia Switch, 3-Way Switch, Dimmer, Plug, Open, Hub, Presence, and Remote.
Gain peace of mind knowing that your lights and appliances are turned off when you are not at home. You will never again spend the day wondering if you left that space heater on.
Gain peace of mind knowing that your lights and appliances are turned off when you are not at home. You will never again spend the day wondering if you left that space heater on.
No more wrinkled clothes or spoiled food!
No more wrinkled clothes or spoiled food!
Have your lights turn on and off while you are away on vacation giving people the illusion you are home.
Have your lights turn on and off while you are away on vacation giving people the illusion you are home.
Lights that respond to only you
Lights that respond to only you
Put your devices into groups and scenes to activate all lights on and off or to set the mood.
Put your devices into groups and scenes to activate all lights on and off or to set the mood.
Every Kasia device is interconnected with other Kasia devices around it to create a stronger and more reliable network.
Every Kasia device is interconnected with other Kasia devices around it to create a stronger and more reliable network.

Additional Modules Selection

Select ANY combination of additional modules for the + Packs.
Select ANY combination of additional modules for the + Packs.

Kasia is made up of individual modules that work together to help you take control of your home. Product installation is as simple as plugging it into an outlet. Walkthrough instructions are available right in the app for every device, making even a light switch installation approachable. With the Kasia app on your smartphone, you can monitor and control your system from anywhere at the touch of a button.

1. Install Kasia devices using built in walkthroughs available in the Kasia app  
2. In the app, initiate the pairing process
3. Press the button on device for 5 seconds to begin pairing
4. After pairing is complete, simply name your new device and add it to your home page

Kasia Smart Monitoring Smart homes are not just about controlling things, it’s also about monitoring what is going on in your home. With Smart Monitoring, keep tabs on devices that are active and in use so you can turn off anything you accidentally left on. Monitor anything from a clothes iron to TVs and space heaters.

Kasia Smart Alerts for when you need them most. With Kasia Smart Alerts, you can be notified whenever the laundry cycle is complete, or when your fridge door got stuck and didn’t close. This can save you both time and money while keeping your day running smoothly. 

Kasia Schedules Automation made easy.The Kasia system is equipped with a versatile automation/scheduling system that makes turning a connected home into a smart home easy. Just select the device you would like to automate and let the intuitive guide walk you through the rest.

Kasia Presence The first of its kind, an integrated smart home presence system to make your home react to you as you come home and move throughout your house. With the Kasia Presence BLE tags installed in a room, lights and other smart devices can react to your presence and turn on as you enter and off after you leave.

Kasia Scenarios A smart home should operate differently when you are at home, away, or even on vacation. By simply leaving your home or at a click of a button, the scenario for your Kasia system changes - making lights and other devices react accordingly.

Kasia Wireless Link Using standard RF technology, Kasia frees you from the cost of proprietary control systems as well as providing better range than WiFi based solutions. Smart home solutions are only good when they are connected. Kasia devices form a wireless mesh network allowing you to to connect your entire home. Our RF link has a range of up to 200ft between devices. No longer are you limited by the range of your router. (Range may be limited by walls and objects between devices)

A system that is truly yours. The center point of your Kasia network, the Hub, provides the interlink between all your smart devices and your smart phone. The Hub stores all the information of your system including the activity logs as well as energy usage which can then be accessed remotely on your phone. The Kasia Hub is also your own personal smart home cloud, so none of your data is stored online. After the initial setup, Kasia can operate continuously, even without an internet connection.

Kasia Hub The brains of the operation and the central point of your Kasia system – interconnecting all of your Kasia devices with the internet and the Kasia app.

Features

  • Connects to your home network over wired Ethernet or through WiFi 
  • SD card slot for storage of years of activity and usage data
  • Pair up to 149 Kasia modules with the Kasia Hub 
  • Does not require internet access after initial setup
  • MSRP $40

Kasia Switch A smart home enabled switch that replaces the switches in your home, allowing them to be turned on and off remotely via direct control, or through automations and schedules.

Features  
  • Works with recessed lighting systems as well as connected outlets 
  • Monitor and turn devices on/off from anywhere with the Kasia App 
  • Control your device via an automation/schedule and have it respond to you 
  • Installs into all standard US electrical switch boxes with a neutral line 
  • Easy setup using walkthrough included in Kasia App
  • MSRP $30

Kasia Plug Turn any outlet instantly into a smart outlet, with no outlet replacement required.

Features  

  • Connects to most home electrical devices such as lamps, coffee maker, fans, heaters, etc. 
  • Monitor and turn devices on/off from anywhere with the Kasia App 
  • Check the energy usage on connected devices 
  • Receive custom notifications on devices you want to monitor 
  • Control your device via an automation/schedule and have it respond to you 
  • Plugs into your existing outlets for hassle free installation
  • MSRP $35

Kasia Remote A wireless remote for easy instantaneous control of any Kasia device throughout your home. Program it to instantly activate groups of lights or your custom scenes.

Features  

  • Turn off all the lights/devices in your house by clicking a button on the Kasia remote instead of reaching for your phone 
  • Program up to 4 sets of devices, groups, or scenes 
  • Operates on Kasia Wireless Link for quick response from anywhere in your home 
  • Mount to a wall using included magnetic holster 
  • MSRP $30

Kasia Open A battery operated sensor that detects when a door or window has been opened or closed. Use this to monitor your house or trigger automations and automatically turn on lights.

Features  

  • Monitor when a Door or Window is open or close 
  • Use the Kasia Open to trigger lights to turn on when you come home 
  • Get custom notifications when you leave the house with something still open 
  • MSRP $30

Kasia Presence First of its kind device, allows the Kasia system to track when someone is present in a room and trigger automations to turn on lights when you are there and off when you are not.

Features  

  • Use the Kasia Presence to trigger lights to turn on when someone is present in a room and turn off when the room is vacant 
  • Receive custom notifications when anyone or someone enters a room 
  • MSRP $30

The Kasia system will be accessible online from most devices with an internet connection and a browser. A dedicated Kasia APP will also be available for iOS 7.0+ and Android 5.0+ at launch.

Future Integration

IFTTT: The Kasia system and software is designed to be compatible with IFTTT and is on our road map of future features.

Watch Interfaces: Controlling your Kasia system through a watch interface on both Apple Watch and Google Gear is also on the road map for future implementation after the initial release.

We know system security is very important to our users so we have implemented a combination of encryption and a rolling code to keep all your devices and commands secure: All commands sent between the Kasia Hub and devices will use an AES128 w/ fixed key + rolling code. All communication with the Kasia App will use an AES256 w/ variable key + rolling code. 

We have set out to make Kasia a complete Smart Home solution system.  What we have laid out in this Kickstarter is just the foundation of the system to come. We’re already working on the next wave of products, smart automation features, and partnerships to round out our system. Light dimmers, power strips, motion sensors, moisture sensors, leak detectors, temperature sensors, garage openers, alarm sirens and thermostats are some of the things we’re looking at to add to the product line. With the addition of these sensors and other control products, Kasia will be able to intelligently react to you and your family. In areas such as locks and video monitoring, we will be partnering with industry leaders to make a complete integrated system.

International

We are designing Kasia to be used internationally as well. However, that will require different sets of certifications and modified tooling. Let us know if you are interested and we can see if we can get Kasia to your country through later funding projects.

Hitting the stretch goals allows us to raise more money to put back into tooling and certification costs.   

  • At $150,000 we will be able to make the 3-Way Light Switch available as a selectable module reward. 
  • At $200,000 we will be able to make the Dimmer as a selectable module reward.
  • At $250,000 we will add an Ambient Light Sensor to the 3-Way Light Switch and the Dimmer for added functionality.

Over the last two years, we at Kasia have been working to create a home automation system that’s simple, affordable, reliable, and in general, more accessible to our friends and family. We’ve built the network infrastructure from the ground up, reducing costs and assuring reliable connectivity across the home. Each item in the Kasia product line comes with advanced features right out of the box with no monthly fees, making it affordable to expand your Kasia system to cover your whole house. Or office. Or wherever.

We’ve gone through numerous iterations on all aspects of Kasia, from hardware design, PCB design, APP design and firmware design to make sure Kasia works.
We’ve gone through numerous iterations on all aspects of Kasia, from hardware design, PCB design, APP design and firmware design to make sure Kasia works.

We’ve gone through multiple iterations for every device. All products are in their final design phases and we’ve already begun working with safety certification companies to tweak our designs before we submit them for official certifications. We have also already commenced the tooling of parts necessary for mass manufacturing. Unlike other Kickstarter projects, these steps alleviate much of the risk that a Kickstarter backer might take. 

Initial tooling completed and now waiting for revisions
Initial tooling completed and now waiting for revisions

We’ve also already vetted multiple manufactures and have selected primaries and backups to produce Kasia. A list of parts suppliers have been finalized as well.

We are a team of professional product developers, designers, and engineers with over 50 years of experience designing, building, and manufacturing products. The core team has been building both software and wireless products for over 10 years with manufacturing expertise to get the product to market quickly and efficiently. We have engineered our products with procurement and ease of manufacturing in mind.

We have already invested a tremendous amount of our own money and money from friends and family into creating the system and designs of Kasia. We need your help to raise funds for the last stretch to get Kasia on the market. To deliver Kasia, we still need to complete the product tooling, procure the necessary components, and get the wireless and safety certifications for our devices.

Risks and challenges

We have built a complex control system with many integrated components: firmware, software, hardware, and cloud components. In our commitment to our backers, we have minimized the risks typically associated with new projects by waiting until we have fully functioning systems prior to launching our campaign. In addition, the initial version 1 tooling creation has been completed and is now in the process of modification and fine tuning to create a polished product. Our team has already been working with a top safety certification company to assure that our products will be able to pass safety certifications in the shortest time possible. We will continue to improve with future software updates to enhance the performance of Kasia and add more features with input from our users.

There is always the possibility that there will be problems with tooling/manufactures and certifications of our devices. If that’s the case there may be a delay in the shipment of your product. However, we have taken all steps necessary to mitigate any of this and will continue to take the necessary steps to insure we send you a quality product on time.

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    Control 4 devices with your Smartphone or the included Kasia Remote. Save $41 off MSRP

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    Kasia Control Pack + 5 modules of your choosing:

    Get the Kasia Control Pack to get you started and add in 5 additional modules of your choosing. Choose from every add on module we have available. Save about $91 off MSRP

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    Get the Kasia Control Pack to get you started and add in 10 additional modules of your choosing. Choose from every add on module we have available. Save about $141 off MSRP

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    Kasia DIY Pack

    The most flexible pack where you build your own set. Decide how much you want of each item, add up the total based on the prices below and just back that amount ($500 min). We will send out a survey at the end to configure your order. All prices include shipping for this tier.

    $30 Kasia Hub (or 3-way Switch or Dimmer if unlocked)
    $26 Kasia Plug
    $22 Kasia Open or Presence or Switch or Remote

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