A new smart home security company is looking to crowdfund its product to compete with the likes of Canary. Korner, which is looking to raise $150k through Indiegogo, is a $100 system that comes with a router dongle and separate door tags.
When you plug the dongle (or FOB) into the router and connect the tags to each of your doors and windows, you have 24-hour access to the comings and goings inside your home, all from the comfort of your smartphone.
The app tells you when a door or window has been opened, and gives you the option to either call the police or alert your “security circle,” composed of friends and family who can respond to an alert of potential activity when you can’t.
According to the founders, the tags are one of the biggest differentiators for the system, as most products like this require two pieces for each door or window to detect motion.
Not only have the Korner folks found a way to build the tags into one single piece, but they also say their system tells the difference between non-threatening activity (perhaps caused by the wind or something) and a true break-in.
This service obviously looks to compete with products like Canary, a sensor-packed device that connects to your smartphone and monitors your home. By comparison, the Canary costs $200 but offers a live video feed, air quality and smoke detectors, as well as a beautiful complementary app.
However, the Canary doesn’t cover every corner of your home the same way that the door tags from Korner would.
For more info, check out the full Korner campaign on Indiegogo right here.