Doorbot alerts homeowners when someone comes to the door by sending audio and video notifications to their smartphone or tablet.
In a trend from our Future of Home Living report we’re calling Responsive Systems, where Internet-enabled products are delivering greater convenience and efficiency to people’s lives by informing residents about performance, condition and needs of the home and the things within it, we have identified the following manifestation.
Doorbot is a Wi-Fi-enabled doorbell that alerts homeowners when someone comes to the door by sending audio and video notifications to their smartphone or tablet. The battery-operated device can be installed into any doorframe, and partners with an iOS and Android app that allows users to converse with their guests. Using a built-in microphone and camera, the Doorbot allows users to easily connect their smartphone with their doorbell even when they’re far away, allowing for new levels of remote home monitoring.
Products such as Doorbot that can sense and ‘learn’ the environment around them fall under a larger theme we’re calling Adaptive, which examines how customizable solutions for the home are being designed to accommodate a wider range of needs throughout the day and week, bringing greater functionality and flexibility to urban lifestyles.
PSFK has announced the latest in a series of trend reports. Following studies into retail, social media, gaming, work and mobile, the PSFK Labs consulting team have generated the Future of Home Living report. That report manifests as a free summary presentation, an in-depth downloadable PDF and an exhibition in New York City that runs to August 16.
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