Editor's note: This blog post was originally published in January 2020 and has been updated with the latest feature information, including the ability to create rooms and assign devices to them.
By now, you should know we love to focus more on the experience of living in a smart home, rather than the technology you need to keep it running.
Today we are rolling out Sense™, WiFi powered motion detection that is included with Plume membership. Sense turns Plume’s existing SuperPod hardware and enabled connected devices throughout the home into motion sensors—no need for new hardware and all managed through the HomePass app. Sense provides a way for your home to effectively sense its surroundings, using nothing but WiFi. For example, Sense can…
… Alert you when people come and go (children coming home from school)
… Detect motion in areas where cameras may not be wanted (bedroom or bathroom)
… Notify you when unexpected movement occurs in the house (potential intruder alert)
The HomePass app gives you ultimate control over how Sense works. With a few taps you can customize the settings to see which room motion is occurring in, notice when family members arrive home, ignore the motion of pets, automatically activate and deactivate the system and even remove any devices that you don’t want used as motion sensors.
Like all of our services, Sense was designed around your privacy. It is completely opt-in and you can choose which devices serve as motion sensors. There is no specific recognition of people, just of devices assigned to profiles in the HomePass app. Additionally, only you are able to see the levels of motion and proximity to devices via the app. Our support and other team members are not able to view motion specific to your home.
Joining Adapt, Control, and Guard in our suite of services, Sense uses WiFi radio waves to detect motion in any area of the home. Sense represents yet another frontier of groundbreaking smart home tech without the need for new hardware.
And it’s clear to see where it could go from here:
… Trigger smart devices, such as heating or lights, when you come or go (home automation)
… Alert you when there is a lack of movement (wellness monitoring)
… Let you know if someone has fallen and could be hurt (eldercare)
As a Smart Home Services platform dedicated to the future of how we live our connected lives, we’re going to keep adding new and exciting services to your HomePass membership.
Our US subscribers will see the option for Sense begin to roll out today, and we can’t wait to hear what you think (don’t forget to create people profiles and assign primary devices to get the most out of this new service!). Our sense is you’re going to love it.