The privacy friendly smart home
Do we have to choose between privacy and convenience?
Candle never connects to the cloud, yet still has all the features you'd expect. It also offers unique privacy protecting features not found in any other smart home system.
Candle is being developed by a collective of designers, artists and privacy experts from Amsterdam. Learn more.
The project is being developed through public funding. supported by the Dutch Fund for the Creative Industries, and has received EU funding through the Sherpa research program for ethical AI.
Privacy by Design
Candle is "cloudless": your data never leaves your home.
Family and friends shouldn't feel watched or profiled in your home.
Easy to use
Candle has fully local voice control.
To improve trust all our source code is freely available.
Because Candle devices do not use WiFi to communicate and do not connect to the internet by default, they are more difficult to hack.
You can re-create Candle by buying and assembling the parts yourself. Our guides and software make it easy to do - no soldering or programming is required.
In the picture:
Candle research revealed at Dutch Design Week 2019
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“Our goal is to accelerate the industry towards privacy friendly products by showing innovative examples of what these products could look like.”