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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 26 2016
$50,091
pledged of $62,000pledged of $62,000 goal
214
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 26 2016

About

We live in a world full of distractions and because we are so busy we forget things, which can lead to unfortunate consequences.

Homsense is a connected home monitoring solution with a difference -

  • Multiple sensors like water leak, air quality, temperature, humidity, pressure, light, sound, motion, vibration and magnet.
  • Works with your existing WiFi.No hubs (ZigBee, Z-Wave, etc).
  • Rechargeable battery that lasts over 1 year on a single charge.
  • Magnetic docking system for ease of installation and use.
  • Small and beautiful package (2 in X 2 in X 0.5 in).
  • No monthly fee.

Every Homsense Uses Multiple Sensors Together

Every Homsense device can give you feedback from multiple sensors simultaneously, making your home even smarter. For example, when you use 1 Homsense device as a security device on a door you can monitor -

  • Open/Close activity with alerts when armed
  • Temperature in the room and get alerted for fire
  • Air Quality, Humidity and Atmospheric Pressure in the room
  • Light intensity and know when you left any lights ON in the room

Garage Door Security

  • Easy Installation, just snap it on.
  • Auto-arm using Geo-fencing and will alert you within a few blocks from your home if garage door is left Open.
  • Get Open/Close alerts when you are away from home.
  • Rechargeable battery that lasts over 1 year under normal use.
  • Low battery and low WiFi signal alerts.
  • Also monitor temperature, humidity, pressure, air quality and light in parallel.  

Home Security

  • NO MONTHLY FEE, STOP Paying to ADT, SimpliSafe and others.
  • Installs using a magnetic dock, makes it easy to remove and recharge.
  • Auto-arm using Geo-fencing and will alert you within a few blocks from your home if you door/window is left open.
  • Get Open-Close alerts when you are away from home.
  • Configure to get alerts for door knocks or broken windows.
  • Rechargeable battery that lasts over 1 year under normal use.
  • Low battery and low WiFi signal alerts.
  • Also monitor temperature, humidity, pressure, air quality and light in parallel.  

Fire Safety

  • Helps you prevent FIRES due to dryer vent clogs or stove left ON.
  • Homsense monitors and analyzes temperature to alert you within a few blocks from your home if your left the stove ON.
  • Homsense monitors and analyzes temperature profiles continuously to predict the clogging of dryer vent and alert you before it's too late.
  • Rechargeable battery that lasts over 1 year under normal use.  
  • Low battery and low WiFi signal alerts.
  • Also monitor humidity, pressure, air quality and light in parallel.

Water Leak

  • Helps you prevent WATER DAMAGE before it damages your wallet.  
  • Homsense monitors and analyzes water leaks using a wire probe.
  • Rechargeable battery that last over 1 year under normal use.
  • Low battery and low WiFi signal alerts.
  • Also monitor temperature, humidity, pressure, air quality and light in parallel.

Air Quality

 Washer/Dryer 

We’ve all done it, forgotten the load of laundry in the wash. Hōmsense will remind you when your wash is done and when your clothes are dry.
We’ve all done it, forgotten the load of laundry in the wash. Hōmsense will remind you when your wash is done and when your clothes are dry.

How Big is Homsense?

Homsense packs in a TON of technology in a small and beautiful package.

The problem with existing solutions in the market is that many of the devices are single purposed and all of them have their own different way of notifying you that something has occurred. In addition, most devices need a dedicated hub to work and unfortunately a hub from one company may not work with others. Another problem is that all these devices use sticky tapes for installation, which makes it harder to move or even change batteries.

To solve this problem, we created Homsense, which is a multipurpose monitoring solution for your home that uses your existing WiFi - NO HUB NEEDED.

Homsense also has a rechargeable battery that last up to 1-year on a single charge and can even be plugged in for when you need continuous on-demand monitoring.

Homsense was designed keeping re-purposing and recharging in mind, and so it includes a magnetic docking system for mounting.

Security was one of our primary design goals for Homsense. Homsense takes advantage of 3 levels of security to keep your data safe. The first one is the WiFi protocol layer such as WPA2, the second layer is that all the communication from Homsense is TLS1.2 AES-256 encrypted and the final layer being our secured device login to our servers. 

In contrast to other solutions on the market which use dedicated hubs and mesh network topologies like ZigBee products, Homsense is less vulnerable to network attacks like replay and injection.

Multiple Sensors

Hōmsense includes a TON of sensors in a small and beautiful form factor, allowing you to receive powerful and relevant information for any space in your home.
Hōmsense includes a TON of sensors in a small and beautiful form factor, allowing you to receive powerful and relevant information for any space in your home.

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Rechargeable Battery

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Magnetic Dock

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  • Homsense can be attached to any steel surface via its’specially designed internal magnetic mounting. Easily attach Homsense to stoves, washer/dryers, garage doors and even rear entry doors. No messy tapes or glue, just snap it on.
  • For non-metallic surfaces, we’ve also included a beautifully designed magnetic dock that can be placed with a mess free adhesive. Once the dock is installed, taking Homsense on and off becomes a snap.

Spoken Alerts

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  • Spoken Alerts are really helpful, especially when something important happens in your home while you are driving or in any situation where you can not look directly at your smart phone to see what just occurred. 

Homsense mounted on your front door isn't limited to just letting you know that the door was open or closed, it can do all of the following -

  • Warn you that the door has been open too long
  • Or someone just knocked
  • Alert you if it hears any alarm in your home
  • it will also tell you the temperature of the room 
  • Or if you left the lights on

Homsense is also powered by the cloud, which means that your home will grow more intelligent as time goes on. Homsense has a large array of sensors at its disposal and will be able to use them in many combinations, not only with itself but with other Homsense devices in your home as well. The smarter your home, the less you will have to worry about!

Hōm App

To compliment the Hōmsense device, we have developed an intuitive and beautifully designed Hōm app that will keep you informed of whats happening in your home. It will let you arm/disarm Hōmsense manually or automatically using geo-fencing. You can also enable spoken alerts which are really helpful, especially when something important happens and you can not look directly at your smart phone to see what just occurred.

We are working on an Android app and it will be available when we ship Homsense.

Hōmsense App
Hōmsense App

Hōm Cloud

Hōm cloud is critical component of the Hōmsense solution and is responsible for delivering alerts for monitored occurrences to your phone no matter where you are. It also keeps your device up to date using automatic over-the-air (OTA) updates and allows you to easily re-purpose your device using the app.

We have been working extremely hard since April 2015 to make sure that Homsense is not only a concept but an actual product. We have already developed an iOS app, a cloud platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and successfully manufactured our first prototype. Our friends and family are already using Homsense, all with great results! In the process, we have established partnerships locally and abroad to enable us to successfully manufacture Hōmsense.

Hōmsense Prototype1
Hōmsense Prototype1
Hōmsense PCB
Hōmsense PCB
3D Printed Hōmsense Enclosure
3D Printed Hōmsense Enclosure
3D Printing Hōmsense Enclosure
3D Printing Hōmsense Enclosure

We are currently focused on cost reduction and dock design.  We also plan on developing an Android version of our Hōm app. We see so much potential with Homsense and are extremely excited to expand its functionality through integration with NEST and IFTTT. That is why we are asking for your help. With your help, we can bring Homsense to you and millions of other homes across the globe. 

Depending on which country you live in, Kickstarter Backers will be responsible for paying all customs, duty and local fees. 

Risks and challenges

Wavepod Technologies may be a young startup company, but the co-founders are veterans with a combined experience of over 35 years in design, development and delivering the final product. To minimize risk we have taken the Hōmsense concept through the design process to an actual product that's running in our friends and families homes with great results. We have partnered with manufacturers who have already proven to make high quality builds at reliable time tables. We believe that we can deliver a very high quality product on time that will exceed expectations.

All complex projects have many pieces that must come together to make it work. We control many of these factors (design, platforms, components, etc) and have gone to great lengths to make sure we have chosen the proper paths. There are however, some things that we can not control, for example, delays in shipping due to weather or parts availability. On the manufacturing side we are extremely careful with whom we chose as our partners and have already worked with most of our vendors in the past...but things can happen. If any issues arise we plan on being completely transparent as to what the issues are and how we plan on solving them. We will issue timely updates of all our progress via our website, social media and Kickstarter.

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