The sensor units plug directly into a wall socket while the command hub has an external power supply. The sensor units receive Wi-Fi signals from the command hub but communicate with it using a separate 2.4-GHz ISM channel. The DSP that handles the signal analysis is in each sensor. Essentially, the sensors track the standard Wi-Fi signals from the command hub and send the results back to the hub.
The system detects movement to determine if something is present in an area. It doesn’t detect an absolute position or distance from a point like radar or optical systems. The advantage is the ability to cover a large area with just a few sensors.
It’s possible to use the app to see the system in action while people are moving around. If everyone freezes, then the detected movement stops but a slight movement will still be detected.
The system also has 80-dB sirens. As with most home security systems, it can be set up to track, notify, or sound an alarm upon detection of unwanted motion. The system can’t be adjusted for height like some other sensor systems, but it’s possible to adjust sensitivity. The system also can selectively manage areas.
The system is trackable via the app. An optional professional monitoring service is in the works that’s similar to conventional security companies and sensing systems. The system can be tied to other devices, such as recording via a camera when movement is detected.
A 1,500-ft.2 area can be covered by one command hub and a pair of sensors. The system starts at $179 with additional Hex Sense sensors for $39. The Hex Sense devices also have LEDs for optional pathway lighting. Normally a system will cover a single floor, although overall coverage will be based on the structure and construction of the environment. A Faraday cage may cause problems, but general construction isn’t usually an issue with the system. If Wi-Fi works in the environment, then this system should have no trouble.