Sensative, a startup based in Lund, Sweden with an international team of professionals from varying industries and backgrounds, announced its revolutionary magnetic sensor, Strips, with a crowdfunding campaign on June 10th. Strips is ultra-thin and measures less than 3mm.
Strips has been designed to be mounted invisibly in most applications—a long way from current magnetic sensors which are very visible. Most home security applications today do not use more than a few magnetic sensors as people do not want to have visible blocks of plastic on all of their windows and doors. Today’s security systems rely heavily on motion sensors, which only detect something after it has entered the home. They can’t be used at night when people are home and don’t allow for homes where pets are given free range.
With Strips, one can protect the perimeter of a home, day or night, whether one is home or not, without one worrying about their pet setting off their alarm system. Strips will notify them through their Z-Wave gateway and internet connection if they’ve left a window or door open, if there is unexpected activity at a window or door and can even sense and communicate if someone is tampering with it.
Strips has been designed with an adhesive backing on both the sensor and magnet so mounting it is as simple as putting up a sticker. A simple inclusion and exclusion process means that Strips is simple to install to any Z-Wave gateway as well.