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Sensor Device Takes the Guesswork Out of Tracking Your Valuables
FYI sensors, which inform you when things move, get wet, or get too hot or cold, launches Indiegogo campaign.
PORTLAND, Ore. (November 18, 2014) – FYI Devices announces a product that keeps personal belongings safe by keeping you informed when something unexpected happens. FYI sensors, which became available for pre-order on Indiegogo for 45 days beginning Tuesday, November 18th, are designed around the simple idea of sending immediate notifications to people when something they care about moves, gets wet or goes above or below set temperature parameters.
“We designed FYI sensors to give you essential but basic information about the things you care about,” explains Jon Maroney, FYI Devices co-founder. “With a series of FYI sensors placed on doors, windows, basement floors and under sinks, one can easily create a personal home security system at a fraction of the cost of alarm equipment and with no monthly fees.”
Whether for a primary residence, vacation home or vehicle, FYI Devices provides a versatile security system without the monthly monitoring fees. Sensors are turned on and off from a users phone and alerts are sent when something changes so they can respond immediately. The system is based on common Internet of Things (IoT) standards and has a range of up to 150 meters (over 3 times standard WiFi range), providing a much larger coverage area and greater reliability than BlueTooth or WiFi.
The standard FYI Devices Starter Kit comes with a base station that is connected to an Internet router, 3 multi-purpose sensors and an app for iPhone and Android OS devices. Up to 100 additional sensors can be added to an installation. If a door opens, the user receives a text message saying “FYI – your back door moved.”
FYI Devices was formed by a team of entrepreneurs, engineers and product designers who have designed and launched successful products for companies such as Nike, 38 Zeros, Handmark, FreeRange, StoryCode, Logitech, HP and Dell.
“We couldn’t be more excited to launch the campaign to fund this innovative security device,” says Maroney. “With growing consumer interest in accessing updates on your home and valuables when you’re away, FYI sensors are a reliable, easy-to-set-up solution to prevent damage to personal belongings in a way that has never been available before.”
About FYI Devices
FYI Devices creates sensors that track and send mobile alerts about motion, liquid accumulation, and temperature changes in your primary residence, vacation rental or vehicle. FYI Devices’ proven technology provides versatile and easy entry into element alert systems without the expense or infrastructure of a hard-wired system. FYI sensors are available for pre-order Tuesday, November 18th, 2014. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Portland, Ore. For more information, visit www.FYIdevices.com, and find us on Twitter and Facebook.
FYI Devices has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East by donating 2% of the funds raised from the Indiegogo campaign. Habitat is one of the only organizations that offers homeownership opportunities to hardworking families making as little as $20,800 (for a family of four). This is done through a hand-up, not handout model in which homeowners help to build and then buy their home from Habitat. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity please visit http://www.habitat.org/.
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