If you have a little extra money on hand and want to get in at the ground level for exciting new innovations, Kickstarter may be a great place for you. This site was founded in 2009 and since then has become one of the premier crowdfunding platforms. Entrepreneurs have used Kickstarter to fund everything from children’s books to spice blends, but where it really shines is at the cutting edge of technology. If you want to bring your monitored home security to the next level with an innovative gadget that criminals have never seen before, read on!

Angee

Angee is one of the most exciting and popular home security products on Kickstarter. It’s currently available for preorder and has already made waves throughout the internet. Check out these recent quotes from some of the leading tech websites and magazines:

The most impressive home security product I’ve reviewed.

– Indiegogo

Angee is adding some computer starts to create an automated security system that is portable.

– Gizmag

So how does Angee work? This is a sophisticated security hub that can protect your property in multiple ways. The central unit is a 5 1/2 inch tall cylinder that contains a camera and temperature sensors, among other gauges.

Many security systems include these, but what sets Angee apart are its programmable tags. Attach these tags to doors and windows around the house and the built-in accelerometers detect movement. The tags report to the central hub via bluetooth. This is a step ahead of many security systems, which just monitor your home visually or through noise detectors.

Other Tech Opportunities

So what else is going on in the world of Kickstarter home security? Several companies are promoting exciting and innovative new devices.

Coin

Coin works similarly to Angie in that it involves small sensors placed on doors, windows, and outside on a perimeter fence. These detect motion and vibration. Because each coin is quite small, you can also attach them to valuable portable items such as office equipment or a home entertainment system.

Point

Point is a little different from the other options in this article. It’s a small unit that looks similar to a smoke alarm. It detects:

  • sound
  • home temperature
  • CO2 levels
  • humidity
  • smoke
  • other household fumes

Even more, this security device keeps you in the loop. It sends you status reports directly to your phone.

Don’t Forget the Basics

The sensor systems watching your property is only as good as the security backbone connecting everything. You need a system that not only monitors for events but also reports them to the appropriate responding agencies. It does no good for your smoke detectors to go off if no one’s around to call the fire department, for example.

That’s where monitored home security systems come in. Here at Protect America, we offer several security packages that can be tailored to your home’s needs. Contact us today to find out more or fill out our online form for a free quote.