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Hypothesis

Lack of user centricity in the smart home industry leads to complicated unusable solutions. Challenge here is to simplify how consumers can manage their smart home automation that is adaptive, energy-efficient, and technology-agnostic. Hereby going beyond simple functionalities of controlling home to connecting the data sources and third party services to provide valuable insights for enabling smart living.

Solution

In current mobile-first era, it is naive to deny the fact that smartphones became a central source of control over our lives. Let’s put the users’ mobile device as the single point of control over devices, sensors and services using IoT technology protocols and the secure reliable connectivity of cloud services.

Benefits and features

The smart home system provides optimal interaction between a control unit, sensors and electronic devices to remain fully aware and learn from everyday conditions as well as the ability for real time reaction to changes. Each device in the network is fully integrated and managed via a secure cloud-connected, remotely-updatable gateway. The optimal combination of a multi-protocol gateway and service-oriented mobile app, the system provides simple management of a variety of compatible products and expansion options. Cloud services of AWS assure secure and reliable connectivity, tools for data collection and management, and event-detection measures to prevent unauthorized access.

A growing array of smart home products can overwhelm consumers who want smart connections and control of their devices today, including how to decipher whether the system they invest in today will be compatible with their lifestyles tomorrow. We strongly believe that the future will be completely wireless, what makes it crucial to give consumers control over smart home sensors for seemingly endless personalization of a smart environment without the need for hardwiring.

Concept

With automation at the core, the system of sensors and electronic devices learn how to react to user commands and behaviours as well as external conditions to predict and adjust how the user prefers their smart environment to adjust. By using double-layer encryption wireless transmission protocols we achieve the highest-possible end-to-end security. In addition, cloud services enable you with different out-of-the-box tools for monitoring the system remotely, in real time. The system intuitively guides users through access and control of each device they interact with on a daily basis without the need to interact with those they may use less often. It can easily be expanded with new devices and products at any time, including integration with hardwired devices as well as those powered by batteries.

AWS on-demand cloud computing provides the services for managing smart device data and ensuring software is up-to-date and secure. AWS tools enable flexible agility for digitally mapping and inherently providing high-availability of a users’ stored settings. The system benefits from modern mesh network technology with access to all the devices, appliances and services that can change users environment.

Conclusion

We as a technological community should put the interests of our customers in the centre and provide them all necessary tools to make their everyday life smarter. Nowadays customers can control their lights, checking the status of sensors, setting up some basis automation rules. But there are plenty of companies who thrive to prove their unique technological know-how, instead of contributing to achieve the common goal. Furthermore, the innovation is happening on the edge where smart home meets other domains of our living: wearables, smart building, smart city, public services, connected healthcare, smart retail, connected agriculture, asset tracking, automotive and smart mobility.

If you feel like your domain might benefit by enabling IoT, reach out to our team by sending an email to request@ssut.ch.

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