Cognitive Systems Launches Aura at CES to Deliver Full Home Security Coverage with No Cameras

Discrete two-piece system uses patented technology to monitor wireless signals in the home for disruptions caused by motion.

Cognitive Systems' discrete home security system, Aura, launches at CES 2017. (Photo: Business Wire)

LAS VEGAS--()--Consumer Electronics Show – Cognitive Systems Corp., an advanced RF technology company, today announced the launch of Aura, a thoughtful security system for the home that uses patented spectrum analytics technology to detect and monitor motion, without using cameras.

Aura is a home security system that uses technology patented by Cognitive Systems to monitor the disruption of wireless signals caused by movement in the home, without the use of cameras. Household members are notified on their smartphones of unauthorized motion that occurs anywhere in the home. With the simple two-piece system, Aura provides full coverage for the average home, even in rooms where people are typically unwilling to place cameras. Aura can also recognize the presence of known members, show motion patterns in the home, provide a timeline of activity, deliver tailored notifications to homeowners’ smartphones, and interact with other smart home systems.

“When we realized that our technology could understand motion by seeing how the patterns in wireless signals change in a home, we knew that we had something special,” said Taj Manku, co-founder of Cognitive Systems. “By using radio frequencies to detect motion, we provide a more dependable solution to consumers by eliminating most of the false detections that occur with traditional sensors. We thought about how people want to interact with their security system and provide convenient features like auto-arm and disarm. We’re excited to be launching Aura at CES, and looking forward to shipping by the end of February 2017.”

Aura is powered by a custom chipset from Cognitive Systems that monitors and analyzes wireless signal patterns that occur when movement takes place within a home, and alerts the user if unauthorized motion is detected. Aura is more accurate than other motion detectors since the system is not dependent on light and it understands the difference between human and non-human movement (e.g. a fan, shadows, drapes blowing, etc.). Aura will be launching with IFTTT integration so that it can connect with other smart home systems as desired.

Aura is set-up and managed via a free app available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. The app allows homeowners to see three different views of motion: Live, 12 Hour and Weekly. Consumers can also use the app to see who is currently at home, a timeline of household activity, arm or disarm the system and more. Visit for a full list of features and to keep up-to-date on future additions.

Starting January 5th, 2017, Aura is available for pre-order at with MRSP of $499. However, for CES fans, Aura will be available at a special pre-order price of $399 for a limited time. Orders will ship by February 28, 2017.

Technical Specifications

In the Box

1 Hub

1 Sensor

1 Power adaptor

1 USB cable

Colour: White

Smartphone requirements: iOS 9.0 and higher, Android 4.0 and above.

Connection to wireless network required.

About Cognitive Systems

Cognitive Systems Corp., based in Waterloo, ON is changing the way the world views wireless spectrum by using patented RF technology to offer solutions that use and interpret wireless signals in new ways. With multiple types of sensors available, Cognitive Systems supports a variety of markets including home security, crowd analytics and spectrum sensing and analysis.


for Cognitive Systems Corp.
Jaymie Sinlao, +1 415-290-2790

Release Summary

At CES 2017, Cognitive Systems launched Aura, a thoughtful home security system that uses patented spectrum analytics technology to detect and monitor motion without using cameras.


for Cognitive Systems Corp.
Jaymie Sinlao, +1 415-290-2790