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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.

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The home automation and security system is based on an Android tablet platform.

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There's also a free Android or iOS app for on-the-go access.

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The starter pack comes with two battery-powered Mini-Cams.

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Pair them to the tablet to take photos and record video.

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You can connect them to other starter pack accessories to create your own rules.

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The tablet is equipped with a webcam for additional photo and video capabilities.

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The kit also includes two Movement Tags.

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Place the movement sensors on doors or windows to track activity.

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Two Weather Tags round out the starter pack's accessories.

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These tags have built-in sensors that monitor indoor temperature and humidity.

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Press the button on top to power up your Archos tablet.

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A reset button is hidden on the back.

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A light sensor is located on the front right side of the tablet near the webcam.

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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.

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A speaker is located in the back.

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The sloping profile design creates a built-in stand.

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Archos is known for its Android tablets, but this is the brand's first foray into whole-home automation.

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