How Sentri Works

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One of the most frequently asked questions we’ve received is — how exactly does Sentri work? When we created Sentri, we wanted to give you the simplest solution possible, and ‘elegant simplicity’ lies at the heart of our design principle.

Here’s What to Expect Out of the Box

Place Sentri in a main entryway of your home or your living room (suggested if you only have one Sentri), plug it in, connect it to your WiFi, and let Sentri get to work in learning more about you.  Sentri will start sending you alerts to your phone about the state of your home, including your home’s security (physical security and environmental state), and suggestions of little steps you can take (or let Sentri make for you) to make your home safer and more attuned to your own personal needs.

How Sentri Connects to Other Smart Devices

If you own other smart devices (such as a Nest Learning Thermostat or Philip Hue’s smart light), monitor and control these devices directly from your Sentri device or mobile app.  When you turn your Sentri on, Sentri will do a quick scan around your home via your home’s WiFi network to see if there are any other devices/systems it can connect with. Name them what you want on Sentri and let Sentri do the rest.

If you decide to buy another smart device down the road to complement your Sentri, set them up on the same local network at home (e.g., your home’s WiFi network) and Sentri will prompt you to see if you want to add the new device to your Sentri.

Personalizing Sentri

We believe that technology should be personal, and more than just giving you the ability to learn more from your home, it should also enhance your home to make it more you. Sentri gives you a 10″ screen to personalize the look of your home with the ability to display your own photos directly on the Sentri screen.  Make immediate use of the designer themes that Sentri comes pre-loaded with, or show your own via Sentri’s SD card slot.

Choose from a variety of layouts (for example, a clock and basic dashboard) to personalize it with the information you need.  After all, this is your home, and the most effective technologies will be the ones that play by your rules.

We’re excited to see what you do with your Sentri!

 


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