Anyware: The World's Smallest, Smartest Lamp Socket Adaptor
Anyware: The World's Smallest, Smartest Lamp Socket Adaptor
All-in-one Connected Device for your Lamp Sockets with Sensor-rich Functionality and Simplified Home Monitoring for Everyone
All-in-one Connected Device for your Lamp Sockets with Sensor-rich Functionality and Simplified Home Monitoring for Everyone Read more
About this project
Reward Prices per Anyware Smart Adaptor:
38 USD / 34 EUR
This price level reflects the 30% discount on MSRP; multiple reward tiers exist - please see the rewards overview below.
What is the Anyware Smart Adaptor™?
With its unique patent-pending design, the Anyware Smart Adaptor™ is the world’s smartest and smallest connected lamp socket adaptor designed to provide next generation home automation for everyone. Easy to install and easy to use by all household members.
It offers unprecedented feature richness from advanced lighting control to seamless home monitoring and security, thanks to its built-in ambient light, sound, temperature and humidity sensors.
The Anyware Smart Adaptor™ is configured and controlled via an app (available for iOS and Android) with a cloud solution as backbone.
All functionality is presented in small programs (called ‘scenes’) that can be activated manually by one tap.
In addition, the scenes can be run according to schedules or set to constantly monitor, for example indoor climate conditions or ‘listen’ for intrusion whenever the house is empty.
What does the Anyware Smart Adaptor™ do?
The form factor and placement in a lamp socket is ideal for a wide array of uses in addition to controlling the light. It is designed to assist everyday routines and create peace of mind for families:
- Did the kids arrive home from school?
- Did we remember to leave some lights on, so that the house looks occupied tonight?
- Is the indoor climate healthy throughout our home?
The built-in features in the Anyware Smart Adaptor™ support the following scenes:
- Preventive burglar control: It combines advanced lighting control and sound detection capabilities with geofencing (home proximity detection) to deter and detect intrusion attempts;
- Baby alarm: To let your children fall asleep with lights on, you can set the light in their room to be dimmed during a 20 minute period and be notified if there is still noise in the room after the light has switched off;
- Advanced lighting control: Scenes such as Home Cinema will allow you to easily set the ideal movie watching mood light with one tap on a smartphone;
- Indoor climate monitoring: You will be notified if the temperature or humidity sensors detect poor or unhealthy indoor climate conditions;
- Remote monitoring: As the Anyware Smart Adaptor™ can be controlled from anywhere, it is ideal for holiday home security and monitoring.
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Enabling the Connected Consumer
Today’s smart home systems typically integrate various sensors and actuators (dimmers, etc.) around a gateway or controller unit. Often they are too complex to use, many require professional services for installation and amendments/maintenance.
With the Anyware Smart Adaptor™ you get all the functionality of a complex conventional home automation system in one product.
We want to challenge the conventional wisdom around ‘what the user wants’ and what 'easy-to-install' means, and to enable you to seamlessly create small ‘scenes’ for everyday convenience and peace of mind.
Key design criteria
Size and aesthetics of the Anyware Smart Adaptor™ together with meaningful, user-friendly functionality and app design have been key design criteria for us from the very beginning.
We wanted to dramatically improve the size and aesthetics of alternative solutions, which we simply found too big and bulky. But we also wanted to be way more ambitious with the functionality offered to the users.
We knew immediately that developing a small, highly functional Smart Adaptor by using the same size bulb thread going into the lamp socket and into the smart adaptor would not work. It would effectively displace the light source, give a bulky design and would not fit a broad range of lamp designs.
As a consequence, we designed the Anyware Smart Adaptor™ with a smaller bulb thread going into the smart adaptor, E14 for Europe and E12 for the US. We kept the outer bulb thread for the lamp socket to the standard size of E27/E26. This design paved the way for us to make the world’s smallest Smart Adaptor, which fits most lamps and looks great.
We feel that we have solved many functional, aesthetic and engineering issues in a one coherent design – not to mention ease of installation and ease of use due to the all-in-one functionality.
In addition to our key design criteria, which apply to the Smart Adaptor and the app design, we have a fundamental philosophy of openess and interoperability to other Connected Devices and systems.
We want the user to be able to use the Anyware Smart Adaptor™ with other smart home devices, and there are several ways of achieving that:
- We will release an open API description for partners to interoperate with us
- We intend to become part of the IFTTT framework
- We design the Anyware Smart Adaptor™ and app to be compatible with Apple Home Kit
- We will pursue dialogue with leading smart home players such as Nest, Amazon Echo and SmartThings to create seamless interoperability with their products (specific API integration)
Note pledges are made in DKK, so the USD and EUR amount in the above are approximate values based on exchange rates at the start of campaign.
We have great ambitions and plans with Anyware and the Smart Adaptor, and we operate with a product roadmap since we cannot have it all at once, unfortunately.
However, we would like to invite you, our backers, onto the journey by introducing as stretch goals one of the key aspect of the scalability of the Anyware Smart Adaptor™: The Add-on Module.
It enhances the capabilities of the Smart Adaptor and integrates perfectly with the Smart Adaptor and app.
The idea is to offer extra functionality by adding a small separate module onto selected Anyware Smart Adaptors™.
We intent to deliver the below functionality through the Add-on Module concept, and will provide further details as we progress and come closer to the stretch goals.
Timeline and status
We are now at the stage where we have completed most of the design work and prototyping, but we need your help to take the Anyware Smart Adapter™ to the next level - to complete the development and take the products through production.
Help us take smart home to the next level
The Kickstarter funding will be allocated to completing the development (hardware and software) and taking the products through production and certifications. Below is an outline of how we expect to allocate the funding you provide from this campaign:
- Development completion: 50%
- Production: 30%
- Operating expenses: 10%
- Kickstarter admin and payment processing fees (up to 10%)
About Anyware Solutions
Anyware Solutions was established in 2015 with the ambition of delivering game-changing smart home experiences for everyone.
We focus on delivering meaningful solutions for connected living that offer users peace of mind and add convenience to everyday life.
The founders (Jan and Morten) have partnered with the best expertise and minds to realize the Anyware Smart Adaptor™ project.
We want to extend a special thanks to a number of people who have helped us launch this project:
- Nicolai from Kanved Patent Consulting (www.kanved.dk) for patent application sparring
- Michael from Netandpaper (www.netandpaper.dk) for illustrations, graphics and video effects
- Lau from Mediatech Film (www.mediatech.dk) for creative media production
- Michael from Roscoe Media (www.roscoemedia.com) for planning and creative media production
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Contact: Kathy Madison / MADISON Group PR
Direct +1 781-259-1764
Shipping and VAT
We ship to most countries in the world. The shipping rates vary depending on the destination. Please check your shipping rate in the check-out backing process.
If you live outside the EU region, VAT is not an issue and you do not have to worry about it. However since our company is based in Denmark we have to charge 25% VAT on all private purchases made by EU residents. On Kickstarter there is no better approach today than to charge VAT along with the shipping fee upon checkout, so we do that.
Risks and challenges
The Anyware Smart Adaptor solution involves both software and hardware development, production, test and certification processes. There are always risks associated with projects of such complexity and there are many dependencies to manage. As with any such project, this requires good planning, management and project governance.
The Anyware Smart Adaptor™ project team is very experienced, and has successfully brought to market hundreds of products with similar levels of complexity.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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