We are continuously discovering new devices for the Internet of Things (IoT) or smart home. However, not all of them are as smarter as we would like them to be. All these devices pretend to ease our daily life or to help us saving energy at home. We may remember the most common examples that switch on and off lights or the boiler when you are getting home, learn from your habits and so on. One of the categories with more developments is security cameras. Sense could be another camera. But it is much more. Let’s see what we can do with it.
Sense, a powerful solution for smart homes
You may remember other security devices that we have talked about in this blog before, such as Elephant or August. However, they were just that, a security device. Smart cameras like Netatmo Camera or Nest Cam are great devices that add and extra security to our homes. However, they are ‘just’ cameras. What else could we include in a camera to make it smarter?
Well, that question did Sense developers make. And the result is an astonishing and perfectly designed device. It will fit great in any home thanks to a good choice of materials (a wood base and a curved front panel). But let’s talk about its amazing features. First of all, we must tell you that Sense is based on Silk, a new platform for connected devices. But don’t worry, you won’t have to do anything difficult for the setup.
Sense will connect with other smart devices like Nest thermostat or Philips HUE. Besides, you will be able to interact with it through your voice or gestures. It will also learn from your habits. Forget about complex programming or defining schedules, just enjoy.
But don’t forget the main feature of Sense. It is camera. But we can claim that it is smarter than other devices. It will let you know who is at home thanks to facial recognition and Bluetooth LE (great idea!). If you have pets at home, you will be able to know where they are and track their path and habits. Moreover, you can watch what’s going on at your home from anywhere through your smartphone thanks to the encrypted video signal.
Video encryption has been one of the most important points in the development of Sense. It doesn’t rely on a cloud-based system to send and receive data. On the contrary, it makes use of the device to manage locally all the information received. In combination with the facial recognition and Bluetooth LE tracking, it ensures a great user experience.
Sense is now available in Kickstarter, where in less than 24 hours is close to reach its 100,000$ goal. If you want to collaborate to make real Sense, you can get one of them from 225$. And remember, Sense isn’t only a camera, it is an outstanding smart device.
Do you have any smart device at home? Will you buy Sense? Tell us!