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?
And you’ll definitely have to check the scenarios!
Bluetooth Low Energy positioning can be fairly accurate. It all depends on the number of Crownstones you use! See in this below video clip how we move a smartphone in a miniature house from room to room and you see how the picture moves accordingly.
The Crownstone compares favorably to the competition:
|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.
Get a look and feel by playing around with the Crownstones models here!
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.
For detailed specifications, see the specification page.
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|
|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|
|Send commands through the internet|
|Visualize other users in the app|
|Send a nice message to someone on entering a room|
|Switchcraft (switch simultaneously physically and digitally)|
|Power consumption history|
|Integration with Toon|
|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!