Kevin is a virtual roommate designed to prevent burglaries

Posted on Apr 11 2018 - 12:44pm by David Gregorio

Kevin (played by Macaulay Culkin) did a very good job protective his home in the movie Home Alone. Now Swiss startup Mitipi is running with that idea with Kevin, a digital roommate that can help make your own home more secure.

As within the movie, Kevin simulates a person being at home using intelligent lights and sound consequences. The device is some other instance of the internet of Things, or making everyday gadgets smart and connected.

Kevin Smart Virtual Roommate Design

The Kevin is an modern smart home security device roommate that measures 8.4 x 4.0 x 3.6 inches. As we will see from the pictures, the smart virtual roommate shows off a elegant and elegant appearance design. the gray fabric front panel permits it to combination well with a selection of interior ornament patterns, and the compact shape element ensures you may easily region in any room of your house.

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Kevin Smart Virtual Roommate Features

Kevin virtual roommate comes equipped with a 5W speaker, a 2200lm LED in warm white and an additional 900lm full color RGB in order to produce variable simulations of presence in the room using lights, shadows, effects and acoustics. Using a smart logic, this new device considers multiple factors such as location, language, weather, home type and much more. Moreover, it switches on automatically when sensing you’re leaving. Using two physical buttons you can simply control the smart virtual roommate. And built-in Bluetooth also allows you to control it with your smartphone.

Kevin Smart Virtual Roommate Price

Mitipi is launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign at major tech events, with an early bird cost for Kevin starting at $149.99. Mitipi hopes Kevin can assist reduce burglaries via prevention, in place of just passively using surveillance system to record a housebreaking in development. The organization hopes to elevate $50,000. It’ll be shipped in December 2018.

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