Novi Security aims to be the world’s simplest and most accessible security system, giving users an affordable and powerful tool to monitor and protect their homes. Privately fundraising on Fundable, Novi has raised $465K, 93% of its goal. This past July, Novi wrapped up a successful Kickstarter campaign, raised $175,681from 848 backers, far exceeding its $80K goal. Novi’s Kickstarter success pre-sold 656 Novi starter packages and 798 additional sensors.
How Novi works: Composed of three parts that work together, the Novi Sensor, the Novi Base Station and the Novi App, the Novi home security system provides accessibility anywhere via smartphone, a necessary convenience for users. The system can be self-installed in minutes and is the most affordable option on the market today.
Novi details featured on Fundable include:
Novi Sensor: The eyes in the skies
When motion or smoke is detected, the sensor snaps a series of pictures, and forwards the images instantly to the base station.The Novi sensor is designed to be as sleek and discreet as possible, so you can get back to your life forgetting it’s even there.
Novi Base Station: The brains of the operation
The Novi base station plugs directly into your router and syncs with the Novi sensors all around your home. When the base station receives images from the sensors, it forwards them immediately to your phone.
Novi App: The command center
With the Novi app, you can arm and disarm your security directly from your smartphone. All pictures will be received through the app, empowering you to decide whether or not to call the police. The app also allows you to customize your system’s settings and set up your own preferences for taking pictures and sirens. Plus, it keeps track of the battery life of the sensor and base station, and notifies you when both need changing.
Once the sensors and base station are set up and the Novi app is downloaded to its user’s phone, the Novi Security system is ready to go. “The instant your armed system detects motion or smoke, it sounds the alarm to alert anyone inside the home to the situation. At the same time, the sensor takes a series of pictures and sends it to your smartphone. With pictures in hand, you can then decide whether to (1) call the police (2) ignore the alarm or (3) take another series of pictures,” according to the campaign. “At Novi, we want you to know your home is safe, wherever life may take you, so we designed the Novi system for maximum personalization and customizability. The system includes 3 modes: home, away, and custom. So, for example, you can have the siren on when you are on vacation, but have it off when the babysitter is over. Novi also gives you the option of identifying a set of emergency contacts, which the system will contact automatically in the event that the system is triggered and it can’t reach you.”
Featured in media outlets including Forbes, Mashable, and Google’s Next, and the team was also recently selected to participate in the prestigious Microsoft Ventures Accelerator. In a short few weeks, the Novi team led by BYU grads including CEO Wade Anderson, CFO Matthew Henningson and CFO Bryan Whiting brought in over $175,000 in pre-orders and raised $465,000 in funding. With its crowdfunds, Novi looks to ramp up production, deliver on its Kickstarter pre-orders and begin international distribution in the coming months. Further detailed financial information regarding Novi’s campaign is available on Fundable.
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