Ever thought of the electricity bill when you leave certain stuffs ON in your room? This could be your Air Conditioner or the various lights or even your music system. Well not anymore! Here is an amazing solution called RoomMe sensors!
What is RoomMe? What will RoomMe Sensors do?
RoomMe is a personal location sensor (PLS) that can identify you when you enter a room and trigger a bunch of your smart home devices to do stuff based on your personal preferences.
It’s basically a crowdfunded startup launched by Israel-based company Intellithings. The RoomMe sensors makes your home smart enough to adjust the temperature, lighting, or music based on who’s in a room at any given time.
The real innovation here is that while it sounds like setup might be a bit complex at first; it doesn’t take constant adjustment to work. It’s not based on motion, occupancy, or time-based programming like most smart home security systems and a bunch of smart home hubs; but actually responds to the single individual who is in the room at the time. RoomMe can identify up to 16 individual family members, which is virtually unheard of in a smart home platform.
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How does it work?
RoomMe works by pairing with a person’s smartphone, not their meat sack. So if members of your household are in the habit of coming home and setting their phone on a charging pad or leaving it in a bag on the kitchen table, then RoomMe is already defeated.
Intellithings recommends a minimum of two sensors in order to get the best experience; but your need will vary based on the size of your home. Intellithings has been doing its best to integrate new brands constantly, and already works with a wide variety of popular smart home devices; including those manufactured by Philips Hue, LIFX, Ecobee, Sonos and Bose. You can check out a bunch of different packages at www.getroomme.com or grab your choice through Amazon.
The starter kit, which includes two RoomMe personal location sensors and access to the (inevitable) RoomMe smartphone app, will set you back $130; or $239 for a pack of four. Also additional sensors can be added at $69 a pop.
Featuring new compatibility with popular smart home systems, including HomeKit, Wink, and Sensibo, which control hundreds of Z-Wave and Zigbee devices, these new integrations join a robust list of RoomMe-compatible devices, including Philips Hue, LIFX, Ecobee, Sonos, as well as Bose.