Kevin, the loudspeaker against burglars who casts shadows to make believe someone is home

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For home security, not everything is connected alarms. We have met a curious alternative during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This is Kevin, a bluetooth speaker that casts shadows to simulate that someone is at home and thus make the thieves believe that the owners have not left.

This is the interesting proposal from the German company Mitipi, which explains how their loudspeaker works and how they intend to protect our home without the need to connect the loudspeaker to the Internet, since works offline too.

A speaker that reproduces the sound of the washing machine or animals

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The solution is quite simple and ingenious. We have a speaker that can be configured through a mobile application and many variables can be configuredfrom the sound of animals to establishing the supposed number of people living in the house, including if there are children.

What the speaker does is intermittently play sounds mimicking the desired setting and at the same time emit lights where shadows are castalso chosen according to what we put.

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Kevin allows you to place, for example, the sound of a washing machine in the morning and in the afternoon it appears as if there is someone exercising and then music is played. The idea is to try to imitate the type of lights and sounds that would be at home.

The volume is also adjustable, being able to sound quite intense since we are dealing with a speaker about 10 centimeters long. The finish is matte blue and Although it has a Bluetooth connection, it needs to be connected to the current when we are going to be out.

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At the moment the device is not translated into Spanish, although the company’s intention is to expand it to our country. In Germany it has been sold for about three years.

Its official price is €249, quite expensive for a bluetooth speaker, although it offers a very practical solution. Although, the margin is quite high and it is possible to find it on sale up to 100 euros cheaper, for 149 euros. A curious system that shows how technology for home security does not always have to be the same.


Mitipi Kevin1st Kevin: Simulation of Presence with Animated Light, Sound and Shadow Effects against Thieves.

Mitipi Kevin1st Kevin: Simulation of Presence with Animated Light, Sound and Shadow Effects against Thieves.

For home security, not everything is connected alarms. We have met a curious alternative during the Mobile World Congress in…

For home security, not everything is connected alarms. We have met a curious alternative during the Mobile World Congress in…

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