Posts Tagged ‘smart home’ “Mother” Home Sensing System

January 8th, 2014 No comments’s “Mother” is a white plastic Russian Doll connects to a series of sensors, called cookies, that measure motion and temperature, and will alert you when it notices a change. For instance, if you strapped a cookie to the door where your meds are kept, but one day forgot to open it when you were due, the device could nag you until you remembered — just like your own mother.

Another example is if you strapped a cookie to your door, Mother will send an alert and make a noise every time it’s opened — which is useful when you’re on holiday and worried about unwanted intruders.

The company has cooked up 16 different ways in which the cookies can be used to monitor your home.image

The cookies can be used for up to a year before you have to replace them and you can connect up to 24 at one time — but be warned, buying and replacing those things can be pricey, as it’s $99 for four. The Mother hardware reminds us a little of Eve from Wall-E, although its facial expressions are limited to blinking to show that its connecting to WiFi. It’ll begin shipping between February and March, with one Mother and four cookies retailing for $222.

Personally I think their pricing is problematic. A bit too greedy.  They would be better off to go with a premium service based pricing. also has a free open platform for developers (Currently invitation-only)