Homeboy, an Australian based start up and Brisbane Technology Park occupant, has released its world-first home security system in the US; making home security more affordable and accessible to the general public. Homeboy’s new product is the first wireless, long-life, Wi-Fi accessible security camera in the world and is the only home security system that enables owners to invite trusted friends and family to access their security system electronically.
The automatic motion detecting camera alerts the owner and their network instantly when motion is detected. Users are given the ability to view the video footage immediately and decide whether further action is needed. The mobile app has geo-location capability allowing the system to disarm or arm based on the owner leaving or arriving home, it also allows the system to go into pet mode.
The portable camera weighs 153 grams and is no larger than a tennis ball. It can be placed anywhere around the house as the magnetic base is capable of being mounted to walls and doors.
Mark Richards, co-founder of Homeboy said, “Home security is in desperate need of a refresh. Popular streaming and monitoring cameras are not home security systems, and the incumbent home security systems trusted by the generation before us are hopelessly antiquated and prohibitively expensive to the vast majority of renters and homeowners.
“Everyone deserves home security and the freedom to customize their system to match their lifestyle. We built Homeboy to be open and accessible to all from day one. Homeboy is home security for the rest of us.”
Already Homeboy has received very favourable reviews from CNET, HGTV, Gigaom and PC World. Although Homeboy is currently unavailable in Australia, you can find out more information on this innovative system, and plans for a local release at www.homeboy.com.