Sentri at Home – First Units Out to Kickstarter Backers

It’s been a tremendous month for us at Sentri as we reached a huge milestone — getting into production and shipping out the first few units to Kickstarter backers.   We have mobile apps approved and available for download now on both iOS and Android, and are working closely with our factories to get all units shipped out by mid-October.

Ray, our first backer to receive a Sentri, picking up his unit from our Taipei office. Pictured here with one of our co-founders, Rical.

Ray, our first backer to receive a Sentri, picking up his unit from our Taipei office. Pictured here with one of our co-founders, Rical.

If you’re expecting a Sentri unit …

Watch out for a couple of e-mail communications from us. 1) With a final check on your mailing address (we want to make sure your Sentris make it to your home!) and 2) An e-mail with a tracking number for you to see what’s happening.  Let us know how you’re using your Sentri at home by sharing with us on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #sentriathome.

Missed out on getting your Sentri?

Unfortunately all the Sentris in our initial few production ones are accounted for … but that doesn’t mean you can’t get one soon! Reserve one now by signing up for our mailing list! You’ll be the first to know when units are available later this year.

First few units ready for duty

First few units ready for duty

#Buildingtogether with Sentri and OrangeFab

Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 1.10.13 AMOne of the tenets we live by here at Sentri is of #buildingtogether — whether it’s with our customers or other companies who share in our same vision of protecting what matters and ultimately creating the best experience for our community.  To that end, we’re excited to announce our involvement in the fourth season of OrangeFab, an initiative of telecom company Orange that’s largely focused on helping growing companies — like Sentri — connect with some of the largest brands in the world (e.g., Orange, Visa, Hilton, AXA, LG) to partner in bringing the better experiences for our customers.  This season, Sentri was one of 14 companies selected from over 400 candidates to participate in this one-of-a-kind partnership.

We’re excited by the possibilities partnerships like this can empower (imagine your hotel room being adjusted to the exact microclimate you’re most comfortable in, displaying pictures from your personal Instagram feed — no matter where you find yourself in the world, or being able to use Sentri as an extension of your home’s entertainment system).

We’d love to also hear YOUR feedback on the types of companies you’d like to see Sentri work with. This can involve interoperability with other products, which many of you have already reached out to use about, and more than that, it can also be partnerships you’d like to see happen (e.g., Sentri in hotels, residential complexes, stores, etc.).  Who would you want to see Sentri #buildingtogether with?

Sentri + Touchscreen = Even More Personalization

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We’re all about co-creation, and after nearly 300 surveys and countless conversations later, we’re excited to announce that Sentri will be shipping with touchscreen this year.   Touchscreen has been something we’ve heard many members of our community ask for, and while it’s always been on our radar, was difficult to fulfill based on our size.  In large part because of the enthusiasm we’ve seen from our community, however, we’ve been able to negotiate with our suppliers and manufacturers to bring that ask to life when we release our first Sentri units this year.

What does this mean?

You’ll have even greater control over the most elegant monitoring and control system on the market to protect what matters most to you. Simply walk up to your Sentri to turn on the lights and change the background.  No need to worry about granting access to visitors, or having guests download the mobile app.

And what’s more — we’ll be offering it to you for the same price of $299 when you reserve your unit today (your card will be charged only when your unit ships!).

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Thank you …

A month and 1,239 new friends later, Sentri’s Kickstarter campaign has officially concluded. A huge THANK YOU to all our backers and fans for helping bring Sentri to life, and sharing in our vision of creating smarter and safer homes. Thanks to you, we’ve been able to raise more than $390,000, and you’ll be the very first to receive your own Sentri unit.

One of the main reasons we decided to launch Sentri on Kickstarter was because we didn’t want to just build a product, we wanted to build a product with a community that shared in our vision and beliefs that our homes should be smarter and safer. And we found just that — throughout our campaign, the curiosity and feedback from our backers have helped us continue to expand our product … including helping us shape some immediate features we can add. Because of your support, the first Sentris that ship will not only include a security camera and motion detector along with a full-suite of environmental features that track humidity, temperature, and air quality, they’ll also include an Ethernet port, SD card slot, and built-in battery.

And now, even though our Kickstarter campaign is over, Sentri and the conversation we’ve started here is just beginning. Stay in touch with us by e-mail (hello@sentri.me), FacebookLinkedIn, and/or Twitter — thank you again for all your support and we can’t wait to share Sentri with you.