GEO: New smart home startup keeps your house Cosy

Cambridge-based startup, GEO (Green Energy Options) is pushing its Kickstarter campaign to get its new product, Cosy onto the rapidly growing smart home market.The company has received private investments from over 100 investors since 2009, but has taken to the crowd-sourced funding site for the final stretch of the development in its Cosy project.Cosy is a hardware kit that consists of a wireless hub device which controls the various parts of the system, a smart thermostat display, a wireless switch which communicates with the boiler, plus a number of smart plugs allowing the user to control electrical devices around their home.GEO spoke to Tech Crunch, commenting: “We understand the emotional meaning of cosy and what that translates in to in terms of light, warmth, security and lifestyle. We’re about so much more than ‘heat.’“We’ve also made all the bits of kit in Cosy over-the-air upgradable, so that early backers can access future functionality. We are creating a connected system for the home rather than a heating controller.”The system also supports multi fuels, such as oil, and LPG, and is currently trialling heat pumps, electric and biomass heating integration.GEO is currently targeting £20,000 on its Kickstarter campaign to launch in the UK - however it has said that it has already been given approval to use Cosy in any EU country.A Cosy kit would set you back £150 plus one smart plug - making it a cheaper option compared to its competitors.ME recently spoke to the Gadget Show’s Suzi Perry to get her thoughts on the smart home. see the interview here.

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