Sentri is an intelligent home security video device that provides consumers with a comprehensive selection of system capabilities including a built-in high-definition (HD) video camera, a motion detector, and sensors designed to detect levels of humidity, temperature, and overall air quality within your home. Sentri is also your personal forecaster and will keep you posted on changing weather conditions such as rain so you will be ready to face the outdoor elements.
Sentri Home Security Video Can Be Customized
When it comes to smart home systems, Sentri provides you with complete monitoring and control while providing you with the ability to personally customize the system to meet your unique needs. As a total package home security video system, installation and set up of Sentri is simple and quick. The device was designed to be used without the need to have it professionally installed. It is as easy as unpacking Sentri and plugging the device into an outlet, turning the device on, and hooking up to your local Wi-Fi network.
Once you download the Sentri app, you are all set to go to start monitoring the levels of various environmental elements within your home. Sentri is fully automated so you can regularly connect to get a live video feed on your mobile phone when you are not at home. You can check in on your pets using the home security video HD camera and take advantage of the device’s built-in microphone to connect with your furry friends and say hello.
If Sentri detects any changes based on the personal preferences you have programmed into the system, it will notify you via alerts. Sentri can be used in combination with a variety of other smart home monitoring systems and devices that you may have installed within your home. Sentri can be centrally networked to control thermostats, smart door locks, lighting, alarms and more through the downloaded mobile app on your Smartphone.
Sentri Features and Capabilities
Your Sentri device includes a variety of software that provides functionality for live sound and video feed as well as mobile alerts and notifications. Privacy settings on Sentri can be uniquely customized based on your own preferences. The free downloadable Sentri app is compatible with both iOS and Andriod systems. Additional software features include your choice of background and clock face designs that you can easily synchronize.
The overall dimensions of Sentri are 9.4 inches by 9.4 inches with a depth of 1.5 inches. The device is available in a selection of colors that include black, white, and gray. Hardware capabilities include the HD camera, night vision, a microphone, speaker, motion detector, acceleromoter, and sensors that detect temperature, air quality, humidity, and light levels.
Sentri can help you monitor energy usage to lower utility expenses and track your lighting to schedule the best times to keep the lights on. The Sentri app will let you keep an eye on several rooms within your household to make sure that all is well and that your home is safe. Since Sentri can be customized, the device is capable of “learning the alerts you care about most and has the ability to define any rules you’d like Sentri to follow.” (Sentri,2015)
The capabilities of the Sentri Home Security Video system can easily extend to include other smart devices within your home when used in conjunction with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi networks. Sentri can be integrated to work with the Nest Learning Thermostat, Wemo Smart Switch and Power Outlet, Philip Hue Smart Light Bulb, and the Lockitron Smart Wireless Lock. Sentri is continually working on enhancing their product to be compatible with other smart devices as they become available for consumers, which makes the device a true total smart home system.
Timeline and Availability of Sentri
Sentri was successfully funded on the crowdsourcing site Kickstarter on July 14, 2014. The project sought funding in the amount of $200,000 and surpassed their targeted goal, receiving a total of $391,166 from 1,239 backers. Availability of Sentri as noted on the Kickstarter site is scheduled for May and June of 2015. You can place a pre-order directly on the company’s site to reserve a Sentri prior to shipment.