Linksys Aware, the motion detection technology-based service that was launched last year, has now received a major update at the ongoing CES 2021 to support third-party Wi-Fi devices. The paid service was launched to detect movement in mesh network environments by detecting activity that occurs over Wi-Fi signals. Compatible Linksys routers were originally used to track movement. However, the company does provide support for connected third-party devices to enable even more granular motion detection. Linksys has also launched the AXE8400 mesh router system, which is the first to support Wi-Fi 6E.
Before the last update, Linksys was Aware with Wi-Fi signals Transport between mesh routers to keep track of activity in a specific location. This turned out to be a secure way to detect motion in homes because users don’t need to provide a specific security camera or other device. To make further improvements and provide more precise motion detection for users, the company has added third-party device support to its service.
These devices can be Wemo smart plugs or Belkin smart speakers that act as communication points for motion detection. Users can take advantage of the new update to detect movement anywhere in their home and in specific locations that have a compatible connected device.
Linksys provides motion alerts to users through its mobile app. These warnings can be disabled or disabled. The additional points of communication via third party devices also allow users to adjust the motion sensitivity level and avoid false positives.
An improved live graph to display real-time and historical data on movement activity is made available to users to track movement without the need for additional hardware.
The Linksys Aware service update will be available in the United States via the Linksys app in March or April 2021 and will be rolled out gradually worldwide. It will be available for a free trial for the first 90 days, followed by $ 2.99 (about Rs. 220) per month or $ 24.99 (about Rs. 1,800) per year.
In addition to the Linksys Aware update, the Linksys AXE8400 Wi-Fi 6E mesh router system was used started. This new system is powered by the Qualcomm Networking Pro 1210 platform and has tri-band capacity (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz) covering an area of up to 3,000 square feet. It has a 5 Gbit / s WAN connection as well as four 1 Gbit / s LAN connections and a USB 3.0 connection.
Linksys claims that its new mesh router system can connect more than 65 devices, all of which share the same bandwidth.
Linksys AXE8400 will be available this Spring / Summer in the US at a price of $ 449.99 (approximately Rs. 33,000) for a unit. It can also be purchased in a two-pack system for $ 849.99 (about Rs. 62,300) or in a three-pack system for $ 1,199.99 (about Rs. 87,900).