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Your virtual roommate against burglars: Kevin by mitipi

A project in Zurich, Switzerland by mitipi Ltd.

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World’s first virtual roommate. Fooling burglars and protecting your home when you’re unable to.
Backers: 492
Average Pledge Per Backer: $219

Funded: $107,611 of $50,000
Dates: Jan 30th -> Mar 6th (35 days)
Project By: mitipi Ltd.
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Latest News

Update #9: We did it!

March 6th - via:
Dear backers Thank you so much for your support throughout our campaign! 492 backers - 107.611 CHF!Thanks to you, Kevin will now be produced and will be taught Bluetooth Music playback!  You will hear from us as soon as we need more information and... (Read More)

Update #8: Burglary interview and last weekend to back us!

March 2nd - via:
Dear mitipi community Which smart home firm did actually ever talk to a real burglar? Surprise, we did! It was important to us to learn first hand what a burglar goes through. Here’s a video of an interview with did with a burglar. We had a lot of... (Read More)

Update #7: mitipi and Helvetia Insurance

February 27th - via:
Dear mitipi community Insurance companies are very interested in Kevin. We're happy to have a strong partner with Helvetia Insurance, who believes in Kevin and the mitipi team. The video below shows Philipp Gmür, CEO of Helvetia Insurance Group,... (Read More)

Update #6: We listen to you: next stretch goal

February 21st - via:
Dear mitipi community We have more than 450 backers now and are approaching the 200%! If we reach that, we’ll implement Bluetooth music playback for Kevin. We are optimistic that we’ll reach this goal soon - with your help of course!  In our... (Read More)

Update #5: Survey - what additional skills shall we teach Kevin?

February 13th - via:
Dear mitipi community We had interesting discussions with some of you about the further development of Kevin. That’s why we want to hear from you all now! What skills would you like Kevin to have? We’d be very thankful if you could take 1 minute... (Read More)

Update #4: Shipping and import duty costs for Kevin

February 8th - via:
Dear mitipi community Some of you have asked us about the shipping and import duty costs for Kevin. We have therefore researched this topic further and can give you the following specifications now.  We will, of course, do our best to optimize these... (Read More)

Update #3: What a burglary does to a victim

February 6th - via:
Dear mitipi community First of all, thank you for your support so far! We're very happy that we see that already more than 400 people pre-ordered their very own Kevin! Before developing our device, we have done a lot of research. We will show you... (Read More)

Virtual roommate Kevin tricks burglars into thinking you’re home

February 5th - via:
Virtual roommate Kevin tricks burglars into thinking you’re home By Sonia Taylor14 hours ago 0:03 / 0:51 Virtual roommate protects you from break ins FSharePPin itTTweetBMail Preventing break ins is usually something we think about when going away on holiday, but the reality is that having your home broken into can happen at any time. A new kickstarter project wants to change the way we protect our homes, Ferris Bueller-style. (Read More)

Update #2 – funded! And attention all music lovers!

January 31st - via:
We made it – funded in less than 19 hours! We can’t believe it! Thank you to all our early backers to have made this possible! But we’re not going to rest now – we still have 34 days to go until the campaign is done. Kevin is great at... (Read More)

First virtual roommate is here to give company, to keep burglars off, priced at US$149

January 31st - via:
The Kevin speaker by Mitipi is engineered to simulate homeowners' activities to prevent criminals from breaking in. When imitating sounds, the device uses a smart logic that considers multiple factors such as time zone, region, language, weather, and home type. Preferences can be set according to the users. (Read More)

Update #1 - German Page / unsere Seite auf Deutsch

January 30th - via:
Wer oder was ist Kevin?  In den USA und in Europa wird jede zweite Person einmal im Leben Opfer eines Einbruchs. Wir von mitipi möchten dies ändern und träumen von einer Welt, in der das Wort “Einbruch” nur noch in Geschichtsbüchern... (Read More)

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