The iDoorCam has raised over $500,000 on Indiegogo for a smart home device that alerts owners when a visitor is at the door and allows them to interact with visitors from their smartphones.
The flexible funding campaign has five days left before ending. Over 3,700 backers have chipped in to date, and all but 81 have backed at $127 or more, securing a claim to the device and the accompanying app when it is ready for delivery, which the team says will be in October of 2013.
Perhaps the best feature of the device is the ability to integrate with the home’s existing doorbell circuit, which theoretically means no batteries to change or worry about. The device integrates with the backer’s home wifi connection in order to beam audio and video from the door to the user’s smartphone, allowing them to share face time with the visitors.
The campaign page also touts the included motion sensor…
iDoorCam is pioneering technology for the smart, connected doorbell. In addition to the above features, iDoorCam is creating a suite of features around our motion sensor. We’re making it possible for iDoorCam to start calls and send data even without the visitor pressing the button. We plan to have these features available for launch and will continue to update software “over the air” to give you even more control.
The campaign page also states that the device is designed and made in California. Installation is said to be very easy as well, requiring just a screwdriver. The device is said to work globally, and the campaign page boasts backers from 40 countries all over the world.
There is a small team behind the device, but they tout experience that includes designing and delivering hardware projects for the likes of Apple…
The iDoorCam team is passionate about creating groundbreaking technologies that fit right into our digital lifestyles. We have a proven track record. Our team has previously designed, developed and manufactured the world’s leading consumer and commercial GPS tracking devices. These devices have been distributed by some of the largest retailers in the world, including Apple®. We were told it was impossible to build the first single-board GPS device and found a way. Those devices are now either on shelves or being used by some of the most well know companies around the world.
Claim to a standard iDoorCam is available for a $127 pledge.
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