RoomMe sensors know who’s in a room to adjust it automatically

A RoomMe Personal Location Sensor (PLS) installed in a home. | Image: Intellithings

Imagine a home that’s smart enough to adjust the temperature, lighting, or music based on who’s in a room at any given time. That’s what a company called Intellithings is promising with its new RoomMe sensors, a former Indiegogo campaign that’s now shipping globally.

The big caveat here is that RoomMe works by pairing with a person’s smartphone, not their meat sack. So if members of your household are in the habit of coming home and setting their phone on a charging pad or leaving it in a bag on the kitchen table, then RoomMe is already defeated.

RoomMe is compatible with a variety of popular smartphone products including Sonos and Bose speakers; Hue and LIFX lighting; Ecocbee thermostats; HomeKit and Wink systems; and “hundreds” of…

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