The Archos Smart Home Starter Pack costs $250 in the US and £200 in the UK. Pricing and availability for Australia has not been announced.
August 15, 2014 5:00 PM PDT
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The home automation and security system is based off of an Android tablet platform.
There's also a free Android or iOS app for on-the-go access.
The starter pack comes with two battery-powered Mini-Cams.
Pair them to the tablet to take photos and record video.
You can connect them to other starter pack accessories to create your own rules.
The tablet is equipped with a webcam for additional photo and video capabilities.
The kit also includes two Movement Tags.
Place the movement sensors on doors or windows to track activity.
Two Weather Tags round out the starter pack's accessories.
These tags have built-in sensors that monitor indoor temperature and humidity.
Press the button on top to power up your Archos tablet.
A reset button is hidden on the back.
A light sensor is located on the front right side of the tablet near the webcam.
The tablet also has a built-in temperature sensor, a microSD card slot, a Micro-USB port, a power connector (with included power adapter), and a headphone jack.
A speaker is located in the back.
The sloping profile design creates a built-in stand.
Archos is known for its Android tablets, but this is the brand's first foray into whole-home automation.
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