Home security is getting more sophisticated, with smart tech and 360-degree surveillance becoming more accessible than ever.If you’re looking for a Smart Hub for your home — one that’s very cool and slightly creepy to boot — the new Indigogo project from 1-Ring may be the gadget for you.
The Moon is a levitating 360-degree smart camera with day- and night-vision-capabilities, wireless charging, cloud storage, and numerous sensors to monitor everything that’s happening in your house.
“The world’s first levitating camera” rises gently and floats quietly just above its base, and it can smoothly rotate in any direction for a full 360-degree scan of its surroundings. It has voice and noise recognition built in, and it charges wirelessly, so it never runs out of juice
Cameras are becoming more and more common in smart homes, and the Moon device is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, with support for Apple HomeKit is coming soon. It uses ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth Smart, and an IR blaster to interact with your home devices.
You can automatically upload photos or video to a cloud storage service such as Google Drive or Dropbox. If you’re paranoid about privacy (and who isn’t these days?) you can also opt for storage on your own FTP servers or microSD card, notes Android Police.
The device is controlled remotely with the free Moon Commander app, letting you keep an “eye” on things when you’re away from the house. The camera can be removed from its base and magnetically attached to any metal surface. The wireless charge allows five hours of HD video streaming.
Sensors in the Moon can monitor room temperature, humidity, light, and carbon dioxide levels. It also includes a “Presence Simulation” tool that occasionally switches lights or other devices on or off as if someone was home.