Tech devices are multiplying like rabbits. This is a brilliant time when doors open without keys and coffee brews itself. Even refrigerators come with sensors and cameras to track what’s inside your fridge. We’ll have an incredible 500 devices per home by 2022, according to Gartner. But with so many devices running on different platforms, we risk ending up with a mess of separate “walled gardens” – which are essentially devices that don’t communicate with one another.
If these devices are to communicate with each other, share data securely and privately, and offer good user control, we’ll need to move to open standards. Allbe1 approaches this problem is a unique way by offering one remote control for all of your security, environmental and health-related home automations. The device is smaller than your house key and comes with temperature, UV, ambient light, infrared, proximity and motion sensors.
Practical uses include tracking your kids if they leave the yard, a lost pet, misplaced laptops, and security alerts such as when doors or windows are opened which is great for teenagers or out of town trips. Allbe1 can also count steps, record distances and monitor vitamin D intake. The device is both Android and iOS app compatible and durable for outdoor use.