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Residential Tech Today: Origin Wireless Uses Wi-Fi Sensing with Hex Home DIY Home Security System

March 03, 2021 2 min read

Origin Wireless Uses Wi-Fi Sensing with Hex Home DIY Home Security System

restechtoday.com | 1/12/2021

With Hex Home, Origin Wireless Inc. has created a DIY, wave-based home security system for the smart home industry. Designed with simplicity in mind, Hex requires only three steps to set up: download app, plug in, and connect to Wi-Fi.

Hex Home includes two devices, a Hex Command (a surface-sitting pod) and a Hex Sense (a wall plug-in), to monitor a user’s home using Wi-Fi waves. As people move through these waves, they bounce, break, and bend around them. The system then calculates how the waves change and informs users when meaningful motion is detected.

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With the accompanying Hex app, users can view real-time and historical motion levels in their home, change system modes to manage the siren, and customize alerts.

“The home security industry has used the same complicated, expensive hardware for decades,” said Dr. Ray Liu, founder and CEO of Origin. “With Hex Home, we’re redefining home security by offering a simple, easy to use solution based on cutting-edge proprietary technology.”

10 Sensitivity Levels

With Origin’s approach, users no longer have to worry about false alarms. Using AI technology, Hex Home has 10 digitally adjustable sensitivity levels designed to reduce false alarms by filtering out pet and mechanical motions. This digital sensitivity is unique to Hex’s Wi-Fi sensing-based security.

Leveraging Origin Wireless AI, Hex Home’s patented technology applies advanced signal processing techniques to standard Wi-Fi protocols to derive meaningful ambient insights.

Covering More Area Than Traditional Security Systems

The Origin Wireless setup covers more area with fewer devices than traditional home security systems. Using one Hex Command and two Hex Senses, users can secure up to 1,500 square feet.

With a quick setup time and less placement complexity, this blind spot-free device is flexible yet secure enough to be used for full-fledged home security.

Hex Home will be available to consumers in Spring 2021 starting at $179.99. An optional 24/7 monitoring service will be available for a small monthly fee or users can choose to self-monitor at no additional cost.