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KNOCKI - Make Any Surface Smart

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Knocki is a small wireless device that instantly transforms ordinary surfaces (walls, tables, doors, furniture, countertops, & more) into powerful yet easy to access remotes for your favorite devices and software.

 

The Basics

Using Knocki is easy.  Just tap simple gestures anywhere on a Knocki-enabled surface to automate all kinds of useful actions.  Make your ordinary surroundings do more.

Why reach for a phone, a remote, or a switch to perform your favorite functions? There's another control interface that's always within reach - the world around you, and you can activate it with Knocki.

Can your table turn on a T.V or dim the lights?  With Knocki discreetly mounted underneath, the entire surface becomes capable and connected.  Knocki adds magical simplicity wherever you use it.

 

A Few of the Many Use Cases

 

 

Who is Knocki for?

Knocki isn't just for people with smart homes or high-tech offices.  Knocki works well anywhere with a WiFi internet connection.  It allows you to "tap" into many powerful functions, even if your only smart device is an iPhone or Android phone.

Knocki is the easiest way to add "smarts" to your existing home, without the wiring, installation, complexity and expense of many alternative smart home control systems. 

But if you already have a few smart devices, you can immediately expand what Knocki can do, and transform "dumb" surfaces all around your home or office into intelligent interfaces.

Bottom line, if you'd like technology to work for you, instead of the other way around, you'll appreciate the power of Knocki!

You can put Knocki on, under, or behind surfaces anywhere!

Attach Knocki on walls, under tables, behind shelves or nightstands, behind your front door, and more!  Knocki can be placed in plain sight, or mounted invisibly under or behind surfaces so only you know its there.

Each Knocki includes a special mount featuring our patent-pending SurfaceLink™ technology to ensure a solid connection to a surface for transmission of gesture signals.  Knocki's mount can be secured using the included 3M removable tape, or with screws (also included).

 

Setup is Easy!

Setting up your Knocki is easy and just takes a few minutes. Start by connecting Knocki to your WiFi network and use the free Knocki companion app to link all your devices and accounts. 

After Knocki is mounted to a surface,  define the unique gestures to trigger your actions (up to 10 gestures), and you've instantly created a powerful smart surface!  The process is simple, and once it's done, Knocki will keep working (via WiFi) even if your phone is turned off or away!

With Knocki installed on a surface, the surface instantly becomes a powerful and programmable remote control, even many feet away from where Knocki is attached.

Knocki uses non-acoustic sensor technology to detect gentle surface gestures even a distance away, but Knocki also has the intelligence to filter out random vibrations.  Therefore, Knocki works under busy breakfast tables and other "high-activity" surfaces.

Gently Tap or Knock

Knocki reliably identifies simple gestures defined by taps or knocks on a surface. Gestures can be defined by a quantity (two, three, four, or more taps), or even by more complex patterns (two taps + three taps) for more secure functions.

For example, a double tap can be set to turn on a light, and a more elaborate sequence (two triple taps followed by a double tap) can be used to unlock a smart lock.

  • One Knocki can store up to 10 unique gesturesturning any surface into a remote control with many functions.  
  • A gesture can trigger a single action (e.g. "find phone"), or a set of actions (e.g. "door locked" + "lights off" + "home security armed").

Our Patent-Pending Technology

Knocki's performance is made possible by our suite of patent-pending technology and sophisticated software & hardware algorithms:

  • Knocki deciphers deliberate taps and knocks from random vibrations in the environment to minimize false positives. 
  • Knocki uses non-acoustic sensor technology that is NOT triggered by or affected by sound. Thus, multiple Knockis can coexist in the same room without conflict (as long as they are on separate surfaces).  For example, you can setup one Knocki behind your nightstand, and another behind the nightstand of your partner! 
  • Advanced power-budgeting delivers over 12 months of battery life using AAA batteries. (Please always use mercury free batteries, or better yet, rechargeable batteries!  We like this planet). 

Some of the Platforms Knocki Supports:

We're constantly adding integrations with new smart home platforms, devices, and software. Our commitment is to make Knocki more capable over time, and connected to the leading technology of tomorrow.

Knocki's capabilities will continue to expand as we add new partners, update the mobile app, and even push out OTA hardware updates.

 

What About Voice Control?

Voice control is everywhere. Services like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa can simplify tasks, but often don’t work as expected.

Here are a few of the problems:

  • Background sounds:  Music or a TV playing in the background can render voice-control useless. Knocki uses non-acoustic sensors so it works just as well if you’re jamming to music, watching the evening news, or if people are talking in the background.
  • Can Disturb Others:  Voice control is problematic in quiet environments such as a shared office or in bedrooms where you don’t want to disturb others. Knocki’s advanced accelerometer technology responds to gentle taps that others won’t hear.
  • It Often Misunderstands: Did you say “where is Rome” or “navigate home?” Voice technology is finicky, especially with kids, elderly, and people with accents who might not enunciate in the required way. Knocki uses simple tap/knock gestures, and our patent-pending technology to perform reliably whether you tap fast, slow, hard, or soft.
  • Can’t use multiple voice controllers in the same space: Good luck putting a voice controller on your nightstand, and then another one on your partner’s nightstand. You’ll have both controllers responding simultaneously creating smart home chaos. Knocki recognizes gestures on a specific surface so you can have multiple Knockis in the same room or other space without conflict. Knocki allows you to personalize controls to the surfaces near you.

 

What about Smart Switches and Buttons?

Smart buttons and switches can also automate tasks, but they have a few “pressing” problems.

  • Don’t blend in: Wall switches and buttons aren’t so pretty to look at. Knocki can be placed under or behind surfaces, so you don’t even have to see it to use it. But if you do mount it within view, it blends beautifully with your surfaces.
  • Must be pressed or flipped: Physical buttons and switches must be within physical reach in order to be used. Knocki turns an entire surface into a remote control, so you can trigger actions from anywhere, without needing to visually or physically locate a specific spot. (Also great for kids, physically impaired, and elderly who can’t reach a switch).
  • Not as reliable or responsive: Most buttons rely on Bluetooth, so they require a phone to be turned on, paired to the button, and within range in order to function. Unlike smart buttons, Knocki uses WiFi to trigger actions directly, without going through a phone. This allows Knocki to work instantly without the lag of bluetooth, and even if your phone is off.
  • Limited functionality: Many smart switches/buttons only perform a single on/off function, or are limited to only a few press patterns. Knocki can provide quick and easy control of a few functions for most users, but power users can go wild with up to 10 gestures per Knocki-enabled surface, allowing their entire tables, walls, furniture and other surfaces to control thousands of devices via IFTTT, SmartThings, Wemo, and more!

 

Beautiful Inside & Out

Here's what you get with each unit ordered:

  • Knocki: Made in the USA.
  • Surface Mount: Featuring our SurfaceLink™ technology, the mount helps transfer gesture signals from the surface to Knocki.
  • 3M Tape: Working directly with 3M, we've customized and tested a secure yet removable adhesive to avoid damaging surfaces.
  • AAA Duracell Batteries: Mercury-free Duracell alkaline batteries provide over 12 months of battery life.
  • Our Free Companion App (iOS & Android): Only necessary for device setup. The app allows you to easily connect Knocki to your WiFi and quickly add up to 10 gestures per Knocki device. You can manage multiple Knockis from one account.  The app also allows you to monitor battery life, connectivity status, and view activity logs.
  • Quick Setup Guide: Get up and running in no time!

Making an Impact

Knocki can make a difference in anyone's life. However, it can be truly life-changing for people with mobility or vision impairments who are unable to reach or visually locate a switch, button, or phone. Knocki also improves accessibility for children and the elderly. 

 

Rewards

We are thankful, honored, and humbled by the overwhelming response by our backers. Your support enables us to reach the numbers required to place our first production order at a reduced cost per unit.  It also helps us maintain our company's growth and expand our team.  

Update: In order to help get Knocki out to as many people as possible, we've decided to extend our popular Super Early Bird rate for a limited period of time.

After the Super Early Bird rate runs out, you'll still be able get Knocki at the higher Early Bird rate (which is also discounted), but it's worthwhile to get the Super Early Bird while you still can.

FAQ

WHAT IS KNOCKI?

Knocki is a smart device that gives you instant control of your favorite functions from any surface. There is no other smart home device like it.

Enjoy the freedom to do things more quickly, easily, and naturally, without the privacy concerns, awkwardness, or disruption of voice control.

HOW DO I USE IT?

Simply attach Knocki to a solid surface. Knocki detects and identifies tap or knock patterns on tables, walls, counters, doors, and more. Using the free app, specify actions that correspond to a certain number or pattern of knocks.

For example, you can stick Knocki behind your nightstand and then knock your nightstand to turn out lights and set an alarm.

    TELL ME A FEW OF THE THINGS I CAN DO WITH KNOCKI.

    The possibilities are endless, but here are just a few ideas:

    Stick Knocki on your front door and receive a message on your phone if someone knocks the door. With a few quick taps on your kitchen counter, you can ring your lost phone. Tap on your nightstand to turn off a lamp and set your alarm.

    Knocki comes with a huge variety of automated functions that can be selected via the Smartphone app, but also works with Philips Hue, Nest, Lifx, countless services through IFTTT, and a growing list of 3rd party automation tools and smart home APIs.

    WHAT ABOUT VOICE CONTROL?

    Smart speakers like Amazon Alexa or Google Home are everywhere, but they have some serous issues.

    • Privacy ConcernsVoice control listens-in, posing a potential privacy concern.
    • Background Noise: Music or a TV playing in the background can render voice-control useless.  Knocki uses non-acoustic sensors so it works just as well if you’re jamming to music, watching the evening news, or if people are talking in the background.
    • Can Disturb Others:  Voice control is problematic in quiet environments such as a shared office or in bedrooms where you don’t want to disturb others. Knocki’s advanced accelerometer technology responds to gentle taps that others won’t hear.
    • It Often Misunderstands: Did you say “where is Rome” or “navigate home?” Voice technology is finicky, especially with kids, elderly, and people with accents who might not enunciate in the required way. Knocki uses simple tap/knock gestures, and our patent-pending technology to perform reliably whether you tap fast, slow, hard, or soft.

     

    WHAT SURFACES WORK WITH KNOCKI?

    Any solid surface works - wood, stone, drywall, and more. Put it on a wall, a table, a door, even hide it under a table top to add interactivity and automate an endless array of actions. Knocki's sensitivity can be adjusted via the companion app so it will even work on granite or marble!

    CAN KNOCKI DO MORE THAN ONE THING?

    Yes, you can add multiple functions to each Knocki. Every function is associated with a unique knock/tap pattern.

    WHAT ROOMS OR GENERAL LOCATIONS WORK WITH KNOCKI?

    Knocki works anywhere it can access a WiFi web connection. This means it works throughout most homes and offices (even outdoors if within range of WiFi).


    HOW DOES KNOCKI CONNECT TO OTHER DEVICES?

    Knocki can be configured to control a huge variety of devices and programs through our smartphone app for iOS & Android (but a smartphone is not required after the Knocki is set up).

    Knocki uses WiFi to connect to an automation server in the cloud, so when you transmit a command by knocking a surface, the server identifies the corresponding action and sends it to the appropriate device, software, or service.

    Any internet-connected device or software with an open platform can be controlled through Knocki. Knocki can also connect to a variety of free online automation "recipe" tools like IFTTT so you can create unlimited new functions.


    DO I NEED TO HAVE A SMART HOME TO USE KNOCKI?

    Nope!  A smart home is not necessary.

    Knocki is ready to do things even if you don't already have smart devices. For example, you'll be able to make your lost phone ring, send notifications, order pizza, and more. If you own (or plan to own) smart devices like Wemo, Nest, or Philips Hue, Knocki can easily link to them. The possibilities will continue to grow as we build-out new integrations and push out new app updates.

    CAN I HAVE MULTIPLE KNOCKIS IN THE SAME HOME OR OFFICE?

    Yes, multiple Knockis can be used in the same home, office, or other area - each one with its own location-specific functionality. Because Knockis rely on mechanical sensors and not sound, multiple Knockis used on different surfaces will not conflict with each other. All your Knockis can be managed from one app, available for Android and iOS.

    IS KNOCKI AFFECTED BY SOUND?

    Unlike smart speakers like Alexa, Knocki does not rely on microphones or audio sensors, and never listens in.  Instead, it uses non-acoustic motion algorithms to intelligently decipher knocks or taps on a surface corresponding to the actions you specify.  


    So turn up the music, clap your hands, and do whatever you do, knowing that Knocki will "behave" until you're ready to use it.

    KNOCKI REMINDS ME OF THE CLAPPER. IS IT SIMILAR?

    The Clapper was innovative circa 1985, but today's technology allows for dramatic improvements.

    Knocki can be programmed to perform a wide variety of useful tasks, doesn't require a power outlet, and can control other apps and objects an unlimited distance away via its web connectivity. Unlike the clapper, Knocki will not be triggered accidentally by random environmental noise such as a dog barking.

    WHAT IS THE UNDERLYING TECHNOLOGY BEHIND KNOCKI?

    Knocki is a patented solution that harnesses sophisticated sensor algorithms combined with careful power budgeting logic to deliver an enjoyable and seamless experience.

    Order your own Knocki today, and see how it can change your life!

    CAN I MODIFY OR CONFIGURE KNOCKI WITH MY SMARTPHONE?

    Yes, Knocki includes a companion app for both iOS and Android.

    DOES KNOCKI NEED TO BE PLUGGED-IN OR LINKED TO A SMARTPHONE?

    The only thing Knocki requires is a location within range of a WiFi internet connection. Just stick it on a surface and it's ready to work, even if your smartphone is turned off. Knocki runs on ordinary AAA batteries.

    조명도 T.V도 손노크로 켜고 끈다, Knocki 

    어디든 붙이면 설치 끝!
    노키(Knocki)는 한 손에 쥘 수 있는 정도 직경의 납작한 원통형을 하고 있다. 흰색 플라스틱 몸체 위 가장자리에는 은색의 링이 붙어있는데, 링이 어떤 기능을 가지고 있는 것은 아니다. 몸체도 단순한 원통형에 어떠한 버튼도 없으며, 윗면에 작은 LED 인디케이터가 하나 있을 뿐이다. 아래쪽은 열 수 있는 구조로 되어있는데, 세 개의 AAA 타입 배터리를 넣을 수 있다. 배터리는 한 번 교체하면 약 12개월 이상 사용할 수 있다.

    노키의 설치는 간단하다. 어디든 붙이고 싶은 곳에 붙이기만 하면 된다. 책상이나 식탁, 벽, 문, 옷장 등 주로 내가 생활하고 가까이 하는 곳에 붙이기만 하면 된다. 부착할 때에는 기본 제공되는 3M 양면 테이프를 이용할 수도 있으며, 양면 테이프로 붙일 수 없는 곳에 붙이거나 좀 더 단단하게 고정하고 싶을 때에는 마찬가지로 함께 제공되는 나사를 사용하면 된다.

    어디에나 붙이기만 하면 된다

    간단한 설정
    안드로이드와 iOS 모두 지원 예정

    하드웨어 설치가 끝났다면 소프트웨어 설치를 하면 된다. 우선 와이파이 네트워크에 노키를 연결항 후 스마트폰에 노키 전용 앱을 설치한다. 그리고 앱을 통해 체스처에 따른 액션을 등록하면 된다. 예를 들면 거실 테이블에 노키를 붙여두고 테이블을 두 번 두드리면 T.V가 켜지고 테이블을 세 번 두드리면 T.V를 꺼지게 설정할 수도 있다. 이처럼 노키는 부착한 곳을 두드려서 발생하는 진동을 인식하고 연결된 스마트 홈 디바이스를 컨트롤하는데, 노키 하나당 최대 10가지 액션을 지정할 수 있다. 또한, 설정 시에만 스마트폰이 필요하며, 설정이 끝나면 스마트폰이 없어도 문제 없이 동작한다.

    다양한 액션을 지정할 수 있다

    무궁무진한 활용

    어디든 붙여두고 두드리기만 하면 동작하기 때문에 잘 활용하면 무궁무진한 용도로 쓸 수 있다. 문에 붙여두고 일반적으로 두드리는 형태를 도어벨처럼 저장해서 스마트폰으로 방문자가 왔음을 알리는 기능으로 쓸 수도 있고, 특정 패턴을 두드리면 도어락이 열리게 해서 열쇠 없이도 문을 열 수도 있다. 연세 많은 분의 가까이에 두고 긴급호출용으로 쓸 수도 있으며, 침대 옆에 두고 누군가 침입하려 할 때 사이렌을 울리는 용도나 커피메이커를 동작시키는 용도, 온도조절기를 컨트롤하는 용도로도 쓸 수 있다. 또한 내 스마트폰을 어디에 두었는지 찾지 못할 때에도 미리 찾기 기능을 등록해두면 손쉽게 찾을 수 있다.

    도어벨을 대신할 수도 있다

    POINT
    온도조절기와도 연결 가능

    어디든 두드리기만 하면 내가 원하는 기능을 구현할 수 있다는 점에서 상당히 단순하지만 신기한 제품이다. 이미 출시되어있는 NEST나 WEMO 등 스마트 홈 플랫폼과도 호환 가능한 기능을 제공할 예정이라 더욱 유용하게 쓸 수 있을 것으로 기대된다. 하지만 이 모든 것은 연결해서 사용할 가전제품들이 모두 스마트 홈 네트워크 기능을 갖추고 있어야만 한다. 물론 간단하게 켜고 끄는 정도만 쓴다면 스마트 멀티탭만 추가해서 쓸 수 있겠지만 그러기엔 너무 아쉽다. 스마트 홈 구성이 제대로 되어있다는 가정 하에 거동이 불편한 노인층이나 장애인에게는 상당한 편리함을 제공할 수 있을 것으로 보인다.

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