Linksys’ mesh routers can now detect motion using Wi-Fi

Linksys Velop Tri-Band AC2200

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Security cameras are all well and good, but what do you do if you really want privacy? Linksys may have come up with a solution with its new Linksys Aware service, which claims to use mesh Wi-Fi to sense motion without the use of cameras or other hardware. The company is offering a free 90-day trial, after which a subscription will cost $2.99 per month or $24.99 annually.

The idea of using Wi-Fi to detect motion without the use of cameras or other sensors is not a new one. While Linksys hasn’t specifically described the technology involved here, the basic concept behind the idea is that the Wi-Fi signals are set up by the router to bounce off each other and cancel each other out; something in motion will interfere with this process and…

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