Boston-based SimpliSafe began selling its smart home security system in the U.K. on April 2, 2019.Despite an overall decrease in overall crime rates for several decades, burglary rates have increased during the same period, according to the U.K. Office for National Statistics.Only 13 percent of U.K. households currently have professionally monitored home security systems with police dispatch, according to a SimpliSafe survey.As in the U.S., SimpliSafe customers can purchase pre-configured security systems or build a custom component combination directly on the company website.All systems include a 60-day money-back guarantee plus free shipping and returns.The Starter, for example, include a base unit, a keypad, one entryway contact sensor, a motion detector, and a SimpliCam indoor HD video camera with an integrated motion detector for £279.
The 3d printable material, developed by a Spanish-Israeli team of scientists, is cheap, flexible and non-toxic and changes its colour from purple to blue in wet conditions.The development opens the door to the generation of a family of new 3D printable functional materials, as the scientists write in the journal Advanced Functional Materials.In many fields, from health to food quality control, environmental monitoring and technical applications, there is a growing demand for responsive sensors which show fast and simple changes in the presence of specific molecules."Understanding how much water is present in a certain environment or material is important," explains DESY scientist Michael Wharmby, co-author of the paper and head of beamline P02.1 where the sensor-material was examined with X-rays.The functional part of the scientists' new sensor-material is a so-called copper-based coordination polymer, a compound with a water molecule bound to a central copper atom.This leads to a reversible structural reorganisation of the material, which is the cause of the colour change.
Who doesn’t love having a hot mug of coffee every morning to recharge the mind?That’s exactly what you’ll find with the latest smart coffee makers.Supported by iOS and Android, the Smarter Coffee pot lets you set alarms and brews coffee accordingly.Not only this, with its home mode feature the machine can even start brewing coffee for you once you enter the home and of course you can set it to brew at specific times during the day.Thanks to its warming plate, you can pre-heat the coffee and keep it warm for up to 40 minutes, and there’s also a water sensor that lets you know the number of coffee mugs you can get from it.Smart device fans will also be happy to learn you can connect this machine with other Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant supported devices.
Network gear maker D-Link just announced a 5G router that sends high-speed Wi-Fi through your house without cables.The router, called the DWR-2010, should allow users to get massive speeds over 5G networks without running cable.Don’t expect to pick this up at the local Best Buy, however, as the 5G router will probably ship from wireless service providers.The DWR-2010 also offers customization options for service providers, making it suitable for deployment on a range of network configurations.The gateway features an embedded 5G NR (New Radio) NSA module and can operate on the sub-6 GHz or mmWave frequencies in 200 MHz (2 x 100 MHz) or 800 MHz (8 x 100 MHz) configurations.Complete with remote management (TR-069) and FOTA, the DWR-2010 provides hassle-free operation and a better customer experience.
Smart appliances are everywhere now, but it’s not always practical to update to the latest and greatest –especially if you’re on a tight budget.You can add some modern functionality to your old, trusty appliances and other devices with smart plugs.At CES 2019, D-Link introduced new Wi-Fi smart plugs for both indoor and outdoor use so you can add connectivity features to any of your appliances.D-Link’s new line of internet-connected plugs includes the Indoor Wi-Fi Smart Plug and the Outdoor Wi-Fi Smart Plug, both of which can provide previously unattainable connectivity to any device that plugs into an outlet.According to D-Link, the plugs can integrate into mydlink, the company’s ecosystem for connected devices that allows you to control devices remotely from your phone.The plugs connect to your Wi-Fi network rather than a centralized hub so as long as your home network is online you’ll be able to communicate with your plugs and other devices.
October 18, 2018: About Smart Home Water Sensor and ControllerA smart home water sensor is an electronic device that sends alerts to the users' smartphones or tablets in case of a water leak.Some smart water sensors work via and others connect to a smart-home hub using wireless technologies.Radiant Insights analysts forecast the global smart home water sensor and controller market to grow at a CAGR of 4.66% during the period 2018-2022.Covered in this reportThe report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global smart home water sensor and controller market for 2018-2022.To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:AmericasAPACEMEARequest A Sample Copy Of This Report at: Insights report, Global Smart Home Water Sensor and Controller Market 2018-2022, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years.The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.Key vendorsEcoNet ControlsFIBAR GROUPLIXIL GroupSAMSUNGWinland HoldingsMarket driverGrowing residential constructionsFor a full, detailed list, view our reportMarket challengeHigh price limiting consumer adoption in low-and middle-class populationFor a full, detailed list, view our reportMarket trendTracking total household water consumption through smart water controllersFor a full, detailed list, view our reportKey questions answered in this reportWhat will the market size be in 2022 and what will the growth rate be?What are the key market trends?What is driving this market?What are the challenges to market growth?Who are the key vendors in this market space?Browse Full Research Report @: Radiant Insights:Radiant Insights is a platform for companies looking to meet their market research and business intelligence requirements.It assist and facilitate organizations and individuals procure market research reports, helping them in the decision making process.
The flood underinsurance problem is arguably the largest unsolved problem in insurance.Over the last ten years, an average of $41bn per year of flood damage has gone uncovered by insurance, leaving people, businesses and governments to pay the bill.It’s estimated that there are $50bn of losses caused by floods around the world.FloodFlash, an insurtech startup that offers a way for customers to insure their property for flood risk, even in high risk areas, by employing an internet-connected water-sensor has raised £1.9m in seed funding from LocalGlobe, Pentech Ventures and InsurTech Gateway.When a flood happens, it triggers an internet-connected water-sensor and the payment is made immediately to the policy holder.A FloodFlash policy pays out a pre-agreed, fixed sum as soon as a pre-defined level of flooding occurs.
The internet of things just got a big boost from researchers from the University of Washington.Researchers from that university have announced the creation of the first 3D printed plastic objects and sensors able to collect useful data and communicate with other WiFi devices on their own.The team behind the project is offering the CAD models to the public so people with access to 3D printers can create their own devices.The objects can be created out of commercially available plastics and are able to communicate with other smart devices.The devices include a battery-free slider that can control music volume and a button that orders more cornflakes from Amazon.Other possibilities include a water sensor that can send an alarm if a leak is detected.
But once it gets out on the floor, in the walls, or through the insulation, it starts to cause rot, ruin valuable materials, and attract pests.That is why you should consider equipping leak-prone areas of your house/apartment with a smart leak sensor.Let’s go through the best water leak protectors and check out what they are well-suited for.D-Link DCH-S160 Water Sensor – $60This D-Link sensor, like most leak sensors, pushes notifications to your phone if it senses the presence of water in the sensor area.This little bug has a friendly shape that makes it easy to put by the toilet or bathtub without weirding out guests with your new leak technology.
Is there anything more annoying than realising you’ve run out of laundry detergent or toilet paper (or someone else used the last of it) and didn’t add a replacement to the shopping list?Well now this irritating household problem could be a thing of the past, after scientists have developed products that can actually replace themselves when they know supplies are low.In a world first, a team at the University of Washington, designed 3D-printed plastic objects that can connect to other devices, via WiFi.Sensors within the products can collect useful data and then communicate this.For example, a laundry bottle that can detect when the soap levels are running out and automatically place an order using your Amazon account, or a button that orders more cereal when the box is emptying.But, these were no normal WiFi-connected objects because you see they also do not use any electrical components.
Peq (pronounced “peek”) is a robust connected-home system from Smart Home Ventures that includes of a variety of sensors, lighting controls, security cameras, and other components that connect to a wireless central hub manufactured by Netgear.You monitor and control the system using a web browser or a free app on your smartphone or tablet of choice.For this review, Smart Home Ventures sent the starter kit (the hub and one door/windows sensor that’s priced $120) plus one night-vision security camera ($130), one smart plug ($55), one motion sensor ($45), one water sensor ($50), and a thermostat ($130).You gotta pay to playIn addition to the purchase price of the hardware, you’ll also need to sign up for a $10 per month service plan.In addition to ongoing product support (7AM to 10PM Eastern time) and firmware updates, the service plan includes cloud storage for up to 50 videos and 50 photos per day for up to 30 days.
Tucked among the booths at CES is a small company called Kyon.The Guardian stumbled on the smart collar while making the rounds and included it in a roundup of gadgets that, ya know, are maybe kind of stupid.According to the company s website, it tracks your pet with GPS, looks cool, stops barking with ultrasound, knows when pets are hot or cold, breaks up fights, and has a water sensor to let you know if your pet is drowning.Some of that is just fine GPS tracking , some of it is dubious looks cool and some of it is an outrageous abomination.Well, according to Kyon, it uses unique algorithms to interpret your pet s feelings.Here s a helpful video:
The best thing about Honeywell s Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector is that you needn t be a smart home aficionado to use it.Compared to other water leak sensors, the Lyric is dead-simple to set up through its companion smartphone app, and it connects to your network over Wi-Fi, eliminating the need for a separate hub.But at $80 per sensor, Lyric isn t the most cost-effective way to monitor multiple spots throughout the house.For that type of use, you re better off buying a hub and several cheaper sensors.Hub-based systems can be somewhat intimidating to deal with, but that s not the case with the Lyric.Just pry open the Lyric s rear cover, throw in the few included AA batteries, and run the Lyric app.
Where competing smart water sensors have zigged, D-Link has zagged with its DCH-S160 Wi-Fi Water Sensor.Unfortunately, this decision creates some new headaches that probably aren t worth the trade-off for most people.Plugging it into a bottom outlet blocks the top one, and plugging it into the top outlet leaves little room underneath with the sensor cable hanging down.Unless you use an extension cable, you ll likely have to dedicate an entire outlet to the sensor.The bigger problem with outlet power is that there s no way to get alerted, even from within your own home, if the power goes out.Getting D-Link s sensor set up is a minor hassle, requiring you to scan a QR code into the Mydlink Home app from a card in the box.
In Kuala Lumpur, a small team of Malaysian engineers is racing to make history in Southeast Asian space exploration.Independence-X is the sole team from the region to participate in the Google Lunar XPrize, a global competition in which private-sector players must land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, have it travel 500 meters and transmit high-definition HD video and images back to Earth, by the end of 2017.Unlike Japan, China or India, Southeast Asia has a dearth of private space companies; Independence-X is the only one in Malaysia.It s impossible to have a vision of the future without development in space technology, team leader Izmir Yamin said on the sidelines of the inaugural Global Entrepreneurship Community conference in Kuala Lumpur.On Thursday, CNBC was given exclusive access to images of Independence-X s spacecraft, named Henry.It weighs a hefty 850 kilograms, but is only 1.4 metres tall and 2 metres wide, and comes with an HD imaging camera and a water sensor to transmit any discovery of water data.
To help reduce those claims, which can result in higher insurance premiums for homeowners, the team behind the Roost smart smoke alarm and the Roost smart smoke-alarm battery announced on Wednesday the Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector, a $50 sensor that will detect the presence of water, extreme temperature, and high humidity in your home.And unlike some competing Wi-Fi leak sensors, Roost s will run on four AAA batteries instead of AC power.And the batteries will last three to five years, sending an alert to the app when they need to be replaced.Henry said Roost doesn t currently have any plans to integrate its devices into broader smart-home systems, which is either good news or a missed opportunity, depending on your perspective.But not being able integrate it into a broader smart-home platform means you won t be able to have the sensor automatically adjust your thermostat to turn on your furnace if the temperature approaches freezing, or trigger a smart valve to shut off your water supply if a pipe bursts.Fibaro recently sent us one of these units, so we ll post a review soon.