The Clever Crib is here to help you automate your home in a way that is safe, flexible and private for everybody in your house. We will help you adapt the technology in your home to you, and not the other way around. Additionally, you will get access to your data to analyse and improve your house.
A good “smart home” is a great way to improve security and comfort of your home, but there are a few things wrong with (most of) today’s commercial products:
- Products integrate badly (or not at all) with products from other manufacturers
- Often you need either a separate app, or an online account, or both for the product to fully work locally
- “Cloud based” really means: you share a lot of information about you with manufacturers
- It appeals to the tech savvy in your household, but not to everybody else
So, how do we want to fix that? Simple: learn to create your own smart home, adapt the technology so that it suits you and give you, and only you, access to your data.
- As few “clouds” as possible, local access and control of your devices is paramount
- Make it work for everybody in your house, not just the geeks
- Truly automate, not just control from an app
- Allow you to adapt when your situation changes
- And oh yeah: do it cheap 🙂
All of this is within reach for anybody who is willing to learn some basic tech skills and some occassional soldering.