Many of us have old smartphones that are not being used by anyone in our household. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could put them to good use by using them to monitor your home? Thanks to Rico, you can do just that. This is a fascinating home security system that uses your phone as its eyes and brains. The complete kit features a HD camera, a microphone, a loud speaker, 3G, WiFi, humidity/temperature/CO/air quality sensors, and motion detection.
Even if you don’t have a smartphone, you can still use Rico to monitor your home. The device lets you see your home on your phone and get alerts when things are not quite right. With Rico smart sockets, you will be able to control your appliances and make your home smarter. The device is on Kickstarter right now.