Home automation is becoming easier and easier thanks to advances in technology and more powerful mobile phones. John Storm from Torrap now wants to make it even easier and affordable to automate your home using Plugaway and your smartphone as the remote. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Plugaway project and see it in action.
The Plugaway system offers users a simple-to-use, super affordable Smart Plugs and LED Bulbs, that enable you wirelessly control and monitor your home directly from your smartphone. Torrap have also made their Plugaway system software open source and firmware free. The company explains a little more:
“We studied many of the smart home electronics available today and made PLUGAWAY more compact, more intuitive, more open, and most importantly, much more affordable than anything else out there!
Plugaways already come with a pre-built, free app for the Android and iOS – it has all the basics and is so simple to set-up, it’s anxiety-free!
Yet we’ve gone even further: We have decided to let everyone, including small firms, interior designers, developers, restaurant owners, even hobbyists, build an app in their own style with limitless functionality, share their skins on our website and brand the software with their logotypes. In short – to give it your personality.”
The Plugaway project is currently over on the Kickstarter website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think Plugaway is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Plugaway become a reality.