ConnectSense at CES 2017! [VIDEO]

The ConnectSense crew was excited to show off some of our products coming out in 2017 at this year's CES!

Controlling and monitoring a home can take a lot of work. In the past, it required the user to be present constantly. Our goal is to make controlling your home a simple and efficient process. It all starts with one device, one problem, and one solution. Building upon that by adding more devices creates a much bigger picture, step-by-step, evolving into a truly smart home.

The three products we chose to show off this year include:

The ConnectSense Bluetooth Extender-
The new ConnectSense Bluetooth Extender enables users to access their Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensors and devices from outside the home. The Bluetooth Extender can be configured to work with Apple HomeKit or the ConnectSense Cloud. Utilizing HomeKit, users can securely control all of their HomeKit accessories from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Using the Bluetooth Extender as a hub, users can control and monitor their smart devices from just about anywhere.

Bluetooth Sensors-
The second generation of the ConnectSense Sensors are more compact, versatile, battery-efficient, and are lower cost than their predecessors. Each sensor is configurable for Apple HomeKit or for the ConnectSense Cloud. By integrating with the HomeKit ecosystem, users can easily utilize sensor data to monitor and automate their homes. The ConnectSense Cloud enables collection of sensor data and alerts via text or email, notifying you of changes in your environment

Water Sensor- 
The ConnectSense Water Sensor detects the presence of water before it causes costly damage. It is perfect for detecting leaks in basements and laundry rooms, as well as monitoring plumbing and refrigeration lines. The Sensor provides water alerts via HomeKit or the ConnectSense Cloud.

Temperature and Humidity Sensor-
The ConnectSense Temperature and Humidity Sensor provides accurate and reliable data for sensitive areas of the home including wine cellars, collection rooms, greenhouses, and more. It works in harmony with HomeKit-enabled thermostats to regulate temperature in areas where a thermostat isn't present.

Watch the full video below.

In this episode of Smart Home Tech, Adam Justice of ConnectSense gives you a brief overview of some of the new products ConnectSense had to show off at CES 2017. Questions? Comment below or tweet Adam at @adamjustice ConnectSense on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/ConnectSense/pages/default?pageId=TO3EZAGQIFDV8YB&channel=YouTube www.ConnectSense.com

Have a Splendid Summer with ConnectSense

By Nathan Rockershousen, Technical Writer

ConnectSense products can be a great way to help make summer more relaxing and stress-free. Utilizing the ConnectSense sensors and Smart Outlet will make summer much more enjoyable. Here are a couple of practical summer applications for our ConnectSense products:

The Smart Outlet can be a great tool to enjoy summer. Start the day right by waking up to a fresh cup of coffee and toast that can be set to be made automatically in the morning. If an individual wants to have a summer party they can go out and buy supplies and use the Smart Outlet to trigger a crock pot, making sure that food is at the right temperature when they need it.

It is important to be prepared for the extreme summer weather. The Wireless Temperature Sensor can help monitor a home if pets are left behind during a family day trip to make sure any animals are not exposed to dangerous heat. Summer homes can be monitored so that there will be no unexpected issues when arriving after a long trip. The Water Sensor can be very helpful for monitoring basements for flooding after strong summer thunderstorms. Growing plants around the house can be a challenging task. Using the Light Sensor will allow for the light to be monitored in areas where plants are growing in order to help manage light exposure.

Crime rates typically increase in the summer, making the Wireless Motion Sensor a perfect fit. It helps monitor homes while the user is away on vacation or at the beach so that no crimes occur. The Wireless Security System can help monitor homes and cottages for criminal activity as well. This sensor can monitor doors, windows, and garage doors to make sure that nothing is stolen from home. The Smart Alarm Siren & Strobe can be used to notify anyone in a home of a break-in as well as deter anyone attempting to break into a home. This device can be used in combination with any other ConnectSense sensors in order to alert people of situations developing before they become a problem.

There are various uses for ConnectSense products to make summer much more convenient for everyone. Being able to control and monitor a home reduces gives users the freedom to enjoy the warm weather without having to worry about issues in their environments.

Senior Outlook Today: Technology

More seniors are beginning to embrace technology to connect with their loved ones and to make life easier. One of these technologies includes the ConnectSense Water Sensor.

This holiday season, gift givers can give friends and family peace of mind with a wireless and portable water sensor from ConnectSense. The ConnectSense Water Sensor can detect the presence of water anywhere before it becomes a problem, and notify homeowners by email, phone call or text message, making the sensor a good solution for vacation homes, boats and basements that may be difficult to access.

The ConnectSense Water Sensor is an easy Do It Yourself (DIY) system that does not require monthly monitoring fees. Owners simply place the sensor’s probe on the floor where the first signs of water may appear. Owners then set up notification rules at ConnectSense.com about who is contacted and if notification is by email, text message, phone call or Tweet. Notifications are sent using the existing Wi-Fi network and can be sent to more than one person. ConnectSense also manufactures sensors to monitor temperature, humidity, motion, security and light.

A valuable gift that delivers peace of mind, the ConnectSense Water Sensor retails for just $149.95 and can be purchased on Amazon.com or at shop.connectsense.com. Included: Water Sensor, USB cable, Industrial Velcro and Screws for mounting, 4 AA NiMH rechargeable batteries and Quick Start Guide.

For a wrap up of some other technologies available to make senior living easier, visit Senior Outlook Today.

What you do when you’re 10,000 miles away and your basement’s flooding

Earlier this year, Perry Marshall, a revolutionary in sales and marketing, took a trip from Chicago to India. 

He had just gotten to his destination when he received a text from his ConnectSense Water Sensor that his basement was flooding. 

So what do you do when you're 10,000 miles away and your basement floods?

Read Perry's story here.