Kangaroo hops into CES 2019 with new security sensors, alarms, and cameras

kangaroo security sensor alarm cameras ces 2019 xk6j8kbu

Smart home security setups typically aren’t cheap. Kangaroo, a security startup, is aiming to make protecting your home more affordable. Last year the company launched a mobile app and motion sensor, and now it’s expanding its lineup. At CES 2019, Kangaroo is introducing five new products that will be available later this year: An entry sensor, siren and keypad, climate sensor, smoke alarm, and camera.

The Kangaroo entry sensor is a reworking of its original product. The two-piece sensor can detect any time someone passes through a door or window threshold and immediately sends a notification to your phone via the Kangaroo app. The Motion and Entry Sensor is expected to be available during the first quarter of 2019 and will cost $30.

Kangaroo’s Climate and Humidity Sensor will alert you to unwanted visitors of another kind, namely flooding and potential mold growth. The sensor can detect when humidity levels and temperature levels change around your home and will alert you when it seems like something is amiss. The Climate and Humidity Sensor will be available during the first quarter of this year for $30.

In addition to the Climate and Humidity Sensor, Kangaroo is also launching a more traditional Smoke Alarm and CO2 Sensor. While you (hopefully) already have one of these in your home, Kangaroo’s take on the device integrates into the rest of the company’s security ecosystem and can provide warnings sent to your phone if the alarm is ever triggered. The Smoke Alarm and CO2 Sensor will be available for $30 and will launch during the first quarter of the year.

Beyond the sensors, Kangaroo is also launching a Siren and Keypad. The keypad allows you to set a PIN that can arm and disarm all of your security devices and can set separate PINs for different members of your household. The Siren provides a loud, audible alert when triggered, which can scare off intruders or make sure that you hear the warning. The Siren and Keypad will sell for between $60 and $70 later this year.

Finally, Kangaroo is also launching its own security cameras. The company is planning to launch both indoor and outdoor cameras, and users will be able to stream footage from the devices through the Kangaroo app. The cameras will provide live feeds, motion alerts, night vision, and cloud storage of any important moments (though you’ll have to sign up for the Kangaroo Complete plan to store the clips, which costs $5 per month.) Kangaroo’s indoor and outdoor cameras will be available during the second quarter of this year, though no price has been set for them.


The Realme X is so cheap and so good that it defies the rules of economics

The Realme X has a 48-megapixel camera, an in-display fingerprint sensor, an AMOLED screen, and a Snapdragon 710 processor, yet it costs from $220. We've tried out the phone to see if it's too good to be true.

Leaks show a new, bright cardinal red version of the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus

Samsung 2019 flagship smartphone lineup is here, and there aren't just two phones as usual — there are four. There's the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, as well as a new entry called the S10e, as well as the Galaxy S10 5G.

Animal Crossing could make an appearance during the Nintendo Direct at E3 2019

Once again, Nintendo will air a Nintendo Direct during E3 2019 rather than take the stage. The showcase will feature games launching in 2019, so expect The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Luigi's Mansion 3, and much more.
Product Review

The absolutely mad Asus Zenfone 6 is a flagship phone that you'll flip for

Asus is embracing the 2019 trend of not following any trends at all and instead going in its own direction. The Zenfone 6 has a motorized flip-around camera, a 5000mAh battery, and an almost Pixel-like version of Android installed.

The Ecovacs Deebot 601 robot vacuum gets a huge 50% price cut on Amazon

Nobody likes spring cleaning season, but smart devices like robot vacuums have made cleaning easier than ever. Roomba may rule the roost, but affordable options abound, like the Ecovacs Deebot 601, now 50% off on Amazon.

Suck up the savings with these vacuum cleaners on sale for $100 or less

Keeping your floors clean around the home is a constant chore. To help make things a whole lot easier, we've picked out some great vacuum cleaner deals available right now, from full-sized upright models to robot vacs.

The Instant Pot gets a huge price cut at Walmart for Memorial Day

Once a clunky kitchen gadget, the Instant Pot pressure cooker is now an indispensable item for many. The multi-functional 6-in-1 Instant Pot Lux can steam, saute, slow-cook, warm, and more. Score yours now for half off at Walmart.

Beat the heat this spring and summer with an affordable air conditioner

Spring is in full swing and summer is on the way, and now is the time time to shop for some deals on air conditioning units. We rounded up a selection of the best deals on cheap air conditioners and dehumidifiers going right now.

Walmart Memorial Day sale: 4K TVs, laptops, and Apple iPads get price cuts

The Walmart Memorial Day sale has begun. With some pretty nice savings on Apple iPads, Samsung and Vizio 4K TVs, laptops, and Google Home devices, now is a great time to snag some electronics for cheap.

Best Memorial Day sales 2019: Walmart, Dell, and Home Depot start early

If you're looking to save big on some shiny new stuff for Memorial Day 2019, we've gathered everything you need to know into one place. Find out where to save the most money before the summer hits its stride.
Smart Home

Amazon cuts price of Echo Wall Clock featuring visible Alexa timer countdowns

Amazon dropped the price for the Echo Wall Clock, an extremely helpful visible countdown display for the Alexa timer. The Echo Wall Clock augments Alexa's audible timer with a visual countdown so you don't have to ask how much time is left.
Smart Home

Get your spring in full swing with 10 gadgets to clean and declutter your home

Spring cleaning is like every chore you hate to do, multiplied by 10. Luckily, technology is here to help, in some situations. These gadgets will make the tasks go a little faster. We hope.
Smart Home

The best smart home devices that work with Amazon Alexa

Ever since Amazon added the Dot, Tap, and Show to its Echo lineup, Alexa-enabled devices have exploded. Here's a guide to everything Alexa can control in your smart home, from lights to locks to appliances.

This Emerson Sensi smart thermostat is a steal with this special promo code

Smart thermostats are essential to building out your smart home, but have two things going against them: price and compatibility. Neither is an issue with the Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat, which you can grab at Newegg for $40 off with a…