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$26,240
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 12 2018
$26,240
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
48
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 12 2018

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About

Tabs is a suite of devices managed by a simple mobile app that helps families locate and monitor loved ones and valuable items, monitor home temperature and air quality, and secure a home against unwanted guests. Managing all of your devices is easy with the Tabs app. The app also provides simple Wi-Fi Parental Controls with features to shield children from inappropriate web content and control how much, where, and the time they spend online.  

Tabs network covers the inside and outside of your home—for up to a mile. The long-range coverage and accompanying mobile app sends parents instant alerts. Know when your child made it home from school or if they didn't get home by a set time using the Tabs Wristband Locator. Locate misplaced or stolen valuables with the Tabs Object Locator. Get alerted when an intruder gained access to your home while you're away with the Tabs Motion and Door & Window Sensors. Know if your home air quality becomes harmful to your family with the Tabs Healthy Home Sensor. Tabs integrates across your home and travels with your loved ones to give you complete peace of mind.  

LoRaWAN™ is the standardized Internet of Things protocol for sensors and devices.  It allows interoperability and seamless connection of devices into the network through multiple different suppliers.  LoRaWAN™ allows devices to communicate 100x further than Bluetooth® or Wi-Fi.

The Tabs network is infinitely expandable and allows for more sensors and applications to be connected over time. Help us build the network of the future and a powerful network for the Internet of Things.

Hubs can be placed anywhere but the best network coverage will be generated when placed in elevated unobstructed areas.  All of the Tabs devices will anonymously and securely communicate with any Hub in the network within range.

Each Hub is connected to the core network and there is no association of a device to a Hub, only a device to the core network and each device can only be associated with one user. LoRaWAN™ is a standardized protocol so other devices that are not designed by Tabs can be added to the network.

Generally, a Hub creates coverage from a mile to a half mile depending on the Hub placement and surrounding terrain.  The network coverage is displayed in the mobile app so users can easily know if a desired area is covered.  If a designed area of location tracking doesn't have coverage, then a Hub or Mini-Hub can be added by any user to generate coverage in this area. With Tabs, the users have control to generate coverage where desired.

To find out how much coverage you could expect, visit our online coverage simulator here

The LoRaWAN™ technology is being deployed by mobile operators, cable operators, and major corporate enterprises globally, but Tabs wants to make this technology available and affordable for everyone.

Green: LoRaWAN Coverage currently deployed by network providers.
Green: LoRaWAN Coverage currently deployed by network providers.

We are already in process of working with other LoRaWAN™ network providers to build network coverage across major cities nationwide.  

Tabs is a secure IoT solution for all of the devices you connect. Tabs has multiple levels of security and encryption built into the protocol, and our team helped define the security aspects of LoRaWAN™ from our previous senior positions at IBM. 

LoRaWAN™ has been validated by many security experts and the Tabs team has built in additional security aspects to ensure that a device can only be owned and associated with one user.

In addition, our devices do not contain a microphone, camera, or any other sensors that could be possibly exploited for eavesdropping. The devices also do not store any historical data so if an unwanted third party compromises a device they cannot retrieve any historical or past data from the device. 

The Tabs application server uses state-of-the-art industry standard protection from the top cloud-based service providers to ensure a secure connection.

As a Kickstarter backer, your pledge for Tabs will come with a lifetime subscription to our advanced features.  

*Most home security and smart home solutions come with a monthly fee from $15-$20 / month which over the course of two years is up to $480 in savings.

From over 900 registered solution applicants, Our Tabs suite of products impressed the judging panel and was chosen as one of the finalists of the IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® 2017/18 for the wearable Industrial category AND the LoRaWAN™ Challenge powered by the LoRa Alliance™. 

Each kit includes our Hub, creating your own LoRaWAN™ network, enabling up to one mile of coverage. The Hub is a complete dual-band 801.11ac Wi-Fi router that can be used to replace your existing high-speed wireless router, create a new separate network, or use as a Wi-Fi extender to your existing home network.

After the campaign, all Tabs products will be available for sale individually, further allowing you to customize your smart home system. 

In addition to a Hub, the Family Locator Kit comes with 1 Wristband Locator, 2 Tabs Locators, and a Mini Hub. The Mini Hub is an add-on network antenna, powered by 5V USB or wall outlet creating coverage wherever you go—as long as you have Internet access, you can power Tabs. Take it on vacation, ski trips, or school field trips.

Both the child's Wristband Locator and the general Object Locator come with a push button that allow you to send pre-set messages between the device and the app such as; "HELP!," "I've arrived" or "I'm ready for Pickup."  Each Locator device also includes a vibrate or buzz function so you can notify a child in an event such as  "When I buzz you, it is time to come home." Locators can last a week on a single change or for months when not in motion. 

Use Locators to keep tabs on your purses, briefcase, and more.
Use Locators to keep tabs on your purses, briefcase, and more.

The Home Health & Security Kit is an amazingly comprehensive smart home solution. In addition to 1 Tabs Hub, the kit includes 3 Door & Window Sensors, 1 Motion Sensor, and 1 Healthy Home Sensor. 

See details on each device below or visit Tabs.io. Like all Tabs products, the kit is can be expanded with additional products later to create the perfect solution for your home. Powered by 1/2 AA batteries, the sensors can last for years without concern. All sensors are wireless and easy to mount with supplied hardware.

Tabs Home Monitoring Devices uses 1/2 AA Batteries like shown (included) and lasts years before it needs a charge.
Tabs Home Monitoring Devices uses 1/2 AA Batteries like shown (included) and lasts years before it needs a charge.

Setting up your kit is a breeze. Simply download our iOS or Android app, and follow on-screen instructions. You'll be stepped through the simple process of adding each device and tips on mounting and placement are included in your product manual.

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Our easy to follow directions will get you up and running in less than a few minutes. And if you have any issues, Tabs Support will be available to help before you receive your kit. 

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Customer service is our upmost priority. In addition to making easy to use products and easy to understand instructions, we're working on a whole series of how-to videos like the one above to walk you through step by step so you won't miss a step.  If you ask for it, we'll work on it.   Your comments and feedback helps us build a better community and a safer neighborhood for everyone. 

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 Sneak peak of the Tabs Path Route in action. Locator 1 walked down the street and back.  Routes can but monitored anywhere there is LoRaWAN coverage.

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 Preset messages can be customized and programmed.  In this case, ours is "Support our Campaign". Common messages used are "Come pick me up!", "I've fallen and need assistance" or even "Help! Call 911!" (Tabs cannot call emergency services for you, however, messages can be relayed to pre-determined recipients for notifications. 

The team has been involved and key players in the definition and evolution of the Internet of Things from previous senior positions at IBM, Semtech, and other major technology companies. We have been working on Tabs for the past year, striving to create a solution that makes smart location, security, and safety technology available to everyone by utilizing the revolutionary new LoRaWAN™ Internet of Things network.

Our core technology has already been implemented into numerous industrial solutions around the world. It's also been deployed by forty major operators globally including Comcast in the United States.

Risks and challenges

We've worked around the clock the last 12 months to engineer and develop the most efficient hardware and software solutions for Tabs.
We have partnered with Flextronics and Gemtek to manufacture our products. Both providers are leading manufacturers in the aerospace, smart home, wireless, IoT industries.

We understand the importance of delivering a product to our backers on time. And with different variables at hand, we've partnered with JSI Logistics, a leader in customized supply chain solutions.

Our goal is to enter retail in 2018 by partnering with nationwide distributors like Best Buy, Lowes, and others. Your support will help us strengthen our already growing network of devices.

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    Home Monitoring Tabs Kit (Early Bird)

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    The Home Monitoring Tabs Kit includes everything you need to monitor the health of your home. Tabs locator devices can be added on after the campaign and ship together.

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    Family Tabs Kit (Early Bird)

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    Family Locator Kit includes everything you need to monitor your child, pet, or loved ones' location and activities—anytime, anywhere. Tabs home monitoring devices can be added on after the campaign and ships together.

    Lifetime Subscription to our Tabs App including all features.

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    Includes:
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    • Mini Hub
    • Wristband Locator
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    Safe Neighborhood - Tabs Home Kit

    Build a safe neighborhood - Call your friends and buy 4 pack together. You'll get 4 full kits totaling $225 each.

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    Safe City - Tabs Family Kit

    Build a safe city - Be a leader in building a safe city and buy a 10 pack together. You'll get 10 full kits at $260 each.

    Lifetime Subscription to our Tabs App including all features.

    Plus You'll get an outdoor gateway ($2000 value) free and direct support for citywide deployment.

    Outdoor gateways are industrial grade antennas to help build LoRaWAN network coverage.

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    • Tabs External Industrial Gateway
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    Tabs Network Advocator

    A member of the Tabs team will come out to you and help you set up your own network at home including an outdoor gateway ($2000). Get an inside look at the technology of what built Tabs including receiving all of our Tabs products. (USA only)

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