Sonim has just launched a smart home product called Sonim that will allow anyone to remotely control their home from anywhere.
It’s a pretty clever idea and one that’s made a lot of sense for Sonim.
The Sonim app, which is compatible with Sonim devices, can connect to existing Sonim smart home devices, like lights and thermostats, and then use a web browser to connect to a Sonim server.
Once the server is up and running, Sonim can connect its sensors to the Sonim device and then remotely turn on and off the lights and other Sonim controls.
Sonim will also automatically turn on lights in the home and automatically turn off them when it detects the absence of any Sonim lights.
Sonimal will make this possible by allowing Sonim to access the Sonimeter’s sensors directly from the web browser.
Sonim’s products can also be used to automate tasks like shutting down lights and automatically turning on and re-lighting the house.
In the future, Sonims can also control their Sonim, Sonimo, and Sonim Smart lights remotely, allowing Sonims to control other Sonis remotely from their homes.
The app will be available to download for Sonimal’s new Sonim 1.0 smart home device, which will be launched in the coming weeks.
Sonimal’s platform also offers a host of other new features like its own Alexa assistant, Sonimal Control, and a new Sonimal Voice API that Sonim says will allow it to connect directly with third-party software like Sonim or Sonim Voice, as well as with other Sonimal sensors like Sonimeter.
“Sonim is an incredibly ambitious project, and we are excited to see what Sonim offers consumers,” said Josh Kwan, chief product officer of Sonim and founder of Sonimal Technologies.
“By integrating with Sonimal, we are able to create a truly global, interoperable, and open platform for developers and users alike.”
Sonim has raised $2 million from venture capital firms including Bessemer Venture Partners, Digital Currency Group, and RRE Ventures.
Sonom’s founders include Joshua Kwan and Paul Pincus, who were cofounders of Sonico.
Sonico is an open source, mobile-first IoT-enabled smart home system that includes a web interface for Sonis devices.
Sonism has also received $1 million from the Digital Currency Fund, as part of the Digital Innovation Fund.