SmartMat is the creation of Andrew Clark, it is designed to monitor who enters and leaves your home, it can be placed under a normal door mat and sends alerts to your smartphone.
The SmartMat can be used to monitor things like pets waiting to come in, it can also alert you when an elderly person leaves the house and more.
Need a door mat that sends you a text when your dog is sitting at the door wanting to come in? Need to receive a text alert when an elderly relative leaves a room or steps on the door mat to leave the house? Or how about having the TV automatically turn on when you sit down on your couch?
The SmartMat can do all this and more! The SmartMat uses a smart plastic film that is force sensitive. When coupled with the Wi-Fi enabled Electric Imp micro controller, the SmartMat connects to the Internet of Things through your home Wi-Fi signal and is able to perform many pre-programmed tasks as well as be monitored in real-time through any web browser. Additionally, the SmartMat can be custom programmed to carry out your own ideas using the browser-based programming platform used by the Electric Imp.
The Smart Mat is being funded by Kickstarter, its creator needs to raise $15,000 to put it into production, and each one will retail for $99.
There will be an early bid available from tomorrow for $75.00, you can find out more details over at Kickstarter at the link below.
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