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Twine. Supermechanical.


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Twine alerts you to small problems before they become big problems. Quick Wi-Fi setup and AAA batteries that last up to 3 months let you drop Twine anywhere you want to monitor temperature, vibration and orientation. Additional sensors detect floods, leaks, opened doors, and signals from your other home systems. Tell a web app what to listen to with simple rules, and you’ll get notifications and peace of mind via email, SMS, Twitter and more.

Twine is a 2.7″ square sensor integrated with a cloud-based service. The durable, rubbery block has Wi-Fi, on-board temperature and orientation sensors, and an expansion connector for other sensors. Power is supplied by micro USB or two AAA batteries (and Twine will email you when you need to change the batteries).

The Twine web app makes it simple to set up and monitor your Twines from a browser anywhere. You set rules to trigger messages — no programming needed. The rules are put together with a palette of available conditions and actions, and read like normal sentences: WHEN moisture sensor gets wet THEN text “The basement is flooding!”

Because the hardware and software are made for each other, setup is easy. There’s nothing to install — just point Twine to your Wi-Fi network. Sensors are immediately recognized by the web app when you plug them in, and it reflects what the sensors see in real time, which makes understanding and testing your rules easy.

– Temperature: When your pipes are freezing. When your house is too hot. When the oven is left on.
– Orientation: When the garage door is left opened. When a lockbox has been opened. When a child opens the oven.
– Vibration: When someone knocks on the door. When the clothes drier stops. When your furnace malfunctions.
– Magnetic Switch buy: When a door is opened. When a window has been left open. When your dog goes outside.
– Moisture buy: When your basement floods. When a pipe begins to leak. When your water heater’s drain pan overflows.
– Breakout Board buy. When your doorbell rings. When you want to build a sensor. When you have a DIY project.
– Cloud Shield buy: Trigger actions from an Arduino. Add Internet output to projects. Build complex sensors for Twine.
– Temperature (external) buy: When your freezer breaks down. Watch the weather outside. Check a second temperature with one Twine.

producer: supermechanical
period: 2013

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Category/function: accessory · equipment · gadgets · maintenance · Producer L > Z · safety & special needs

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