There are a ton of different smart home and connected home and internet of things devices out there. The problem is, a lot of these devices have a pretty rigorous set up and involve a large amount of work. Sure, there are a few simple ones out there, but most of these devices are simple, in terms of what they measure or track. However, we just came across one of the more promising lower-tech connected home solutions, Point:
Point stands out because of its simplicity. The device is a home security monitor that requires little to no setup:
Point is subtle and small—the size of the palm of your hand. It’s designed to blend in to any home, anywhere. These are results of a focus on simplicity beyond aesthetics.
Current security systems are complex, often requiring daily interaction. Point requires no attention except an annual change of batteries. It’s designed to erase worries, not create them.
Point keeps things simple for you, but does plenty while you’re away. It listens to the sounds of your home, senses the indoor environment, and analyses the air. Point translates all data into information you care about. It notifies you of windows breaking, alarms ringing, or the presence of smoke.
You can tell Point how to respond to events: for instance, it can glow yellow if it detects cigarette smoke, or sound an alarm in case of windows breaking.1
The device is controlled through a robust smartphone app. Through the app, users can get a detailed view of their home while they are away:
You can pre-order the Point device for $69 on their Kickstarter Campaign. Here is a good look at the functionality of the device: