The SmartMat is the latest gadget for your connected home

There are smart bulbs, TVs, kettles, ovens and plugs on the market, so we’re hardly surprised that the SmartMat is now available to alert you of all the comings and goings inside your home.

Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, the SmartMat works with a Wi-Fi connected sensor that can detect the weight of humans and pets. It sounds a little pointless at first, but there are a range of possibilities that you can programme into your mat, for example, having the TV turn on as soon as you walk through the door, being alerted when an elderly relative goes to leave or receiving a text when your dog is waiting to come back inside. Okay, so it’s not life-changing stuff, but it is a useful addition if you’re working on making your house as smart and connected as possible.

You can find out more about the SmartMat on Kickstarter and grab one for yourself for $75.

Becca Caddy