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Michaela FennerBy Michaela Fenner
First created
Michaela FennerBy Michaela Fenner
First created
$6,540
pledged of $300,000pledged of $300,000 goal
20
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 30 2016

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Proof of Concept

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Design Prototype

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About

 

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Take control of your home with Homeone. Meet the easy and intelligent home automation ecosystem that allows you to control your home the way you want from anywhere.

Make your own mix pledge!

To mix devices which you want, we've added a new pledge "Make your own mix!" where is automatically pledged $80 for HomeBridge that is used to provide wireless connection with Homeone devices to cloud.
Additionally you can add to pledge amount:
  • $220 for BlackBox  
  • $260 for BlackBox Pro  
  • $135 for TouchPanel Slim  
  • $200 for TouchPanel Pro  
  • $85 for SmartPlug  
  • $85 for LightSocket

After funding, we will send you survey to recognize devices in order.

It all starts with HomeBridge. The HomeBridge is the system’s hub. It pairs your Homeone devices with a single tap and manages them wirelessly throughout your home while connected over ethernet to your router for reliable, always-on internet secure connection . Homeone requires at least one HomeBridge to access all functionality.

Plug your devices. Tap a button. Done.

That’s true plug-n-play. Our devices will talk to each other and pair themselves. Tap accept and you’re ready to go.

Reliable and real-time connection

Using WebSocket technology, we provide realtime and high grade security connection to the Homeone Cloud. It supports realtime data acquisition and in matter of miliseconds displays your devices in the app with almost zero device latency.

Unbreakable security 

The HomeBridge not only gives Homeone a reliable internet connection, it also makes it secure. Your home is safe thanks to its secure radio protocol. All Homeone devices use encypted connections to the Homeone Cloud. We use asymetric encryption for radio data transfer between your devices and a secure internet connection with a TLS protocol used worldwide by major corporations.

Plug into the router and you’re ready!

Why not use WiFi? Because we want to provide a reliable and realtime connection that only an ethernet connection can guarantee. All you need is to plug the HomeBridge into your router, tap on top of it and you’re ready to go.

On or off the wall, the TouchPanel is a multi-touch controller for simple and complex gestures. Get notifications, control your home and, monitor movement and light.

All-in-one

The TouchPanel follows our design philosophy; beautiful devices, packed with functionality and sensors. Forget your light switches, this is touch based home control.

Pro or Slim version?  

TouchPanel Pro -with a built in battery and a magnetic docking station you can take the TouchPanel Pro with you to the kitchen while controling all the lights. The TouchPanel Pro can be charged on a docking station or via micro-USB.

TouchPanel Slim - is a standalone built-in to the wall version of the TouchPanel. With half the thickness of the Pro version, the TouchPanel Slim seamlessly integrates into your walls.

Hassle-free installation

The TouchPanel Slim and the docking station of the Pro version are the only devices in the Homeone family that need "in-wall" installation, they connect to your home’s electrical system via neutral and life wire (2 wires).

NOTE for TouchPanel Slim and Docking station: Please check if your light switch socket (light switch wiring) contain neutral and life wire to power TouchPanel Slim and Docking station. Pro version can be also charged via micro-USB.

Stay in the loop!

With piezo feedback, customizable sounds and 4 top surface fullcolor LEDs, the TouchPanel will always keep you in the know. The LEDS can pulse, flash, blink or remain on in any color combination to give you a heads-up whether someone is at the door, the room has reached perfect temperature or even if noise or presence were detected (by the BlackBox) in another room. You can also connect them to your online accounts to get notifications for email, Facebook, tweets, or the time of your favorite TV show.

Is there anybody out there?  

The TouchPanel’s movement sensor can recognize any moving object. That means the TouchPanels can help you keep your home safe when you're away

Control your home, IR(TV, AC...)and radio(Shutters,Courtains...) devices with multitouch gestures or within the Homeone App. Get notified of activity in your home or online. The BlackBox continuously monitors presence, temperature, humidity, CO2, noiselight levels and much more!

All-in-one  

The BlackBox was designed to pack over half a dozen sensors, and actuators while enabling you to control all your appliances with a sleek touch surface. It can also keep you uptaded thanks to its 4 fullcolor LEDs. - One small box, infinite possibilities in your hands!

360° Presence sensor  

Thanks to its 360° coverage, the BlackBox can detect any movement in the room and alert you of what’s going on while you’re away. With its IR transmitters it can also turn on lights, the air conditioner or other devices for you when you enter a room.

Temperature and humidity  

Instant and accurate measurement per-room in your home. Combined with online forecasts, and Homeone’s A.I. Leeloo the BlackBox can efficiently manage your heating and AC system to save energy and keep your home at the perfect temperature.

360° IR Transceiver     

Put away your remote control collection, our IR transceiver allows you to control your TV, AC,HiFi and any other remote operated devices at home.

Illumination Sensor

Let the BlackBox dim your lights according to available light or even by the time of the day. It can detect sunlight coming through windows and save energy by turning off your lights. Or adjust them just right not to interfere with your home theatre experience.

Air quality monitoring  

The BlackBox measures humidity and CO2 Levels to ensure comfort and safety. It can also manage your humidifier while you sleep or alert you in case of an increase of CO2.

Multitouch interface  

Interact with the Blackbox through its beautiful touch surface. Setup your favorite tasks with simple gestures, or create elaborate ones from your personal rule-sets (scenarios) and commands.

Fullcolor LEDs and sound notifications!  

Piezo feedback, customizable sounds and 4 top surface fullcolor LEDs will always keep you in the know. They can pulse, flash, blink or stay on any color combination to give you a heads-up whether someone is at the door, the room has reached perfect temperature or if noise/presence were detected in another room. Homeone can also connect to your online accounts to let you know of anything that needs your attention on the web: email, Facebook, tweets, or just the time of your favorite TV show.

Noise recognition  

Homeone’s noise sensor is very precise, it can differentiate frequencies to let you know whether your dog is barking, your baby is crying or if you just left the TV on. It can also dynamically adjust the volume of your sound system and TV according to ambient sound.

S, or regular, or Pro version? 

Pro version - Cable-free? Yes! There is also a BlackBox PRO. It’s battery powered and lasts up to an amazing 8 hours while constantly measuring environment levels - CO2, humidity, temperature, motion and more, But we want to push it even further. We want to offer you the best possible experience, that’s why we’ve added a stretch goal to significantly improve battery capacity. It's the ultimate BlacBox.

Regular version - It's full packed version(contain same sensors as Pro) with all the sensors but the battery. Some say battery is not needed and just makes the product overpriced.

S version(limited) - S version is more affordable version packing the 90° presence, Temperature, humidity, illumination sensors, single IR transceiver, Multitouch surface, 4 fullcolor LEDs!

 

With the LightSocket, illumination control is only the beginning!

Dimming

With the LightSocket any light bulb becomes dimmable. That comes in handy when Leeloo compensates light levels in the room with outside light to save you energy. Do you wake up in the middle of the night? Homeone will adjust the light to avoid eye-strain.

Any kind of light  

Do you like more natural, yellow light? Homeone doesn’t limit you to unnatural LED light bulbs. You can use your old light bulbs, LED light bulbs, it’s just up to you!

E27/E26/B22 Standard!  

Homeone’s LightSockets use the standard E27/E26/B22 sockets that everyone has at home, no need to buy new light bulbs. Screw them into the LightSocket tap on the HomeBridge and you’re good to go!

Over the air  

As with all Homeone devices, the LightSocket comes with a dedicated radio transmitter. This means no signal problems, even through walls! The LightSocket even serves as radio repeater, making sure your Homeone devices always have good signal, not matter where they are.

Homeone’s SmartPlugs are a cut above the rest. Not only have we paid careful attention to its design, it's feature packed, with a failsafe mechanism, silent relay, and plugged device recognition. With its reliable radio signal it raises the bar high for other smartplugs.

Silent and built to last  

Unlike other products, we decided to make our SmartPlugs with Solid State Relays. A technology that makes them silent and ultra-reliable. That means you will never hear clicking sounds when one activates and they are built to last.

International types!  

Don’t worry, we think internationally. Our SmartPlugs will have versions for EU,US and UK. In case your country’s plug type was not listed, let us know via comments and we’ll do our best to include it.

 

Smart Recognition 

The SmartPlugs also have a one-of-a-kind feature which recognizes the device that’s plugged in and gathers consuption data. This will let you know energy consumption information about your appliances and its type! Leeloo will ask you about unrecognized devices and update the Homeone community if you choose to submit them. And of course we reward our users with community points, relics and levels which can be exchanged for goodies for every contribution!

Consumption Management and Savings  

The SmartPlug automatically stores data about the device type and it will give you easy to read graphs at the end of day/month/year, whenever you choose. Homeone can help you optimize your daily energy consumption. You can see exactly how much your TV consumes in sleep mode, if its better to turn off your desktop or just suspend it when you are away. What can you do with all this data? You can optimize the behaviour of your appliances by yourself, create a Rule-Set to automate all the processes, or leave it up to Leeloo, if she hasn’t suggested it for you already.

 

FailSafe and Power!  

The SmartPlug includes a FailSafe mechanism in case of overheating. Currently our SSRs support 8 Amp and about 1500W of power. One of our stretch goals is to design a custom heatsink that will allow the SmartPlug to support up to 16Amp, roughly 3000W. That means you can safely plug in virtually any appliance into the SmartPlug, it will automatically power down in case of overheating to ensure safety. Help us make it happen!

No cables!  

Wireless and powerful! The SmartPlug comes with a radio transmitter with a range of about 109yards/100meters and better throughput than WiFi. It also has a more reliable signal and a tailor made home automation protocol.

Everything compatible! iOS, Android, WatchOS, Wear - from anywhere on any device! We are working hard to support all the main platforms - that is iOS, Android, Android Wear and WatchOS. We also support Apple HomeKit!

 

Hello!  

Meet Leeloo, our A.I. She will suggest new rule-sets based on the devices you own, your daily habits and new creative automation ideas other users share in our community.

 

Simple Design  

Designed for functionality right from the app home screen, also fully customizable.

Simple Control  

Get an instant overview and control every room in your home from the App, touch device, via voice commands or simply let Leeloo, our ever evolving A.I., take care of it.

The homeone app will be available on iOS, Android and will support Apple HomeKit.

Control made easy  

Full overview and control of your home from a single page on your Mac or PC.

Dig deeper  

Every device and sensor information is readily available, It also provides notifications for important updates, energy consumption monitoring and last but not least a section for building your own customized rule-sets.

 

You don’t have to be an expert   

In beginner mode Homeone will guide you through your first creations. Switch to expert for more complex development when you have the hang of it. Or simply search for rule-sets from our community to use and build upon.

 

Simplicity - Yes! All the functionality of homeone is available on your favorite wearable tech. We support both the Apple Watch and Android Wear.

 

Help others, gain rewards, keep it fun while teaching Leelo, our proprietary A.I., what your smarthome needs are.

Teaching leeloo  

Leeloo is part of our community, she learns from each contribution and helps you find the perfect rule-sets for your smart home.

Homeone team is going to do main contributions to rule-sets requests and other sections of community, but we need your help to support us and teach Leeloo to make the system truly autonomous by your contributions.

Our community is divided into four segments: Rule-Templates, News, Devices and Forum. Read more about them below.

Create, share or find rule-sets to fit your home. Find the perfect rule-templates for your home.

Browse our intuitive visual gallery or filter it down to find matches for the devices you already own.

 

Stay up to date with the latest developments, news and updates. Tell us what you think is important, or join the discussion.

Do you ever feel like Home Automation stagnates? That will never happens to us! The News Section is open an door to our development and plas. It's where we ask for your help deciding whether to develop one of two devices or change part of the UI. Just Upvote or Downvote!

 

 

Need help with a specific device? Find it in here.

It's the fastest route to solve questions too specific for a search engine. Browse by device to find all the answers and user made rule-sets you need.

 

 

Our Forums! Join the discussion. Just don’t feed the troll.

An open space for ideas. Discuss, get support, suggest and let us know what to work on next to make your home even smarter.

 

Upvote, Downvote - Be a part of our team and upvote/downvote requests for new functions/devices. Or just help us decide which layout is better. Every section and every corner of the community has an upvoting/downvoting section to the improve functionality of the community and to show you and others what is trending up or down.

Comment - Your ideas and comments are important to us and to other users. Comments are limited to two levels to prevent them from going off-topic and “reactions to reactions of reactions”.

 

Better than cake. Be active in our community, earn baddges, points and relics and exchange them for discounts, devices, features and more.

Points

Trade your points for free discounts on devices on our marketpalce or with other users for support, help or rule-set template proposal.

Relics

Relics are everywhere in the community. Accept challenges to collect them or be surprised when you are awarded one for your achievements. They have the power to give you access to software features, add to your points, get you immediate discounts and other surprises.

Levels

Level up, receive points, get relics, and participate in giveaways. All of that and much more to unlock new software features, and maxout your discounts on our marketplace.

 

 

Yes! Our plan is to keep our software API open - but to ensure security, any third-party app will have to go through a strict revision to make sure no harmful code is included. Private users will be able to control Homeone devices as they please, but any publicly distributed apps will have to be revised. Revised apps will be then marked as "Trusted" on the Homeone community and website. 

What is done and what needs to be done

Most of our hardware is developed and functional as prototypes. They might still go through adding some features and finalizing few steps before going to production version. But to better show the status of their development, we made those neat graphs below.

Hardware/Devices development
Hardware/Devices development

While most of the hardware and their firmwares are nearly final, we still need to finalize parts of the software. They are already designed, tested and moving either to Beta or Production version as shown below

Software development
Software development

If you’d like more detailed breakdown of steps completed and those ahead of us, here is our development timeline below:

 

Proof of concept and implementation

In early 2015 we started our development.

We first built a USB Radio debugger (which later evolved into our HomeBridge) and a radio tester that could blink and recognize button presses and releases and send them to cloud via USB debugger or receive commands.

Then evolution started to take shape. The SmartPlug was originally built to fit inside walls, as not to impact the design of outlets. However we realised that would make it impossible to be a simple plug and play device.

We then moved to developing the Universal Devboard, that eventually became the LightSocket.

LightSocket
LightSocket

As time went by, there was still something missing. We had multiple sensors that could easily get misplaced and that were still not plug and play.

That's when the idea of an “all-in-one” device packed full of sensors and a touch surface came about - BlackBox
Top part of Blackbox with touch surface and sensors
Top part of Blackbox with touch surface and sensors

 

Disassembled BlackBox Pro
Disassembled BlackBox Pro
Later on, we added the TouchPanel Pro as a neat, standalone device to be the evolution of old Light Switches.
TouchPanel Pro working prototype PCB
TouchPanel Pro working prototype PCB

At current state each Homeone device is connecting via Radio to HomeBridge and HomeBridge forwards data to our Cloud. That data can be processed with "Rule-Engine" as seen in video below with touch surface devices controlling LightSocket or SmartPlug.
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Software proof of concept shows data display and controll of devices that are connected to cloud via HomeBridge within Homeone App (Alfa).

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Edit: About new implementation its said that we're missing plug dimming - it was meant LightSocket Dimming feature within App :-) 

 

Risks and challenges

Homeone’s development began in early 2015 with a proof of concept. Since then we have engineered our hardware, made prototyes, developed a unique radio protocol, made and tested alfa and beta version of our software, and designed custom PCBs. Now that we have our hardware we’re moving to conclude software development. Our team is working non-stop to bring the Homeone software to its final form. Once we have a golden software we will proceed to manufacture the final products. This is where we need your help to bring this vision to life. The pledges will enable us to finalize the software and move to production.

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    Welcome pledge - 80% off!!!

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    BlackBox S+HomeBridge+Beta access!
    HomeBridge for free as welcome to our club!

    BlackBox S
    - Multitouch interface
    - 45° Single movement sensor
    - 4 fullcolor LEDs
    - Temperature
    - Humidity sensor
    - Single IR Transmitter for your TV, AC...
    - Illumination sensor
    All of it packed in a tiny 1.7x1.7x2inch(4.5x4.5x5.1cm) box
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    This is your first starter pack of Homeone, measure air quality, control audio/video, AC and much more with BlackBox and HomeBridge!

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    BlackBox Pro + HomeBridge

    Built-in battery powered BlackBox with microUSB for charging, packed with features:
    - Multitouch interface
    - 360° movement sensors
    - Recognition of noise type (baby crying, dog barking),
    - 4 full color LEDs
    - Temperature
    - Humidity sensor
    - 360° IR Transmitters for your TV, AC.
    - CO2 sensor
    - Illumination sensor
    The same, 1.7x1.7x2inch(4.5x4.5x5.1cm) tiny box charged via microUSB cable

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