Australian-based smart technology company, SOFIHUB has expanded its product distribution and will begin selling its range in select JB Hi-Fi stores and via JB Hi-Fi online from 2 December 2020.

SOFIHUB is currently available in select Aidacare, Myer, and Videopro stores as well as on the SOFIHUB website.

The expansion in distribution comes as SOFIHUB rolls out two key updates to its products – the SOFIHUB home, SOFIHUB beacon and SOFIHUB secure – with Two-Way Voice and Call the Carer capabilities designed to provide an increased sense of connectivity and companionship.

At the centre of the SOFIHUB ecosystem, the SOFIHUB home consists of one home hub and eight sensors that detect movement. These motion sensors can be placed in key areas of the home and are programmed to monitor regular routines such as when a user rises in the morning, how long they spend in the bathroom at any one time, and lastly what time range they go to bed.

If the user misses a routine, by not meeting set timings, the hub sends an SMS alert to family members or caregivers.

Previously, the SOFIHUB home would allow the caregiver to check in with the user remotely by sending a text message directly to the home hub which would read the message out aloud. Now a hardware upgrade to the SOFIHUB home will enable support for Two-Way Voice calling which will operate hands-free for the end-user.  

Another feature of the SOFIHUB product range is a software update, Call the Carer, which allows the user to send a non-emergency text message to their carer, asking for them to call the user back.

This means that the user can get additional support when needed through an instant connection to their support network, and the new Two-Way Voice calling feature enables the carer to either call back the hub directly or via a traditional phone.

Call the Carer and Two-Way Voice calling is also available on the SOFIHUB beacon and SOFIHUB secure products which have been designed for those who are more active outside of the home but who still want peace of mind.

The SOFIHUB beacon and SOFIHUB secure devices can operate as a mobile phone and are lightweight personal alarm systems that use on-board 4G to send out an SOS emergency call with a single push of a button.

SOFIHUB was founded in 2016, built on a need for a digital companion to provide remote care for the most vulnerable. Now offering three core products, SOFIHUB’s advanced technologies give people of all ages and abilities confidence to live independently while reducing reliance on family members and full-time carers.