Synthetic Sensors Is a Sensor That Could Soon Make Homes Scary-Smart | WIRED

<img src="/img/2017/05/faucet-giphy-final.gif" alt=""> <img src="/img/2017/05/00_a_hardware_closeup-hp-660x330.jpg" alt=""> <img src="/img/2017/05/fireplace-giphy-final.gif" alt=""> **Synthetic Sensors** : a simple device that plugs into an electrical outlet and connects everything in the room. It can capture all of the the environmental data needed to transform a wide variety of ordinary household objects into smart devices. Plug the module into an electrical outlet and it becomes the eyes and ears of the room, its 10 embedded sensors logging information like sound, humidity, electromagnetic noise, motion, and light (the researchers excluded a camera for privacy reasons).

First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm - tear-down

One of my First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm’s expired. This gave me an opportunity to look inside and see what’s inside this little gadget. Here is a picture of the tear-down for those who are interested: First Alert - Single Station Carbon Monoxide Alarm - model #: CO614 <img src="/img/2016/01/img_20160103_184823.jpg?w=1024" alt="IMG_20160103_184823"> <img src="/img/2016/01/img_20160103_184904.jpg?w=1024" alt="IMG_20160103_184904"> <img src="/img/2016/01/img_20160103_184946.jpg?w=1024" alt="IMG_20160103_184946"> The specification for the carbon-monoxide sensor used in this model can be found here .