The month of December is starting to fly right by us and amidst all of the family gatherings and running around that comes with it, you still have shopping to do. Connected Planet remains committed to helping you find the latest and greatest IoT gifts this holiday season. Here are a couple more gift ideas that are sure to impress and delight whoever receives them.
It’s important to feel like your home is safe during the busy holiday months when we’re all running around shopping, etc. While there are various sensors and gadgets to alert us of an intrusion, it’s nice to be able to actually see what’s going on in the inside or outside of our abode. Enter the Arlo, a Wi-Fi connected weather-proof HD home security camera.
It’s a cute little device made by Netgear that can be mounted wherever the owner likes and can be removed magnetically and placed elsewhere. Arlo promises 720p streaming to your chosen wireless device and even night vision video. Pre-order for the Arlo is already open on Amazon and the kit is priced at $349.99 for two Arlo cameras and mounts.
Home security isn’t just about keeping unwanted visitors out of your house though. It’s about keeping unwanted visitors off of your home computer network and the Keewifi router aims to be your protector. What’s unique about Keewifi is that it gets rid of your password in favor of a proprietary authentication process. To be authenticated on the network you just bring your device to within a couple of inches of Keewifi and presto, you’re authenticated.
Keewifi supports the latest 802.11ac wireless standard and supports simultaneous dual-band transmissions on 2.4GHz and 5GHz. There is also a handy “Zen” button that can be pushed if you are experiencing internet issues like dramatic speed decreases. One push of the Zen button alerts the Keewifi to run a diagnostics suite that allows it to do things like automatically detect and switch to a less occupied channel so there is less interference with your neighbors.
The Keewifi is available on their Kickstarter page for a $69 pledge and there are 423 spots available. Keewifi is currently at $31,277 of their $50,000 goal with 30 days left till funding ends so get pledging!