Linksys Wi-Fi router can now sense motion

Via subscription service.

Linksys has launched a first-of-its-kind subscription service – Linksys Aware – within the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi app that senses motion in Mesh Wi-Fi environments. It is now available via firmware update and app update on the App Store and Google Play.

Initially available on Linksys Velop Tri-Band AC2200 routers (two-pack and three-pack), Linksys Aware uses Velop’s existing intelligent Mesh Wi-Fi network to sense motion without cameras or additional hardware.

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The service detects activity via Wi-Fi signals and sends alerts to the user through the Linksys app when activity is sensed. Users can turn on/off or snooze motion alerts, control frequency of notifications and customise motion sensitivity. It stores historical data for up to 60 days and can be viewed hourly, daily and weekly.

Linksys Aware product manager, Matthew Keasler said motion sensing in Mesh Wi-Fi has potential to change the way people tap into their router’s capabilities. “No longer will the router just be a device that enables internet access, it will drive the smart home. As we are first to market, we anticipate to play a large role in that revolution.”

Linksys Aware is free for the first 90 days then $4.99 per month or an annual subscription fee for $39.99 for Apple, and $4.79 per month or an annual fee of $39.99 for Google.

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