Imagine a device that could thwart off burglars when you’re not home. Well that’s what mitipi is aiming to do with their Kevin device, which they call the “world’s first virtual roommate”.

Basically, the Kevin device can produce random situations using smart logic,  to give the illusion that someone is still in your home. Anything from visual effect to acoustic effects and more.

Kevin connects to your other smart devices and factors in time zone, region, language, weather, home type when creating these situations.

Homeowners can even record their own audio clips for Kevin to use, whether it be pots and pans, people talking or music.

The device can be controlled via the buttons on the device or via the companion app.

The Kevin device itself has a 32-bit dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 802.11 b/g/n/e/i Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, RGB lights, a 5-watt speaker and can support voltages from 110-240.

The device’s core features all work offline, in the event your Kevin device gets disconnected from the internet.

Julian Stylianou, mitipi Founder & CEO, comments, “Having spent extensive time talking with the victims of burglaries, it’s clear that home protection needs to evolve beyond surveillance, reporting, and alarms. This is why we created Kevin – we envisage a world where burglars only exist in history books, and we want to add value and innovation to the world of home security, by offering a prevention-first solution.”

Starting today, mitipi is launching their Kevin device as a Kickstarter. The rewards are as follows: Note: the reward levels in Swiss Francs (CHF) but converted Canadian & US pricing will be below.

  • 1 Kevin device for CHF 149 / $196 CAD / $159 USD (Super Early Bird – Limited to 50 devices)
  • 1 Kevin device for CHF 199  / $262 CAD / $212 USD (Early Bird – Limited to 200 devices)
  • 1 Kevin device for CHF 249 / $328 CAD / $266 USD
  • 3 Kevin devices for CHF 599 / $790 CAD / $640 USD
  • 1 Kevin device in the colour of your choice (from the RAL colour system) for CHF 599 / $790 CAD / $640 USD
  • 1 Kevin device with a wood casting for CHF 799 / $1054 CAD / $855 USD
  • 1 Kevin device with the serial number 1 for CHF 1,001 / $1320 CAD / $1071 USD
  • 1 Kevin device with the serial number 2 for CHF 1,002 / $1321 CAD / $1072 USD
  • 1 Kevin device with the serial number 3 for CHF 1,003 / $1323 CAD / $1073 USD
  • 1 Kevin device with the serial number 4 for CHF 1,004 / $1324 CAD / $1074 USD
  • 1 Kevin device with the serial number 5 for CHF 1,005 / $1325 CAD / $1075 USD
  • 1 Kevin device with the serial number 6 for CHF 1,006 / $1327 CAD / $1076 USD
  • 1 Kevin device with the serial number 7 for CHF 1,007 / $1328 CAD / $1077 USD
  • 1 Kevin device with the serial number 8 for CHF 1,008 / $1329 CAD / $1078 USD
  • 1 Kevin device with the serial number 9 for CHF 1,009 / $1331 CAD / $1079 USD
  • 1 Kevin device with the serial number 10 for CHF 1,010 / $1322 CAD / $1080 USD
  • 10 Kevin devices for CHF 1,800 / $2374 CAD / $1926 USD
  • Special day with the mitipi team in Switzerland for CHF 9,500 / $12,532 CAD / $10,166 USD (this reward will happen around April 2018)
  • Record your own voice to be used on every Kevin device for CHF 9,500 / $12,532 CAD / $10,166 USD (this reward will happen around July 2018)

All the rewards are set to ship in December 2018 (unless where noted).

Source: Kickstarter

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