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Blazing Fast 802.11ac WiFi - 1.17Gb/s. Compatible with 100's of Z-Wave & ZigBee smart sensors. All in one exquisitely designed device.
Long-Range WiFi. Blazing Fast 11ac Speeds. Simple 3 minute setup. Built-in Smarthome hub. Exquisitely designed.
Long-Range WiFi. Blazing Fast 11ac Speeds. Simple 3 minute setup. Built-in Smarthome hub. Exquisitely designed.
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What’s coming and a special pre-order discount

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What to expect in the next 2-3 months 

 Inasmuch as we’d hoped to have some really good news to share with you by now, there are still many things that we’ve promised that hasn’t been delivered. The most crucial parts are of course home automation, notifications and improved Wi-Fi performance. 

We’re expecting to release a new firmware to our beta/dev backers this week to have them test the new Wi-Fi drivers and if it works well, we expect to be releasing it to everyone as a beta firmware the following week. This firmware will improve the Wi-Fi performance and it’ll also fix the issue some are having with garbled data over the WAN port. 

In addition to that, we anticipate to release mobile app notifications by the latter half of December. We’ve included a couple of screenshots below of how it’s been implemented, but we’ll be providing more details on our blog in a week or two as to how it all works.

The progress of the automation end of things is progressing quite well and we’ll have a simple to use web-based interface that runs on the Almond+ itself. As such, the automation will run even in the event the internet goes down. We’ll be providing more details on this in January, as the UI still requires some work. 

There’s still a lot more to come and we know we have plenty of work ahead of us, but the next couple of firmware releases should deliver much more of the core functionality. Also, if you haven’t already updated to firmware R069 which is available here, then we suggest you do so, as it’ll enable you to update to future firmwares via the LCD UI, although not beta releases. 

Pre-order discount for US backers 

 If you’re interested in purchasing additional units and live in the US, today is your chance to get an Almond+ for $189. This offer is only available until 11.59pm EST, December 1st and we have limited quantities at this price. We’ll then offer the Almond+ for $199 for a limited period of time, with it then reverting back to its retail price of $249. We know some of you might think this is high compared to what you paid for your Kickstarter units, but keep in mind that we’ve made some pretty big hardware changes compared to the original plan. You can place your pre-order here http://goo.gl/MhWDvt and we expect to ship before the end of December. 

For those who don’t live in the US, we’ll be offering similar deals in other regions once we launch there and we’ll provide more details and and when this happens. We were hoping to launch in more regions simultaneously, but sadly this simply wasn’t possible, but we’re working hard on bringing the Almond+ to as many markets as possible, as soon as possible. 

Almond Cyber Monday special

In the US we’re offering the Almond for $69.99 on Amazon, today only and it’ll of course ship straight away. The order link you need for that offer is http://goo.gl/QZyjZv and it’ll start from 12.40am EST and will be available until the end of the day, or until we run out of stock, whichever comes first. 

We have specials in Canada, the UK and Germany for the Almond as well over the coming weeks, so keep your eyes out for these if you’re interested in getting an Almond. We’ll let you know via Twitter and Facebook once these deals go live. 

Cheers 

The Almond+ Team

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    1. SECURIFI Creator on

      @Marco - As we mentioned, we're moving away from Kickstarter and we're posting updates on our blog which you can find here - http://blog.securifi.com/
      There's also a lot of activity in our forums, including a new public beta firmware if you haven't tried it yet - http://forum.securifi.com/

      Feel free to share what you're missing in the forums.

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      Marco Da Anunciacao on

      It has been more than 3 months and a lot of the Australian HA community on the whirlpool forum has lost faith in this project. There have been no further updates since December and to be quite frank, the Wifi extender capabilities is the only thing keeping it in our house.

      There are a few members that are thinking of selling their almonds+ as it seems to be a lot of broken promises. Most of the Australian backers would have backed you up for the specific reason that we discussed it a lot on the whirlpool forums.

      Please restore the faith for your backers from down under

    3. Amit Mishra on

      Thanks - good communication. I have no regrets backing this product, rightful kick starter project with a high-potential and nicely evolving product. Happy holidays.

    4. SECURIFI Creator on

      @Amit - Please see our forums http://forum.securifi.com/ most of the discussion is taking place there. We expect to have all of this done shortly, but it's taken a bit longer than we originally anticipated. Our beta testers are busy testing the automation and we should have a public beta soon.

    5. Amit Mishra on

      Status on home automation/notifications side of things would be nice please, thanks.

    6. SECURIFI Creator on

      @hashish - It'll be released to our beta/dev backers later today and if all goes well, next week to everyone else. Apologies for the delays in getting this firmware out.

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      hashish on

      I need the beta firmware please. This corrupted data issue is effecting my lively hood.

    8. SECURIFI Creator on

      @Bao - Yes, we're working on adding all the features to the iOS app as well.

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      Bao Nguyen on

      I hope you guys are adding all these features in the iOS version too b/c so far the iOS version is exremely lackluster..

    10. Boone Simpson on

      I will gladly beta test the android apk for the new app, really looking forward to these new additions.

      Thanks securifi for being such a great team and keep your backers and customers in the loop.

    11. SECURIFI Creator on

      @hashish - Most likely, yes, the next firmware will fix that.

      @Ted - As pointed out, you need to register for the forums and then the link provided by Jens Kristian will give you access to the source code.

      @TJ - Afraid not, but it's something we'll start working on once the items in this update are done.

      @aizz - Sorry, but we don't really understand what the issue is, routers aren't the fastest devices for rebooting, but are you rebooting your Almond+ that often?

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      aizz on

      My Almond+'s reboot speed is over 20 second, that's suffering...Hope next firmware would solve this. Thanks!

    13. TJ Evans on

      Are there any updates on if/when the Almond will support IPv6?

    14. Jens Kristian Jensen on

      @Ted Lemon This is available at the Securifi Forum: http://forum.securifi.com/index.php…
      (you may need to create a login, don't know). Source has been available since September.

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      Ted Lemon on

      This is all very well and good, but the Almond+ router is supposedly running OpenWRT. Where is the source drop? At present I can't do an OpenWRT build for this router, so it's been sitting in the box since it arrived months ago. I might as well have purchased a brick.

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      Jeff Mallory on

      at 8:45am PST, the amazon link doesn't show the discount price, only the $89.99 regular price.

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      hashish on

      I've been trying to figure out for the life of me why i've been getting so many corrupted downloads. Is it because of the WAN port issue?

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      Scott on

      The Amazon link still doesn't show the discount for the original Almond? Did any one every see the discount price?

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      Joseph Anderson on

      Anybody else try the Amazon link for the original Almond? I don't see the discounted price.

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      Milos Vajdic on

      Their hard work is appreciated. I had no problems with my unit so I am happy. When these additional features are implemented they the company itself can start selling them in larger numbers as it will be one kickass combination.

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      Cote, Sylvain on

      Just wanna congrats Almond+ team having brought this unit, not yet prefect but your hard work is still appreciated. Being likely ripped off from Soap similar project on Igg, i wanted to share with you my appreciation to A+ team.

      Sly.