Everyone wants to get into the Internet of Things now, despite the crippling security flaws that continue to plague the sector, and Vodafone is apparently no exception. It's launching a new IoT platform called V by Vodafone, and with it comes four new connected devices.
First up is V-Auto (£80) which plugs into a cars OBD port and acts as an emergency communication tool. If you're in an accident it will let you call emergency services. It can also be used as a GPS tracker should your car go missing, and it monitors your driving to give you a safety score after each trip.
On top of that there's V-Camera (£339) which continually records when connected to a 3G or 4G network, V-Pet (£50) which tracks your pet's physical location and activity, and finally V-Bag (£59), which is a tracker for your bag that notifies you if it leaves a pre-set designated area.
Each device has its own SIM card (powered by Vodafone, naturally), and can be managed via a companion app on your phone. In addition to the up front cost, each device will cost an additional £4 a month (added to your bill), except the V-bag which is £3 a month.
Each device can be purchase in-store or online, and Vodafone has promised that more IoT devices will be made available over the course of next year. What, though, has yet to be revealed. [Pocket Lint]