Technology controls homes-this is the concept of a smart home. It reduces human effort as well as makes our lifestyle easier. A local company, named Aplombtech BD has developed couple of products for smart homes and it can be controlled by their own ‘Smart Home SignPulse’ Mobile app. Md. Saifullah is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aplombtech. He said, “I want to spread our technology not only in Bangladesh, but also in the outer world. I just want to get our local brand introduced to the international level.”
Suppose, you get suddenly awaken at the middle of night. You need to switch on the light. You can do it through app. Similarly, you can switch it off too. For this, you just need to press enable and disable buttons. In the same way, you can switch on or off the fans, too. A special electric board made by this company will be needed for this purpose. Touch-technology is attached with these boards. Devices will get switched on or off by touching the switches in the board. Mr. Saifullah informed that they attached blue-tooth technology in the boards made by them. Board is attached with the app through this.
You may have switched on fan through app. But, is the regulator necessary to control its speed? Mr. Saifullah said, “The app will regulate the matter of its speed. Besides, if we touch the switch in the board for little bit longer, the speed will be higher and lower.” Aplombtech has developed a special LED light to make the light higher or lower. Not only controlling the light, it can also be fixed about on how much watt the light will be put on. It also can be done through app. This facility can be enjoyed only by the lights manufactured by Aplombtech, not by the others.
You can also fix a particular person who will be the only authorized one to open or close the rooms of your home or your offices. In that case, you will need Aplombtech’ s smart camera. An image of that particular person has to be attached to the camera. If anyone else tries to open, it will be informed via app. Even, if any one comes, the app will inform it.
Aplombtech has invented a meter named ‘Smart Energy Meter’, which can analyze the usage of electricity of each electric device at your home individually. Using this meter, consumer himself/herself will be able to fix his or her monthly electricity bill through the app and can use electricity as per the fixation. Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB) has already provided the approval to use this meter.
The company has developed such a light which will be lighted with the presence of people. You just need to keep the switched on. It doesn’t mean that it will be lighted in daylight. Mr. Saifullah said, “This device includes such technology because of which it won’t be lighted in daylight. On the other hand, it will be so at night in presence of human beings.”
Suppose, you just started for home and before entering home, you want to switch on light or air conditioner. You can do it with the help of app. For this issue, you have to use Aplombtech Smart Router. Basically, this router has been attached to control the electric devices at home through app. CEO of Aplombtech said, “It can also be fixed manually. After crossing a certain distance at home, it will get started automatically which will be identified through GPRS.”
The incident took place in 2009. D-RAM manufacturing company Qimonda faced a great loss in business. Bangladeshi Md. Saifullah and his wife Tania Rahman, residing in Germany, lost their jobs during layoffs in their company. Before this, they served in the world famous tech companies like Infineon, Siemens and Intel. This time they thought of initiating something by themselves rather than looking for new jobs. They wanted to do something coming back to Bangladesh. Mr. Saifullah’s one of the friends told him that it would be quite difficult for them to do something directly, coming back to Bangladesh. He suggested Saifullah to do something in Germany and then go to Bangladesh. Later, in the year 2009, they established ‘SignPulse’.
Then the research of SignPulse began. Firstly, ‘Vehicle Navigation System’ has been developed for Bangladesh and from this, ‘Aplombtech’ got emerged in the year 2012 and later, for the usage of general people, they paid their concentration to invent such technology of smart home.