As more users install Tabs hubs and extenders they collaborate to build or improve network coverage over an entire city or region
Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider for consumer and industry, TrackNet, is launching Tabs, a subscription-free home monitoring system. It will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which takes place 27 February to 1 March.
Tabs combines a wi-fi/LoRa hub with Internet parental control and a range of sensor devices using long-range wireless technology with a mobile app to monitor child safety, home security, and home health.
The hub provides wi-fi coverage over an entire residence and sensor coverage over entire neighborhoods with significant benefits to consumers as well as operators and service providers deploying low power wide area networks (LPWAN), the company claims.
As more users install Tabs hubs and extenders they collaborate to build or improve network coverage over an entire city or region giving the users additional benefit for locating children, pets, elderly, or things. According to TrackNet, most cities can have 100 per cent network coverage with only a few citizens utilising its solution.
Each Tabs solution starts with a wireless hub, which provides the sensor coverage over an entire neighborhood or high-rise development. It also includes an extender, which is a sensor hub but not a full wi-fi router, to ensure coverage over the locations most frequented by families such as school, day-care, or a friend’s house.
This LoRaWAN network coverage built from the indoor Tabs hubs also benefits network operators which have deployed light outdoor network coverage with existing cell tower infrastructure. The hybrid deployment model of numerous in-home and in-building gateways mixed with light tower coverage is quickly being recognised as the optimal deployment model for LPWAN, TrackNet claims, and is being adopted by major operators globally.
For homes, Tabs offers a suite of devices designed to protect the safety and health of families. Its door, window, motion sensors, configurable push-button, and multi-purpose trackers pair with the Tabs mobile app, giving families better visibility into what happens when they’re away or asleep.
It can also monitor air quality, temperature, and humidity to ensure homes are healthy and comfortable, and alerts users in the event that harmful gases or poor air quality is detected.
The Tabs solution interfaces with Amazon Alexa and IFTTT-enabled devices so it can be combined or integrated with other home solutions such as wi-fi controlled lighting. The company adds it can also “facilitate the next generation” of neighbourhood watch, allowing users to share alerts with neighbours or friends while they are at work or on vacation.
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