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SECURAM Systems: Wi-Fi-enabled biometric home smart lock @ CES 2022



SECURAM Systems smart securityEvery aspect of our lives is getting smarter. From our cars to our lightbulbs, we have the ability to turn things on and off, lock and unlock devices, and open and close our doors. One company that is getting serious about connecting one of the most high-profile aspects of our homes, our door locks, is SECURAM Systems, which has introduced a new smart lock for the home.

Who is SECURAM Systems?

SECURAM Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of safe locks, announced that it has won the Mark of Excellence Award from the Consumer Technology Association for its EOS Smart Home Lock. The touch-to-open lock can be controlled with your smartphone and comes with a host of features to make your home more secure, including Wi-Fi connectivity and a built-in alarm.

The company’s products are designed to give you peace of mind and security in your home, whether you’re there or not. The company’s commitment to quality has earned it the trust of major banks and financial institutions around the world, which rely on SECURAM’s safe locks to protect their valuables.

What does the SECURAM Smart Home Lock offer?

The SECURAM EOS Smart Home Lock is a touch-to-open lock that can be controlled with your smartphone. The Wi-Fi-enabled lock comes with a built-in alarm and is designed to make your home more secure. It contains a number of features that we have come to expect from connected locks, such as a keypad and biometric sensor. But, it adds some features that are missing on other products.

First, it is a fully connected lock. That means that you can access the state of the lock remotely. This is important for a couple of reasons. First, you can verify that you have locked your door even after you’ve left the house. If you forgot, you can fix it remotely, as well. Plus, you can unlock it if someone is there and is having trouble getting in.

Most interestingly, the company has directly addressed the lack of a physical key. Normally, the key is a backup in the event the battery fails or the sensors stop functioning correctly. In the case of this lock, the company has added a hidden 9-volt battery contact on the outside. With that, you can power the lock for a short burst in order to get in. The biggest drawback is that no one carries a 9-volt battery, and most people don’t have one at all (outside of a smoke detector).

What are some other features of SECURAM’s home security suite?

In addition to the SECURAM Smart Home Lock, the company also offers a line of new products in its home security suite, including a garage door controller, a smart light switch, and a siren that detects intrusions. These products are designed to give you peace of mind and security in your home, whether you’re there or not.

The SECURAM Garage Door Controller lets you control your garage door from your smartphone. The controller is Wi-Fi-enabled and comes with an app that allows you to open and close your garage door from anywhere in the world. You can also set up alerts so that you’re notified when someone opens or closes your garage door.

The SECURAM Smart Light Switch gives you the ability to turn on and off your lights remotely. The switch is Wi-Fi-enabled and can be controlled with your smartphone. You can also set up schedules so that your lights turn on and off at certain times of the day.

The SECURAM Siren is a battery-operated device that detects intrusions and sounds an alarm. The siren is designed to alert you to potential danger, whether you’re home or away. The siren can be placed anywhere in your home, and it comes with an app that allows you to control it remotely.

Summary

SECURAM Systems is dedicated to making our homes smarter and more secure. With its new line of home security products, they are helping us do just that. To learn more about SECURAM Systems’ EOS Smart Home Lock or any of its other products, visit the company’s website or Amazon store.

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FluentPet Connect: The Next Generation of Pet Text Messages @ CES 2022



FluentPet Connect pet communicationIf you have a pet, you know that it can be difficult to understand what they want. Their vocal capabilities are limited and tend to just be whines and similar-sounding noises. But, as all pet owners know, these animals are still very smart. They understand what we are saying and are aware of different wants and needs. So, why can’t we find a reliable way of communicating with our pets? FluentPet has a solution to this problem using small buttons and recorded voices.

What is FluentPet?

It’s been a long journey, but we’re finally here. FluentPet Connect is the next generation of pet communications, and it represents a huge leap forward in our quest to connect with animals in a deeper way. With FluentPet Connect, you can capture every push of a button and send high-fidelity audio directly to your pet’s Base HexTile speaker. This allows you to customize your interactions with them however you like!

The compact design also means you can fit more buttons into a smaller space, and the sturdy construction discourages biting, as opposed to the foam used to construct the previous version. There are six installable sound buttons to choose from and it is your choice of what you would like each button to do. The possibilities do not end there.

How does this work?

The FluentPet Connect app uses a technology called Augmented Audio to send your voice commands directly to the Base HexTile. This allows you to keep your pet’s attention focused on you while you’re interacting with them, and it also means that you can use any words or sounds you like! There are six buttons provided per tile, and the newer design adds threading to the buttons to decrease the chance of them being removed by your pet so easily.

Wi-Fi capability has been added as well, and there are expansion devices that can be purchased in bundles. The expansion tiles would connect to the Base HexTile via Bluetooth, to avoid having endless numbers of devices connected to your home Wi-Fi connection. This is a simple and smart solution to be able to add more tiles, which would add any number of customizable buttons at your pet’s disposal.

Summary

The original FluentPet is available now with starter kits priced at $29.95. The FluentPet Connect and Expansion HexTiles are aiming for a release date between Spring and Summer of this year. The Base HexTile is available for purchase on their website for $79.95 and the Expansion Tiles will retail for $49.95. There is also a pack of 3 Expansion HexTiles available for $119.95.

The FluentPet Connect app is a free download on the App Store and Google Play, and it is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. As of right now, pre-orders are available through their website. To learn more about the original FluentPet, the FluentPet Connect, or to pre-order one for yourself, head over to the company’s website.

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Cubtale: A care platform for newborns and expecting parents @ CES 2022



Cubtale newborns and expecting parentsWhen you’ve got a newborn baby, it can be really difficult to keep track of all of the things you need to do. You’ve got to feed them, with a bottle, breastfeeding, or a combination of the two. More importantly, you need to track whether or not you’ve actually done it. You’ve also got to keep track of when they sleep, diaper changes, and even medications. You can keep track of it in a book, but that requires carrying another thing around with you. Cubtale is here to help you track your baby’s routine and daily care tasks.

What is Cubtale?

Cubtale is the perfect care coordination platform for newborns and expecting parents. With the platform, you can easily track your baby’s daily care activities, such as breastfeeding sessions, bottle amounts, medicine intakes, sleep durations, and more. Cubtale also supports voice, smartwatch, and app logging while providing tips for newborn and expecting parents.

The system works through a series of Cubs. Cubs are palm-sized smart buttons that are designed for convenience. Cubs can be freely placed where activities happen for quick access and a simple button press gets logs translated for parents, caregivers, pediatricians, and experts in the Cubtale App.

You can also use voice recognition to log care activities with Cubtale. Simply speak into your phone and the system will automatically transcribe the activity. If you’re using a smartwatch, you can also use Cubtale to track your baby’s daily care tasks. With just a few taps on your wrist, you’ll have everything at your fingertips.

In addition to tracking your baby’s daily care activities, Cubtale can also provide you with helpful tips and advice. With the platform, you’ll have everything you need to take care of your newborn baby.

What does the Cubtale App do?

The Cubtale App is the perfect way to keep track of your baby’s daily care activities. With the app, you can do all of the tasks that Cubs can do, and a lot more. You can view a list of all the care activities that your baby has done in the past day, week, or month, either entered by the Cubs or through the app. You can also see how many times each activity has been done. In addition, you can get tips and advice for taking care of your newborn baby.

The feature that really makes the Cubtale App stand out is its ability to allow you to connect with other parents and caregivers to get advice and support. You can share your logs with other parents or caregivers and get their feedback. This is a great way to get support and advice from people who have experience taking care of newborn babies.

Summary

If you’re looking for an easy way to track your baby’s daily care activities, Cubtale is the perfect solution for you. The app is available for free on the App Store and Google Play and the devices are available on the company’s website. Get Cubtale today and start taking care of your little one in no time!

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RENPHO: At the intersection of technology and wellness @ CES 2022



RENPHO health techHealth technology is far from a new technology category. We’ve seen fitness trackers, connected scales, and a lot more. However, some companies look for ways to set themselves apart from the competition, and RENPHO has a few important differences: price, variety, and features.

Who is RENPHO?

RENPHO is a global brand that is committed to creating a growing ecosystem of smart lifestyle products. Ranging from Amazon’s bestselling smart scale to AI-connected fitness equipment, the company has a wide range of products that have been well researched and developed closely alongside users and industry experts. With a focus on accessibility and everyday use, RENPHO is making wellness technology available to everyone!

What makes RENPHO unique?

Price, variety, and features are three important aspects that make RENPHO unique. They are one of the most affordable health technology brands on the market, with a wide range of products to suit everyone’s needs. Additionally, they offer a wider range of features than many other brands, making their products more versatile and useful for users. Finally, RENPHO is constantly expanding its product lineup to provide even more options for users!

There are countless ways that you can benefit from using RENPHO products! Whether you’re looking for a fitness tracker to help you stay in shape, or you want to track your weight loss progress with their Body Composition Scale, they have something for everyone. Their products are easy to use and provide users with a variety of features that make them versatile!

Why should I choose RENPHO?

RENPHO is an excellent choice for anyone looking to get started with health technology. With highly affordable prices and user-friendly designs, there are limitless possibilities when it comes to finding RENPHO products to suit your needs. The company offers a wide variety of products, so everyone has something that matches their needs. They offer an AI Smart Bike with automatic resistance, an Eye Massager with temperature controlled hot compress, and even more traditional products like blood pressure cuffs and blood glucose monitors.

Featured products in 2022

We were able to take a look at a few of the company’s featured products in our studio. The first is a smart jump rope. Now, you might wonder why you’d need smarts in a jump rope, but it’s a lot more than just that. Yes, it can track how many successful jumps, but it can also track fat burning. It’s got different modes and challenges, and the data is synced to the company’s app to be calculated in with the rest of your health data. The Smart Jump Rope is available now for $20.

Another interesting product is the Smart Tape Measure. This tape makes measuring your traditional body areas, like arms, legs, stomach, etc., really easy. And, because it is also a connected device, it can transfer that data into your health app to track your progress over time. The Smart Measuring Tape is available now for $30.

Summary

To learn more about RENPHO or to purchase their products, check out the company’s website or Amazon store.

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CORE Body Temperature Sensor: Health tech for elite athletes @ CES 2022



CORE Body Temperature SensorDo you like to push your body to the limits? Do you strive for excellence in your sport? If so, then CORE by greenTEG AG is the health tech for you! The CORE Body Temperature Sensor is a wearable device that uses Swiss-made sensor technology to monitor and deliver real-time, accurate core body temperature data. This data can help athletes, coaches, and sports scientists improve their performance by monitoring core body temperature in real-time and adapting their training strategies accordingly.

Who is greenTEG AG?

greenTEG AG has been operating since 2007 as an early-stage start-up company based in Zürich, Switzerland. CORE Body Temperature Sensor is one of the flagship products that they have developed over time through collaboration with elite athletes who push themselves to new levels every day. It has helped these athletes learn how their bodies react during training sessions and races by providing them with valuable insight into their core body temperature. The system can also help athletes and coaches optimize their heat training, heat acclimation, and cooling strategies to improve performance on the court or field. CORE has been used by UCI World Teams, Continental Teams, professional football clubs in Europe, and more.

How does CORE work?

The CORE Body Temperature Monitoring System is a wearable device that consists of two key elements: the CORE Sensor worn on your torso with an adhesive backing and the CORE Monitor which receives data from multiple sensors wirelessly via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Both components are small in size so you won’t even know they’re there while you train! You will receive immediate feedback on screen as well as short-term and long-term averages.

The CORE Sensor is able to measure core body temperature by detecting the heat flux at a nanoscale. This sensor has been developed over time with input from some of the world’s top athletes who have used it during their training sessions and races. The data that CORE collects can help you understand how your body reacts during different types of physical activity, whether it be intense training or an actual race. You can use this information to adapt your training strategies accordingly and improve your performance!

What makes CORE different?

There are other devices on the market that claim to monitor core body temperature, but what makes CORE so special is its Swiss-made sensor technology. This technology is extremely accurate and reliable as it measures heat flux at a nanoscale, in real-time. It is also the first commercially available system that can measure core body temperature accurately. The sensors are tiny so you won’t even know they’re there while running or playing sports!

The CORE Body Temperature Monitoring System has been tested by elite athletes who have pushed themselves to new levels every day using the system during their training sessions and races with great success! Athletes such as cyclist Tony Martin of Team Katusha Alpecin use it on a daily basis when preparing for his next race. It will help him monitor his core body temperature in real-time and ensure that he is performing at his best!

Summary

If you are an elite athlete looking for a device to help you monitor your core body temperature, CORE is the perfect solution. Get CORE today and start monitoring your core body temperature like a pro at the company’s website!

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Kwikset Halo: The uncomplicated wi-fi smart locks @ CES 2022



Kwikset Halo Smart LocksKeeping your home secure is important to anyone, whether you own or rent. But, traditional locks require you to carry keys and are only usable when you are in front of them. The ability to check the status of your door, or even let in a family member who has forgotten their key is a big advantage. That is what the Kwikset Halo smart locks are all about.

What are Halo locks?
Halo locks are Wi-Fi-enabled smart locks that can be controlled with your smartphone using the Kwikset app. Kwikset Halo is the latest in smart lock technology, and it offers ultimate security and convenience. With Kwikset Halo, you can manage your locks from anywhere there is an internet connection. Lock and unlock, manage user codes, view lock activity, receive lock notifications, and much more!

The company offers several different products within the Kwikset Halo brand, each with its own set of features.

Halo Touch
The Halo Touch integrates biometrics into the lock, allowing you to lock and unlock the door with just your fingerprint. It can hold up to 100 fingerprints for 50 users, which is a huge collection of users. While a standard home might not have that many people coming and going, a larger rental property might, with cleaning staff, owners, maintenance workers, etc.

All of the user management is done from the app, making it easy to add and remove new people, or even rescan fingers. And because Kwikset is a lock company first, you know that the security is still going to be top-notch. You can get one right now for $249.

Halo Touchscreen Deadbolt
The Halo Touchscreen Deadbolt is the most advanced product in the Kwikset Halo lineup. This lock offers all of the features of the other locks, but it also has a touchscreen keypad for easy entry. The touchscreen keypad can be personalized with up to 16 user codes, and you can choose to have either a numeric or alphabetic code.

This lock operates on four AA batteries, which are included, and it fits standard door preparations. It is available in both satin nickel and Venetian bronze finishes. They are available now for $229.

Halo Keypad
The Halo Keypad is the most basic product in the Kwikset Halo lineup. It is a keyless, touchscreen entry lock that operates on four AA batteries, which are included. This lock fits standard door preparations and comes in both satin nickel and Venetian bronze finishes.

It can hold up to 20 user codes, and you can choose between numeric and alphabetic codes. The best part about this keypad is that it’s Bluetooth-enabled, so you don’t even need an internet connection to use it! Just pair it with your smartphone and you’re good to go. You can get one right now for $199.

Summary
The locks are all available now from Amazon, Home Depot, and Lowe’s. To learn more, you can also check out the company’s website.

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Homey: Control all of your devices from anywhere with Flow @ CES 2022



Homey connected home companionConnected homes have become a normal part of our lives, but they can be more frustrating than helpful. This is because not all of our devices work together. Unless you go out of your way, every item you add to your home uses a different app and runs on a different platform. You might get lucky and have access to them through a service like Alexa or Google Assistant, but that’s not guaranteed. Luckily, Homey is here to help literally bridge that gap.

What is Homey?

Homey is the one-stop-shop for all your smart home needs. With this system, you can control all your devices from one central place, no matter where in the world you are. Homey also allows you to automate just about anything with its powerful Flow feature. Flows are simple to create and use and allow you to automate your entire home with ease.

This is all accomplished with a small spherical device that looks like it’s on wheels (though it’s not). It features a colored LED ring around its center to indicate power and activity. This unassuming little device is part of a system that is able to take all of the many connected products on various platforms and give you a single entry point for all of them.

How does Homey help?

If you have a connected home, you know that the disconnected platforms make things incredibly difficult. You’re incapable of combining a light bulb from one company with a speaker from another into a single routine – everything has to be in one system. Homey bridges the gap between these different platforms, allowing you to combine devices into a single scene.

Take, for example, wanting to trigger a Monster Smart Illuminessence Prism to change to green and an Amazon Echo to play a particular sound every time someone subscribes to your Twitch channel. For the Monster Prism, you would have to use the Razer Chroma platform and the Echo speaker would require an Alexa integration. But assuming there are connectors for both platforms and an app for Twitch, you would be able to create a single routine to trigger everything at once.

Expanding the Homey system

The Homey App Store also provides access to a wide range of apps that can be installed on your device, making it even more versatile and customizable. There are tons of apps at your disposal, and you can install those applications similarly to how you install apps on your smartphone. With over 750 apps available, finding the app to pair with the brand of your devices shouldn’t be a problem.

Not only that, but you can also find apps for other familiar services like Twitter and Discord. So, this experience can be broader than one would imagine initially. These applications pair with your devices for the purpose of teaching Homey how to control your device. Once your Homey understands, set up those Flow Cards for easy access to your preferences.

Summary

Whether you’re looking to control your lights, thermostat, or any other devices, Homey has you covered! To learn more about the product or get one for yourself, check out the company’s website.

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The Beeing B-BOX makes beekeeping at home safe and easy @ CES 2021



Beeing B-BOX beekeeping boxUrban farming may be a concept that is foreign to many people, but it is quickly growing in popularity. From people turning their yards into full gardens that can produce food to full indoor hydroponics cabinets like our friends at Natufia, the idea has gained a lot of attention in recent years. But, one area that is gaining in popularity is beekeeping. The process can be rewarding but difficult, but Beeing is making it easier with the B-BOX.

Beeing produces a new style of bee box that is designed specifically for the urban farmer. Appropriately named the B-BOX, this box has a large focus on safety. It helps to maintain the simplest and safest interaction between humans and bees. This is because bees are not domesticated animals, meaning that they have no reason not to hurt someone, so always be careful (even with the safety precautions in place).

The B-BOX is also designed to make the experience exciting. The entrance point for the bees is just over 7 feet from the ground, making it perfect for watching without a heightened chance of getting stung. The side of the box also has a transparent side panel, so you can peek in and see what’s going on. Of course, since bees only feel safe and at home in the dark, the panel has a cover that should stay in place under normal circumstances. Honey collection is also made easy, with panels across the top that slide up and out.

In addition to the B-BOX, the company produces a number of connected devices to help manage your colony. Using sensors within the box, you can detect issues early, before they negatively impact the health of the bees.

The B-BOX is available internationally, while the connected devices are currently only available in Italy, with a wider rollout in the works. To learn more about the B-BOX, head to the Beeing website.

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Albi Home M makes the perfect wine pour every time @ CES 2021



Albi Home M wine systemThe popularity of wine has grown leaps and bounds in recent years. A recent survey showed that wine is preferred to beer for Millenials in everyday situations. With popularity comes a renewed focus on innovation in the space. One of the most interesting changes coming to the wine market is from Albicchiere – Albi Home M.

Albi Home M is designed to be the perfect wine companion. Depending on who you ask, the lifespan of wine, once opened, varies, but is usually very short. In Italy, they’ll tell you that it’s vinegar within 24 hours. General wisdom suggests that it should be used within a few days. With the Albi Home M, you can keep wine good for up to 6 months.

The extended life is accomplished through the combination of a couple of advancements. The most important is the transition of wine from a glass bottle to a bag. The company is working with brands to offer their wines in these bags, but you can also transfer your own wine into a bag at home. You then put the bag into the machine, which sits on your counter. The machine itself is then able to take all of the excess oxygen out, helping to preserve the wine.

From there, the machine takes over all of your needs. It keeps the wine chilled, with three cooling modes – allowing you to keep it quiet, keep it drink-ready, or optimize power consumption using an AI-powered energy saver. When you’re ready for a drink, the Albi Home M pours for you, resealing the bag and removing oxygen again. And, best of all, it’s always the perfect temperature.

The Albi Home M will be available starting at $349. To learn more about the product or to sign up to learn when the product becomes available, head over to the Albicchiere website.

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The applications of Chirp Microsystems’ ultrasonic range finder @ CES 2021



Chirp Microsystems ultrasonic range finderIf you are in the hardware design, robotics, automation, or home security industry, you are probably familiar with ultrasonic range finders. These are sensors that can offer a lot to a user. The best part is that many industries can make use of this technology.

Chirp Microsystems is right now the only manufacturer of ultrasonic range finders with MEMS technology. Here is everything you need to know about it.

The Uses Of A MEMS Ultrasonic Range Finder

Here is everything such a range finder can do:

  • Presence sensing
  • Position tracking
  • Range finding
  • Object detection
  • Object avoidance
  • Narrow and wide-field detection
  • And much more

However, the problem with these range finders has been that they are bulky. Chirp Microsystems has changed the game by introducing MEMS technology so that these range finders can become more compact and portable.

What Makes The MEMS Ultrasonic Range Finder By Chirp Microsystems Unique

Chirp Microsystems has introduced ultrasonic range finders within a compact package of 3.5 millimeters. Of course, this is not all. It also provides accurate range measurements regardless of the objects, colors, and sizes than previous technology did not detect.

Besides that, the range finder can work in all types of lighting conditions, heating conditions, and noise conditions. It also consumes incredibly low power because the technology is based around a silicon package. So, this ultrasonic range finder is set to change the game for many industries soon.

Final Words

If you are in automation, robotics, or any industry that requires a range finder, Chirp Microsystems should be your top choice. Their technology is one of the top ones out there that will provide you with much more flexibility. It is primarily a game-changer for all the hardware designers out there looking for more functionality and flexibility.

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