Smart home sensor – Sense Review

Homemakers have always dreamed of a smart and connected house but emerging ecosystem of connected devices bring the concerns and vulnerabilities of privacy as well security.

In order to address the concern issues, formal Mozilla CTO, Andreas Gal created Sense that would help you to adapt the learning needs of your pattern and behavior of living. Funded and launched on Kickstarter as a crowdfunding campaign, is a beautiful, intelligent home loT platform that will make all your connected devices even more responsive.

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The firm Silk Labs will make devices more responsive and more human. What makes sense different and unique from other devices?

Make your home more intelligent via sound and vision

If you are at home or away from home, Sense will help you to keep eyes in most the things that matters to you including items stored in your house and also the people in it. Sense comes with sound and voice recognition and also has HD camera for video monitoring, gesture and motion sensing and also facial recognition.

Local computing

Do you think when connectivity is made to devices and it allows to pass your personal data over cloud, is secure? Smart devices are just sensors that basically control smartphone through cloud. But in case of Sense, it allows to run all the apps locally on the device itself and use machine learning to provide useful, meaningful, intelligent experiences with all the connected devices.

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Privacy

Privacy or security is one of the major concerns that everyone wants by the devices to provide. Sense provides one-touch setup leverages proximity and Bluetooth LE in order to exchange secret keys securely between the Sense and your smartphone.

Specification of Sense

Sense comes with front and side view having wood base with lens and LED, microphone.

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Dimensions: 1.85’’ X 5.157” X 2.125”

Memory: 2GB RAM and 16GB Flash storage

CPU: Hexa core ARM and High Performance CPU

Sense also includes Dual band Wi-Fi, accelerometer, Bluetooth low energy.

Sense provides amazing features to make your home more intelligent

1. Connect with smart home devices

Sense works well with a number of devices including lightning, sound and home systems like Philips Hue, LIFX, Nest Thermostat, Sonos and more. Sense can detect presence, recognize voice and gestures and lets the devices to response appropriately.

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2. Learns and adapts

Sense is designed in such a powerful and amazing way that it recognises patterns and also adapts needs according to your interaction. Sense uses machine learning, so there is no need of further setup or programming.

3. Knows who’s home

If you are away from home then also Sense will help you to distinguish people who are new and also who is at home the entire time. It uses computer vision for facial recognition and Bluetooth LE for proximity and that’s why works efficiently and correctly.

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4. Provides meaning notification

Sense is designed to be triggered by people, events but not by simple motion like light changes or pets events. And Sense always provides only thoughtful notification so that you must worry without any reason while you are away from home.

5. Keeps your home secure

Sense brings live and recorded video of your home with secure setup and hardware based encryption so that only trusted smartphone can access the same.