$688
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 8 2014
$688
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
8
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 8 2014

About

Did you ever have your hands full or dirty and needed to change the thermostat settings?

What about a device that automatically turns your Cooling or Heating down when you are away from home? 

Did you feel you need a familiar interface? and not be limited to the kludgy unresponsive interface of your typical thermostat but instead have a highly response and High Definition interface that you could select from a number of options?

Why should a thermostat be single purpose? Shouldn't it serve more than one purpose? What if the thermostat could display your facebook timeline or family photos and more. How cool would that be.

How about having an extra 911 call feature within your device for extra security?

What about having a device that can be operated remotely whether you are home or not?

What if there is a device that could still operate remotely even though there is no internet or your internet is down? Perhaps you have a remote cabin where you don't get internet?

and on top of all that it could save upto 20% of your energy bill.

Now you have something that does all that and more!!!

Meet BEMO°

  • BEMO° is smarter than your home security system. 
  • BEMO° is smarter than your home automation system. 
  • BEMO° is smarter than your smart thermostat.

In its current form, BEMO° will completely replace your thermostat. No thermostat, whether it is a programmable thermostat or the latest generation of smart thermostat's is a match for the power of BEMO°.

What is BEMO°:

BEMO° is a lot of things wrapped into one small gadget. To make it easier to visualize BEMO°, you can think of BEMO° as a replacement for your smart thermostat. BEMO° is connected to your HVAC wires coming out from the wall. Your old smartphone is connected to BEMO° with a USB wire. BEMO° uses the power from your 24 VAC HVAC lines to charge your device. At the same time BEMO° is fitted with 8 switches along with a temperature and humidity sensor to do the same functions as your typical thermostat plus a lot more. BEMO° will also be fitted with a zigbee chip to work as the brains of your home automation system.

What People are Saying:

So you have got an old phone sitting around doing nothing? Why not turn it into a smart thermostat? BEMO° happens to be an innovative solution that lets you use your old smartphone to replace your thermostat.


Tell me a little more. What can BEMO° do for me:

The features of BEMO° are limitless. As the smartphones increase in their feature-set, BEMO°'s capabilities will grow with it.

Can you give us an example:

How about four.

BEMO° works over SMS: If you don't have wifi connectivity at your home or you prefer not to have internet in your cabin. BEMO° will still function as long as there is SMS coverage in that area. BEMO° is NOT limitted to having internet connectivity like your typical thermostat because BEMO° uses the attached smartphone for all its communication.

Voice commands: If your smartphones give you the option to use voice commands, BEMO° will be able to use those voice commands. You are working in the kitchen and would like to change the settings, just ask BEMO° to do it for you...LITERALLY !!! You just enter through the garage and have bags in both hands, voice commands will do the trick for you(no hands required).

NannyCam: With the help of the frontfacing camera on your smartphone, BEMO° can be used as a NannyCam too.  

Emergency alert system: BEMO° can make 911 calls on your behalf once you engage your safe word or use a voice command to activate it.

Most importantly because BEMO°'s core application will be opensource, its applications/features will grow rapidly with time.

What else can BEMO° offer:

You decorate your home where you are so precise with every detail. But when it comes to a thermostat, they stick out like a sore thumb. BEMO° will change that. Your smartphones High Definition screen will complement your decore. Above all, you will not be limited to one kind of controls. Because BEMO° is opensource and highly customizable, you will be able to select your own theme. You can even add or remove functions. This is the device that people of all technological propensities will be able to use.

You can customize BEMO° to adjust its program based on your proximity from your home.

I want to See it:

 How does BEMO° look when it is installed?

REWARDS:

Once the kickstarter campaigns, we will send you a survey to ask for your choice of color.

Future of BEMO°:

 The next generation of BEMO° will also come as a bundle where you DO NOT have to bring your own device. The package will have a smart phone/tablet in it.

We also have a remote temperature/humidity sensor in the pipeline. You can put this sensor anywhere within range of BEMO and your HVAC will respond to the temperature values at the remote device instead of where BEMO is installed. If we reach our stretch backing goal of USD 250,000, we will launch this at the introductory price of USD 49 .

Why shouldn't I wait for BEMO° bundle ?

We are banking on your support to take BEMO° to the next level. By getting involved at the early stage you show us your support and provide us with the power to negotiate better pricing with the smartphone/tablet suppliers/manufacturers. More importantly, you have nothing to lose. You will get a discount on the price of BEMO° bundle equal to the amount that you contributed to this kickstarter campaign, and you get to keep BEMO° basic. This makes it a WIN-WIN.

The Birth of BEMO°:

One of our co-founders recently upgraded his smartphones. He tossed his old smartphone in the drawer with the rest of the retired electronics. That was the birth of a new idea which morphed into BEMO°. Originally the co-founders looked at revolutionizing the world of thermostats by transforming the smartphone but as they worked on various iterations of the product it became clear that the utility of this idea extends far beyond the world of thermostats. and that's when they set their vision to transforming smartphones/tablets and leveraging them to control your home automation. BEMO° was born.

How your support dollars will be used:

Development Timeline:

 Funding Milestones:

Technical Specs:

Prototype #1:

 Prototype # 2:

 Wire connections:

Sensors 

  • High precision temperature and humidity sensors.

Details

  • BEMO° features: Solid State switches (TRIACs)
  • BEMO° features: Switching regulators for high efficiency power conversion.
  • Patent Pending Power Conversion, Transformation Process and SMS fallback protocol.

User Interface

  • Supports full 1080i HD touch screen user interface
  • Supports voice / speech input
  • Open source, customizable themes, skins and plugins

Design Safety

  • Memory protection eliminates the need to reconfigure BEMO° after power outages so your configurations will remain intact indefinitely.
  • BEMO° can alert you via text or email if your heating or air conditioning isn't functioning. For example, if you air conditioning has been running continuously for 24 hours and you are out of town, BEMO° can let you know.

What's in the box?
BEMO° transformation hardware, wall mount, cable, welcome guide, mounting screws and BEMO° love

Contact:

Contact us at: bemo-support@wise-hub.co

Risks and challenges

We have iterated through various versions of prototypes and will run thorough testing to ensure that we support all android devices as well as iPhone 3GS onwards.

Certifications:Because of the nature of BEMO, we are NOT required to run any UL certification.

Supply Chain: With most manufacturing/fabrication processes, supply chain is always the weakest link. All the components that we use in BEMO's prototype are generally available and can be sourced through various manufacturers. So we don't anticipate supply chain to be a major constraint.

iOS Support: Because of Apple's Proprietary cables and owing to the fact that Apple have two different types of connectors and the MFI program, the kickstarter run for iOS device will trail the Android run by 3-4 months.

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    "I want to wait for the bundle." This gets you on the priority list for our bundle. As part of the bundle you will get bemo + a smart device(phone or tablet). By pledging this amount you will get in on the early bird of bemo+bundle automatically when we launch it.

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    The NoteTaker:
    BEMO° branded ballpoint pen and memo pad.

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    For the first 49 backers we have slashed our price. You will never see this price again so take advantage of it.

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    If you were caught napping, not all is lost. You can still get in on the fun for a subsidized price. For the next 149 backers you will get your bemo for 149 bucks.

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    Developer version.
    If you want to get a headstart on developing for BEMO°s open source community before we fulfil our kickstarter batch next year. These devices will be put together by hand. You will be given access to BEMO°s core smartphone app. You will have direct access to BEMO°s core team to get any questions answered 1-1.

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