Tabs from TrackNet is a smart sensor system designed to keep track of stuff you don't want to lose, as well as monitor your home.
You can currently buy the complete set of sensors on Kickstarter, starting at $229 (roughly £170/AU$290).
So, what do you get for your money?
- Wristband locator
- Object locator
- Motion sensor
- Door/window sensor
- "Healthy home" sensor
- Smart button
While Tabs sounds very similar to what companies like LoRaWAN (long range wide area network) that TrackNet says will limit connectivity issues and other related concerns.and make, Tabs relies on a protocol called
TrackNet says its sensors are customizable and designed to alert you to a person's location (a child or an elderly family member), as well as help you find lost items and even track the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a home. Tabs should also work with, and in early 2018. TrackNet has not said exactly when it plans to ship Tabs to backers.
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