Intellithings, the Israeli startup developing technology solutions that advance connected devices, says that its RoomMe Personal Location Sensor (PLS) is now shipping. 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 growing list of RoomMe-compatible devices, including Philips Hue, LIFX, Ecobee, Sonos, and Bose.
Created to make room-to-room, person-specific smart home automations a reality, RoomMe leverages Intellithings patented Presence Sensing Technology (PST) to identify the person in a room via their smartphone and then trigger personalized, room-level smart home scenes for lighting, comfort, entertainment, and more. RoomMe acts as a layer over installed devices and systems to make the smart home instantly more intelligent.
With RoomMe, the smart home doesn’t just act based on motion, occupancy, or time-based programs, but elevates the experience with hands-free control every time a user enters an assigned room. The RoomMe smartphone app has insight into which user is in which room, automatically adjusting to trigger pre-set personal settings of that specific user. RoomMe brings a new layer of intelligence to smart homes by enabling a room-level experience for every person in the household – not just the person who set up the devices.
“Sensors make the difference between a home that just has a few smart devices installed and a true smart home. Sensors, by name, sense what is happening. With RoomMe, we take that idea a step further: This is not a sensor that is triggered by a pet to turn on a light, but a personal location sensor that knows who is in the room and what that person wants the room to do, automatically,” says Oren Kotlicki, founder and CEO at Intellithings. “The opportunities are tremendous for truly enhancing how people live in their homes and simplifying how their connected devices automatically react to their presence in a room without the need to press a button or shout a voice command.”
RoomMe can be deployed in any house or apartment for as low as $129.00 for the RoomMe Starter Kit, which includes two RoomMe PLSs and access to the RoomMe smartphone app. RoomMe is available on Amazon, as well as on www.getroomme.com.