domy home automation system
domy home automation system
You can install it in your home, without changing family habits, maintaining existing equipment and it guarantees your privacy.
You can install it in your home, without changing family habits, maintaining existing equipment and it guarantees your privacy. Read more
About this project
To thank his backers for support, Homatron offers them the opportunity to get the rewards, even if the crowdfunding does not achieve the goal (see details in Risk and challenges).
domy is an innovative home automation system based exclusively on "free software". It is a practical low cost solution with a smart Italian design, easy to install and ready to use. After a simple and intuitive primary configuration, you can access to your own interface and interact with your sensors and / or actuators. All devices communicate with Network hub via radio, they can be added to the system afterwards and the software can be updated remotely. Network hub can be connected to the home router and Internet to manage it remotely, or it can generate its own Wi-Fi network and stay apart from World Wide Web. domy has been invented and designed with great focus to computer security, so the data of your home remain safe and intact.
domy works with:
Homatron has integrated in domy system:
Easy to install
It means that most of our devices communicate wireless through coded transmissions with high security level. Thereby you do not need any new cable or cabling, following restoration and walls painting. The intervention is very limited in cost and invasiveness.
Easy to use: for users and geeks
Are you a user? domy is easily used by smartphone, tablet or computer, inside or outside of home, through a simple and attractive interface. Many of our devices are able to replace your existing ones, keeping the original function, with the further opportunity to control them with any remote you own and, when provided, via control panel.
Are you a geek? We offer you a possibility to adapt the system to your needs by providing free source code and SWAP communication protocol (panStamp technology by Daniel Berenguer).
Independent, safe and always updated
A careful and responsible use of home automation system saves energy
Why does domy help to save energy? Because a fully automatized system avoids energy waste due to forgetfulness or malfunction, and it is a concrete help to reduce your costs through energy efficiency.
Automatization and control of your home bring substantial benefits in terms of energy saving, which is obtained directly, controlling in a coordinated way the devices, or indirectly, leading the users towards an energetically virtuous behavior.
How are the funds going to be used?
The goal of the crowdfunding campaign is to raise € 30,000.00. After almost two years of research, design, development, testing and refinement of prototypes, we are confident in our project and ready to go. The raised funds will be allocated to creating tooling and molding for manufacturing and final production of devices, now in the prototype phase. The rendering of the prototypes, that have to be produced, are shown below.
domy network hub is the central unit that allows you to connect, manage and monitor all the devices of new domy generation. When it is connected to a power outlet, it creates a wireless subnet that enables data exchange between all the connected devices. It does not requires wiring or specific installation technique: anyone with a broadband Internet connection can activate his “home automation system” in about 15 minutes. It is able to receive messages so that you can use your smartphone to remotely control the devices from home or office. The system can be monitored, updated and reconfigured at any time. It uses free sources technologies and it can communicate with wireless systems at 2400 MHz (ZigBee, XBee, …) and 868 MHz (Zwave, …). You can use a remote control to manage all the domy devices on sight, even in case of failure or non-functioning of the system. The purchase of the devices can be delayed depending on your needs, and they will be acquired by your own system.
domy environmental sensor is a wireless device capable of measuring humidity, temperature and brightness. You can protect your home by monitoring environmental conditions and receiving instant alerts if the detected readings reach dangerous or undesirable levels. It is even more useful when using interactively tool: set the ideal parameters via domy network hub, the data detected by sensor will send commands to other devices and will generate events that modify the current states if they are undesirable. Your home will adapt to your needs with the information that the sensor will provide you.
domy wireless lighting control is a device that communicates with the domy network hub, and simultaneously manages the brightness of two light points (maximum 3 LED 12V up to 1.5A each, dimmer control). By setting the desired parameters in domy system, you can have following scenarios:
- On / off according to the presence of people
- On / off / dimmer control according to the brightness detected
- On / off / dimmer control by combining the factors presence – brightness and according to pre-set parameters
- On / off / dimmer control by remote control
domy multisensor is a device that detects brightness, motion, atmospheric pressure / temperature and humidity. The brightness and presence parameters interact with the control of the lights and it can be set by remote control. Climate parameters are readable from the attached display. It has also a control panel for manual lighting control. It requires feed point.
It is an electronic board with a processor and a 868 Mhz transceiver, which works as an outlet or relay, depending on the software installed and the wiring diagram. With preset actions, or by smartphone, you can set scheduled switching on or shutdown according to one or more parameters assigned to the system. It can be controlled independently with any remote control also in case of system failure.
When the board is set as Wall plug-and-control power outlet, it interfaces with the existing outlet and you can turn it on and off. It also detects temperature and electrical consumption of the devices connected to it. It is adaptable to any wall box (up from E502 italian model), using a blank slot.
When it is set as a radio relay, once inserted into the power line, it commands an existing relay (also 4-state) by operating it from distance and gives status notification (on / off) of electrical devices (usually lighting). With the possibility to turn lights on and off remotely, you can monitor their status, enabling multiple states and set the luminous intensity you prefer.
It is a controlled power strip: you can give on / off commands at every single outlet via smartphone, PC, Telegram message or even stand-alone, allowing the control (on / off) of any appliance you have connected. It measures current intensity to detect the consumption.
Where domy comes from
Homatron has dealt with home automation since 2009. Our first automation system MAX consisted of a server that managed devices of third parties. With the expansion of our team and as a result of our know-how, we have taken an interest in designing electronic boards. domy project arises from the desire to create a simple home automation system, entirely of our own design, for everyone.
Who we are
Homatron srl is a company of Etna Valley, whose "mission" is to make home automation affordable to everyone. In fact since 2009, the year the company was established, Homatron invested in innovation and development of software and hardware integrated into any domestic reality. Today we continue to invest in the development of devices that make life more comfortable.
Risks and challenges
This is our first crowdfunding project, so we apologize for every possible carelessness. We believe we have done our work properly, and we are confident about results.
It is very hard to create and bring to the market a consumer electronic product. It took us a long time, tons of energy and patience to get where we are now. But since we have a solid team and have solved most of the technical challenges to date, we believe we will be able to solve the ones we haven't yet discovered. As with most new hardware and smart device applications, some bugs and problems may arise; we have experienced it before when we shipped our beta samples and everything bad what could happen happened.
About Production. The plastic boxes of domy devices were designed to be entirely produced by injection molding. Injection molding is the most reliable way to ensure that the final product will be long-lasting, and at the same time making us capable to quickly produce a high volume of units to fulfill the high demand from our Kickstarter campaign and beyond. We need to produce five different injection molds, and this requires a large investment. We have gained an established and reliable manufacturing partner (always have a backup!) that can guarantee large production volume while ensuring high quality parts with low dimensional tolerances. Fabricating injection molds usually takes 8-10 weeks. This is the point in our timeline that is most vulnerable to delays, so we have already begun working with mold design specialists. We are also responsible for unforeseen circumstances and promise to keep every backer informed if something does not go according to the plan.
About Refunds. If for any reason, up to 30 days after the campaign ends, you need a refund, we will be glad to give you a full refund without asking any questions: we understand, life happens! Thanks for all your support!
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