Belkin Unveils WeMo Internet-Connected Home Sensors Ahead of CES 2015

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Belkin Unveils WeMo Internet-Connected Home Sensors Ahead of CES 2015
Internet-of-Things (IoT) certainly is the future market for gadgets - and CES 2015 is expected to see numerous launches in the Internet-connected devices segment, which has become the new focus area for several technology companies.

Belkin - the popular accessory and electronics manufacturer - on Sunday ahead of the start of the CES 2015 event unveiled a new lineup of Internet-connected home sensors under its WeMo brand.

The company has announced (via Cnet) four new home sensors - a room motion sensor, a door and window sensor, a keychain sensor, and an alarm sensor - which will be available during second half of 2015.

These WeMo home sensors can be connected to a Wi-Fi network with the company's Wink Hub device, which is as yet available only with WeMo LED Lighting starter kits.

First up, the WeMo Room Motion Sensor is essentially meant to track movement inside a room, and is claimed to have a thirty foot range and a ninety degree field of view. It can act as a trigger for other devices, to initiate adjustments like turning of the lights when the room is empty.

The WeMo Door & Window sensors use magnets to alert for movements like the openings and closings of doors, windows, cabinets, safes, and more.

(Also see: Xiaomi Working on an Internet-Connected Water Purifier: Investor)

The Keychain Sensor, as the name suggests, can be clipped to Keys or elsewhere for tracking. It alerts users in case of the connected things' movement as it comes and goes. There is also a button hidden on each sensor which can trigger (on/ off) all other WeMo-connected devices.

Last up is the WeMo Alarm Sensor, which according to Belkin listens to the specific frequency of smoke like in case of fire, carbon-monoxide, glass-break and more.

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