Swidget turns any home into a "smart home" using existing wiring

Mike Hanlon for New Atlas:  Launching on Kickstarter today, Swidget is a modular electrical outlet designed to turn any home into a smarthome using existing wiring, replacing a traditional electricity outlet with an outlet capable of using "snap in" inserts. These inserts offer smart home functionality, including Wi-Fi connectivity, security camera, carbon monoxide sensors, Bluetooth speaker, motion and temperature sensors, Amazon Echo extension, USB port, and so on, which connect to your existing network (Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, ZigBee, etc.) or function independently. And a developer kit means partners can create their own smart inserts.
The aim of Swidget, according to founders Chris Adamson and Lowell Misener, is to "future proof" a home. The Canadian engineers have been working together designing systems for space missions for two decades, working with NASA, the Canadian and European Space Agencies, and SpaceX.  Full Article:
 

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