Why security is needed in the US homes is sort of obvious. Compared to Japan, it is less safe in general, but in addition, some leased home are not very secure in front door lock as you can see in my house..
Thus, introducing Origin Wireless’s new security product “HEX HOME“
Moving on to the child devices “Hex Sense”
You can fire off the siren if you detect undesirable movement of potential theft in your home. Sound level is configurable, but the default setting is quite noisy enough to scare off intruders.
But, what if I go outside and move? We have gardeners every once in a week in our yard but we don’t want to receive alarm all during his work.
But, wait. There should be no one in my bedroom. Burglar!?
The system and sensor were sensitive enough to detect this tiny feline creature creeping onto my work chair.
I felt so secured with this technology with this level of sensitivity.
As I use Nextdoor and Neighbors apps, I understand some incidents happening even in this relatively safe area in Bay Area.
Rather than just fearing what could happen in case of a rainy day, I proactively take measures (like buying an umbrella in California) to protect my family, including my cat.
I personally can’t afford it, so I just bought an ADT sign from Etsy for what I can pay! Not very secure!! Not epic!!!
But a sign can’t simply detect burglars or slappers, so I am using Blink (now Amazon company) camera and smartphone as you can see on the top-left side. However, too many false alarms just for front porch monitoring!!
Nevertheless, companies such as ADT are relying on dinosaur technologies and charging customers. Before having a discussion with notable IoT company in Japan in January 2020 (good old days being able to have F2F meeting back then…), I walk around my neighborhood for an hour and counted subscribers vs. non-subscribers of those security services and could figure out almost 40% of household are using services despite of the expensive price. Mind blowing!