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Sandbox Home is a home security system in your phone

There are plenty of smart home security systems out there, but this looks like the most advanced yet.

As well as detecting any movement or change in temperature at your home, it effectively works as a doorman too. Using the HD video camera, you can see who’s at your front door before you answer it, so you can see if it’s a friendly face, or a Jehovah’s Witness. The video feed streams to your mobile, so you can see it wherever you are, and you can even chat with them to ask what they want.

You can set the smart doorbell to silent mode, so they won’t know you’ve heard them, and even set it to play a pre-recorded message. ‘No callers today thanks, I’m busy lying on the sofa,’ or something similar.

Set the other HD video cameras around your home, and they’ll send you text alerts, videos or stills when something happens, or whenever you fancy checking in.

The sensors also send you alerts when they detect movement or when a window is opened, and can sound an emergency alarm.

You can even have your home monitored by a team of professional operators if you like. Though there are some limits how it will work outside the US, and isn’t available in all areas, so we’ll have to wait and see if it comes to the UK.

It’s already sailed past its $50,000 funding goal, and there are still 22 days to go. Check it out on Indiegogo.

Read more: Kibbi is a security system for your connected home

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