Domestic automation has been a dream for most homeowners. In the ‘60s, people dreamed of a future where every appliance and light in the house would be controlled by the push of a button. At the dawn of the new millennium, people were already living that dream with voice- and sound-activated lights and today we have automated homes that can be controlled via a single interface like a tablet or a smartphone. However, even the modern app-controlled automation does not tell you whether you turned the stove off or closed the garage door when you left the house.
To save homeowners the heartache of not remembering whether they switched their appliances off when they left home, design studio Acyclica have created the Domo. Domo stands for domestic automation and it is a handy little Wi-Fi device that can be linked to all domestic appliances. This nifty little feature allows homeowners to connect to the Domo even when they are out of the house and check whether they have left the oven or the iron on and if they have forgotten to turn off the lights.
The Domo comes paired with a smartphone app which saves homeowners a lot of time and heartache. The device also has a proximity sensor which is smart enough to sense when you’re close to home and can be programmed to turn the lights, heating/cooling, coffee pot, etc. on. Similarly, when the Domo senses that you are away from home, it turns off any appliance that you may have accidentally left on.
The smart device keeps your home safe and makes sure you never have to worry about having left an appliance on or having to ask neighbors or friends to check on your house while you’re away. The makers of the Domo are currently raising the fund required to have the device in full-fledged production via Kickstarter and if you want one of these for yourself, you too can donate to their cause and secure one of these before they hit stores.