Ever had to wave your arms to turn the lights back on, or wait for them to turn off after you leave? That’s because motion sensors detect motion, not occupancy. They can try to guess at occupancy based on when they last saw motion, but that creates false negatives and delays in your automations. Hiome Door detects actual occupancy, whether or not you're moving.
Controlling your home with your voice feels magical at first, but it quickly becomes tiring and repetitive. As the number of connected devices in your home grows, the complexity of remembering every name and command becomes overwhelming, making it feel like a command-line interface. Grandpa shouldn't have to remember what you named the pendant lights in the living room.
Yup! Gaffer tape is specifically designed for use on movie sets and stage productions, so it can be very easily applied and removed without any risk of damage to your walls or mouldings. The sensor uses standard double-sided 3M tape to attach to your door frame, which is also easily removed and replaceable.
Hiome Door uses standard parts as much as possible, so it's easy to replace the microUSB power cable or gaffer tape with another color!
It seems counterintuitive but a hard-wired sensor actually provides the best user experience. Our first generation sensor was in fact battery-powered, but it was bulky, slower, more expensive, and needed recharging every month. You'll be amazed how invisible the power cable is after applying the included gaffer tape.
Hiome Door talks directly with Hiome Core, so there's no extra setup involved and it doesn't saturate your wifi network with constant chatter. This makes both your sensors and your wifi more reliable.
Hiome Core connects directly to your router with the included ethernet cable. We even built a 5 port ethernet switch into Hiome Core, so you can easily connect all of your smart home hubs without running out of ports.
No. In addition to connectivity, Hiome Door relies on Hiome Core to maintain occupancy state for each room. Without Hiome Core, a door sensor would quickly lose track of a room's occupancy count if another sensor was updating it too. Hiome Core is, well, core to the whole system.
You can get started with just one, but Hiome works better with more sensors. Make your lights follow you from room to room by adding a Hiome Door sensor on every door.
Of course! Once we have fulfilled all pre-orders, we'll open up orders for additional sensors without the Starter Kit.
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