Ever get annoyed with constantly adjusting the thermostat or house lights after your significant other changed the settings to their own preferences? Well, thanks to an Israeli tech company, there’s now a sensor that will turn on and modify your smart home devices to your liking, right when you step into the room.
RoomMe is an intelligent presence sensor that can detect who enters a room, based on their smartphone, and adjusts all smart home devices in the vicinity to their preferred settings. Launched on crowdfunding site Indiegogo in July, RoomMe eliminates the daunting task of modifying all your smart home devices after another household member.
For example, if you fancy a warm room temperature and jazz music playing in the living room, whereas your significant other likes a cooler area with rap music blasting, RoomMe will sense who’s in the room and automatically adjust the settings of the smart devices to their liking.
RoomMe detects who enters a room based on a user’s smartphone. With RoomMe’s app, users can set their preferred settings for all their smart home devices, based on the time of day. And you don’t even have to push a button for the presence sensor to kick in. Once you step into an area with RoomMe installed, the sensor will detect that you’re there and take care of the rest.
If you live in a packed household, RoomMe can be set with priority levels to determine whose smartphone presence is in control if more than one person is in a room. However, deciding who’s setting trumps the other may not be the easiest decision.
The sensor only controls the smart devices within the room it is installed. For total automation, users can place RoomMe in all areas of their home that contain smart home devices. RoomMe should be installed on the ceiling above the room entrance and operates on batteries.
So far, RoomMe has surpassed its $30,000 USD goal raising over $41,600 USD. The intelligent presence sensor starts at a price of $87 USD and the first shipment is scheduled for May 2018.