Protecting my home is something I like to think I am super efficient at. With having cameras on the outside of the house, good door and window locks and standard house alarm but for me there is nothing wrong with looking at other possibilities too.
Recently I had such a chance when I was introduced to the newest, Cocoon.
Cocoon’s works with its unique multi-room Subsound® technology which senses unusual sounds in your home, and not just the room its in.
What’s really clever about Cocoon is that the Artificial Intelligence inside detects unwanted activity by learning what sounds are normal in your home over the first few weeks and then alerting you instantly if something unusual happens.
Statistics suggest that you are 350,000 times more likely to get broken into than you are to win the lottery so with Cocoon, live video can be streamed straight to your phone via the Cocoon app which will also send you smart notifications when it detects any suspicious activity meaning you can monitor and record break ins wherever you are, and sound in-built alarm should the situation require it.
Now for me I was slightly dubious that this would be something that would work for us but after reading about what it did I loved the idea of it, but the question was, would it work for us in our home?
Well, I am pleased to say I had the opportunity to try Cocoon out in our own house, but how did I get on? ..
I would like to say its mega complicated as nothing can be that simple right? Well, I have to admit it is very simple. After downloading the app to my phone I then took Cocoon out the box and attached its mains cable and then sat it on its c shaped stand. Then it was back to the app to set our Cocoon up and after adding my name and then giving it a name and adding in our wifi’s password it sent an audible sound that Cocoon picked up and then that was that .. one live working Cocoon.
Next I added Ollie (Mark) by sending him an invite through the app and in less than 10 minutes we were both members of our Cocoon’s family and we were ready to let it learn about our home and its general noise.
Daily Life With Cocoon
Now I had expected over the last 3 weeks lots of false notifications as it learnt but the only false notification I had was when Ollie’s phone battery had died before getting home and it through Cocoon for a few minutes but all I had to do was let it know that all was well.
However having the built-in camera makes it immensely simple to mark a notification as safe or not as you can live stream from the camera to check yourself in seconds.
Overall I have had to do nothing at all with Cocoon, it’s just sat on the shelf minding its own business. Over Christmas it has been wonderful knowing that our home is protected on another level beyond super expensive and fiddly alarms.
The Cocoon currently retails at £159 and is more than reasonable in my opinion for what peace of mind it gives.
It is worth baring in mind that if you have any regular visitors to the house that don’t have a smart phone with them added to the hub then you will be notified each time they are home, however for me that works even better to know that the kids have arrived home before you maybe if you are running late?!
I personally love how easy it was to set up and maintain and I love the built-in feature that allows you to set of an internal alarm too so if their was someone in your home you can set it off and maybe startle an intruder!
Thank you Cocoon for sending one over and allowing us to try it out we think its wonderful.
Disclaimer: We were sent this product for the purposes of this post. All thoughts and opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.