Wag It Up

By The Editors
July 17, 2013 9:00 am

Your house – hate to break it to you – is dumb.

Unless you’ve installed a truly Bill Gates-ian array of biometrics, the house lights still need switching.

The house temperature still needs adjusting.

Crash your car through the living room: house ain’t gonna call anyone.

Unless you’ve got WigWag, a set of sensors that senses and anticipates your desires (and yes, can even alert the police or your friendly neighborhood insurance adjuster), now available for pre-order.

The way this works is pretty simple: place the sensors around the house (they detect temp, motion, light, etc.), then set up “if this, then that” rules via an iPhone app.

For example, WigWag can:

  • Turn the lights on or open a garage door if it detects motion.

  • Send you an e-mail alert when the weather changes.

  • Switch off an outlet remotely.

  • And log all your motions to cloud-based storage.

That ain’t dumb.

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