There are several updates and improvements in the new Point.
The new Point features a much more powerful processor. This allows Point to do more computations locally on the device and more accurately detect specific events. Compared to the first version, the new Point will have significantly better performance for glassbreak detection for example.
It contains a piezo siren which can make significant noise should smoke or intruders be detected. It still has a small speaker for local notifications.
The smoke detector is based on an established reference design used by several existing smoke detectors. It won't be able to distinguish cigarette smoke and other airborne hazards though. We aim to take Point through the smoke detector certification.
We replaced the temperature and humidity sensor for one with better quality. For those who experienced issues with wi-fi, we have also changed chipset for a more commonly used one. This chipset also has Bluetooth support to assist with installation.
The new Point has a built-in rechargeable battery. We expect it to last between 6-12 months depending on the environment conditions. A full charge takes about 4 hours.
Oh, and the app is getting a significant update!