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SecufyBy Secufy
First created
SecufyBy Secufy
First created
€35,781
pledged of €50,000pledged of €50,000 goal
89
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 23 2019

About

Get your own personal peace of mind knowing your loved ones can reach you with Secufy, a unique, portable SOS button.

Each Secufy SOS Alert Button features an unlimited range and instantly alerts up to three personal contacts with your location and each other's information when activated in an emergency without an app or station to connect to.

By supporting Secufy, you're helping parents and caretakers stay connected to their loved ones in case of an emergency. Know that with your Secufy device, you'll take advantage of:

  •  Peace of Mind — Secufy was designed so that in the event of an emergency, you'll receive an instant notification if something happens.                                                                                  
  •  Unlimited Range — Using the latest in IoT Technology, Secufy works without an app or station, and connects to globally available networks to quickly alert your help.                                 
  •  Always Ready — With a long battery life and lightweight, waterproof design, Secufy can be taken or worn anywhere and be trusted to work when you need it most.                                                             
  •  Accurate GPS — Using 102 of the world's Satellites when activated, Secufy's alert includes your location, accurate by up to 10 feet.                                                                                         
  •  Private Transmission — With a secured one-way transmission, your emergency alert is sent to up to 3 people only when activated.

See How Quickly Secufy Sends Notifications:

At a glance, Secufy packs some incredible features into a small package:

How Does Secufy Compare to Other GPS Emergency Devices:

 No matter what life throws your way, Secufy can reliably send an emergency alert text message to up to 3 people for help. 

When emergencies happen, Secufy stands ready to alert.
When emergencies happen, Secufy stands ready to alert.
Press the Secufy Button 3 times to send an instant alert to up to 3 people!
Press the Secufy Button 3 times to send an instant alert to up to 3 people!

To activate Secufy, simply press the button 3 times to send an immediate notification that includes your GPS coordinates and who else received the notification, letting them coordinate who will rush to your aid.

It's easy to register your three helpers through Secufy's website!
It's easy to register your three helpers through Secufy's website!

Secufy's three-step set-up process is easy to do and lets you keep your loved ones informed:

  •  Register Your Device — Head over to www.secufy.io/setup and log in with the Device and Password we provide you.
  •  Sign Up Your Helpers — Register up to 3 people that you want notified when you're in trouble.
  •  Send Your First Alert — Click the Secufy button 3 times to send a notification with your GPS coordinates and link your helpers together.

We rely on one-way server communication to keep your data private, and to quickly and reliably send emergency message alerts. 

  • Press Secufy 3 times to activate the emergency alert
  • The GPS coordinates and unique ID is sent to our servers in an encrypted message
  • Our Servers confirm the device ID and who will receive the SMS alert
  • The SMS Alert is pushed to registered helpers with GPS coordinates,other recipient's contact info and urgent call for help.

*The Secufy button is only active to transmit your coordinates and device information so your movement is not tracked.

Using the latest in IoT technology, Secufy transmits your alert and location in an instant without an app or base station. 

No matter where you are, Secufy can alert your helpers!
No matter where you are, Secufy can alert your helpers!

Unlike similar devices, Secufy doesn’t need to be connected to a smart phone via an app or base station and communicates with GPS satellites when active. By using the latest in IoT connection technology, your Secufy will work wherever these global networks are for an unlimited range

The notification is sent through our partners, ThingStream (GSM) and SigFox networks in a one-way encrypted message with a connection speed of over 500bps, meaning your emergency alert is instantaneous!

 Pre-ordering your Secufy gets you your first year's data plan for free. Additional data plans after the first year will be available for €29.

Your location is only shared when Secufy is activated.
Your location is only shared when Secufy is activated.

Privacy in today's digital age is taken seriously within Secufy. 

Transmission Privacy

We partnered with ThingStream whose technology connects to global GSM networks and SigFox's global network to transmit your encrypted GPS coordinates and Device ID to our servers before sending out the SMS alert.

Server-Side Privacy

All of our customers' information is stored in a server where your name, the names you assign to helpers and their phone numbers are linked to an encrypted file linked to your Secufy device.  Your information is only decrypted to update helpers and send the notification.

Actual GPS Map Coverage When Testing Our Prototype in the United States!
Actual GPS Map Coverage When Testing Our Prototype in the United States!

We use the ublox CAM-M8 antenna to pinpoint your location with an accuracy of up to 10 feet. The antenna is compatible with all 4 of the world’s Global Navigation Satellite System Providers (GNSS) making use of 102 satellites for added consistency and security:

  •  GPS (United States) — Utilizing 32 orbital satellites across 6 orbital planes
  •  GLONASS (Russia) — Utilizing 32 orbital satellites across 3 orbital planes
  •  BeiDou (China) — Utilizing 32 orbital satellites across 3 orbital planes
  •  Galileo (EU) — Utilizing 32 orbital satellites across 6 orbital planes

Whether it's on your wrist, keys or belongings, you can carry Secufy with you anywhere.

With strong plastic and a complete IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, Secufy can stand to even the most active lifestyles and be ready for you in an emergency.

Keeping Secufy a convenient item to carry was no small feat. We added some integrated loops so that you can wear as a bracelet, necklace or attach to your bags or keys. 

For helping us make Secufy happen, we'll give our backers the option to choose the way they want to wear it:

  • Wristband
  • Necklace
  • Leash
Secufy's battery lasts up to 5 months before needing to be charged.
Secufy's battery lasts up to 5 months before needing to be charged.

Since the GPS is only activate when on Secufy keeps your battery for when you need it most for up to 5 months before needing to charge. The low-battery indicating LED lets you know when you have about a week left to charge.

Secufy charges wirelessly (Qi-charging, the global standard you know from your smartphone) to keep it easy to use and will fully charge within a few hours.

Here's what our latest prototype is using to transmit emergency alerts:

Size

  •  Measurement— 38 mm x 38 mm x 14 mm (1.5 x 1.5 x .75 inch) 
  •  Weight— 18 grams, .63 oz

Materials and Components

  •  Casing— PA6 Wellamid 6000 GS 30 and PA/ABS Bayblend T65 (Molded High Durability Plastic) 
  •  u-blox M8 GNSS Antenna — omni-directional GPS antenna 
  •  Wisol WSSFM10R2 —Sigfox/GSM IoT connectivity module and processor
  •  Battery— Rechargeable LiPo with 1,400 mWh capacity 
  •  Battery Life— 5-6 months

Back Secufy today, to take advantage of our exclusive Kickstarter supporter pricing.

Additional data plans after the first year will be available for €29.


A father of 4 and serial entreprenuer, Holger wanted to improve his kids' safety, but be able to give them the flexibility and privacy they need as they grow older. Set out to create a security device unlike anything seen before, Secufy® was born. Holger left his work as a consultant with McKinsey & Company® and began his entrepreneurship in a few different companies such as  Enligna AG®, match2blue  GmbH®, Favendo GmbH®, and mObserve GmbH®. He heads the Secufy® team in strategy, finance, and marketing.

The wireless hard- and software solutions specialist gained several awards (3rd place Sino-German Contests in Germany and China in 2018), Plus X Young Innovator Award, 2015).  He founded Syncronice®, former Audiofly®, a company developing lightning fast wireless audio systems in 2006/2014 and Sensoco®, a company specialised on IoT sensors in 2018. Looking forward, Christoph helps with our business development on an international scale.

An accomplished designer and 3D artist, Uwe focuses on industrial design and brings many years of international specialist and management positions in the field and helps make Secufy® as small as possible.

With working experience throughout the EU, China and the US she became a digital marketing enthusiast in the tech industry. Fascinated by the Internet of Things and international start-up scene and it's latest developments made her an easy fit with Secufy®.

Hendrik is a passionate cloud and software architect with focus on high scaling Back-ends. He has fundamental work experience in this sector and a big portion of pioneering spirit.  

With a Diploma in economics, Jana worked for many years in the tech industry, focus on mobile development and mobile security. She combines her financial expertise with growth strategies and business development. 

Risks and challenges

We were able to handle the miniaturization of GPS and IoT connectivity in a stand-alone device with a several-month battery lifetime. The availability of the small space inside a button especially when it comes to realizing high performance antennas for GPS and connectivity was very challenging.

When going the next step from a hand-made prototype to machine made (mass) production, product quality and product quality assurance will be a major challenge again.
We have plans to uphold a rigorous Quality Assurance plan and with our team, we have the knowledge and experience in the team to manage that process as we scale Secufy.

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    Pledge €44 or more About US$ 49

    Secufy — Super Early Bird

    Get your personal piece of mind with our first Secufy Personal SOS Buttons at 38% off our future MSRP of €70.

    Includes:
    • Secufy SOS Button
    • 1 Year Data Plan
    • Priority September 2019 Delivery
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    • 150 Text Message alerts
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    Secufy For Two — Super Early Bird

    Get two Secufy Personal SOS Buttons for you and someone you love at 46% off our future MSRP of €140.

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    Secufy Family Plan — Super Early Bird

    Have the whole family equipped with Secufy Personal SOS Buttons for your own personal peace of mind at 52% off our future MSRP of €350.

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    Secufy Small Business Pack

    For those with very large families or want Secufy featured on your website, get 10 Secufy Personal SOS Buttons for 48% off our future MSRP of €700.

    Includes:
    • 10× Secufy SOS Button
    • 10× 1 Year Data Plan
    • 150 Text Message alerts per Secufy Button
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    • 100× Secufy SOS Button
    • 100× 1 Year Data Plan
    • 150 Text Message alerts per Secufy Button
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    Secufy Distributors Pack

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    • 100× Secufy SOS Button
    • 100× 1 Year Data Plan
    • 150 Text Message alerts per Secufy Button
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