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Whether indoors or out, the Globio security system has your back

Despite the smart home segment’s myriad of options — and the many standards that come from them — companies still continue to churn out proprietary smart home hubs that don’t play nice with other connected devices. This ultimately adds to the issue of fragmentation, something the team behind the Globio wants to address.

Put simply, the Globio is an all-purpose, modular security system. Its main difference is making a smart home hub out of a user’s smartphone. With it, Globio uses the camera as a motion detector, its microphone as a noise detector, along with most smartphone’s proximity and light sensors. Presented by itself, Globio would be limited, so a set of pill-shaped modules expand the system’s functionality. Some, like the #Pia, is a motion sensor to be installed on doors and windows, while other, like #Shane, monitor temperature, pressure, and humidity.

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Fixo is a well-rounded smart home disc

Those who’ve made the leap to outfitting their apartments or homes with smart home devices can quickly recall the horrors of trying to figure out how make everything work together. The tired Internet of Things trope of disparate standards is anything but, still making things difficult years into the IoT craze. And to add insult to injury, each of these products can look so wildly different that choosing to put them all in a single space can result in a serious decorative crisis.

Some smart home systems, like the Oomi and Kasia, present potential backers with an all-in-one system that avoids these issues. Fixo, however, takes it up a notch with a stylish design that looks great presented on a table or on the wall anywhere in the home. The HD-camera equipped multi-face smart clock features a dedicated suite of apps along with a wide variety of integrations so that users can do everything from check weather forecasts, remind themselves of their next Google Calendar appointment, consult recipes in the kitchen, refer to the bountiful knowledge of Wikipedia, or just snap some selfies or video call loved ones and friends.

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Kasia smart home system lures mainstream home owners

While the smart home segment runs rife with activity, it doesn’t stop companies from coming up with their version of a “revolutionary” system. It makes sense that there are still companies looking for that breakthrough: being able to control everything in the home from anywhere some sort of data connection is too powerful to ignore. The problem is packaging the capabilities to a wider, mainstream audience.

The Kasia smart home system pairs a brightly colored interface with ease of use in an attempt to get at the heart of the solution. Everything stems from its always-on Hub where up to 149 Kasia modules can connect with it and each other using mesh networking for more stable, longer-reaching connections. This family of modules lets users monitor and control anything in the home. The Kasia Plug covers the majority of gadgets and appliances so that users can turn them on or off while the Kasia Switch looks exactly like a normal wall switch but communicates with the Hub as well. A Kasia Remote is also available and features customizable buttons for individual devices, groups of devices, or entire scenes.