Published: January 4, 2016| Dallas
Vinli ends the fragmentation between competing connected home and connected car systems with its new car-to-home integration platform. Built on the Vinli platform, Vinli Home Connect brings compatible connected home platforms together into one interface with the connected car.
When the Vinli onboard device and platform is used with connected home products from companies including Incontrol network, Nest and Samsung’s SmartThings, the new Vinli Home Connect app integrates comprehensive automation control into a single interface. Temperature, lighting, security, and more can all be managed or monitored using one app, across platforms and manufacturers.
The car-home connection means that home automation settings can be based not only on the presence of the user in the home, or on the clock, but on where the user’s car is located. All of this is powered by Vinli’s always-on 4G / LTE-powered connected car.
“As smart home and connected car capabilities become more prevalent and affordable, we are excited to be working with Vinli to deliver a solution that bridges the gap between the two,” says Jeff Hagins, CTO and co-founder at SmartThings. “With this integration, the power of our platforms – SmartThings for the home and Vinli for the car – are coming together to offer consumers a first-of-its-kind home automation experience.”
With Home Connect, actions are prompted when a vehicle in your family network crosses a specified boundary, such as your driveway or subdivision. For example, if your teenager is the last to leave the house, the back door locks, the lights turn off, the temperature adjusts, the security system is armed. And you’re instantly notified at the office on your mobile phone.
When you get close to home, the house begins to wake up: the temperature adjusts, the lights turn on, and the shades open. Your home system doesn’t wait for you to get home, or simply react to the clock. It prepares for your arrival and acts accordingly, whether you get home at the usual time or you’re running late.
As an advanced connected car device and cloud platform, Vinli brings 4G LTE / WiFi to virtually any car on the road today, along with a universal market of apps delivering smart capabilities previously only seen in newer cars.