Technology

Crownstone uses your mere presence and proximity (indoor localization) to control lights and devices in the home or office environment. Crownstone brings a wide range of apps to the smart home. One of these apps disables dangerous devices when adults are not around bringing child safety to the next level. Crownstone provides indoor localization to businesses on its hardware-as-a-platform.

What can the Crownstones do for you at home?

  • It’s a switch, a dimmer, a power monitor, and a standby killer at once. Only getting rid of standby power consumption saves an average household 10% on the electricity bill. That’s already 70 euros each year!
  • It does not need you to fiddle around on a smartphone. You can switch on devices automatically by just entering the room with the smartphone in your pocket or at your ear! It’s ultimate comfort!
  • It’s a smart child-lock. It is impossible for your kid to switch on a dangerous device like a blender, a grill, or an iron, if you’re not right there.
  • It’s a wake-up light or a go-to-bed light. No need to buy fancy products for this. Your normal lights can wake you up in a friendly manner.
  • It can be configured with a holiday setting to prevent burglary. The lighting will go on at the evening, as if you’re at home.

And you’ll definitely have to check the scenarios!


Comparison

The Crownstone compares favorably to the competition:

Function Competing products
Switch (16 A) Fibaro (€ 52.50), Digitalstrom (€ 95.60)
Dimmer Fibaro (€ 54.95)
Wake-up light Philips (€ 59.95)
Energy monitor Plugwise (€ 44.99)
Standby killer Elro (€25.00)
Device identification Smappee (€ 250.00), Curb (€ 400.00), for entire home
Presence sensor Kontakt (€ 37.09)

Note, that often the Crownstone functionality is already competing on price (see shop, € 44.99 each) with a single product type. Just getting yourself a dimmer might be more costly than buying state-of-the-art Crownstone technology.

Play around!

Get a look and feel by playing around with the Crownstones models here!


Kickstarter

The Crownstone is originally developed for a Kickstarter project. We were featured on many European news sites and in general this really kickstarted our business in many ways (being accepted in the Rockstart accelerator for example). Some of the features of the Crownstone you can watch in this Kickstarter promo.


Specifications

For detailed specifications, see the specification page

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Roadmap

The current Crownstone iOS and Android apps have the following functionality. Every few weeks a new update is rolled out:

Functionality State Firm­ware State Apps
Switching
Instantaneous power consumption
Reacting on close proximity (tap-to-toggle)
Reacting on moderate proximity (presence)
Reacting on room-level indoor positioning
User-controlled upload of data to the cloud
Sending commands through the internet
Visualizing other users in the app
Scheduling
Wake-up light
Dimming (PWM at 50Hz)
Power consumption history
Integration with Toon
Device identification
Control by non-registered guest users
Integration with thermostat radiator valves
Multi-user setup (don’t leave user in the dark)

On our roadmap you will find more tasks that are planned already, from integration with Alexa to configuration of preconfigured scenes.

You can vote for it on trello if you’d like to. A nice example of another company that brings a lot of firmware updates is Fujifilm. Look at this list of impressive updates that are so significant that it feels like you own a completely new camera! We will always have a few features under the radar that hopefully will make you feel the same!

Crownstones are available at https://shop.crownstone.rocks.