Point is a complete home alarm in a single device. It lets you know if something is wrong at home - without using invasive cameras. When the unexpected happens, Point alerts you and your family, friends and neighbours, so that your community can help each other.
Point is more than just a home alarm; it is giving your home a voice. By utilising environmental sensors and machine learning Point understands important events in your home.
Point notifies you of events that matter the most to you: intrusions, smoke, loud music late at night or sudden temperature changes. This information is presented on your phone and will be available to you no matter where you are. Point does this all while respecting your privacy—no cameras or eavesdropping.
Point senses when you are leaving your home and automatically switches on the burglar alarm. If you prefer to turn the alarm on and off by yourself - there's also a setting for that!
Point can detect emergencies such as a break-in or smoke, and alert you and your community right away.
Your community of friends, family, and neighbours can communicate with each other and act in case of an emergency. Point can also send text messages to friends who are not using the app.
Over time Point can inform you about hard-to-discover home environment issues.
The home screen provides you with a 24 hour overview of your home, while the timeline provides you with insights about your home over a long period.
By combining sound and environmental sensors with artificial intelligence, Point can understand what is happening in your home. It is trained to detect specific events, such as intrusions, smoke, and different types of alarms. When an event that matter to you occur it is immediately forwarded to your phone. Most processing happens on Point and raw sound never leaves the device. This way your privacy is protected.
Point connects over Wi-Fi and runs on a rechargeable battery that lasts 6-12 months depending on environment conditions.
Your friends and neighbours can receive messages from Point through a text message or you can share access using the free app.
With HomeKit™, Point easily integrates with the rest of your home. Turn on the alarm automatically when you leave the house. Point is also compatible with IFTTT which allows you to connect it hundreds of applications and products to trigger reactions based on events discovered. For the adventurous there is an HTTP API available if you want to build your own integration.
The response to our first Kickstarter campaign in 2014 was overwhelming. The first expression of a new softer approach to home security, Point, is now installed in thousands of homes across the world. Yet something was missing. Ironically it was you.
We have upgraded Point on all fronts. But by far the biggest addition is the community. People are eager and able to help each other out. That's why your community is front and center in the new app.
Every box includes one Point, a USB charging cable and an easy to install magnetic mounting plate for Point.
Partners and Press
Changing home security is not a simple task. That is why Minut has partnered with two Fortune 500s to bring Point to more people. We are seeking strategic partnerships in insurance, telecom, and the utility sectors. If you are interested in working together or have any questions please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Risks and challenges
We launched the first generation of Point on Kickstarter in November 2014 and know that there are a myriad of obstacles to overcome. To name a few, there are risks associated with certification, manufacturing, and unforeseen changes in component and production lead times and availability. We have taken steps towards mitigating those risks. For the production of new Point we have partnered with a larger manufacturer whose work with clients such as Disney and iRobot gave us confidence that they would be the right partners for manufacturing Point. By the time of the Kickstarter campaign launch we have produced the first 100 production samples and have already set up supply and logistics chain.
Still—unforeseen events happen and we commit to being transparent about the challenges we are facing.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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