The PIA Alarm System Can Operate with Power from a Potato

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 3, 2016
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With its PIA alarm system, 'globio' is out to prove that it's possible to run a device using power from a potato for something more than just a science fair project. The smart alarm center is designed with integrated sensors, a camera, a microphone, plus Wi-Fi connectivity, meaning that it is capable of detecting movements from both humans and pets within the home. Homeowners are able to access home security controls via the accompanying app, which offers greater convenience and peace of mind.

In order to show off how little energy its smart security sensors consume, PIA is being touted as the first PPSD (Potato-Powered Security Device), which can be operated with a cooked potato and some electronics as an alternative to using conventional batteries.

Other smart systems from globio include JOY, TONI, SHANE and MAGGIE, which carry out specific tasks like monitoring air quality, tracking lost items and more.