“The so-called internet of things, in which objects transfer data without requiring human interaction, is so hot that Google recently invested $3.2 billion in Nest Labs, which sells a ‘smart’ household thermostat that learns the owner’s behavior to reduce energy use.
“This infatuation isn’t lost on SNUPI Technologies, which is debuting its Wally ‘home-sensing’ network online (wallyhome.com) and at home shows across the country.
“Wally’s low-power wireless system detects potential environmental hazards by monitoring moisture, temperature and humidity changes inside a home. ‘Wally provides peace of mind to homeowners,’ says CEO [and UW CSE alum] Jeremy Jaech. ‘If we can set a model for what is normal in your home, we can tell you when it’s not normal.'”