Smarter Living™

GETTING STARTED

Set up your Anyware Smart Adaptor™ in just a few simple steps

WHAT YOU NEED

Make sure you have these things ready

LED Light Bulb

Use Small Socket Type (E14 or E12/Candelabra)

We recommend to use a dimmable LED light bulb

Smart Adaptor

Your First Anyware Smart Adaptor™

Lamp

Ideally, use a lamp that you can keep mains powered – for example a floor or table lamp

Make sure you have these things ready

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

This is where you will find most answers. If there should still be any questions left, don’t hesitate to contact us

GETTING STARTED

It’s easy to get started with Anyware’s plug-and-play products and ready-to-use routines in the Anyware App™ for automated routines.

Once you have download the Anyware App™ in Google Play Store or Apple App Store, create a new user, and just follow the instructions in the app.

The app will take you through the connection process of your product(s) to your home WiFi router in a few minutes, including the creation of a ‘Location’ (e.g. ‘Home’) and/or the creation of a ‘Care Home’ if you intend to look after an older adult.

With Anyware, you get the functionality of the Anyware App out-of-the-box. You do not have to build your own automated routines before you can receive Sensor or Care Alerts on the phone or automatically simulate home occupany with the Anyware Smart Adaptor™ to prevent burglary (we call these pre-configured routines for ‘Scenes’ in the app). 

Scenes unlocked with the Product Code you have received (and if you haven’t received a Product Code, do not worry – the products are still market-leading room sensors, and the automated routines and more are can always be unlocked with an Anyware Services™ or Anyware Care subscription in the app).

You simply enter the Product Code when you create a new user or later in the Anyware App™ under Settings>Services>Add Product Code. 

You are now ready to enjoy the Smart Living benefits of the Anyware solution.

HOW IT WORKS

The Anyware Sense™ and Anyware Smart Adaptor™ are plug-and-play room sensors.

The Anyware Sense™ product is simply plugged into a socket outlet with a normal wall-charger. It can be placed on a shelf or on the wall with double-sided tape, and comes with a 2m cable for the wall-charger to allow for a wall-placement at 1.6-1.8m height.

The Anyware Smart Adaptor™ is fitted into a lamp as easy as you install lightbulb.  

Typically, one Anyware product per room would be sufficent.

If your room is bigger than 30m2, you might consider adding more devices depending on your need (for Preventive Burglar Light, one Anyware Smart Adaptor™ per room is sufficient; for Indoor Climate Monitoring in a big or long room, Anyware Sense™ is recommended and considering a room sensor in eact end of the room may be advisable).

However, please notice that the products are very easy to move, so you can also test different locations before deciding where and how many devices are required.

The Anyware products connect to the internet via your WiFi network (2.4 GHz only, which is the normal network for internet-of-things (IoT) devices). 

You connect them using the Anyware App™, in which you create the Location of your devices, name your devices and enter your WiFi credentials. 

No, the Anyware products (Anyware Sense™ and Anyware Smart Adaptor™) are mains-powered from a socket outlet. It comes with a power supply, but most 5V USB-C wall-chargers that you may have lying around should work.

ANYWARE SERVICES™ SUBSCRIPTION

Yes, you can choose to skip the account activation and subscription in the Anyware App™ after you log in.
 
In the Anyware webshop you can also buy the Starter Kit without subscription and receive a Product Code that circumvents the subscription page in the app.
 
The Anyware products without subscription still comes with a compelling basic functionality (1 or 2 Scenes (automated routines) and real-time sensor measurements in the app; the Anyware Smart Adaptor is also an awesome light dimmer without subscription).
 
You can always add the Anyware Services™ subscription in the app later if you change your mind.   
 
Get a preview of the Anyware Services™ subscription in the app with the Product Code ‘1DAYFREE’, which gives you 1 day to try out the PREMIUM and full functionality of the Anyware solution. 

The Anyware Services™ subscription reflects the PREMIUM and full functionality of the Anyware solution with all the benefits and features.

It is our mission to offer ‘Smarter Living’ to everyone every day, not just a device, and that means continuous monitoring of your home or building as well as automated routines (Scenes) in the app to create safety and peace of mind for you.

With the Anyware Services™ subscription, you will receive the following pre-configured Scenes in the app, ready to use right out of the box:

 

– Preventive Burglar Light

– Light Schedule

– Indoor Climate Monitoring

 

You can change these Scenes anytime and as often as you want with the Change4Free™ feature in the app, which is also part of the subscription.

Each Anyware Sense™ and Anyware Smart Adaptor™ is also a room sensor, and in the Anyware App™ you can monitor the historical air quality, noise/sound level, temperature, humidity and ambient light level (without subscription you will only be able to see real-time sensor data in the graphs).

The subscription also includes free software updates and access to new features and upgrades.

Change4Free™ is a feature in the app that gives you unlimited access to all the automated routines (Scenes) in the Anyware Services Catalogue, and the possibility of swapping your existing Scenes with new ones as often as you want.

This allows you to try new Scenes and customize your ‘Scene Dashboard’ with the automated routines that match your need.

You can always change back to the Scene you had before by repeating the Change4Free™ steps.

You can cancel your subscription anytime towards the end of your paid subscription period by sending an email to support@anyware.solutions.

AUTOMATED ROUTINES (SCENES)

A Scene or Service is a concept in the Anyware App™ that runs specific automated routines for you involving measurements, light control and sending notifications.

It can be considered as a small ‘app’ in the app that runs in the background, even when your Anyware App is closed, and monitors your home, prevents intrusion and notifies you when you need to know!

The Anyware products comes with one or several pre-configured Scenes in the Anyware App™ under ‘Scenes’.

A yellow Scene icon signals that the Scene is now ‘activated’ and will run according to its setpoints. Please notice that an activated Scene may be configured to not start doing anything until a certain time such as for example ‘Preventive Burglar Light’ with Home/Away functionality (it will activate when you leave home, but not start randomly turning lights on and off before the configured start time). 

You can always manually ‘override’ (deactivate) an activated (yellow) Scene by tapping the icon. Black Scene icons indicate a deactivate Scene.

AMBIENT SENSORS

Anyware Sense™ is the ideal and market-leading indoor climate sensor for various applications and buildings.

Your indoor climate is composed of several parameters and Anyware’s sensor scope reflects exactly that: 

  • Air quality (VOC)
  • CO2
  • Noise
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Ambielt Light

 

VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds, which are chemicals that can easily evaporate into the air at room temperature. These compounds are commonly found in everyday products like paints, cleaning agents, furniture, carpets, and many others. While some VOCs may have noticeable odors, others are odorless, making it difficult to detect their presence.

The level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in a room is important to measure because it can have an impact on our health, comfort, and overall well-being.

Remember, the severity of the situation and the specific actions needed may vary depending on the individual circumstances and the specific VOCs involved. If you are experiencing health symptoms or have significant concerns, it is always advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or an expert in indoor air quality.

The air quality is part of your indoor climate and primarily reflected by the VOC and CO2 measurements that you can monitor in the Anyware App™.

VOC

Measuring VOC air quality in a room is important for a number of reasons, and if it gets too high and considered unhealthy, there are several steps you can take to reduce their exposure and improve the air quality:

  1. Ventilate the room: Open windows and doors to increase the flow of fresh air into the room. This helps dilute the concentration of VOCs and allows them to dissipate. Use fans or install exhaust systems to enhance air circulation.
  2. Use air purifiers: Consider using an air purifier with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. These filters can help remove VOCs and other airborne pollutants from the indoor air.
  3. Remove or reduce VOC sources: Identify and remove or minimize the sources of VOCs in the room. This could involve taking actions such as storing chemicals in well-sealed containers, using low-VOC or VOC-free products, and avoiding smoking indoors.
  4. Increase ventilation during activities: When performing activities that release VOCs, such as painting, using cleaning agents, or working with certain materials, ensure proper ventilation. Open windows and doors, use fans, and consider wearing protective masks to minimize exposure.
  5. Keep indoor humidity in check: High humidity can enhance the release of VOCs from certain materials. Use dehumidifiers or air conditioners to maintain a moderate humidity level in the room.
  6. Follow product instructions: When using products that contain VOCs, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines for safe use, storage, and disposal.
  7. Allow time for off-gassing: If new furniture, carpets, or other materials are the source of VOCs, give them time to off-gas before occupying the room. Off-gassing refers to the release of chemicals over time, and it can be accelerated by increasing ventilation and maintaining a comfortable temperature in the room.
  8. Seek professional help if necessary: If the VOC levels persistently remain high or if you have concerns about the air quality, consider consulting an indoor air quality professional who can conduct tests, provide recommendations, and suggest appropriate mitigation strategies.

 

CO2

The level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in a room is important to measure because it can have an impact on our health, comfort, and overall well-being.

  1. When we breathe, we exhale CO2, and if the ventilation in a room is inadequate, the CO2 concentration can rise. High levels of CO2 can indicate that there is not enough fresh air circulating in the room.
  2. Breathing in air with high levels of CO2 can lead to various health effects. While moderate increases in CO2 are not typically harmful, extremely high levels can cause symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath, increased heart rate, and impaired cognitive function. Continuous exposure to high CO2 levels can be particularly problematic for individuals with respiratory conditions, the elderly, or those with compromised immune systems.
  3. High levels of CO2 can also affect our comfort and productivity. When CO2 levels are elevated, we may feel drowsy, fatigued, or have difficulty concentrating. This can impact our ability to work, study, or perform daily activities effectively.
  4. Monitoring CO2 levels can also contribute to energy efficiency. By measuring CO2, building managers can optimize ventilation systems to provide adequate fresh air while minimizing energy consumption. This helps strike a balance between maintaining healthy indoor air quality and reducing unnecessary energy usage.

Think of the Anyware product as a ‘Room Sensor’.

Its built-in sensors for air quality, temperature, humidity, light level and sound will cover a standard bedroom or kids room. If you install the Anyware product in a larger living room for example, you can consider fitting an extra device in the other end of the room.

With the Anyware products, you can also easily move the Anyware products to find its best placement, which will always depend on the way you want to use room sensor.

If you want to use it primarily as an indoor climate monitor, be mindful to not place it close to other heating or cooling appliances, in direct sunlight, or similar.

If you want it to primarily help you prevent burglary, you should consider placing it close to potential entry areas for a burglar, so that the sound sensor can detect intrusion, and/or be visible from outside when it turns your light on and off to make your home look occupied.

No! The built-in sound sensor does not record or understand what you say. It is deliberately designed not to!

It merely detects changes in the noise/sound level expressed as decibel (dB) in the app.

As such, it provides a simple sound trigger, which we can turn into a more advanced sound sensor through machine learning algorithms where it can trigger on predefined ‘patterns’.

But its simplicity is fully intended, as many people are concerned about their data privacy.

Your Anyware Smart Adaptor™ will automatically and constantly calibrate the sensor measurements to its surroundings, but if you move the device or significant changes in temperature and/or humidity otherwise occur, a manual recalibration can be necessary to ensure correct measurements.

Please follow these steps to perform a manual recalibration:

  1. With light ON, switch OFF the power to the Smart Adaptor
  2. Take out the LED light bulb
  3. After minimum 2 hours, switch ON the power (still without the light bulb)
  4. Wait 1 hour and you should be able to see the new calibrated sensor values in the graph
  5. Fit the LED light bulb back into the Smart Adaptor

HOME/AWAY

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CONNECTIVITY

Yes – we support integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

You can also use these connectivity platforms to control Anyware in combination with other brands such as Philips Hue.

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