RoomMe introduces event-driven, on-demand occupancy reporting

Knowing if family members are home and where helps reduce false alarms
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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

TEL AVIV, Israel—Intellithings, creator of RoomMe, a patented intelligent room presence monitoring system highlighted on page 20 of Security Systems News’ May 2020 Product Spotlight section, recently announced support for IFTTT, including an action that provides users with trigger-driven occupancy reports. This update is available on the RoomMe app and is compatible with IFTTT-connected alarm and security systems. 

Leveraging patented Presence Sensing Technology (PST), RoomMe leverages the Bluetooth signature of a user’s smartphone or select smartwatch models to identify who that user is and which room he or she are in, and then automatically adjusts settings such as entertainment, temperature, lighting and more to that specific user’s preferences. This technology can also be leveraged to check on the well-being of other users within the home via RoomMe.

“RoomMe augments many of the systems and devices security dealers and integrators are installing on a regular basis,” Oren Kotlicki, founder, CEO of Intellithings, said in the announcement. “Dealers can easily add on the sensor to provide additional functionality, including the ability to query connected voice assistants for information on who is home or to quickly and easily check in on family members during an emergency situation. RoomMe adds an additional layer of intelligence to the alarm and smart home security systems being installed every day.”

Upon an alarm, RoomMe can be leveraged as a home occupancy report system to quickly and easily inform the central station or the user who is at home to enable rapid outreach to those users to check if they are safe. During alarm and arming events, RoomMe can be used to quickly determine if users are home and/or where they are within the home, therefore reducing false alarm frequency.

Users can also ask their preferred voice assistant — Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple Siri — for information, providing details on which room in the house is currently occupied by a RoomMe user and how long he or she has been there. This functionality is especially useful for checking in on children or aging-in-place parents, as prolonged presence in a room without movement could be indicative of a serious problem. 

RoomMe functions as an additional layer of security for DIY and professional installed smart home systems and devices including but not limited to Apple HomeKit, Logitech, Philips, Bose and hub-connected Z-Wave and Zigbee devices. Drivers are also available for RoomMe compatibility with Crestron, Control4, URC, ELAN and RTI-installed systems.