Aura's 'Invisible Ripple' Next Gen Intrusion Detection Tested

By Brian Rhodes, Published May 23, 2017, 12:00am EDT (Research)

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Aura ****'* ********* ******

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Key **** ********

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  • *** *******: **** ** ***** *** ****** use **** *** ****** ** ******* to ************* ** ***** ************, ******** potential *** **** ********* ***** ********* locations.
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  • **** *******:** $***, **** **** **** *** deliver ********* ********* ******* **** ** matched ** ******** ** ***** ********* platforms ** **** *** ******** **** Simplisafe.
How ** *****

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Buildings ** *** ***** ********* *****

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Aura ** ****** ****

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System Coverage *****

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Kit ******* / ********** ** ******

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Aura's ***-**** ***/****** *******

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System ****** *** *******

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"Who's ** ****" *********** *****

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Aura ****'* ******* *******

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Comments (2)

Do you know if anyone at Aura has actual intrusion system experience?  This seems like it would be utterly useless for basic detecting intrusion features like when someone is home....("ARMED-STAY").  If I go downstairs late at night to address a cheese craving 🧀, that is indistinguishable from someone breaking in.

My prediction: Once they run out of their Series A money, they will be sold off to DMP or Bosch, who will use the sensor tech as part of a full-featured intrusion system.

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[UPDATE] Aura has now announced support for multiple sensors / 'beacons'.  (See this announcement)

This potentially changes a fundamental weakness of the initial system, as now non-football shaped areas (ie: full housing floors) can be monitored.

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