A new app aims to reassure absent homeowners by letting them manage and monitor household items, straight from their phone or tablet.
Prizm is a 5-inch touchscreen controller that uses Z-Wave, a wireless system designed to help users communicate with home appliances. Combined with the Prizm Manager mobile app, they can turn light switches on and off, lock and unlock doors, raise and lower shades, and adjust the thermostat. Users are also notified when a door or window is opened, or when someone leaves or enters the house.
The product's creators say they have developed a cloud platform that makes it possible for users to "stay connected to your home from anywhere in the world."
So far, Prizm has raised a little over $6,000 of its $200,000 goal on Kickstarter. Would you use it? Tell us in the comments, below.