AngelBlocks Turns Your Ordinary Stuff Into The Ingredients For A Comprehensive Smarthome

TechCrunch

A new Kickstarter project plans to offer smart home features to a range of devices, for connecting small apartment buildings to entire enterprises and office buildings. The AngelBlocks gadgets are open source for easy modification, and communicate either 1,000 feet indoors or up to two miles outside, with battery life of just five years. There are different modules for different things, including monitoring temperature, motion, plant health and more, as well as accessories for locking doors, home security, and water flow control.

AngelBlocks is looking to be a whole-home smart solution, in other words, taking an approach similar to what SmartThings has done with their hub, but also by building every single add-on component themselves, at prices which are quite reasonable compared to the leading offerings by third-party device makers.

The system is intelligent, and can “learn” in ways similar to the Nest learning thermostat, to determine what is considered…

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