Olarm, The Smartest Peel & Stick Home Alarm System, Kicks Off On Kickstarter

Olarm —a customizable, simple and cost-effective home security alarm system, packing seven capabilities into a single device— is now available on Kickstarter. Using easy-to-install multi-functional sensors and a mobile app, this new system allows users to detect motion, smoke, temperature changes and more – through a free self-monitoring option or subscription based professional monitoring services. Olarm is a revolutionary next generation home security system that’s powered by an all-in-one “peel and stick” O-ring smart sensor.

abode Systems Receives Majority Stake Investment From Nice S.p.A.

abode systems announces a strategic investment from Nice S.p.A. Through the transaction, which was public as of Friday, April 13 and reported to the Italian stock exchange, Nice will acquire 75% of abode systems with the remaining stock held by abode founders. Abode was originally founded in 2014 by former ADT executive Christopher Carney and launched on Kickstarter in 2015. The home security startup combined professional-grade security with desirable and popular smart home features and a powerful home automation engine to create what is now a well-developed smart home security space.

Parking Spotter: Milestone Community Kickstarter Contest 2017 Winner

The Milestone Community Kickstarter program was recently launched in November 2016. Participants had one month to submit their integration ideas to Milestone and those ideas would then be reviewed and narrowed down to five finalists. Those finalist would compete for the grand prize of US$10,000 cash, US$40,000 in marketing and development services, and other Milestone assistance. All five finalists were invited to MIPS 2017 in San Antonio, where they could present their ideas and solutions to other Community members, as well as to the Milestone Product Advisory Board, who then made the final selection.

Wristband Uses Encryption to Grant Access to Other Devices

A Kickstarter project aims to give you a Bluetooth Low Energy-enabled wristband that replaces keys and passwords. Everykey from the Cleveland, Ohio-based company of the same name, Everykey, is a fashionable band that can be instantly disabled if your Everykey ever gets lost or stolen. The Wristband uses encryption to grant access to other devices. When the Everykey wristband is within range of a user’s device, the wristband will allow the user to bypass that device’s password or physically unlock it automatically.

WVU Office of Technology Transfer Licenses Biometric Technologies to Confirmix

Confirmix will use the biometric technologies to develop enterprise and consumer identity authentication products, marketing the enterprise products through its flagship brand, Confirmix, to combat the identity theft and online fraud activities.
The licensed technologies include capabilities for image enhancement and restoration, face and eye detection, task detection and matching, and dual-mode and dual-scenario matching, which provide the key aspects of identity management solutions.

DefenDoor: Your Personal Butler, Concierge and Security Guard

Ever wondered who was standing on the front porch, ringing the doorbell? Maybe it was the neighbor or the mailman. Maybe it was someone unfamiliar. DefenDoor — the affordable, smart doorbell and camera — is perfect for those moments.

There’s a new system that allows you to screen your visitors just like you screen your calls, keep your home safely monitored while you’re out, and even receive updates when your family members return home safely. Its name is DefenDoor.