One of the largest furniture manufacturers in the United States developed Windows and Doors and other furniture embedded with sensor technology that can report own status and even control the shades and blinds. They were looking for a trusted partner to resolve issues with their gateway, cloud and mobile apps in terms of support as well as technical issues.
The solution consists of the following components
Customer has developed several variants of the sensors which detects the status of door, window, garage door and shades/blinds etc. They are working on 433MHz RF and optimized for long battery life.
Bridge in an embedded Linux gateway and communicates with sensors on one side and a cloud application on the other side. It also interfaces with home automation controllers.
Cloud application coordinates the data transfer between the bridge and user’s mobile app so that user will be able to control and monitor the sensors from anywhere in the world. Cloud pushes any alerts or notification to the user as and when the information is received from bridge. Application also provides the customer facility to view the statistics of their users and push firmware updates
User interfaces to the system through the apps. Allows the user to receive notifications and view/control sensors and shades/blinds. They can setup rules to carry out specific actions at specific times or triggered by events.
Yocto Linux, C/C++, Python, MySQL, MQTT