About this project
The BeON Burglar Deterrent is packed with security and safety features that would set you back more than $600 using competitor products. The BeON Deterrent is hidden inside BeON LED light bulbs that provide a lifetime of beautiful lighting for your home.
To provide value without stress and annoyance, our philosophy is to design products that fit into familiar objects and seamlessly learn from your existing routine. The BeON Burglar Deterrent captures this philosophy by hiding itself in the ubiquitous light bulb and learning through your regular interaction with your light switches..
Back us and you help realize this vision and an entire layer of preventative security products!
BeON learning bulb system keeps getting smarter
Security modules learn how you use your lights and will react to sounds in your home like doorbells and smoke or carbon monoxide alarms. We've made the bulbs modular (that’s the hole in the bulb!) so that you can add new functions in the future to add to your security and safety.
How it works
• You shouldn't have to compromise on your lighting quality for security and safety. That's why each bulb in the BeON Burglar Deterrent system provides 800 lumens of soft white LED light output, equivalent to a 60W incandescent light bulb.
• We've packed the Security modules with smarts, Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity, microphone, sound processor and rechargeable battery. The modules protect your home by learning and communicating with each other, relaying information about heard events such as doorbells, available battery capacity, lighting status and schedules.
• You can use our free iOS or Android mobile app to enable Away mode, preview your light schedule (light show!), train your bulbs to listen to sounds and much much more!
BeON offers extraordinary value when compared with traditional solutions. The features provided by the Bungalow 3-pack with Security modules ($239) would set you back more than $600 using competitor products.
With our solution, you can add an entire layer of proactive security and get great safety features while saving energy. Click the Back This Project button next to the video and choose the option that best fits your home size (bungalow, mansion or castle) and bulb styles (recessed or standard).
"BeON emerged during a conversation between friends Alexei Erchak and Arvind Baliga. Alexei had just purchased a new house and was disappointed with lack of simple technology options for managing his new home. Arvind had just returned from vacation and was frustrated that his attempt at preventative security, lamps on timers, was not very persuasive.
Arvind had developed concepts for an intelligent burglar deterrent and Alexei had a clear vision for simple, stress–free technology in the home. Thinking they might be onto something, they spoke with security experts and realized that the entire category of preventative security was being overlooked despite being a critical first layer of defense in any complete security system.
This was a clear problem that they knew how to solve while capturing a new vision for a smart home. Setting out to make a security solution that is as simple as screwing in light bulbs, they found THE hardware expert in the Boston area, Martin Forest via LinkedIn and now had their team! The three founders have since been joined by Mike Denninger, LED lighting expert and Jack Gundlach, UX and product designer.”
By backing BeON Preventative Home Security you will help launch the very first in a line of home products that make the familiar extraordinary.
With our initial product, BeON Burglar Deterrent, we are using your existing routine and interactions with your light switches to create a sophisticated burglar deterrent. Whether you own a security system or not, BeON Burglar Deterrent provides a new and effective layer of protection that fits seamlessly into your existing routine.
Risks and challenges
As with any new, technology-based project, there are always risks in execution. These risks include component quality and availability, tooling lead times, tolerance issues, assembly defects, software bugs and shipment delays. The good news is that we have encountered similar risks before as an experienced product commercialization team having manufactured many similarly complex products that are currently on the market. We have also been diligent in our identification of manufacturing partners with the highest standards of quality. We've designed these products for manufacturing which means we can scale the operations with demand.
We aspire to deliver a high quality product and experience to you and have assumed in our timeline that things will go wrong (they always do) and baked in anticipated recovery time. While we expect that we will meet our commitments we will be sure to keep you fully informed of risks as we begin this journey together.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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