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Blacksumac to Revolutionize Home Security Systems with Smart Sound Detection

Piper, the smart home and security device, can now detect and identify different types of sounds and immediately alert home owners. The technology will learn sounds like dog barks and smoke alarms - any sounds that could represent a security threat

OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blacksumac today announced that its smart home security device ‘Piper’ will include Smart Sound Detection. The technology detects sounds and then performs a secure cloud-based analysis on them. If the sounds are noteworthy, users will be alerted via text, call, email or push notification on their mobile devices.

“We want to give our customers peace of mind by allowing them to know exactly what’s happening at home when they are away”

The Smart Sound Detection will recognize the unique sounds of crying babies, barking dogs, telephones ringing, door knocks or doorbells, smoke, fire and carbon monoxide alarms, and other significant noises.

“We want to give our customers peace of mind by allowing them to know exactly what’s happening at home when they are away,” said Russell Ure, CEO of Blacksumac. "In effect, we're giving Piper the ability to not only see, but also to hear, and then report anything out of the ordinary to the homeowner."

Piper, which has raised more than $150,000 on its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, will be adding the Smart Sound feature as a software update near the end of this year. The first Piper units will be shipped in November to early Indiegogo backers.

The Smart Sound Detection will be added to Piper's growing list of features that include HD panoramic video, Z-Wave home automation and environmental sensors that users monitor and interact with on their smartphones and tablets.

Piper is still available for pre-order on Indiegogo until September 20. For more information visit http://getpiper.com/

About Blacksumac
Blacksumac, a member of the Z-Wave Alliance, develops self-contained monitoring and control technologies for consumers and small businesses.

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