Improve home security without adding sensors or cameras but using the existing Wi-Fi connection. This is what Linksys offers with Linksys Aware, a service, which exploits the Velop range of mesh device technology in order to monitor home with Wi-Fi signals.
The service is able to detect movement in the home and send alerts on the user’s smartphone with notifications on the Linksys app. The signals can be deactivated or switched off when the user does not want to be disturbed and it is also possible to calibrate the sensitivity of the movement detection to avoid false alarms.
Linksys does not explain how the technology works, but such systems are not new, and several research groups have demonstrated the possibility of using Wi-Fi to track people in rooms, simply by analyzing the signal of Wi-Fi routers household goods.
Earlier, researchers from the Northwest Polytechnical University of China showed the possibility of creating software that can distinguish human bodies from other inanimate objects and even recognize individuals within groups of individuals. In practice it is a question of identifying variations in the signal, taking into account the force and emission according to the obstacles and interferences.
In addition to being an alarm system, Linksys also suggests the use of elderly care (to understand if a person is moving or has been in a room for too long and may need help). Historical movement data is available for 60 days, viewable from the app for smartphones listed by the hour, day and week.
The service is available with Linksys Velop routers in various countries and could be integrated into other mesh routers in the future. Users of the Linksys Velop must update the firmware and download the dedicated app from the App Store or Play Store. The service is free for 90 days; after 90 days in the US, you pay $2.99 a month or $24.99 a year.
Linksys Aware is definitely going be a game-changer, as it will enhance the functionality of Linksys Velop up to many times. However, you will have to get this app from a reliable source. If you have downloaded this app from Google Play Store for your Android device, but the app isn’t working, then you should get it checked by experts They will definitely be able to find out the problem and also provide you with the right solution. With Linksys Aware, you will be able to beef up the security of your house, so this is a must-have product for you.For more information go to Linksys Velop Support.