Securifi simply introduced the Almond three, a model new touchscreen wi-fi router that desires to turn into the central a part of your sensible residence. The Almond three will probably be launched within the coming months for $one hundred twenty.
At coronary heart, Securifi’s new gadget stays a wi-fi router. You plug it to your modem and it’ll create a Wi-Fi community for all of your units. However as an alternative of getting to configure it out of your pc, there’s a nifty little touchscreen immediately on the gadget. For example, you need to use the touchscreen to create a mesh community with a number of Almond routers to increase the vary of your community.
The Almond three includes a constructed-in ZigBee radio chip to work together with sensible house units, it helps Z-Wave and Bluetooth units as properly. In different phrases, the Almond three can exchange the Philips Hue hub and all these different totally different hubs. It additionally integrates with Nest units.
There’s a constructed-in programmable siren as properly with the intention to create situations with different related units to set off the alarm in your Almond three. It’s also possible to create an inventory of approved smartphones to disarm the alarm routinely.
General, the Almond three is a pleasant iteration on earlier Securifi units. It’s supposedly four occasions quicker than the earlier mannequin. You possibly can nonetheless create “if this then that”-type guidelines immediately on the gadget. For example, you’ll be able to activate the lights when there’s movement and all type of loopy issues. And that’s why it’s far more than your common router.