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SmartBug Smart Home System Ready to Launch on Kickstarter

Plug-in driven smart home automation system is designed to replace existing wall switches.


SmartBug is an Italian startup that is getting ready to globally launch its home automation ecosystem on Kickstarter. According to the manufacturer, SmartBug is a disruptive alternative in the market that combines collaborative technology and personalized services in an elegant and smooth device. Without a hub, it offers a set of plugins with unlimited possibilities of use.

SmartBug is a touch- and gesture-enabled wall switch that is designed for all of those who want to keep a minimalist and discreet design without giving up on technology. The SmartBugs installed around the home — while replacing the old wall switches — can collaborate among each other through a solution that integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and IR depending on a decentralized system that shares a peer-to-peer strategy, beyond the modern cloud technology. The mesh network allows for a link between the various SmartBugs, creating a network that requires no signal repeaters. It’s with the on-board IR LED that the receivers translate the light impulses into commands so as to allow the device to turn on the AC or change a channel on TV. With SmartBug, the user can control the most traditional technology through an intelligent app that can be downloaded on the smartphone where it stores all codes. A temperature and humidity sensor allows for the control of every environment and the HVAC. It can also interface with the weather stations on the web and prepare for the household needs.

SmartBug Switch

With a digital microphone and a buzzer, every SmartBug can manage the voice commands of all the smart home functions.

SmartBug is also an intelligent control ecosystem that allows one to save money by recognizing and managing the excessive loads of energy. SmartBug can measure and control power usages through the power meter or the power used by a single appliance through a monitoring dashboard.

SmartBug will be launching its Kickstarter campaign by the end of May 2021, with the goal of introducing this smart home ecosystem to the global market.

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