home8 has put together an Elder Care Security Kit including a security shuttle (hub), wide-angle and remotely controlled movable camera, a panic button and two tracking sensors. We look at the control app and more in this review.
Overall, the home8 Elder Care Security Kit is a good collection of gadgets to give you a better feeling that your elder family member is safe and can reach you (and you them) at any time. You can even peek in via video when needed. See the full review as we break down the equipment and application below.
The Security Shuttle
The security shuttle (or hub) has a built in router with firewall ready to go. It supports standard 802.11 b/g/n and also has a ethernet port on the back. I chose to locate this near somewhere I could use the ethernet, yet still centrally locate it in the house. It has a built-in 80dB siren that can be triggered with the panic alarm and remotely. The shuttle itself is a very thin plastic and it is incredibly light in weight. There is blue and green status light along the front that are very bright. Internally is has 4GB of storage but there is an alternate USB 2.0 port on the back for adding external storage as needed.
We had no issues getting this working right away. Plugging it in and connecting the app from our mobile device (more on the app below) was simple. Make sure to centrally locate the shuttle to hear the siren and also give range to the panic button and sensors. They include a small quick start guide but nothing more. I would hope for a more advanced guide online.
The Twist HD Camera
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