CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BeON Home, a Cambridge, MA-based start-up, has launched the company’s first product, the BeON Burglar Deterrent. The BeON Burglar Deterrent brings a fresh perspective to home security by taking a proactive rather than a reactive approach.
Now through December 19, the Burglar Deterrent is available to the public via Kickstarter. Within the first four weeks of the campaign, the LED-bulb system has raised over $80K towards their $100K goal. In addition, the company has received a $1.5 Million investment from Dangold Investment Corporation to fast-track their manufacturing. Former Boston Bruin Ray Bourque, and New England Patriot Vince Wilfork and wife Bianca have also teamed up to promote this home defense product through a few short videos.
BeON has secured manufacturing partners and a robust supply chain to produce its initial products. This is a testament to the decades of experience possessed by the BeON team, including manufacturing LED lighting and consumer electronics that have generated hundreds of millions in revenue to date.
The BeON Home Burglar Deterrent installs just like normal light bulbs and works with existing wall switches. After installing, the system learns and replays the lighting patterns while users are away in order to create the impression of a lived-in home. Additionally, during power outages, homes without lights on become prime targets for burglaries as most security systems fail without power. However, if there is an outage while homeowners are home or away, the BeON Burglar Deterrent system uses built-in rechargeable batteries to provide lighting, visible for days that can be seen from outside the home.
According to many security experts, potential burglars will check to see if a home is occupied by ringing the doorbell before finding a more secluded area of a residence to break into. To combat this technique, the BeON Burglar Deterrent listens for the doorbell and will turn the lights on in sequence to simulate an active presence, as if someone was responding to the door.
“We realized that the majority of them focus on being reactive to an event that has already occurred rather than offering a proactive solution,” said Alexei Erchak, CEO and Co-Founder of BeON Home. “Whether homeowners own a security system or not, the BeON Burglar Deterrent provides a new and effective layer of protection that fits seamlessly into an existing routine.”
About BeON: BeON Home is a start-up located in Cambridge, MA with the simple vision of solving problems in the home by making the familiar extraordinary. Their products fit seamlessly into the home and any lifestyle. For more information, visit www.beonhome.com or the Kickstarter page.