On Wednesday, global tech brand Honeywell announced it was launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for its new all-in-one, self-monitored smart home security system. Originally seeking $50,000, the initiative has already achieved its funding target thanks to nearly 150 backers.
According to the company, the new system is equipped with a camera base station with an integrated 1080p HD camera and 145-degree viewing that will incorporate facial recognition with push notifications so that users can know when their child arrives home safely from school. The camera base station is also integrated with the Alexa Voice Service, a high-quality speaker, and microphone. The system can be controlled through an app, the user’s voice, and other optional devices. Other features include access sensors, remote-control key fob, MotionViewers, motion sensors, and mobile app.
While sharing more details about the security system, Michael Flink, President of Security and Fire at Honeywell, stated:
“More than 150 million homeowners already trust Honeywell with their safety, comfort and security. Right out of the box and enabled by Amazon Alexa, our system allows customers to keep an eye on what’s happening in and around their homes. As is the case with all of Honeywell’s Connected Home offerings, the system can be enabled by location-based geofencing, which means it knows when you are at home or away.”
Jonathan Cohen, Chief Enterprise Solutions Officer at Indiegogo, added:
“We applaud Honeywell for their commitment to listen to the ‘crowd’ in crowdsourcing ideas for their latest innovation. Indiegogo’s Enterprise offering will allow Honeywell to capture interest and validation while receiving actionable, product insights from consumers.”
Those interested in the system can purchase through the Indiegogo campaign as a perk, starting at $140 (Senior Pack: Super Early Bird). Estimated delivery for the systems is currently March 2018. The campaign is set to close in December.
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