COIN is meant to be the ultimate smart home system- be it SAFETY, SECURITY or Condition monitoring, COIN ensures you have peace of mind!
You can not only monitor opening and closing of the doors and windows but also know the knocking or any unauthorized opening with motion and vibration sensors. Coin not only secures your home but also monitors your perimeter fencing. You can either place COINs over ground or on the wall, where it can detect people attempting to enter by forcible entry, crawling, walking or jumping.
You can monitor all the vital information about your home /office from any part of the world at any given time at your fingertip. We have designed Coin so that you can monitor your home when you are on vacation, or busy spending time with your family and friends. One can also monitor the temperature and humidity conditions remotely for any location either be it indoor or outdoor environment.
Coin also lets you monitor the real time location of your valuable assets within a office or home in real time with pin-point precision, without being constrained by range from your phone, due to the power of the mesh network that COINs create! You could be anywhere & still accurately track as many assets/belongings in real time!
The system consists of:
• COIN : A single Coin device has 4 different sensors they are temperature, motion, vibration & humidity.
• Gateway: A gateway is a WiFi device which connects the Coin to the cloud.
How It Works?
Coin forms an intelligent mesh network and connects to cloud via gateway. Coin sensors nodes ‘talk’ to each other and to the gateway. Coin can be moved from one place to another as needed. As there is no setup required mesh is automatically formed and it gets connected to the Coin which is placed within the Bluetooth range. Currently Coin has a range of 200 ft. and will be increased over the firmware update in later stages. Any Coin within this range will be the part of mesh network once authenticated by the user. The overall mesh network could be as large as an entire home/an apartment complex or a large office!
User can select the data transmission method, that is notifying user only when the event occurs or data streaming at regular interval of time.
Coin can be easily installed even in difficult to reach places. It comes with a dual side 3M tape that can be peeled off from one side and stuck to the wall, door, windows etc.
The system will alert you about important events and this works even you are away from home. All the events occurred are notified by text message, email and push notification on the mobile app.
Coin lets you set the threshold value for all the sensors, hence the customization of sensors is possible. Coin can also monitor water leakage at home be it a bathroom or kitchen sink.
Different types of Sensors that Coin has:
• Gyroscope (together forming the motion sensing)
• Temperature &
• Humidity sensor
Multiple sensors built-into the product for motion, vibration, humidity and temperature sensing. All sensors on each Coin can be customized/controlled from the cloud dashboard. Coin is water proof and Each Coin device has a coin size battery which lasts between 2-4 years depending on use.
COIN & the gateway are fully compatible with Bluetooth 5 and all users will have benefits of much better range and lesser power consumption within 6 months from launch via a over-the-air firmware update.
COIN Use Cases:
Coin makes your home smart. It tells you whenever there is any unauthorized opening or closing of door/window. Temperature and humidity of the house can be set and monitored as well. Your house, You set the Rules!
Demo video of the product development so far.
The tiny COIN units can easily be concealed on the ground or on perimeters/walls/fences. Alternatively can be used as an electronic “minefield” or tripwire. COINs can be attached to walls, fences, doors, windows to detect tampering or entry. COINs are capable of vibration and motion detection. Intelligent algorithms on the COIN can recognise human activities (walking, running, crawling & jumping ) using the dual motion & vibration sensors.
Real time Asset Tracking:
Assets can be tracked by deploying large number of COINS in a building/ closed area, where all the asset have to be tagged with a COIN. The fixed devices will track the moving devices and send the data to the cloud through wifi gateway. Single gateway can supports 100's of units at a particular area. If any unit leaves the perimeter boundary it can be detected via mesh network. Unlike simple Bluetooth tags, you do not need to be in the bluetooth range to track your assets with the COIN!
COIN can be deployed to monitor temperature and humidity for any indoor/outdoor environment. For example, temperature and humidity of any cold storage area or pharmaceutical storage can be monitored easily. Temperature of cold storage trucks can be monitored whereas the location can also be tracked with GPRS or WIFI gateway.
Based on our expertise of selling our other IOT products for 3 years, feedback from existing customers and also market research in various country prompted us to design Coin.
We have an expertise in Software, hardware, Design and sensor application Engineers. All the Research and Development is done in house. We have our own API’s to connect with our system. Coin can be customized with any other platform or integrate with the local server as well. Mobile app supports both iOS and Android platform that can be downloaded from app store & play store respectively.
We have manufactured pre-production batches of COIN as well as the gateway. We have also built the Cloud platform for integrating the data as well as controlling & configuring the COIN. We have also developed and rigorously tested all use cases. Our next task is to link the cloud platform to the smartphone apps and then we are good to go!
We now extend our hand to seek your support and guidance to make our campaign successful.
SAFR + COIN:
We have also integrated the COIN with our safety monitoring wristband: Safr for home/office safety for elderly as well as employees. Any number people using SAFR can be supported by this system. Each SAFR has unique ID which is locked to the user. Even if there are several users in the overall premises, in case of fall/crash - each person can be individually identified with this unique ID. One Coin has to be placed in each room and multiple devices together will form a mesh network. Any crash/fall detected by the SAFR will be forwarded to the Coin and data will be sent to the server through BLE+WIFI gateway. Server will send a push notification via SMS or email to the emergency contact.
The primary advantage of this system is that there is no need for any user to use any smartphone app to use the Safr wristband. The nearest COIN will pick up the alerts from the Safr wristaband and send it to the server for appropriate emergency notifications.
Products already in market:
SenseGiz products are in market from past 3 years. We have being selling Find a bluetooth track and find device from past 3 years from now and our first successful kickstarter campaign as well.
SAFR can monitor all types of fall/crashes , panic button alert and works with both iOS & android apps and monitors fitness parameters like total distance traveled, calories burnt, steps taken etc & also sleep parameters in terms of deep sleep and light sleep .
Team SenseGiz thanks each and everyone who had supported us for our 1st kickstarter project for the FIND and made our campaign successful. The FIND became a successful retail product worldwide as well, selling everywhere from the US to Japan. We hope to have the same love and support this time as well. It is because of your immense support, suggestions and that feedback we could come up with innovative ideas to build the COIN.
Risks and challenges
As this was a new technology, creating a low power mesh of sensors was our biggest challenge for this project. We had to build our own proprietary mesh network which allows point to point communication between any two COINS even if far out of range. The mesh also supports sensor payload data and is thus much more robust than any other mesh network built for BLE.
We used all of our experience of making Bluetooth low energy products to overcome this challenge. The next challenge is to take this to mass production and and also achieving regulatory certification such as FCC & CE. As we already have experience of doing this for our earlier products, we are confident that we can overcome this challenge.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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