When it comes to DIY home automation, the options are endless. There are products for control, security, lighting; the list goes on. However, Oomi is planning to put everything you’d ever want in a home control system into one package—and it’s coming to the masses very soon.
Oomi is setting itself apart by being the complete package. Instead of just focusing on one DIY home automation product, the Oomi system has a hardware suite and software suite. It’s also designed for whole-house use.
More specifically, Oomi will launch in 2015 with a focus on three areas: security, home theater, and “ambiance.”
The Oomi Starter Kit will include three items. The Oomi Cube is a DIY home automation hub that includes an IP camera with night vision, motion and audio detection, Oomi’s software and the option for non-cloud processing, and a 360-degree infrared controller for home theater and climate control. The Oomi Plug is a smart outlet that provides remote control and energy monitoring over anything that’s plugged into it. And finally, the Oomi Touch is a tablet that’s specifically designed to set up and control the Oomi system. It even makes gesture control a possibility.
Of course, the makers of Oomi don’t expect you to stop there. The company is planning a series of add-ons, including the Oomi Streamer for putting web-based content on your TV; the Oomi Band wearable controller and sleep/exercise monitor; the Oomi Air to monitor temperature and humidity; and the Oomi Bulb for delivering multiple shades of white light and 16 million colors via the aforementioned Touch controller.
On the off-chance that’s not enough for you, the Oomi DIY home automation system supports Z-Wave wireless technology. That means that the setup is compatible with more than 1,200 other home automation devices.
Also interesting is that the entire Oomi universe has learning features. Dubbed Oomi IQ, this feature will adjust the system to suit your lifestyle, whether that means adjusting temperatures based on the weather outside or even waking you up a few minutes earlier because of traffic APIs.
The Oomi DIY home automation system is expected to launch sometime this year, via the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Stay tuned for more information about availability and pricing, as it’s released.
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