Do you ever feel like the temperature inside of your home isn’t just right, or that you wish your lights would just turn on when the light outside started to dissipate? So do the makers of Clime – a small device that detects things like indoor temperature and natural light. When Clime finds that something has changed inside or outside, this small device then triggers something in your home to activate. Here’s a better example.
How Clime Works
Let’s say that the light outside is starting to disappear, and the sun has almost set. You have a Clime device, and that device has been placed outside and stuck to a surface. Once the sun starts to set, Clime communicates with an app that you have loaded onto your phone, and the lights inside of your house turn on. See how that works? Clime can also detect indoor temperature and things like the completion of a laundry cycle. It’s really a detection tool for anything that you do, and it can send you alerts too.
Clime is home automation, and it’s something that the company’s developers see a real necessity for. The startup is currently in its beginning phases (and is self-funded, investors), but you can actually pre-order a Clime sensor now (the sensors are tiny and kind of cute to look at). The idea is that you can stick Clime sensors all around your home and outside your home, and they will communicate with the iOS or Android app. It’s a good idea, and I’m curious to see more from Clime.
There are other devices out there like Clime, and I’m not entirely sure how Clime is unique – other than the fact that a Clime device will retail for less than $30, and most other home automation and security devices are in the hundreds. So, yes, it is feasible to stick Clime sensors everywhere in your home, but I’d also like to know how well these sensors stick - will a Clime sensor last through a rainstorm, for example? All of that is still unclear, but I’m guessing that Clime will start to explain some of the mystery soon enough.
As mentioned above, this startup is funded by anyone at the moment, so make sure to check out the Clime website if you want to see more about these devices. And, if you have the cash and the willingness, go ahead and give Clime a backing or two – once we find out how the devices will stick, that is. I’m guessing that Clime has come up with something better than adhesive here, though it’s hard to determine at the moment.
What do you think about home automation? Would you buy small sensors that can help you control temperatures, learn when laundry is done, and do things like turn on your lights automatically? How many sensors would you buy at around $30 a pop? I hope that we hear more from Clime in the next few months – in the meantime, make sure to check out the Clime site.