The New and Improved Presence

Zuli | April 20th, 2016

At Zuli, we believe in the hands-free home. You shouldn’t have to fumble for a light switch in the dark or make sure all your appliances are turned off when you leave the home. Your home should be able to sense where you are and make intelligent decisions for you. Zuli Presence is just that — the Zuli app senses when you enter or exit a room and notifies the Smartplugs to set the lights and temperature just the way you like them. Connect Zuli Presence with your Nest Thermostat to set it to your preferred temperature as soon as you arrive home or control overhead lights using Philips Hue within the Zuli app – so you can forget about ever using that light switch again. Simplified control means a more comfortable life.


We’re proud to announce today that we’ve made some significant improvements under the hood to make Presence faster, more accurate, and more reliable! It’s important to note that even if you had Presence previously calibrated, all existing customers using v1.5 of Presence will be required to recalibrate each room again.


As you continue to use Presence, the app will begin to learn the layout of your home and your devices will turn on and off more reliably. There’s no need to change anything in the settings, the app will begin to learn your patterns passively.


Presence Evenings
This is a popular feature request and we listened! We understand that you don’t normally turn on the lights during the day so we decided to mimic that experience with Presence. Presence Evenings allows you to set your lights to only turn on when you enter a room after sunset and before sunrise. If you have Presence Evenings enabled and you walk into a room during the day, the lights will remain off. To enable this feature, simply go into the Presence settings of any light and make sure the “Only in the evenings” option is selected.


We’re continually making improvements to the app and we made it a priority to optimize the Presence engine to greatly improve battery life. We’re confident that you’ll see an improvement in this update!


I want it, how do I get it?
This app update (version 1.5) is available right now on the Apple App Store! Simply download the latest release and follow the in-app instructions to get started. Even if you had Presence enabled, all existing customers using Presence will be required to recalibrate each room again.


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