Most people still choose to handle home security the old-fashioned way. They have a big slobbery dog or they pay a security company to monitor their home. For people who are allergic to pups and don't want to deal with security contracts, startup iSmart Alarm is hoping to turn the iPhone into the focal point for home security.
The system is made up of several parts that can be mixed and matched as needed. There are cameras, motion sensors, contact sensors for windows and doors, and a remote tag for tracking kids or pets (or both). The brains of the system is a square device called the CubeOne that plugs into an outlet and connects up to your router.
The iSmart Alarm app lets you arm and disarm the system, view live video, receive photos from the camera when sensors are triggered, and follow the locations of the remote tags.
One of the biggest selling points of this system is the portability. You don't have to have a security company show up and install anything, making it an option for apartment dwellers. So far, so good. What's the catch, then? Though iSmart Alarm has a prototype up and running at CES, you can't actually run out and buy the system just yet.