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The Quirky Tripper brings door and window sensing skills to its lineup of smart home gadgets for less than the competition. Unveiled at a press conference in New York, the $40 Tripper kit acts as a digital tripwire able to detect when entryways to your abode open or close unexpectedly and pushes alerts directly to the Wink mobile application.
Additionally the Tripper bundle, which consists of two pairs of separate magnetic sensor units ( four parts in all), can also give users a warning when drawers or cabinet doors have been breached. And like the new Norm smart thermostat device, the Tripper is designed to integrate with Quirky's growing list of connected home products.
A key difference between the Tripper and other similar aperture sensors is that Quirky will sell it as a two-pack for same price competing smart home players hawk just one unit. For example both SmartThings and Peq offer essentially identical gadgets for $45 and $35 respectively.
As far as availability goes, Quirky expects the Tripper to ship in the US by December 2014 for $40. You can, however, preorder the sensor and other Quirky accessories via the company's website now.