Motion sensors can be used to trigger alarms, of course, and they can also trigger smart home events if you have sensors that are tied into your smart home setup. What you might not know, however, is that they’re now a way to get motion detection coverage in every inch of your home without needing a single one of those little conventional motion detector boxes. The Aura Starter Kit ships with two beacons that measure Wi-Fi waves as they bounce around your home. Disruptions in the patterns made by the waves are detected by Aura, and the system can pinpoint the location of the motion based on how Wi-Fi radio waves are impacted. It’s a very cool system, and it’s discounted right now on Amazon.
Here are some highlights from the product page:
- Easy setup: Simply plug in the devices and download the Aura app to get started
- Coverage: Use the Aura Starter Kit to cover up to 700 square feet, and add up to 3 -Accessory Beacons to expand coverage and unlock motion localization capabilities
- Automation: Connect Aura to your favourite smart home products using IFTTT, or control Aura’s Scenes by voice with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant
- Privacy: Aura has no cameras or microphones so rest assured you can keep your private life private
If you need more than 700 square feet of coverage you can buy additional beacons here (the system supports up to five beacons total):
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