Stage One

Intelligence Hub /

Intelligence Sub-Node

So your home, business or community can communicate with our service, we will need to provide you with a device that you can plug into your internet connection. This device will act as an intermediary between your smart devices (cameras, lights, speakers), it also does local processing for non-intensive tasks that do not require our external servers to assist with.

For those at home, you will get our small Intelligence Hub. You can connect this wherever there is an ethernet connection; like your router.

For businesses, depending on the size of your premise(s), you will either get the same Intelligence Hub used for home, or a custom micro server. This is to meet the demand for large quantities of connected cameras and IoT devices.

Communities use an Intelligence Sub-Node, this is part of the street and known as 'street furniture'. Our Sub-Node connects smart devices that are on the physical road. This could be street lighting, weather stations or public security cameras. They look quite high-tech compared to an ordinary street cabinet.

Stage Two

Linked-By-Network Devices

This is what scOS refers to as "Smart Devices" or "IoT Devices".

For simple reading along our website, we prefer to use 'Smart Devices'. However, in our applications, you will see them collectively referred to as "Linked-By-Network Devices".

What are Smart Devices?

These are electronic devices that can connect to the internet. Here are some examples you may have heard of:

  • Smart camera.
  • Smart speaker.
  • Smart assistant.
  • Smart light.
  • Smart lock.
  • Smart fridge.
  • Smart kettle.

scOS uses smart devices as part of a nervous system. They provide the computer system with an understanding of the environment it is in. The computer system then makes its decisions and then uses the smart devices to output results, when needed.

When you arrive home, the driveway camera allows your scOS system to recognise you. When you get inside, a smart speaker may say "Welcome back Kristian, your bag is in the kitchen if you are about to head out to the gym. Let me know if you are not".

Of course, this response takes in many dynamic reference points to formulate, just like a human would. We will get into how this can work later.

Supported Devices

Stage Three


scOS uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to be able to perform its powerful features and make decisions.

AI is where machines can perform tasks that are on a human's level of intellectual ability.

We call our lead AI system "Cortical", named after the
cerebral cortex, in our brain. This critical part is responsible for our
highest mental capabilities.

For easy reading throughout our website, we refer to Cortical as "AI", "scOS Computers", "machine intelligence", "your scOS system decides...".

Although Cortical works 24/7 quietly in the background, you always have full control of your Linked-By-Network devices.

Stage Four


The "Intelligence Portal".

CaelusView is an all-in-one, immersive zone.

It's primary objective is to quickly de-brief you on the latest intelligence provided by Cortical.

From then on, you can go down into the layers; explore abstract information and statistics on your local area, and others, to viewing the private details of your home or property at the property layer.

Click on cameras on the 3D model of your property to see key events summarised in text, or to scrub through annotated footage for fast access and easy download when needed. You can also see abstract activity on the 3D map, in a birds-eye view.

Control your devices or inform Cortical of personal preferences.

CaelusView is the pinnacle of high-tech and represents a visualisation of data in a replicated digital world.

We are strict on data access. No one at scOS has access to viewing your data, information or intelligence without authorisation and justification.

Read our Data Ethics Zone

Stage Five

Understanding a Chaotic World

Stages one, two, and three combine to work without the need of human input.

Cortical interprets the data that comes from the IoT devices, uses that to make well-thought decisions and then acts on it, pro-actively, by either communicating with you, the Linked-By-Network, or external services (that you have authorised).

Going back to the earlier example with Kristian. Here are some contexts Cortical considers:

  • The time of day; does Kristian usually go to the gym around this time?
  • The temperature; should I recommend another layer.
  • Connected calendar: anything that suggests the gym is not happening.
  • Kristian's mood: does he look involved in thought, meaning that he may not go to the gym.

Cortical will then weigh out the level of influence each context has and then make a decision.

Please note that this understanding is an ongoing development.

Stage Six

External Services

So that Cortical can make life more seamless for you, family, friends or co-workers, you can authorise Cortical to work with external services.

A critical example is the Emergency Services.

This feature can be life saving as it protects people at your property.

scOS and Emergency Services