Startup: World's First WiFi Intrusion Sensor

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Mar 18, 2014

Intrusion motion sensors have remained relatively static for years, but one startup wants to make them go IP and intelligent.

Zwobbx is raising money to deliver on a sensor that not only detects motion, but also flashlights, temperature swings, and smoke, but also triggers lights or even sprinkler systems to turn on.

Will this startup succeed? Will they render existing motion sensors obsolete?  We look closer at the device in this note.

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Comments (5)

Hi , firstly I agree with the comment that sensor technology has moved very little long , it's refreshing to hear about new ventures in this area.
Concerning Zwobbx , while I understand the technology behind it, I want to draw your attention to two points which are not addressed and I want to know the point of view of developers :
1 - . Lack of energy , current alarm panels have backup batteries and CANASA recommendations , for example, must provide the power panel in case of power cuts for at least four hours. The Zwobbx not need alarm panels ... but requires an AP and the communications link to the cloud, both devices, at least in residences, normally do not have battery backup , and probably having UPS will not be calculated for beyond twenty minutes. As people recommend Zwobbx resolve this?
2 - . Hackers , understanding that I talk about a security device to protect the assets of individuals, as the Zwobbx is protected to prevent unauthorized remote access that could alter the sensitivity ? for example , leaving a sensor remotely disabled to facilitate entry of the wrongdoer.

Hello Mario:

1) Zwobbx says it will design the option to power the unit to run off mains power, contingent on successful backing. Your point about needing redundant communication/uplink to the cloud is a good point. Outside of requiring backup to the wifi router and modem, there is no guarantee of any continuity should power drop.

2) No sure about susceptibility to hacking. In any case, I imagine it would be easier to steal a phone or a password that brute force hack a sensor.

You can get alerts on your smart phone, tablet, or.... WHAT DID HE JUST SAY?

It was a Freudian slip maybe?

It's not 'pissy', it's "PC"... (2:08 timestamp above)

They already have working prototypes in Germany according to the video....

One of my biggest issues with indiegogo campaigns is the 'Flexible Funding' feature.

"This campaign will receive all funds raised even if it does not reach its goal. Funding duration: February 27, 2014 - April 18, 2014 (11:59pm PT)"

So.... if you already have something that you've made, why not just set your goal way too high so you can just collect the funds from those that donate to your campaign?

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