Inlo, the next revolution in Smart Home technology.

Local positioning systems haven’t come far in the boom of Internet of Things and smart home devices. Yet, local positioning can bring about more powerful automation in the IoT and smart home. A robust local positioning system is easy to install but it can identify things (AKA “assets”) in the environment as well as people.

Inlo is a new smart device, concepted to fill this glaring hole in the IoT and smart home. It’s simple in that you plug a few of them into wall outlets, without obstructing the outlet behind it. In a system at least one Inlo node has a constant real-time connection to the Internet. Whether someone is home or not you can check in or keep tabs on your environment and assets.

This means we can also have historical data at all times that constantly makes your Inlo system more and more accurate, similar to how GPS systems work. Because of the constant connection to the Internet all updates can be pushed from the cloud. There is no need to update each device individually.

Inlo works with all BLE/Bluetooth devices and those devices that use 802.15.4 protocols like Zigbee, Thread, and Contiki. Any device can be used as a trigger or as an asset. Use a Zigbee dongle you have with Inlo. Use your BLE device tracking device, findables like Tile. Add in your Nest, Hue, or BLE door lock into the Inlo network. Our system is completely agnostic, and the security that is on any of these networks does not interfere, so it maintains full security in your networks while still helping Inlo grow smarter as a local positioning system.

Ultra wide band (UWB) measures time of flight which means you can have exact distance between two Inlo devices. UWB goes beyond relative distance between two Inlo nodes. If you have one node in your kitchen and another in bedroom, Inlo can provide the exact distance between them, like 8.4 feet vs. 8 feet without UWB. Walls don’t stop time of flight.

Without UWB Inlo uses signal strength and link quality to measure distance between nodes. In this case it’s relative distance from each node, but with UWB it’s exact distance between nodes. The advantages of UWB are immediate with a system. Otherwise, Inlo’s default measurement of signal strength and link quality is just as good, but it takes time to accrue data of other devices moving around in the network.

Inlo’s accuracy in tests, both in lab and in home environments, have been getting down to around one foot radius of accuracy without UWB. This goes beyond any other local positioning approaches currently out on the market. There are multiple factors of how we can achieve this but it mostly starts with our wireless approach, using just one Inlo device in all major rooms.

As for security, we have created a three-layered synchronous security system. The reason for this is we want to walk into any environment without onboard to wireless network and also we have the need to tie things such as credit/debit card to profile and have to have a way better security approach than is being done today by BLE beacon and other technologies. The three layers of security Inlo has can only be done with a device that also has an Internet connection like a phone, as opposed to dongles with only one protocol and are not Internet-connected.

We have yet to be able to come across a way to break this approach. This means you can go anywhere and be completely secure without the need to onboard onto any networks. If any layer is broken your security is locked down and you are warned.

Inlo seeks to not only be for people but for assets. Many IoT companies are out there making custom hardware and wireless for asset management. We would like this to be built into the wireless stacks. Inlo has a full asset management technology built in. So all BLE and 802.15.4 devices can be managed and tracked

While Inlo is not BLE beacon technology in any way it can mimic BLE beacon technology for people who already have that infrastructure in place but want to add Inlo. Switch on the beacon technology you want (iBeacon, Eddystone, or custom), design your beacon packet, and kick it off. It can be done from the backend, so no need to be in the environment. Inlo can then mimic your BLE beacons while still maintaining the Inlo functionality.

As a local positoning system, Inlo has a lot of promise. In the near term, it can begin to solve some pesky issues in the home, like finding wireless headphones or knowing where your dog may be hiding. With attention and a strong backing, Inlo can become the next brig revolution in the IoT. If you would like to know more, visit your Kickstarter campaign at

Local positioning systems haven’t come far in the boom of Internet of Things and smart home devices. Yet, local positioning can bring about more powerful automation in the IoT and smart home. A robust local positioning system is easy to install but it can identify things (AKA “assets”) in the environment as well as people.

Inlo is a new smart device, concepted to fill this glaring hole in the IoT and smart home. It’s simple in that you plug a few of them into wall outlets, without obstructing the outlet behind it. In a system at least one Inlo node has a constant real-time connection to the Internet. Whether someone is home or not you can check in or keep tabs on your environment and assets.

This means we can also have historical data at all times that constantly makes your Inlo system more and more accurate, similar to how GPS systems work. Because of the constant connection to the Internet all updates can be pushed from the cloud. There is no need to update each device individually.

Inlo works with all BLE/Bluetooth devices and those devices that use 802.15.4 protocols like Zigbee, Thread, and Contiki. Any device can be used as a trigger or as an asset. Use a Zigbee dongle you have with Inlo. Use your BLE device tracking device, findables like Tile. Add in your Nest, Hue, or BLE door lock into the Inlo network. Our system is completely agnostic, and the security that is on any of these networks does not interfere, so it maintains full security in your networks while still helping Inlo grow smarter as a local positioning system.

Ultra wide band (UWB) measures time of flight which means you can have exact distance between two Inlo devices. UWB goes beyond relative distance between two Inlo nodes. If you have one node in your kitchen and another in bedroom, Inlo can provide the exact distance between them, like 8.4 feet vs. 8 feet without UWB. Walls don’t stop time of flight.

Without UWB Inlo uses signal strength and link quality to measure distance between nodes. In this case it’s relative distance from each node, but with UWB it’s exact distance between nodes. The advantages of UWB are immediate with a system. Otherwise, Inlo’s default measurement of signal strength and link quality is just as good, but it takes time to accrue data of other devices moving around in the network.

Inlo’s accuracy in tests, both in lab and in home environments, have been getting down to around one foot radius of accuracy without UWB. This goes beyond any other local positioning approaches currently out on the market. There are multiple factors of how we can achieve this but it mostly starts with our wireless approach, using just one Inlo device in all major rooms.

As for security, we have created a three-layered synchronous security system. The reason for this is we want to walk into any environment without onboard to wireless network and also we have the need to tie things such as credit/debit card to profile and have to have a way better security approach than is being done today by BLE beacon and other technologies. The three layers of security Inlo has can only be done with a device that also has an Internet connection like a phone, as opposed to dongles with only one protocol and are not Internet-connected.

We have yet to be able to come across a way to break this approach. This means you can go anywhere and be completely secure without the need to onboard onto any networks. If any layer is broken your security is locked down and you are warned.

Inlo seeks to not only be for people but for assets. Many IoT companies are out there making custom hardware and wireless for asset management. We would like this to be built into the wireless stacks. Inlo has a full asset management technology built in. So all BLE and 802.15.4 devices can be managed and tracked

While Inlo is not BLE beacon technology in any way it can mimic BLE beacon technology for people who already have that infrastructure in place but want to add Inlo. Switch on the beacon technology you want (iBeacon, Eddystone, or custom), design your beacon packet, and kick it off. It can be done from the backend, so no need to be in the environment. Inlo can then mimic your BLE beacons while still maintaining the Inlo functionality.

As a local positoning system, Inlo has a lot of promise. In the near term, it can begin to solve some pesky issues in the home, like finding wireless headphones or knowing where your dog may be hiding. With attention and a strong backing, Inlo can become the next brig revolution in the IoT.

If you would like to know more, visit your Kickstarter campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/914792806/inlo.