However, possibly the most comprehensive elderly-care item at CES was Sen.se’s Silver Mother. Silver Mother is aimed at monitoring seniors with its IoT hub and attachable motion cookies, which can be placed on items like pill bottles and refrigerator doors. When the monitored person doesn’t pick up their pill bottle on schedule, the motion cookie alerts the central hub “mother” with that information, and alerts can be sent out.
2. Flood and Water Sensors: Sensors also showed up in a big way at CES in regard to leaks and flooding in the home. GoControl for Nortek Security and Control had lots of new products on display, including the GoControl Smart Flood Detector. The GoControl Smart Flood Detector senses water or unusually high levels of moisture. If high levels are detected, an alert is sent to the owner’s smartphone via connection to any Z-Wave hub. The Smart Flood Detector has an MSRP of $49.95. Not to be outdone, Iris by Lowe’s forayed farther into water leak sensors than their Utilitech water leak detector ($29.99) by unveiling the possibility of more options, including the leakSMART water leak detector, capable of sending a notification and shutting off water the moment a potential leak is detected.
3. Glass-Break Sensors: On the security front, glass-break sensors were also having a moment in smart home technology at CES. Again, Iris by Lowe’s and GoControl for Nortek Security were in the know, with the GoControl Glass Break Sensor and Iris’s Utilitech Indoor Door and Window Sensor. The GoControl Glass Break Sensor (MSRP $49.95) is made to mount to a wall or ceiling and monitor multiple windows and doors within a 12-foot radius. Both the GoControl Glass Break Sensor and Iris by Lowe’s Utilitech Indoor Door and Window Sensor ($39.97) use two-stage “thump and crash” detection technology, which employs acoustic monitoring and analysis to tell a break-in from a false alarm. Panasonic also got into the game by announcing its glass break sensor (linkable to a siren), slated to sell early this year.