Myfox To Bring DIY Security From France

Joseph Palenchar for Twice:  A wireless do-it-yourself home-security system that Myfox will bring to the U.S. late in the second quarter or early third quarter will detect and deter intruders before they enter the house, the French company said.

Unlike other DIY security systems that use indoor motion sensors to detect intruders, the Myfox system uses wireless sensors, or IntelliTags, attached to doors and windows to analyze door and window vibrations that indicate a break-in, the company said. The sensors, which run on a single AA battery, differentiate normal events such as door knocking from doors and windows being pried open. When a break-in is attempted, the sensor sends a wireless 915MHz RF signal to a hub, which triggers a battery-operated siren via RF and uses Wi-Fi to send alerts via broadband modem to cellphones. Multiple family members or friends can receive notifications and get monitoring rights.

The company, founded in 2005, also offers an optional Wi-Fi security camera, which can be used as a standalone surveillance device.

The $299 Myfox Home Alarm system, which can be monitored and controlled via Android and iOS smartphones, will be Apple HomeKit-enabled and will be certified as Works With Nest. 

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