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Finally, a smart home security camera with easy installation that can recognize smoke alarms and recap a day in seconds with Time Lapse
Finally, a smart home security camera with easy installation that can recognize smoke alarms and recap a day in seconds with Time Lapse
Finally, a smart home security camera with easy installation that can recognize smoke alarms and recap a day in seconds with Time Lapse
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Spot - The coolest HD smart home camera EVER

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When it comes to home security and smart home cameras, you want everything. And you want it for less. And you don’t want to pay a bunch of extra fees monthly. And you want it to be absolutely 100% YOURS. Personality, features, and a perfect price, all in one cute and flexible package.

Flexible and versatile (and fun!)
Flexible and versatile (and fun!)

Spot is a new way to monitor your home - Easy to use, packed with capabilities, and affordable. Spot is a smart home automation camera, but WAY more than that. Spot is your new friend, your watchdog, your ears, your intercom, your link to your home, and your new family member. 

Spot includes all of the features and options you need in a small, awesome package - Voice-guided setup2-way audioNight vision, HD resolution streaming video, motion detection, audio detection, zoom, local video storage (up to 64 GB Micro SD) AND Free cloud video storage.

Spot introduces some amazing NEW features as well - Sound Recognition (with the ability to identify and notify of carbon monoxide and smoke alarm sirens), Time Lapse custom videos, and a simple setup (with audio walkthrough) in less than 3 minutes. With the magnetic mounting plate for wall mounting and twistable, turnable, expandable legs, Spot can capture any angle.

PC Mag - "This good-looking system is a snap to install, performs flawlessly, and has lots of room for expansion, which is a good thing since the folks at iSmartAlarm have all sorts of cool upgrades in the works."  

CNET - "Truly a game changer. Consumers who have long felt priced out of home security finally have a legitimate and affordable alternative."

Security Gem - "The system is beautiful and well designed and the pieces are discreet and complete. I think I'm in love!"

Well, hello there!
Well, hello there!

Note: Spot does not move on it's own. You can adjust the base up, down, left, right, and you can make Spot sit, stand, squat, or mount Spot on a wall.

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With simple, voice-guided setup, you can easily watch your home from anywhere at any time with the free iSmartAlarm iPhone and Android apps. HD streaming video lets you see what’s going on immediately.

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Spot offers free cloud video storage so you can automatically record and view events in case Spot is triggered by activity, sound and more. Spot also has a MicroSD slot and can store up to 64 GB of video locally. (MicroSD card not included)

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Spot’s patent-pending sound recognition algorithm will keep you informed of specific emergencies! You don’t need to buy a new expensive smart home CO monitor or smoke alarm for every room in your house – Spot does all the work for you.

Here's how it works:

When your smoke alarm or carbon monoxide (CO) monitor are triggered, Spot will recognize the sounds they make and send you notifications telling you EXACTLY what the problem is (and which Spot is reporting the emergency).

In the future, we want to add additional sound recognition capabilities, such as glass breaking, a baby’s cry, and giraffe mating calls.

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Listen to what is going on in your home, listen to each room individually, and talk to whomever you want - Whether it is passing a message to your wife or husband, telling the puppy to get off the couch, or telling a burglar that you are watching and recording. 2-Way Audio works perfectly as security, awareness, and a walkie-talkie all in one!

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Time Lapse is an amazing new feature introduced with Spot. Capture an hour, a day, or a week’s worth of pictures and capture a lifetime in only a few minutes.

Here’s how it works:

  • In the app, schedule the start time and end time of your Time Lapse video. 
  • Choose how often you want Spot to snap a picture. 
  • Go!
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Our CEO Raymond Meng's orchids bloom over multiple days (you can see the light change in the video) while he's hard at work - But he can watch them any time he wants with Spot's Time Lapse!  

Shot Duration: 2 days, 13 hours, 58 minutes and 54 seconds

1 picture per minute

An entire day's worth of sun, clouds, and activity.

You can capture a whole week’s worth of sunrises and sunsets. You can watch a plant grow and blossom (or die, I suppose). You can see exactly what your cat or dog (or fish or lizard or any other animal) do all day. Best of all, you can share your amazing Time Lapse videos easily with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and more.

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Can you spot the thief?  

Shot Duration: 8 hours, 34 minutes and 14 seconds

1 picture per minute

And YES, the videos above are of Time Lapse custom videos shot by Spots!

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The night is dark and full of terrors. Don’t be scared - Spot lights up the night. With magical powers (and high strength LEDs), you can watch and record activity in even the lowest light.

Real night vision image from Spot of Jerry's living room. Who is Jerry? Our Senior Product Manager!
Real night vision image from Spot of Jerry's living room. Who is Jerry? Our Senior Product Manager!
Hardware Testing
Hardware Testing
Shell Molding
Shell Molding
Environment Testing
Environment Testing

Spot is designed to work as a stand-alone Wi-Fi smart home and security camera, and can also be linked with the iSmartAlarm Home Security System. The CubeOne™ acts as the brain and hub of the system, allowing iSmartAlarm devices and sensors to communicate back to the user through cloud technology. Motion Detectors cover wide areas against intruders, Contact Sensors protect doors, windows, liquor cabinets and more, and the Smart Switch allow users to control electrical appliances and lights. Intrusions or unauthorized activity will send a push notification, email, text message, and phone call to your family to make certain you can properly act if there is an emergency. An intrusion when the system is armed also triggers the iSmartAlarm's 110 dB siren as well as act as a trigger to Spot to record activity. 

Outside of Spot's features, Spot is known for being the most affordable smart home security camera and the cutest addition to iSmartAlarm's suite of security products.

  • Sound Recognition (patent-pending) - You can receive notifications if your smoke or CO alarm sirens are going off 
  • Time Lapse custom videos - Create your own videos capturing hours and days in the blink of an eye 
  • Free Cloud video storage 
  • Local video storage (up to 64 GB MicroSD, not included) 
  • 2-way audio 
  • Easy magnetic mounting 
  • Voice-guided audio setup 
  • HD real-time streaming video 
  • Night vision 
  • 4x digital zoom 
  • Motion detection 
  • Sound detection 
  • Flexible and adjustable legs for easy wall or table mounting 
  • Android and iPhone apps
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 (720P) 
  • Field of View: 130º lens 
  • Image Sensor: 1/3” CMOS 
  • Night Vision Distance: 30 feet 
  • Video Format: H.264 
  • Local Storage: Up to 64 GB (MicroSD card not included) 
  • Cloud Storage: Up to 30 10-second video clips rolling storage 
  • Motion Detection Range: 20 feet 
  • Audio: 2-Way Audio 
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz 
  • Mounting Method: Wall and table mounting 
  • Ports: 1 Type-A USB, 1 Micro USB 
  • Dimensions: 1.97” x 1.97” x 2.20” (50mm x 50mm x 56mm) 
  • Weight: 3.53 oz (100g) 
  • Power: DC 5V/1A 
  • Power Cable Length: 6 feet 
  • Operation Temperature: 32ºF ~ 104ºF (0ºC ~ 40ºC) 
  • Operation Humidity: ≤ 90% at 104ºF (40ºC) 
  • System Requirement: iOS 6.0 and higher, Android 4.0 and higher 
  • Bandwidth Requirement: Upload Speed 1Mbps

iSmartAlarm, Inc. was founded in Silicon Valley in 2012 on the principles of safety, beauty, and intelligence. We are pioneers and leaders in the best smartphone-enabled home security and home control system industry, with rave reviews from CNET, Digital Trends, PC Mag, and others. The sleek, easy-to-use system utilizes a smartphone and tablet app to put home security and home control in the palm of its users' hands.

We've built and run 3 crowdfunding campaigns - We know what we're doing. Our original campaign in 2013 launched the iSmartAlarm brand, and raised over 450% of our goal (and was the 7th highest technology campaign of all time at the time). In 2014 we returned with the iCamera KEEP, and we succeeded in providing free cloud video storage and pan-tilt motorized controls to a market that was missing it.

iSmartAlarm products have won national and international awards including the CEA Mark of Excellence, Red Dot Product Design Award, and PC Mag’s Editor’s Choice Awards. The iSmartAlarm Home Security System was featured in Coldwell Banker’s “25 Smart Home Technologies that Matter Most to Home Buyers.” iSmartAlarm products are sold nationally and internationally in Best Buy, Amazon, Staples, Apple Stores online, and many more locations.

Risks and challenges

All crowdfunding campaigns run into snags or issues. It is inevitable. But we have a significant advantage. We’re uniquely qualified to do what we say we will do in the timeframe we say we’ll do it - This is our third crowdfunding campaign, and we’ve succeeded with each one in providing our products quickly and efficiently to contributors and fans.

Can we guarantee there will be no hiccups? No, no one ever can. But we’ve conquered all of the usual hurdles already. We’ve made it through design, development, supply chain logistics, and molding processes. We have a functional prototype of the iPhone and Android app, and the hardware is in place and working on multiple in-office models. We’ve smash tested Spot, we’ve environmentally tested Spot, and we’ve taken Spot for a dozen laps around the show pony arena. We have an amazing team in place. We’re very far along in the process, with design in place, manufacturing and engineering established with companies we have worked with for years.

We promise we will do everything in our power to minimize delays, and deliver your Spot(s) as soon as possible.

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    1 Spot and 1 iSmartAlarm iCamera KEEP for $60 off MSRP.

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    1 Spot + 1 iSmartAlarm Preferred Package

    The perfect starting point for any home. Includes 1 Spot, 1 CubeOne™ (the brain of the security system), 2 Contact Sensors, 1 Motion Sensor, 2 Remote Tags, and iSmartAlarm window stickers.

    $40 Off MSRP.

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    1 Spot + 1 iSmartAlarm Deluxe Package

    Better protection at every point of entry into your home. Includes 1 Spot, 1 CubeOne™, 4 Contact Sensors, 1 Motion Sensor, 2 Remote Tags, and iSmartAlarm window stickers. (Deluxe Package = Preferred Package + 2 additional Contact Sensors).

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    10 Spots

    10 Spots for only $49 per Spot. Set them up in your house for total visibility, give them to friends and neighbors, collect them all!

    $500 off!

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