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Why you should care about privacy friendly voice control.

Controlling your home with your voice is a wonderful thing. Having companies listen in is not.

Your voice is being fingerprinted

‌ Your voice is as unique as your fingerprint. Every time you speak near a cloud connected microphone, you could be sharing your presence.

Do the friends, family and other people who visit your home consent to having their voice recorded?

Your voice paints a picture

Cloud-based voice control systems can learn more from your voice than you may realise. Algorithms will try to infer your mood, health, how your relationship is doing, and much more.

W‌ith Candle you can speak freely 

Candle's voice control happens completely locally.

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No tracking

Your voice and your behavioural patterns never leave your home.

Turn off the microphone

Disable it any time, or unplug the microphone! 

All the popular features

Set timers and reminders, toggle devices and ask for their data.

Machine learning

Local machine learning makes voice recognition flexible and fast.

Adding voice control to the Candle controller

Installation time: 5 minutes. 

1. Connect the microphone and speaker

But the Playstation Eye webcam online, and plug it into one of the Candle controller's USB ports. Tape over the camera, which we won't be using.

Plug in any normal speaker into the Candle Controller's headphone jack.

Get the Playstation Eye

2. Install the Voco add-on

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Get an authorization token
‌ Go to settings > developer > create local authorization

To allow the Voco addon to toggle your devices you will need to create a security code. Copy the token, which is a long line of random letters.

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E‌nter the authorization code in the Voco add-on's settting page 
Go to settings > add-ons 

Install the Voco addon, wait a minute to let it install, then open its configuration page. 

C‌opy the authorization code into the Authorizaton token field. While you're here, change the time zone to the correct one. Then hit save. 

Try it! Say "Hey Snips", followed by: 

W‌hat time is it? 

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Remind me to go to the gym in 1 hour

Passionate team members

Turn on the kitchen light for 5 minutes

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Wake me up at 9 am

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How warm is it?

S‌et the station of the radio to Fip 

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Set a countdown for 30 seconds

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S‌et the volume level of Snips to 95

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Is the front door locked?

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Hey Snips, say goodbye to Alexa!