Kancy gadget powers and controls automated electronic appliances, lights and motors using its smart home app
A Canadian startup has launched a crowdfunding campaign for their newest gadget, Kancy. The smart home device serves as a universal controller for virtually any home appliance. Kancy is easily controlled using the gadget's smartphone app. Incredibly versatile, Kancy is smart, easy-to-install, cost-effective and the ideal solution to remotely control and monitor a user's home. Now, consumers can make any electrical device in their home a smart device.
Each Kancy model can be controlled through the mobile app using WiFi or local control. To use Kancy, consumers can download the app on their mobile device and register as a new user. From there, the app can organize a user's living spaces. Within each living space, Kancy will connect to each registered appliance and control them from the app. Users can also grant roommates, family members and guests access to control appliances, or only select appliances. Once appliances are registered, users may then schedule or program if-then tasks with simple, pre-defined steps. These tasks can be scheduled on a daily, weekly, monthly or custom occurrence. This option allows for more sophisticated scenarios. For example, if a user would like the kitchen lights to turn on at 6:30 a.m., then the coffee pot can begin brewing at 6:15 a.m.
Kancy is available in four models. The first model, On/Off, simply turns appliances on or off using the smartphone app. Users may also monitor the watt usage throughout their home or office to determine which appliances use the most electricity. Kancy's Dimmer model adjusts the brightness in a room. As with the other models, Kancy can be programmed to dim lights or turn off at certain times throughout the day. Kancy Servo can connect with garage doors and blinds to automatically open and close. The last model, Kancy Plug, can be installed and, using its USB ports, can be used as a charging port for users' electronic devices. With its smart GPS locator, the Kancy app can be programmed to open or close garages or blinds, or even arm a user's home based on when a user leaves or arrives to their home or office.
The team has turned to the Kickstarter community to bring Kancy to mass production. So far, the team has raised over $21K. Backers can take advantage of early bird deals starting at just $59. For more information, visit the campaign at bit.ly/KancyKS.
Founded by Noor Hijazi in 2014, Kancy is a universal smart home controller that works on virtually any home appliance. After extensive research, Hijazi and his team set out to develop a small, standalone and wireless device that can essentially turn any device "smart". The team currently has a working prototype with plans to ship Kancy out in December 2017. For more information, visit the campaign at bit.ly/KancyKS.