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Brief Published: 2 Dec 2014

Clime Home Sensors

Clime sensor

Polish start-up Clime has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a flexible home-monitoring system of stamp-sized sensors that can measure temperature, movement, humidity and light.

The sensors feed the data they collect to the user's smartphone via low-energy Bluetooth. They could be used for a range of tasks, including notifying parents when their children come home and monitoring houseplants.

Clime's software is being opened to third-party developers for innovation. The optional Clime Hub can also send the sensor data to the cloud, making it available to any internet-connected device.

The sensors, which are protected by a thick layer of foamed PVC, can be put anywhere and run on replaceable batteries, which last up to a year and a half. They are expected to start shipping in early 2015.

For more on the increasingly prominent role of sensors in the home, see our reporting on smart home monitors, sleep-enhancing tech, voice-activated web interfaces and domestic digital devices. See The Internet of Things for a broader look at the rise of sensors everywhere.