Components for a unified interoperable Smart Home
A Smart Home works something like this. I wake up to the pre-set alarm that tells my smart curtains to flag up. My fitness wearable communicates with the sensors to pass on the message that I am awake. Sensors adjust the temperature and activate other smart devices to complete my “Good Morning” scene. My meditation app prompts my lesson, and the fitness app indicates the goals for the day! The smart routine configured switches on the smart water heater. After a hot bath, I tell my voice assistant to brew some coffee for me.
Wouldn’t it be great for a Smart Home to be able to do all this?
Behind the Scenes of a working Smart Home.
For consumers, there are many underlying factors that motivate them to invest in a smart home. Some of them are to add security, convenience, increase comfort, conserve energy, or just control the home from anywhere. But, to achieve any of these, consumers are compelled to purchase a suite of products from a single brand or make single unit purchases that belong to pre-integrated brands. In the case of a multi-brand effort, the consumer needs to shell down a heavy price to achieve seamless integration.
For CSPs, delivering such well-choreographed smart home solutions increases overheads. They incur high costs for service buy-in and adoption. This takes them away from capitalizing on the growing demand for smart homes. Not only for consumers, but CSPs too would be involved in price wars, brand affiliations, and little choice to improve the service offerings.
The real problem is the lack of a Smart Home Platform.
To implement a multi-branded smart home requires building interfaces with multiple APIs. It involves bulky customization of networks. Some of the desired routines and experiences cannot be achieved due to a lack of interoperability. This may compel the user to dissuade from either using certain devices or purchasing expensive options. All leading to a disappointed smart home consumer.
To deliver on par smart home experiences, CSPs end up investing more resources than necessary. Thin ARPU or a lengthy duration to break-even are a consequence to this. Also, CSPs have to depend on third-party OEMs and their affiliated app services to satisfy their consumer base. This is a risky, non-scalable, rigid and slow growth proposition that CSPs set up for.
This can be changed with a one-stop Smart Home Platform that is designed to enable flexible and scalable business doing, caters to multiple use cases with a single unified app, and responds to consumer needs with a growing range of interoperable smart devices and dependable app services.
A multi-branded Smart Home. Here’s what can be done.
COCO is a one-stop Smart Home as a Service Platform for CSPs. For consumers, COCO is a collective to an all-rounded Smart Home experience.
Multi-brand integrations for customized use cases
SDKs and APIs
You have a single solution for multi-branded integrations. Eliminates the need to program exclusively for each device. COCO provides device SDK to build software for any smart device and connect networks. The client SDK allows you to rapidly develop smart home communication apps. It also includes APIs to build applications for custom use cases.
The platform supports the development and provides training access to Device SDK and Client SDK for custom IP creation.Download SDK
Single Unified App
COCO Home, a smart home app that provides a single interface for users to create private networks, add devices and apps onto their private smart home networks, configure routines, set up scenes and zones for customized needs, and create a cloudless smart home with data privacy. COCO combines end-to-end encryption and on-device storage to enable a private smart home.
Value Added Extensions
COCO Grove, an app store compatible with the COCO platform. You can leverage the growing developer community and create a unique value sharing economy around AI/ML use cases that extends the customer experience. Avail the revenue-sharing model or leverage SDKs to create proprietary services of your own.
Service Provider Console
Manage the Buzz
The service provider operator console included in the platform enables remote administration for your after sales support teams. It comes with a built in app-view so that your team can provide effective and swift support to your subscribers via the Manage the Buzz portal.
You could further use additional APIs for integration with your CRM, ERP, Billing and other device and connectivity management systems.
Build a Customized Smart Home Solution
The COCO platform is available for whitelabeling which includes smart devices, apps, an app store, a service operator console, and the ongoing technology upgrades. We are supporting service providers across telecom, energy, insurance, and other smart home markets. To explore further, schedule a call.