RoomSense Labs
Environmental Sensing

RoomSense IQ

The first modular room monitor for presence-based home automation

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RoomSense IQ allows smart-home enthusiasts to automate household infrastructure based on their physical presence. It makes your heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, entertainment, air-filtration, home-security, and emergency-alert technology—among other essential services—smarter, easier to manage, and more efficient. Create a truly harmonious living environment that knows where you are, and has a pretty good idea what you’re up to, but does not share that information with a third party unless you tell it to. You remain in control without having to manage so many…controls.

If indoor air-quality monitoring isn’t on your list of priorities for home-automation, it probably should be. Poor air quality can lead to respiratory issues such as asthma and allergies, and carbon-monoxide buildup can be life threatening. Our ClimateSense modules integrate seamlessly with RoomSense IQ to monitor indoor-climate conditions like temperature, humidity, CO₂ levels, smoke, and other such indicators. ClimateSense provides actionable insights to help you keep your living and working spaces healthy, comfortable, and productive.

Smart Presence Detection Thanks to mmWave Radar & PIR sensors

RoomSense IQ is built around the the powerful ESP32-S3 SoC, which supports Wi-Fi connectivity and enables seamless integration with existing IoT networks and other systems that facilitate realtime data transmission and remote monitoring. It utilizes mmWave radar to detect presence and movement, within a 120° arc, at ranges of up to six meters. To ensure precise detection and reduce false positives, RoomSense IQ is also equipped with a passive infrared (PIR) sensor that filters out non-human activities such as spinning fans and wind-blown curtains.

By accurately measuring ambient illumination, the built-in light sensor can automatically adjust lighting conditions to optimize energy consumption and create a more comfortable environment. A multi-purpose RGB LED conveys at-a-glance status information, and a USB Type-C interface draws power and handles serial communication. Finally, our ball-mount enclosure allows you to orient the sensors in any direction. Maximize coverage by positioning RoomSense IQ in a corner of the room it’s monitoring or accommodate unique deployment with custom placement.

Don’t Compromise on Your Family’s Well Being

We designed ClimateSense to help you maintain optimal indoor climate conditions. These hardware expansion modules provide unprecedented insights into your environment by monitoring temperature, humidity, dew point, and crucial contaminants such as airborne chemicals (TVOC), carbon dioxide (CO₂), carbon monoxide (CO), dust, and smoke. This level of comprehensive monitoring allows for the intelligent control of purification, humidification, and ventilation systems, which can reduce your energy consumption while enhancing the comfort and safety of your family members, coworkers, or tenants.

Every room in your home has unique climate and safety requirements, which can be challenging for those of us trying to minimize indoor air pollution. To meet this challenge, we tailored our line of ClimateSense modules to address the specific requirements of each room.

Note: After the end of our crowdfunding campaign, only RoomSense IQ and the ClimateSense Pro module will be available for purchase.

Introducing SightSense, our Web-Based Dashboard

SightSense is a web application that adds a whole new layer to this powerful ecosystem by giving you an intuitive interface through which to manage the various RoomSense IQ sensors. Unlike some other platforms that tend to be too complex or too limited (or both), SightSense is equipped with basic, easy-to-use settings and advanced configuration options. Examples include CalSense for baseline calibration, MoveSense for movement classification, ProxiSense for proximity-based automation, and BedSense for sleep optimization. All together, these features give you exceptional control over the spaces you inhabit.

Invite RoomSense IQ into Your Existing Smart-Home Ecosystem

If you’re using Home Assistant’s open-source dashboard as a central control hub for your smart home, rest assured that RoomSense IQ is fully compatible with the MQTT auto-discovery protocol. Home Assistant integration allows for flexibility, customization, and support for a wide range of devices. RoomSense IQ also plays well with Amazon Alexa, Apple’s HomeKit, and Google Home through IFTTT. You can find more integration examples on our website.

Key Features

Technical Specifications

ClimateSense Modules

TemperatureHumidityDew PointCO₂¹TVOC²CO³PMApplicationsAutomation Opportunities
ClimateSense-Pro Everything listed below Everything listed below
ClimateSense-SentinelDust & common home-safety hazards like smoke & fireAlarms, emergency contact, garage doors
ClimateSense-EcoBalanceComprehensive solution for indoor air-quality monitoringAir purifiers, fans, ventilation systems, windows
ClimateSense-AirCarbonPerfect for home offices & bedrooms (CO₂ from respiration impacts productivity & sleep)Fans, ventilation systems, windows
ClimateSense-VOCAirborne Chemicals from everyday products, which can trigger asthma & allergiesAir purifiers, ventilation systems
ClimateSense-BasicEssential climate control & prevention of mold growthHeating & cooling systems, AC, heat pumps, baseboard heaters

¹ Carbon dioxide
² Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC)
³ Carbon Monoxide
Particulate Matter (PM1.0, PM2.5, and PM10)

Sensor Specifications

Sensor Guideline Thresholds

Too LowBorderlineGoodBorderlineToo High
Particulate Matter (PM2.5)<10 μg/m3 ≥10 and <25 μg/m3 ≥25 μg/m3
Carbon Dioxide (CO₂)<800 ppm ≥800 and <1000 ppm ≥1000 ppm
Airborne Chemicals (VOC)<250 ppb ≥250 and <2000 ppb ≥2000 ppb
Carbon Monoxide (CO)≥9 ppm
Humidity<25% ≥25 and <30% ≥30 and <60% ≥60 and <70% ≥70 %
Temperature (°F)<64 °F ~cool ≥64 and ≤77 °F >77 °F
Temperature (°C)<18 °C ~cool ≥18 and ≤25 °C >25 °C

Sensor Components

RoomSense IQ

ClimateSense PRO

ClimateSense Sentinel

ClimateSense EcoBalance

ClimateSense AirCarbon

ClimateSense VOC

ClimateSense Basic


RoomSense IQAqara FP2EP1
Modular, thermally-isolated designX X
Up to ten-parameter air-quality monitoringX X
Web-based dashboard interfaceX X
Home Assistant integrationX
Non-human activity blockerX X
Movement classifierX X
Baseline calibrationX X
Zone detection & blacklistingDistance based 2D area based X
Movement-direction detectionX X
Passive-infrared (PIR) sensorX
Ball-mount enclosure with support for corner positioningX X
Configurable sensitivity to avoid detecting small petsX X

Support & Documentation

We invite you to reach out using the appropriate Ask a question link below. You will find RoomSense IQ source code, design files, and documentation in our public Github repository.

Manufacturing Plan

Over the past few years, we’ve put significant effort into launching this product. Our in-house engineering team carefully crafted every element of RoomSense IQ, from the hardware to the firmware to the ball-mount enclosure. During the prototype and alpha stages of development, we thoroughly vetted and endorsed suppliers for production, prioritizing quality and reliability while nurturing valuable partnerships and establishing a reliable supply chain.

Throughout production, each unit will undergo thorough testing to ensure that all components are functioning properly and to validate communication with control systems. We’ve also crafted a comprehensive production schedule that delineates daily, weekly, and monthly targets to optimize our manufacturing processes and improve the likelihood of on-time product delivery.

Fulfillment & Logistics

After our production run is complete, we will package everything up and send it along to Crowd Supply’s fulfillment partner, Mouser Electronics, who will handle distribution to backers worldwide. You can learn more about Crowd Supply’s fulfillment service under Ordering, Paying, and Shipping in their guide.

Risks & Challenges

At RoomSense Labs, we are committed to shipping on schedule, but challenges can arise during the development and manufacture of any electronic product. Transparency is our top priority, so we’re happy to enumerate a few of the potential risks we might face:

  1. Design Challenges - Many unexpected design issues have emerged over the past few years, but our team continues to find innovative solutions when they do.
  2. Production Delays - Unforeseen manufacturing or supply-chain issues could impact our delivery timeline.
  3. Quality Assurance (QA) - Manufacturing quality products at scale can be challenging, but we've invested in stringent QA protocols to minimize defects.
  4. Regulatory Hurdles - Regulatory and compliance issues can affect timelines, but we're working with experts to navigate them.

Throughout the campaign and the post-campaign production window, we will keep you informed by addressing challenges openly. Your support is invaluable, and we’re committed to delivering a top-quality product. Thank you for joining us on this journey!

In the Press

Slacker Labs

"The Room Sense IQ is a room presence sensor built for Home Assistant, and I think you are going to want to consider this one for you next presence sensor. "

Bearded Tinker

"[RoomSense IQ] packs a lot of functionality in a small form factor - from motion sensor to presence sensor, bed occupancy but also temperature, humidity and light sensor. "

Kiril Peyanski

"[RoomSense IQ has] more embedded sensors and respectively provides more options for automations"

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RoomSense IQ

An advanced, presence-based room-monitoring device that utilizes cutting-edge mmWave radar and a passive-infrared (PIR) sensor to detect and measure the movement of people, providing highly accurate occupancy detection. Comes with a 3-meter USB Type-C cable and a three-piece, 3D-printed SLA enclosure and mounting kit that allows you to point the sensors in any direction

$49 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

ClimateSense Pro

Monitors temperature, humidity, dew point, volatile organic compounds (TVOC), CO₂, CO, and particulate matter (PM). This all-in-one smart-home sensing module seamlessly combines smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detection with indoor air-quality monitoring to enhance productivity, promote well-being, improve safety, and conserve energy in the home. Comes with a 3D-printed cap to expand the RoomSense IQ enclosure and mounting kit

$103 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

About the Team

RoomSense Labs

Victoria, Canada  ·   roomsense  ·

At RoomSense Labs, we envision a future where home automation is seamlessly integrated into the lives of every individual, transforming spaces into intelligent, responsive environments that enhance both efficiency and joy. In our vision, homes become dynamic ecosystems that effortlessly adapt to the unique needs and preferences of their inhabitants.

Sina Moshksar
Goli Mo

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