Remember in Home Alone when Macaulay Culkin’s character attempts to fool the ‘Wet Bandits’ into believing he is not home alone by throwing a fake Christmas party? He blasts music, rigs up mannequins with strings and turntables to look like they are dancing, and has a cardboard cutout of Michael Jordan strolling around in front of the windows on a train set. That, in a nutshell, is the idea behind the new BeON Home protection system.
Okay, so the system doesn’t come with mannequins or cardboard cutouts of famous basketball players, but the idea behind simulating someone being home is the same. The BeON smart modules will learn your everyday lighting patterns and then uses that pattern to keep the lights working while you’re out and about, The Washington Post reports. For example, if Harry and Marv decide to case your house and ring the doorbell to check if anyone is home, the smart modules included as part of the system can turn on the lights in the house sequentially, to make it appear as though someone is moving from room to room.
The BeON Home protection system can also be used as a safety feature. The system uses LED light bulbs with rechargeable batteries hidden inside so that if there is a power outage, the lights will come on. Additionally, if the fire or carbon monoxide alarms begin to sound, the smart modules will respond by turning on instant exit lighting.
There is also a “Welcome Home” feature that allows lights to be turned on with one touch of the accompanying app as you pull into the driveway. The app can activate or deactivate the entire system with just one swipe, as well.
The BeON Home protection system can be purchased for $199, which is relatively inexpensive when compared to other automated home security systems that can be found in many smart homes.