#CES2019 – The Philips Hue collection of smart bulbs have typically been limited to indoor use, but it wasn’t too long ago that the company expanded its Hue lighting system to cover outdoor lighting as well. Now if you’re someone who’s worried about security around their home, then Philips Hue might have something for you.

At CES 2019, the company took the wraps off a new proximity sensor for its Hue lighting system. This has been designed for outdoor use thanks to its weather-resistant design. It also boasts a range of up to 39 feet and also a special sensor that allows it to work when it is dark. As its name suggests, this sensor can detect when someone is near and will turn the lights on as a result.

This might be useful if you’re worried about security at night where hopefully lights suddenly being turned on will deter anyone who might be thinking of breaking into your home. It can also come in handy if you’re coming home late and you want to make sure that there is sufficient lighting between your car and the front door.

The sensor is priced at $50 and can be programmed via the Hue app so that users can choose which Hue lights they want to enable when the proximity sensor goes off.

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