Is Nintendo Switch as a safety device? Game developer Sabec plans to make it possible. Its Spy Alarm application (to be released on May 27) can turn your handheld computer console into a laser tripwire. As Nintendo said on its website: “Spy Alerts can protect your things!” With the help of this application, Nintendo Switch can transmit an invisible infrared trip wire, and if it is broken, it will send out an alert. In fact, it is Joy-Con’s thermal imaging camera that largely dominates the operation here, emitting this invisible light beam. If someone or other objects cross the beam, the console will sound an alarm.

there are more. First, you can switch between at least four different alarm sounds. And, because the additional spy alarm is equipped with an intruder recorder, you can accurately check when and how many times the alarm was triggered when you were not on the scene.

Nintendo also stated on its website that if the alarm is placed on the edge of a flat surface within 1m, the effect will be better. However, there are some points to emphasize here.

First, for the “Spy Alert” to work properly, the switch needs to run the application continuously. More importantly, when the application is open, you will not be able to play games on the console, which game lovers may not like. A report in Engadget stated that the app will not send a mobile alert when an intruder is detected. Another crucial thing is that the app is also limited by Joy-con battery life.

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Even if it can’t really replace your home security system, it’s nice to see its function. Spy Alarm is supported in English and was launched for Nintendo Switch on May 27, priced at US$9.99 (approximately Rs 730).

Earlier, Sabec introduced an application called Calculator, which has a very clear and easy-to-read design. “The calculator has an attractive modern and practical design and will definitely be welcomed by all students and engineers,” read the description of the application. It can be purchased for $10 (about 730 rupees) on the Switch on Nintendo’s online store.


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