PRATGLAD is the first voice control system for Trådfri Home Automation that works without the need for an Internet connection. Voice recognition runs entirely on the device – nothing is transmitted or recorded.
PRATGLAD stands out from other home automation systems on the market. It allows you to have all the comforts of a voice control assistant without giving up any of your privacy.
Your home obeys your voice, and the assistant helps you handle your everyday tasks. Most importantly, it keeps your hands (virus) free.
We know that online voice assistants are a huge asset in helping us in our daily life. Until now, one of the biggest concerns with letting one into your home has been the privacy you give up when using a cloud-based assistant. On top of this concern that your information is being recorded, another serious issue with the online assistants on the market up to now has been their dependency on having a working Internet connection. Also, with these voice assistants, the complexity of setting up accounts and applications, plus the technical skills needed to make them function can be daunting.
With PRATGLAD, we have thought long and hard about these stumbling blocks and, with you in mind, we have taken another path – to develop an offline voice control system for Home Automation that runs on the device and is designed with Privacy and robustness as its main focus. Since PRATGLAD works offline, nothing is recorded or stored, and nothing is transmitted to the cloud.
PRATGLAD is a base unit that can be used in a single room, or multi-room installation. For multi-room control, it should preferably be used together with a PRATGLAD Satellite.
PRATGLAD contains functions that enable the set up of the IKEA Trådfri Gateway. It also allows configuration of online or offline spoken feedback services, microphone sensitivity settings, speaker volume, and troubleshooting. This core unit works completely offline. It provides all the essential functions of a voice controlled automation system, while allowing the user complete privacy.
In addition, PRATGLAD comes with a web browser based HTML Graphical user interface, and a remote control via the Telegram Chat application.
PRATGLAD Satellite is used in a multi room installation together with a PRATGLAD base.
The much awaited release of PRATGLAD and the PRATGLAD Satellite will take place in the second half of 2020. Pre-order now, or sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest information on product release dates.
PRATGLAD automation is here to simplify life, increase comfort, and save energy. Until recently, appliance control was limited to needing to physically use switches, or apps and tablets to activate devices. This is generally not an optimal solution for streamlining actions needed to create the right environment. Being able to use touch-free Voice Control is seen as a better and far more convenient way to manipulate your surroundings and create the perfect ambiance.
With only one voice command you can effortlessly change the brightness of your lighting, or make sure that you are saving energy by turning off all the lights. When you walk out the door, one command does everything for you. Most importantly, it keeps your hands (virus) free. For the office environment, PRATGLAD units are already available. The specialized solution of PRATGLAD for Office is under development, and will be able to be deployed in the near future.
When using voice control automation it can be tiresome to have to use certain key words to activate or deactivate devices, such as lights. PRATGLAD has overcome this issue. The vocabulary of the system is extremely varied, therefore commands can be said in a thousand different ways. We firmly believe that our system is stronger than any other cloud-based offerings from the home automation sector. Our product is a superior alternative to other systems on the market because we also offer the possibility of individual customization.
Not only is PRATGLAD powerful and discreet because it is offline but, with the user in mind, PRATGLAD has also been designed to be invisible in a room. Accordingly, it measures only 81×81 mm and therefore fits unobtrusively into the decor.
You can also communicate silently with Trådfri via a web browser and chat app. (available autumn 2020)
The first release of PRATGLAD is surface mounted. The dimensions are 81×81 mm, and 46 mm deep.
This first version understands and speaks English. On special requests, French and German Voice Control can be offered.
TRÅDFRI = Wireless
PRATGLAD = Chatty
Available second half of 2020: The PRATGLAD housing is made of DUROPLAST (scratch-proof) glossy with integrated frame and non-flammable ground plate.
The white Surface mounted PRATGLAD available shortly measures 81×81 mm and is 46 mm deep.
Available second half of 2020:
The PRATGLAD housing is made of DUROPLAST (scratch-proof) glossy with integrated frame and non-flammable ground plate.
– I’m home (all lights on, blinds up)
– I’m leaving (all lights off, blinds down)
– Good night (all lights off)
– Good morning (all lights on)
– Activate FOCUS (bright, cold light, IKEA mood)
– RELAX (dimmed, warm light, IKEA mood)
– EVERYDAY (balanced light, IKEA mood)
– Activate RELAX everywhere
– Razzle Dazzle ¹ (personalized lights)
– Activate G’day Mate everywhere (custom scene)
– lights on
– dim the lights
– brighten the lights in the bedroom
– set ceiling to 50%
– it’s too dark in here
– turn off all lights in here
– switch on TÄLLBYN ¹
– brighten FLOALT ¹
¹ You can use virtually any pronounceable names, after training, PRATGLAD understands you!
– play music
– stop the music everywhere
– mute the bedroom
– unmute kitchen SONOS
– pause SYMFONISK in the bedroom
– I’m on the phone
– I’ve hung up
– it’s too loud
– I can’t hear the music
– set the loudness to 15%
– louder in the office
– blinds up
– open the blinds
– set the blinds to 50 percent open
– blinds down
– open the bedroom blind to 60 percent
– open KADRILJ ¹
– let the sunshine in
Is that all?
Of course not ! We have prepared thousands of training examples in each language. With the help of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, PRATGLAD understands you ! The NLU (Natural Language Understanding) is as sophisticated as that used by popular on-line services.
The difference is, everything runs on the PRATGLAD and nothing leaves the room.
“What’s said at home stays at home!”
Installing PRATGLAD is effortless. It takes only a few minutes and requires no special knowledge. The only step needed is to connect the combined power and network cable (Power-over-Ethernet). After a few minutes your system will be ready to use, with everything configured automatically. You will not lose valuable time attempting to configure the system, nor will you have to create online cloud accounts, install applications, or program in new skills to make it work.
(buy separately from IKEA)
Set up your IKEA Trådfri gateway and one or more Trådfri bulbs. To use Trådfri with PRATGLAD, one Trådfri Gateway is mandatory. Please follow the instructions from IKEA.
How to install TRÅDFRI gateway kit:
Note: in order to be able to control your devices by voice, you must assign proper room and device names. Do this from the IKEA Home Smart app on your phone or tablet.
To install PRATGLAD, follow these steps:
Say ‘Hey Snips, lights on!’
‘Hey Snips’ is the wake-word,
‘lights on’ is the command.
Use a short delay, 1 sec, between the wake-word and the command.
As you add more lights and blinds they will be available automatically. Remember to name the rooms and devices properly in the Home Smart Trådfri app.
What is PoE, Power over Ethernet:
What is a PoE Injector: