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NRS SystemsBy NRS Systems
First created
NRS SystemsBy NRS Systems
First created
$2,553
pledged of 28 380 $pledged of 28 380 $ goal
53
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, September 17 2018 6:32 PM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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About

How will you know that your family needs help?

If there has been a fall, an accident, or another emergency at home, how will you find out?

"Alexa, I have an emergency!"

With a few simple words, a family member can notify ALL of their emergency contacts.  Receive a text, an e-mail, a phone call, or an alert on your TV.

NRS Systems wants our family and your family to get help when they need it.  The technology to send the information is already created.  Today there are devices in businesses that can activate our service with the push of a button.  By backing this project you're making it so that smart speakers can contact our service to activate your action plan.

For $5 a month when you say, "I have an emergency!" your smart speaker will notify the contacts you've selected using one or more of the tools provided.

Who is this for?

Do you have a parent or grandparent who spends most of their time at home?  Do you worry that if they were to fall and need help that they wouldn't be able to get to their phone?  Did you fight with them about wearing an alerting pendant or bracelet?  Do you worry that even though you're paying as much as $50 a month for the service, your parent isn't charging the button?  We are making this for you!

What's the goal?

NRS Systems needs to raise $30,000 to build the Alexa skill and the secure website that will allow you to tell the service who to contact and how.  Once we reach that goal our first stretch goal is to make this service available to Google Home devices.

Why do we think we can do it?

For the past year, NRS Systems has been developing this service to work with buttons for our business customers.  The service exists. We are already doing everything we've promised but are using physical buttons.  Here's a demo:

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This Kickstarter is a way for us to do two things: 1) prove that consumers want to be able to do this and 2) fund the development of the skill and a secure consumer website for setting up the actions.

Recap:

  • "Alexa, I have an emergency!"
  • Text, email, phone calls, and TV's display customized message
  • $5 a month
  • Service exists but currently for businesses and uses physical buttons
  • $30,000 to build skill and secure website

Risks and challenges

The technology being proposed is proven and as a software development company, we have every belief in our ability to deliver. With any project, it's wise to plan for what could go wrong.
- Alexa skill: Our proposed wake and command words for Alexa may not be accepted by Amazon. If this is the case, we plan to modify the commands and publish them to you as part of the backer updates.
- Account linking: In many families, an Amazon account is used by multiple households. The family member you want to use the service may also be on your Amazon account. In these scenarios, we are exploring identifying the device that received the command. This will allow your family to know which device is sending the request for help.

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    Supporter

    You believe in our mission to help people. Your help will be recognized on our website as a contributor to this endeavor.

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    Super Early Bird Special

    Day 1 supporter. You are intimately connected with our team and we want to thank you for your early support by giving you early access before launch. If additional family members support at this level, we will credit your account with additional years.
    MSRP $60

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    Early Bird Special

    You're helping to get this project off the ground. We appreciate the support. If additional family members support at this level, we will credit your account with additional years.
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    Family Member

    You have a family member that you want to use our system. If additional family members support at this level, we will credit your account with additional years. MSRP $60

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    Who's got the button?

    Even if you don't have an Alexa capable device, you know a family member that would benefit from this service. You can purchase one of our buttons for them. The button will use their homes wi-fi to contact our service. MSRP $ 149

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    Sit back and enjoy

    Back us and receive one of the home versions of MERCURY. MERCURY allows you to display images and websites on any HDMI TV or monitor. Change your TV into a family picture frame that can also scroll through your favorite websites. Can receive messages from the service to alert you when a family member activates their action plan.
    MSRP $299

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    All In

    You want to support us by purchasing a subscription to the service, a button to give to your family member, and a MERCURY device to display the messages the service can send out. If you are buying for a family member, we will credit their count with an additional year of service. MSRP $ 399

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    Twilight License

    Purchase a lifetime use license for a loved one. They'll receive access for their lifetime. $ 1,800 value

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    Angel

    Take a tour through our shop. Meet the development and business teams. Spend the afternoon with our president to learn about the plans for growing our company. *travel and accommodations not included

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    Home Care Business

    You run a business and are looking for a digital tool to help your clients get in touch with you. We don't know how many customers you have, but we're happy to help you. This site license will allow you to create an unlimited number of accounts for 1 year.

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Funding period

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