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Cognitive, Plume and Qualcomm Partner with Stanley Black & Decker for Home Security

By Ken Briodagh December 13, 2018

In a recent release, Cognitive Systems Corp., Plume and Qualcomm Technologies announced its partnership with Stanley Black & Decker in the creation of its Omni security product. Omni’s unique capabilities are enabled by Cognitive Systems’ Aura WiFi Motion technology, Plume’s cognitive service curation platform, OpenSync device software stack, and Qualcomm’s Mesh Networking Platform. The result is a self-install security and motion detection system that alerts end users to motion in and around their homes and businesses without the privacy risks, set-up hassles or high costs that come with security cameras and sensors. The collaboration between the four organizations is an unprecedented step towards creating a truly cognitive, smart home and businesses.

“We are very pleased to be working closely with these great companies and integrating our Aura WiFi Motion software with their solutions. With more than 35 patents granted, we are very well positioned to disrupt the smart home industry by providing motion detection for security applications and elder care, and most notably, the vital context needed to make a truly smart home,” said Taj Manku, Co-Founder and CEO, Cognitive Systems. “Our WiFi Motion software stack allows Stanley Black & Decker’s Omni to provide motion detection coverage across an entire home or business, without cameras, so that users know their locations and loved ones are safe and secure.”

Cognitive Systems’ Aura WiFi Motion technology uses radio frequency (RF) sensing technology that can detect and interpret WiFi signals. On top of this RF sensing, Cognitive Systems uses predictive analytics for reliable and accurate detection and localization of motion.

Cognitive’s solution integrates with OpenSync, an open source embedded software that allows partners like Cognitive to launch applications to a ready-made audience across millions of homes. OpenSync intelligently processes data collected by Omni in the Plume Cloud and enables new services to be deployed, managed and supported.   

“As the IoT landscape changes with more devices and use-cases, customers are increasingly looking for new service providers to enter the home and bring new solutions over-the-top,” said Tyson Marian, Chief Commercial Officer, Plume. “Omni is a great example of how we enable partners to provide new WiFi applications and monetize their services leveraging our existing service portfolio to deliver performance and insightful data at scale.”

Omni by Stanley Black & Decker will be available for purchase in the summer of 2019. “Our goal is to provide our customers with a security product that provides true peace of mind,” said Spencer Maid, Vice President, Breakthrough Innovation at Stanley Black & Decker. “Cognitive Systems’ Aura WiFi Motion technology, combined with Adaptive WiFi™ delivered through Plume’s cognitive service curation platform, allows true interoperability between IoT devices to ensure motion is monitored and interpreted effectively, enabling customers to not only protect their homes and businesses, but also keep their privacy intact.”

“As evidenced by the rapid proliferation of connected devices in the home over the last few years, consumers are on the precipice of a new era in smart home technology,” said Gopi Sirineni, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are excited to be working alongside Cognitive Systems, Plume and Stanley Black & Decker as they adopt emerging wireless technologies like RF sensing and mesh networking to deliver these innovative new applications to an established industry like and home and business security.”


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Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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