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$13,266
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
42
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 8 2016 2:23 PM UTC +00:00

About

Most of us will probably agree that mechanical locks only keep the honest people out. Despite this less than 25% of households have any kind of home security system. The main reason is that historically security system companies have targeted customers living in permanent homes. This trend continues today. With Securmate we want to change that.

 

 

Securmate is designed around the needs of someone who wants to have the ability to easily carry, install and then reinstall their security system.  

Securmate is packed with features that serve it's target audience. 

Portable - The system is small enough to fit in your hand so it is easy to carry with you. 

Long Battery Life - The sensor is powered by regular AAA batteries which can last more than a year.

Email and SMS Alerts - Alert notifications can be communicated via text or email, so it doesn't matter what kind of personal mobile phone you and your trusted contacts have - everyone, you want notified, will be able to receive the alert message.

No Contracts - Unlike many home security systems you own your system and don't have to sign any contracts with anyone.

Customizable - You are in charge and decide how to configure your system. The alert can be a text or email with or without an audible alarm. You get to decide who should be contacted in case of a security breach.

No monitoring fee - You don't pay any fees to a monitoring service.

Encrypted and secure communications - The controller forms a secure network and all communication is 256-bit encrypted using industry standard protocols.

The Securmate system is composed of a controller and one or more door or window sensors. The controller is an integral part of the Securmate system and is not the users phone. 

The controller forms an intranet acting as the hub of the intranet. The sensors detect changes in the state of doors and windows and securely communicate the change of status to the controller.

Installing or re-installing the Securmate System takes only a few seconds every time you move and is as easy as 1-2-3. 

When installing the system, the controller can be plugged into any wall outlet or a device with USB like a laptop. The controller includes a rechargeable battery that will allow the system to function for several hours in the case of a power disruption. 

The wireless sensors can be attached to a door or window by means of provided removable double sided tapes.  

Finally to use the Securmate system just press the Arm button on the controller. (Note: The above picture depicts the older and smaller version of the Controller) 

In order to customize the system to work around you needs, one time configurations can be performed as shown below.

You can add or update contacts that will be notified in case of a security event. 

The controller allows you to easily register one or more sensors.  You can conveniently add new sensors or remove old ones to conform to your place of stay. 

The Securmate system works by creating a Wi-Fi intranet between the controller and the sensors. The sensors and the controller need to be in the dwelling being secured. The Securmate system's range is designed to cover most apartments, hotel rooms and even small to mid-sized homes.

In case of a security breach, the controller will sound an alarm and additionally text or email people in your contact list. 

To access the text or email function, cellular service will need to be separately purchased. Since a security breach is not something that will happen often, a reasonable priced service can be easily found in most areas. In the US, T-mobile and H2O have options for $3.00 a month. 

The controller can also be used as a phone to make emergency calls and can function on GSM and UMTS networks.

Renters who don’t want to buy a system that might be difficult to carry or reinstall. 

College students or people living in shared housing. FBI stats point to a high rate of violent and property crime within universities.  

Even people who already have a “home” security system still leave themselves vulnerable when vacationing or traveling

  

Close to the end of 2015 as we were seeing good success with system testing of the Securmate prototype, we started to have thoughts of exhibiting at the CES. At the eleventh hour, so to speak, we got ourselves a booth, quickly put together some banners and with the Securmate prototype headed for Vegas.  

 What ensued was a memorable and rewarding experience where we were able to talk first-hand with potential buyers, industry experts and get valuable feedback. We were able to reaffirm that Securmate is indeed solving a problem that is experienced by more than people close to the Securmate project and that there is a void in the market. A logical next step for us is to reach out to supporters and people who might be in need of a product like Securmate and what better platform to do so than Kickstarter.

 

 

 Securmate sensor's plastic body went from what looked like a square box that would not have comfortably fit in a pocket to a slick, easy to carry design that is only slightly larger than the two AAA batteries it houses. Despite its compressed geometry careful mechanical and electrical co-design allowed respecting antenna constraints producing a high performing device. 

Our hardware and software embedded system design was geared towards battery conservation, simplicity and maintainability.  

Features such as a simplified provisioning scheme and over-the-air upgradability will permit Securmate to serve its customers for many years. 

The Mobile UI is simple, intuitive, configurable and the backend controller software treats security as a paramount requirement.

The sensor's design is manufacturing ready and going through regression testing and due for FCC and CE certification after completion of funding.

  

 

  

 

  

The following video is a demo of the principal use case where the Securmate system is installed at a new location.  

 

Risks and challenges

We’ve been investing in the design and development of Securmate for more than a year. The design has been proven to work and has been system tested. With the blueprint in hand don’t we just need to replicate it N times?

Yes, but not without typical caveats that can bog any hardware project down. We’re listing the key risks and challenges underneath along with steps we’ve taken to guard your and our own investments in Securmate.

1) Certifications failures can cause delays.
The Securmate system will need to go through international compliance testing based on regulations of different countries. We have mitigated the risk of compliance failures by following design best practices and using certified parts as much as possible in our design.

2) BOM availability and component lead times.
Just like any electronic manufacturing project, if the components in our design reach end-of-life we would have to look for alternatives which can occasionally require a PCB level redesign. Most of our components have pin-exact BOM alternatives mitigating the risk of such an event. Almost all our BOM is available with popular distributors and have reasonable lead times with the exception of one component where we have made a direct pre-order with the manufacturer to prevent any roadblocks during production.

3) Manufacturing delays can also be seen if design is found to lack manufacturability. With Securmate we’ve already gotten our design evaluated for manufacturability (DFM analysis) with multiple manufacturing companies. We’ve also traveled internationally to meet our manufacturing partners, inspect their production lines and gotten quotes for the project execution.

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