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Original Air Date: Jan 23, 2017

Wireless Sensors

Once again, the Internet of Things or IOT was prominent at CES with inexpensive connected devices being shown by just about everyone.

I’m really interested in wireless sensor tags which allow you to monitor everything from location to motion to temperature or even humidity on just about anything in your environment.

Inexpensive sensing devices allow you to keep track of things like when your garage door is left open or when any kind of motion is detected. Put one inside your refrigerator and you can get alerts whenever anyone is sneaking into the fridge!

The sensors attached to smartphone apps can start to alert you to just about activity as it happens anywhere in or around your home or business.

While motion sensing is wonderful, monitoring moisture or humidity levels allows you to get updates in the event of a water leak.

This sensing tech that allows you to monitor just about everything you own ranges from $20 to $70.

Wireless tags are the starting point to setup your monitoring system and you can learn all about them at