Home security is going wireless. Alertme.com has unveiled a ZigBee-based system that lets consumers install home security systems without figuring out where to run wires.
The direct alert system notifies people via text message or e-mail about problems at home. Beyond traditional burglar and fire alarms, AlertMe can send messages when smoke or carbon monoxide alarms go off.
A range of sensors include door and window sensors, motion sensors and alarm detectors that listen for existing smoke or carbon monoxide alarms. These sensors are linked by Ember Corp.’s ZigBee network chips and wireless mesh networking software.
Alertme.com has unveiled a ZigBee-based system that lets consumers install home security systems without figuring out where to run wires.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.