eGlu - Products

Following products will be available when we launch eGlu platform. You would be able to purchase preconfigured DIY kits or buy products individually and install them based on your requirements. Some products like In-wall Switch Modules will require professional installation. We will provide free installation services for these products.

eGlu HUB is the communication gateway which can be directly plugged into a wall socket, It connects to the Internet via home’s WiFi router. HUB is extremely simple to set-up and the whole process takes less than 5 minutes.
TAG is a multifunctional device with audio and visual indications. It can be used to find misplaced things like keys and remotes at home. It can also be used as a door sensor. Just attach it to a door or window which needs to be monitored. It can also be configured to detect presence and absence of family members and pets. TAG runs for more than an year on a replaceable coin cell.
Motion Sensor detects motion up to a distance of 30 feet. It is useful for detection of both intrusion as well as occupancy. Motion Sensor works on two AA batteries for more than an year.
Panic Alarm produces high decibel sound when activated. It can be turned on based on various events like detection of intrusion, opening of a door or pressing of the panic button on the TAG.
Smart Plugs convert existing wall sockets into a remote controlled switches. A button on the Smart Plugs allow local control. Smart Plugs are available with ratings of 6A and 16A. 6A Smart Plug comes with a universal socket and can control appliances which consume less than 1.5KW of power. 16A Smart Plug can be used to control high power appliances like geysers and ACs.
In-wall Switch Module allows automation of lights, fans and power sockets which are currently being controlled by the wall switches. In-wall Switch Module is installed behind the existing switch plate and works in parallel with the mechanical switch. Each In-wall Switch module can control three independent switch points. One of the switch points can be a dimmer or fan regulator.

About Us

We are a bunch of passionate engineers who are challenging the status quo. We believe that the existing low power wireless standards are not sufficient to bring the IoT revolution with 50+ Billion devices connected to the Internet. Some of the challenges with the existing technologies are: reliability of wireless communication in harsh environmental conditions; ultra low power communication budget to extend battery life and the cost of internet connectivity. We are trying to address these problems with our technology. Our stand on the IoT standardization debate is simple. The last mile connectivity can not be standardized! The reason being, unlike Internet, the IoT applications are very different. Turning on a bulb requires just one ‘bit’ versus streaming video needs data rates of the order of Mbits/sec. Hence multiple standard-based and proprietary solutions will have to co-exist to address these wide varieties of applications. And this is possible only when standardization happens at the cloud level. This will allow all the connected things to talk to each other, irrespective of their last mile communication protocol. Our endeavour is to showcase this approach with our technology and products. Consumers don’t care about the standards. They care about the experience, utility and cost. We want to provide a seamless experience to our customers - one mobile APP to take care of all their needs. Our plan is to integrate all the existing products, which our customers care about, on to our platform. And build great products, wherever there is a gap. Wish us luck.

Frequently Asked Questions

You just need a Wi-Fi router with an internet connection to setup eGlu. This is the only requirement.
When we say totally wireless, we really mean it. eGlu products are not shipped with any cables or adapters. You either plug in the devices directly into power sockets or they run on battery. eGlu HUB, which is our central controller, is a pluggable device and connects to your Wi-Fi router using Wi-Fi.
We claim that eGlu kit can be set up by anyone who knows how to use a smartphone. Just follow the APP instructions and you would be done in less than 5 minutes. All the battery operated devices come preinstalled with the battery. Smart Plug needs to go into power sockets and the appliance you need to control gets plugged into Smart Plug. Setting up a door sensor is as simple as sticking the sensor jacket (accessory which comes with the sensor) on the door and sliding the sensor into it.
Yes of course. eGlu has been designed to give you that flexibility. And you don’t have to spend big bucks to get started. Buy our affordable starter kits which come pre-configured. Once you know the product, you can purchase additional devices based on your requirements. Adding a new device to your existing kit is very easy. This flexibility allows you to pay for only what you need and when you need.
eGlu devices operate even without internet connectivity, as long as your phone is connected to the local Wi-Fi network. Only limitation is that you cannot control your devices from outside.
Only devices which need a power back-up is your eGlu HUB and the Wi-Fi router. Since all the security devices are battery operated, your house will remain secured as long as HUB and Wi-Fi router are on a power back-up. A low cost PC power backup can support both HUB and the router for more than 10 hours of power cut.
There is no recurring cost for the eGlu products. Our APP will allow you to control and monitor your devices for the lifetime once you purchase them. In future, we do plan to introduce advanced features which will be chargeable. You could chose to subscribe to them if you find them useful.
We have developed the complete end-to-end technology which is highly optimized for data transmission. The total data transfer (upload/download) by eGlu HUB would be less than 50MB/month, which is insignificant to impact your internet bill.
This is where our technology stands out compared to any other existing low power wireless communication. Our patent-pending RF protocol provides a line-of-sight range of more than 1000 feets. This means your devices will be able to talk to the HUB from any corner of the house, behind multiple walls, without any issues. You would also be able to check the signal strength of each device from the APP just like your mobile phone signals.
Electromagnetic waves can be harmful if the energy in them is very high e.g. a cellphone tower. eGlu products use very low energy electromagnetic waves for communication, at least 10 times lower than the energy emitted by a mobile phone. Hence they are very safe.
We take security very seriously. We have engineered a solution that safeguards your information and ensures that only you, or those to whom you grant access, will have the ability to control your devices. We use state-of-the-art encryption between devices and our HUB; our HUB and our cloud service; and between our mobile applications and our cloud service.
Each battery operated device monitors its battery at a regular interval. It can accurately tell when the battery is going to be discharged. The battery health status for any device can be directly seen from the APP. But more than that, the device will proactively send alerts to the user to replace the battery. You would get enough reminders to replace the battery before it dies down.
Once eGlu devices are linked to your account, nobody else can use them. If you want to re-sell or give away your devices, you will have to transfer the ownership using the APP for someone else to use your devices.