As more and more DIY security cameras come on the market, so grows the fear of giving hackers a literal view inside our lives.With its security system, Myfox hopes to give users a little peace of mind by including a privacy shutter on its camera.Unfortunately, there aren’t volume settings, and I felt like I was broadcasting my false alarms to the whole neighborhood.It turns out, I was actually using the sensor wrong, anyway.I got an email a few days after I installed the system from Myfox’s program executive saying they noticed on the back end that I’d installed the tag on a sliding door.Though it was an option in the drop-down menu, right now the tags work only with regular doors.Myfox claims these tags can tell the difference between regular events, such as people knocking on the door or the wind, and genuine attempts to break in.
It also acts as a simple controller for the system with four buttons that allow you to arm the system, un-arm the system, set off a panic alarm or activate the ‘Night Mode’ that protects you when you’re at home.
The Myfox Intelli Tag actually senses vibrations to tell the difference between someone knocking on the door and someone trying to pry it open.
To set up the system, I downloaded the app and followed the instructions, which were simple enough.
Everything is white and silver, and while the hub and camera are small enough, the siren is a big, honking thing that looks sort of like a fat Frisbee.
I’ve also seen smaller door/window tags, but most of those are contact sensors.Apparently in France, where the company is from, sliding doors are few and far between.