Video: First look at the next-generation SimpliSafe security system with incoming HomeKit integration
AppleInsider was given a first look at SimpliSafe’s refreshed home security system, guided by founder and CEO Chad Laurans, as well as its outdoor security camera and video doorbell doorbell is a signaling device typically placed near a door to a building’s entrance arriving later this year.
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Chad Laurans: Hi. I’m Chad Arabic: تشاد Tshād; French: Tchad pronounced [tʃa(d)]), officially the Republic of Chad (Arabic: جمهورية تشاد Jumhūrīyat Tshād; French: République du Tchad lit. “Republic of the Chad”), is a Laurans is a feminine given name, founder and CEO of SimpliSafe.
Victor Marks: So tell me about why you founded SimpliSafe.
CL: It was about 11 years ago, and what we saw at the time was that the existing industry just wasn’t serving customers sales, commerce and economics, a customer (sometimes known as a client, buyer, or purchaser) is the recipient of a good, service, product or an idea – obtained from a seller, vendor, or supplier well may refer to enough, and it seemed like an industry in need of disruption. I had a couple friends who were actually burglarized and I had these conversations with them again and again about how they felt vulnerable and they wanted to do something about it. They wanted to get a security system, but none of them did.
CL: They tried contacting some of the big existing security companies company, abbreviated as co., is a legal entity made up of an association of people, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise, and it just didn’t work for them. It was expensive, it required a long term commitment, and it required a lot of hassle. They had to have someone come to their house, they had to set up appointments, they got strong-arm sales tactics, and so we started SimpliSafe to change all that.
CL:Over the past ten years, we’ve grown into one of the largest home security companies, and the fastest growing, and what we do is we have put together a system that is incredibly easy to install yourself, and get real security.
CL: Tomorrow, we’re incredibly excited to announce the all-new SimpliSafe, which is the next generation of our home security platform. It’s a very comprehensive platform.
VM: How does it work usually refers to employment with a smartphone like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard the iPhone.
CL: We have an interactive app that allows you to help you install the system, use the system on a daily basis. You can use the app to arm and disarm your home security refers to freedom from, or resilience against, potential harm (or other unwanted coercive change) from external forces system, set a custom PIN, maybe you want to give a contractor a PIN for a few days to do some work on your home, then take the PIN away. It lets you monitor the cameras in the SimpliSafe system, both live feed and recorded video, that can be motion around the camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both or video that happened during an alarm event. If you want to review the footage to know if it was a false or falsehood may refer to: False (logic) Lie or falsehood, a type of deception in the form of an untruthful statement Falsity or falsehood, in law, deceitfulness by one party that results in damage alarm or a real may refer to: Reality, the state of things as they exist, rather than as they may appear or may be thought to be. Real numbers, in mathematics, extension of the rational numbers (and opposed to alarm alarm device or system of alarm devices gives an audible, visual or other form of alarm signal about a problem or condition where there’s a burglar in your home. You can use your iPhone to check in on your home in any of these cases.
VM: At AppleInsider Apple community are people interested in Apple Inc. and its products, who report information in various media, we’re big fans of HomeKit. So, have you got the system working with HomeKit? What’s the news here?
CL: Yeah, we’re excited to be adding all sorts may refer to: Sorting, any process of arranging items in sequence or in sets Sorting algorithm, any algorithm for arranging elements in lists Sort (Unix), a Unix utility which sorts the lines of a of additional integrations with this next-generation Generation or Next-Generation may refer to system, so this will include integrations may refer to with folks like Apple’s HomeKit, and we’re excited to roll or Rolls may refer to those out. We have a whole suite of them planned for this year as this year rolls along, and are excited to add that among them.
CL: One of the key touch points of this system is our wireless keypad keypad is a set of buttons arranged in a block or “pad” which bear digits, symbols or alphabetical letters. This is completely wireless, battery may refer to powered. The batteries last for up to two years year is the orbital period of the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun in this keypad, so you can install it right by your door where may refer to: Where?, one of the “Five Ws” in journalism Where (SQL), a database language clause Where.com, a provider of location-based applications via mobile phones Where (magazine), a series of it should be, and never think refers to ideas or arrangements of ideas that are the result of the process of thinking about it again, other or The Other may refer to than as you’re using the system system is a regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming a unified whole. It is one of those components that’s meant to be generally silent on your wall wall is a structure that defines an area, carries a load, or provides shelter or security, not something may refer to you have to notice all the time, so it’s got a kinda dead front look, but as you interact with the system, it has a touch-to-wake feature, so as you come up to it and start can refer to multiple topics: Takeoff, the phase of flight where an aircraft transitions from moving along the ground to flying through the air Starting lineup in sports Standing start and rolling to use it, it’ll wake up.
CL: You can see the state of the system at any time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future, arm it into home mode may refer to or away mode, enter your PIN, and after you’re done, it’ll silently go back to sleep. The keys are all backlit and it has a soft-touch surface, using premium materials to make it fit well into your home.
CL: This is our base station may refer to. This is the brains of the system. You could put this anywhere in your home. It has a built-in cellular connection, so that you can always be connected back human back is the large posterior area of the human body, rising from the top of the buttocks to the back of the neck and the shoulders to your alarm monitoring may refer to service. It also has a built-in Wi-Fi connection, so it uses those two connections may refer to redundantly. You don’t have to think about any of that, it’s gonna use them in parallel for you, without may refer to: “Without” (The X-Files), an episode in a late 20th-century television show “Without” (song) Without (film) you having to configure anything.
Base or BASE may refer to Station: SimpliSafe On, Home
CL: And we’ve just turned the alarm system on. It has built-in voice human voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal tract, such as talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc prompts, so that it helps guide you both through the installation and use of the system, and as you can see that light ring most broadly refers to a hollow circular shape or to a high-pitched sound around the bottom also gives you some intuitive indications about what the system is doing. When it’s protecting you it’s going to be lit up blue, when it’s off it’ll be turned off, and as you use the system it has animations also that show up when it’s counting down or when it’s installing a new sensor.
Base Station: Alarm Off.
CL: That component I would highlight is our door sensor. You can see up here on the door we’ve made them incredibly small so they can tuck anywhere into your home and to windows and doors door is a moving mechanism used to block off, and allow access to, an entrance to or within an enclosed space, such as a building, room or vehicle. They’re about a quarter of the size of our current generation sensor, and the battery life is just may refer to: Just (surname) “Just” (song), a song by Radiohead Just! (series), a series of short-story collections for children by Andy Griffiths Jordan University of Science and Technology, a as long, if not longer, and the range, that wireless communication, or sometimes simply wireless, is the transfer of information or power between two or more points that are not connected by an electrical conductor range, has been increased to over a thousand feet.
CL: Behind you over may refer to here is the motion sensor the broadest definition, a sensor is a device, module, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment and send the information to other electronics, frequently a. Again, tucks very quietly into your home. Again, that wireless range may refer to of over a thousand 1000 one thousand is the natural number following 999 and preceding 1001 feet and long battery life. It’s also been tuned to be resistant to any false alarms that could be caused by pets pet or companion animal is an animal kept primarily for a person’s company, protection, or entertainment rather than as a working animal, livestock, or laboratory animal, we’ve tuned the motion detection algorithm to be even more pet friendly, so you can use it, you can put it up without thinking about it.
CL: Behind you over there is our glass break sensor. It is designed to detect the unique acoustic signature of glass is a non-crystalline amorphous solid that is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in, for example, window panes, tableware, and optoelectronics breaking. This next-generation sensor has a three-phase detection data model that we’ve used to, again, decrease any false alarm triggers like a plate clinking or a loud noise in your home, or a dog barking, and is gonna be tuned to detect the unique signature of glass breaking may refer to: Breaking (martial arts), a martial arts skill Breaking (dancing) (or b-boying), a street dance style Breaking Bad, a television series Breaking Benjamin, a post-grunge rock band Vowel.
CL: On the floor over here may refer to we have our water sensor. They will detect any water leaks, if you have a water heater that’s going and it starts to leak, you’ll want to know about that before the water’s pouring out onto your floor. It can be great by plumbing, air conditioning units where the condenser may back up and overflow. We have all sorts of great success stories of water sensors detecting leaks leak is a way (usually an opening) for fluid to escape a container or fluid-containing system, such as a tank or a ship’s hull, through which the contents of the container can escape or outside early before it causes any damage in your home. Again, very long may refer to range, low cost, they’re about $19 and you can sprinkle them throughout your home very easily and be protected from those kinds of water is a transparent and nearly colorless chemical substance that is the main constituent of Earth’s streams, lakes, and oceans, and the fluids of most living organisms damage.
VM: Flood, mold, that kind may refer to: Created kind, often abbreviated to kinds, a creationist category of life forms Kind (horse) (foaled 2001), an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse Kind (type theory), the type of types in a of problem?
CL: That’s exactly right are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal.
CL: Up here on the wall we have our 105 decibel siren. We like to call it the Burglar Blaster. If anyone is breaking into your home, this siren will sound physics, sound is a vibration that typically propagates as an audible wave of pressure, through a transmission medium such as a gas, liquid or solid, and it’s incredibly loud and will let everyone know is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving,. It’s also weatherized, fully weatherized, for indoor or outdoor use.
CL: We have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors over there. Again those have long battery life is a characteristic that distinguishes physical entities that do have biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from those that do not, either because such functions, provide you with five years before you have to change batteries, and if there is anything going on with the detectors the broadest definition, a sensor is a device, module, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment and send the information to other electronics, frequently a, the whole may refer to: Holism, the idea that natural systems and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not as collections of parts in music, a whole step, or Major second in music, a Whole note, or system will provide you with warnings. So you’ll get a notice on your iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc, for example, if the battery is running low, or even may refer to better, if somebody may refer to takes that detector off it’s bracket. You’ll get a notice is the legal concept describing a requirement that a party be aware of legal process affecting their rights, obligations or duties.
CL: Final or The Final may refer to: Final (competition), the last or championship round of a match, game, or other contest. final (Java), a keyword in the Java programming language Final case, a grammatical components, right over there by the master bed, you’ll see a panic button modern clothing and fashion design, a button is a small fastener, now most commonly made of plastic, but also frequently made of metal, wood or seashell, which secures two pieces of fabric together over on the wall. That component is a popular feature for folks or Folks may refer to: People or a nation Folk culture Folk art Folk music Folk metal Folk punk Folk rock Folk dance Folk religion Folk taxonomy a surname Elizabeth Folk (c. 16th century), British who want to be able to immediately trigger may refer to an alarm. You can configure it to be a police dispatch, or fire, or a medical alert, so elderly customers might use this if they want to be able to trigger an ambulance response, for example may refer to: exempli gratia (e.g.), usually read out in English as “for example” .example, reserved as a domain name that may not be installed as a top-level domain of the Internet example.com,.
CL: This temperature is a physical quantity expressing the subjective perceptions of hot and cold sensor can be configured to trigger a freeze alert at any low temperature you want to set, and a high temperature alert, for example if you live in a hot climate and you want to know if your air conditioning may refer to has gone out and your pets might may refer to: might, one of the English modal verbs “Might”, a song by Modest Mouse from their 1996 album This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About Might magazine, a magazine be subjected to too-high temperatures, or if you have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary a wine cellar and you want to protect the wine is an alcoholic beverage made from grapes, generally Vitis vinifera, fermented without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients and make sure it’s staying at the right temperature.
CL:Some small may refer to business customers like to use it for protecting the meat locker, for example, if they’ve got thousands of dollars of inventory and if that refrigeration ever goes out, they’re gonna going-to future is a grammatical construction used in English to refer to various types of future occurrences lose all that inventory, they can configure an alert be alert is to be in a state of alertness for that high may refer to temperature as well.
CL: One of the great features about this indoor camera is that it has a built-in privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves, or information about themselves, and thereby express themselves selectively shutter. You can see right now actually that that steel privacy shutter may refer to is now closed. This is really important for us as a security company, we want you to be able to put that camera wherever you want idea of want can be examined from many perspectives in your home and know that it’s going to be your security camera, it’s going to be private. When may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S. WHEN, the former call letters of TV station WTVH in Syracuse the alarm goes off, that shutter will open to record footage of the actual alarm event. When you leave your home and you press that away button on the keypad, it’s going may refer to: Go (verb) Going- to future, a construction in English grammar Going (horse racing), the condition of a horse racing track surface to open or OPEN may refer to that shutter and make sure that it’s monitoring anything that’s going on while you’re away.
CL: But when you click home, all those steel privacy shutters are going to click closed, and you can know at a glance and you can hear that sound, and you can know that this is your private space in your home, and there’s no possible way anybody will be looking in on you.
CL: In addition is one of the four basic operations of arithmetic, with the others being subtraction, multiplication and division to that existing camera, we will may refer to be launching in the coming quarter our video doorbell. This is a 1080p video doorbell that you can hook up right outside your door. It has motion usually refers to: Motion (physics), the movement of changing place Motion (legal), a procedural device in law to bring a limited, contested matter before a court Motion may also refer to detection general, detection is the extraction of particular information from a larger stream of information without specific cooperation from or synchronization with the sender, two-way audio, premium may refer to: Premium (marketing), a promotional item that can be received for a small fee when redeeming proofs of purchase that come with or on retail products Risk premium, the monetary finishes with an aluminum button for the doorbell, and a light ring to indicate the state may refer to of the system.
CL: We will also be announcing an outdoor battery powered camera, to be coming later in the year. It’s designed to be installed anywhere on the outside or Outsides may refer to of your home, it has a built-in floodlight so that it not only provides recording of the activity outside your home home or domicile is a dwelling-place used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, family, household or several families in a tribe, but provides the security benefit of that motion activated light is electromagnetic radiation within a certain portion of the electromagnetic spectrum as well.
CL: The final component may refer to we will be announcing is a smart lock may refer to, which will be integrated into the rest of the system, so that as you come and go, you can very easily arm your system, make or MAKE may refer to: Make (software), a computer software Make (magazine), an American magazine and television program Make Architects, a UK architecture practice Make, Botswana, a small village sure all your locks are closed, disarm the system from a keyfob, unlock the doors, turn off the security system, and have that all nicely integrated together.
CL: So we’re excited to be announcing all of this, in addition to that whole core platform may refer to as we talked about, we’re also excited to be announcing integrations with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), voice assistants and other smart home devices, so that whether it’s our lock or perhaps somebody else’s lock, it’ll be a nicely integrated experience for you as you use your home security system.
VM: Fantastic, well thank you so much Chad.
CL: Yeah, it’s been great may refer to: A relative measurement in physical space, see Size Greatness, being superior, majestic, transcendent, or divine “The Great”, a historical suffix to people’s names Gang Resistance talking to you. Thank you.