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KitSentry is the way to manage, track, and protect your gear. Don’t settle for just tracking your bag, track everything inside too!
KitSentry is the way to manage, track, and protect your gear. Don’t settle for just tracking your bag, track everything inside too!
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What is KitSentry?

KitSentry is a revolutionary, first-of-a-kind ecosystem of products designed to track, manage, and protect all of your gear. Many photographers and film makers carry expensive equipment. The peace of mind that users will get from always having the gear necessary for the task ahead, never leaving anything behind, and never again having to worry about their gear being stolen, is priceless.

Features

KitSentry has many breakthrough features:

  • Auto-connection and communication to App or Cloud via Cellular or extended range Bluetooth to protect goods across the room as well as across the world.
  • In addition to Plug-N-Play, any of the millions of components on the market with NFC/RFID can be automatically populated.
  • Even if your components don’t have NFC/RFID, you can use simple aftermarket NFC/RFID stickers/tags to add any device (camera, lens, stack of files, golf clubs, etc). Anything you can put a sticker on can be part of your KitSentry package.
  • Range of operating modes to adapt to your circumstances for optimal efficiency.

*Battery Life subject to change depending on stretch goal accomplishment.

TESTIMONIALS 

Backer Rewards

Our base funding goal is $18,000. All prices include global shipping. Items will be shipped from the regional warehouse nearest you: St. Louis, MO (USA), Tilburg, Netherlands (EU), or Hong Kong (Asia).

*To order extra NFC ID tags, just add $5 for each extra pack of 5 tags you would like.

The Process

Images from our Hardware Partner visit in January 2015.

Our first working prototype:

About KitSentry

COMPANY HISTORY

KitSentry was launched in 2014 to address a need in management, tracking, and protection of gear.  KitSentry is part of the f-stop group of companies originally launched in 2006.

OTHER PRODUCTS

Since KitSentry is an f-stop company and our anchor integration partner, we plan to have a full range of KitSentry enabled products by Fall 2015. These products include:

  • f-stop Internal Camera Units (ICU's)
  • Lens Cases
  • Millar Series

LEGAL

Patent Pending Technology.  All KitSentry and f-stop Trademarks owned by f-stop and all rights are reserved.  All other Trademarks owned by their respective owners.

Timeline

Here is an overview of what our production and distribution timeline looks like for KitSentry.

Stretch Goals

We are going to have two different types of stretch goals, which will run concurrently.  The first is related to product and the second is related to awareness.

Photo Credit: Lucho Vidales (main image background)

Risks and challenges

As an established brand, we know what it takes to deliver a great product. We've already selected both the hardware and software partner and they are both fully committed to the project. However, every project carries with it certain risks. The most common risks are potential delays in obtaining raw materials, packaging, and shipping. While we feel like we have reduced these variables as much as possible, they can never be completely eliminated.

We feel our experience with the product development process (more than 100 products since launching f-stop in 2006) and almost a decade of history in manufacturing gives us a unique skill set in handling unexpected problems. Most importantly, we will make sure to give frequent updates about progress so you'll always be informed about the status of the project. We think you'll find our transparency refreshing.

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    SHOUT!
    Let the world know the next generation smart bag is here!

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    KITSENTRY EDITION LENS CLOTHS
    A bundle of four f-stop & KitSentry lens cloths.

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    KITSENTRY T-SHIRT
    Organic Long Sleeve Cotton T-Shirt with KitSentry logo.

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    FIRST ADOPTER H1 FIELD DEVICE (BLUETOOTH ONLY VERSION)

    Includes: Field Device, 2 DIY Antennas, and 5 ID Tags.

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    EARLY BIRD ADOPTER H1 FIELD DEVICE (BLUETOOTH ONLY VERSION)

    Includes: Field Device, 2 DIY Antennas, and 5 ID Tags.

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    H1 FIELD DEVICE (BLUETOOTH ONLY VERSION)

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    FIRST ADOPTER C1 FIELD DEVICE (CELLULAR & BLUETOOTH)

    Includes: Field Device, 2 DIY Antennas, 5 ID Tags, and a 3 month SentryLink subscription.

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    EARLY BIRD ADOPTER C1 FIELD DEVICE (CELLULAR & BLUETOOTH)

    Includes: Field Device, 2 DIY Antennas, 5 ID Tags, and a 3 month SentryLink subscription.

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    C1 FIELD DEVICE (CELLULAR & BLUETOOTH)

    Includes: Field Device, 2 DIY Antennas, 5 ID Tags, and a 3 month SentryLink subscription.

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    RANGER H1 - 4 PACK
    A four pack of the Bluetooth only model.

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    RANGER C1 - 3 PACK
    A three pack of the Cellular & Bluetooth model.

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    BETA TESTER
    Be one of the first people to have the gear!

    Not only will you get the gear first but you will be also be included in the development process and help us improve the final product. You will get both prototypes and the final product.

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    KITSENTRY ELITE - STARTER KIT
    Comes with everything an individual needs to get going.

    Includes: 1 C1 Field Unit, 3 H1 Field Units, 5 assorted DIY antennas, 50 NFC Tags, 5 f-stop KitSentry ICUs, 5 KitSentry Lens Cases, 2 f-stop KitSentry Millar Bags, and a one year KitSentry Elite subscription.

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    KITSENTRY PRO - STARTER KIT
    Comes with everything a working pro or a small production group needs to get going.

    Includes: 2 C1 Field Unit, 5 H1 Field Units, 1 Bluetooth Base Station, 20 assorted DIY antennas, 200 NFC Tags, 10 f-stop KitSentry ICUs, 10 KitSentry Lens Cases, 2 f-stop KitSentry Millar Bags, and a one year KitSentry Pro subscription.

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    KITSENTRY ENTERPRISE - STARTER KIT
    This is the perfect level for a production house, gear rental shop, or retail space.

    Includes: 10 C1 Field Units, 30 H1 Field Units, 2 Bluetooth Base Stations, 100 assorted DIY antennas, 750 NFC Tags, 35 f-stop KitSentry ICUs, 35 KitSentry Lens Cases, 5 f-stop KitSentry Millar Bags, and a one year KitSentry Enterprise subscription.

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