Home security systems have come a long way over the years. You can now use your smartphone to keep an eye on your home. Sentri happens to be a smart home security solution that gives you more control over your home. It has a HD video camera, night vision, microphone, speaker, motion detector, light sensor, accelerometer, and temperature sensor to keep you informed and aware of irregularities at your place.
Sentri has an elegant design and fun user interface. It provides you with real-time alerts. Just connect it to your WiFi network, and you are set. The companion app provides you with alerts when things are not right. Sentri can also be used to control all your other smart gadgets. Sentri can be customized using pre-loaded set of themes. Another exciting Kickstarter project.
Speaking of smart devices, the LYRIC thermostat by Honeywell is an elegant device that keeps your home comfortable no matter where you are. This smart thermostat knows when you are not home in order to turn on the Energy Saving mode. The Fine Tune feature takes into account indoor and outdoor factors into its algorithm to control temperature in your home.
The LYRIC lets you control the temperature using your iOS/Android device or using Honeywell’s round dial control. The device also has a proximity sensor to turn on its display when you get close. The Lyric thermostat lets you know when you need to change filter or get maintenance done on your heating system. The device will debut in August 2014 on $279.