A day at the office. A few weeks abroad. No matter how long you’ve been away, stepping through your own front door should always be a relief. Our homes are a corner of the world that we control, and so we become familiar with every quirk, every creak and every nook. We take care of our homes to ensure comfort and security, but what if we aren’t around when the unexpected happens? After all, our ability to problem-solve doesn’t help if we aren’t aware of the problem in the first place.
In the dawning age of the smart home, you can equip your home with the voice and tools to communicate directly with you. Or, if you prefer, with your chosen community of loved ones and neighbours. A healthy home monitor gives you a window of opportunity to identify a potential risk before it develops into a worst case scenario, and an alert from Point could be the difference between preventing or lamenting a domestic disaster.
Tim, a backer for our Kickstarter, found this out for himself when the temperature in his house in Calgary, Canada dropped dramatically, plunging towards the outside temperature of -22°C. He was away from home, and therefore had no reason to suspect that an extreme environment change was threatening his living space until he received a notification directly to his phone. Seeing that Point’s sensors had detected and alerted him of an unusual temperature change, Tim returned home and discovered that his furnace and gas fireplace had stopped working. He was able to take immediate action to prevent lasting damage from the freezing cold, saving himself time and money in the process.
If home is where the heart is, it’s important to keep the heart of that home healthy. A smart home system can identify a symptom before it threatens the health of your home. Point’s state of the art detection technology can monitor for motion, humidity, risk of mould, tampering, smoke and sounds such as windows breaking. It also features a Piezo-siren alarm and a speaker, making it a complete, reliable security system – not bad for a device that fits neatly into the palm of your hand.
Whether you’re nearby or not, the security of your home is a top priority. Point equips your living space with the ability to notify you or your trusted community of any potential problems, meaning you can be sure that stepping through your front door will be a relief, not a shock.