Case Study

Mission

Design and develop a home automation system fitted for the existing infrastructure. Focus on intuitive configuration and customization. Popularize the smart home experience.

Mission Complete

Objectives

  • Build home automation devices fitting into the existing electrical infrastructure

    The devices had to be small enough to fit into the electrical outlets and straightforward to configure by the user.

  • Design backend system monitoring and controlling home automation

    The devices needed a backend system to store all the information and communicate with the mobile app.

  • Develop a user-friendly mobile smart home application

    End users were to control their home automation using an intuitive mobile application.

System Architecture

Squad

  • Project Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Software Engineers
  • Firmware Engineers

Mission Timeline

Gear

  • Over-the-air updates (OTA)
  • Linux Embedded and Real Time Operating Systems
  • Near-Field Communication (NFC)
  • Thread
  • ZigBee
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) Testing
  • Internet of things (IoT)
  • Hardware Certification

Technologies & Devices

Business Impact

  • Devices are compact enough to be installed without making any changes to the building wiring.

  • The use of NFC makes the configuration process unbeatably easy.

  • The system is easily expandable. New devices can be added at any moment.

  • The backend system effectively coordinates remote communication. Devices can be accessed from any place with internet connection.

  • Intuitive apps (mobile and web) give users control over their smart home devices.

Client’s Testimonial

We approached Krzysztof with precise expectations. We wanted to popularize the smart home experience with compact, cheap, and easy to configure devices. On top of that, we wanted it to be expandable. Suffice it to say our problem was not a trivial one.

Krzysztof built a team of over 20 engineers and led them according to the practical Agile approach. We were dazzled by the pace at which they delivered. The team under Krzysztof’s supervision ideated prototypes exactly matching our requirements. The NFC configuration feature provided an unbeatable user experience.

To sum things up, Krzysztof’s team delivered hardware according to our guidelines paired with software to achieve full functionality. They took care of all the stages of the project - from brainstorming on the right technologies to building actual working devices. I am sure any innovative project can benefit from having Krzysztof engaged.

Maciej Koper Vice President