To Order a SkyBell device, visit: www.SkyBell.com
We changed our name to SkyBell. We believe SkyBell better captures the spirit of our device and our company. We hope you like it. Everything else is the exact same.
SkyBell™ features a day and night vision camera, speaker, microphone and motion sensor. It connects with your home's WiFi and alerts you when someone rings your doorbell. You can chose to ignore the call or answer it to see, hear and speak with your visitor. You can see and hear them...they can hear you. You can receive the feed over WiFi, 3G and 4G on Android and iOS mobile devices.
Whether your at home or on the go, SkyBell provides convenience and control to make your everyday life just a little bit easier.
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Mobile devices give us the freedom to stay connected while on the go. We're taking that to a new level by designing a beautiful and easy to use app that lets you answer your door no matter where you are or what you're doing. It's so convenient to see who is at your door and comforting to know you're always connected to your home.
The SkyBell app is free and will be available for iOS and Android devices. We designed the app with the end user in mind. After all, we are the end user. We've designed features that we want and we know you'll like. Here are some of these features.
SkyBell is pioneering technology for a smart, connected doorbell that works intelligently to make your life as easy as possible. In addition to the above features, SkyBell is creating a suite of features around our motion sensor.
We're making it possible for SkyBell to start calls and send data even without the visitor pressing the button. We plan to have these features available for launch and will continue to update software "over the air" to give you even more control.
How It Works
SkyBell is designed to replace your current doorbell and it uses your current doorbell's power lines for direct power. When a visitor presses the button, SkyBell sends you an alert and you can see who is at your door. If you decide to answer it, you'll see, hear and speak to your visitor from your mobile devices. The device itself connects to your home's WiFi and it sends the feed to your mobile devices over WiFi, 3G and 4G cellular networks.
SkyBell is one smart doorbell. We designed SkyBell with a motion sensor to provide exclusive features you won't find anywhere else. We're designing the capability for the camera to start feeds and send data even without a visitor pressing the button. SkyBell is truly a smart device!
SkyBell is a great solution for everyone around the world. Since it connects to WiFi, it's compatible in your home no matter where you live so long as you have a wireless router and internet connection. So far we've have backers in over 40 countries around the world.
SkyBell was designed with a minimal design aesthetic and a small form factor. It's deliberately designed to have a minimal visual impact and to look like a normal doorbell. The brushed aluminum finish matches most wall and home furnishings.
We have just completed the hardware design and have produced working prototypes. We're currently developing the software and mobile app. We've nailed down the core functionalities, designed the user experience and have started programming. The next steps are to finish the software, launch the app and execute the manufacturing.
We are confident that the path to a successful project will be smooth. Our team's experience in developing industry leading GPS devices and mobile apps will surely help us develop an amazing device that is easy to use and delivered on time.
We're looking to raise these funds to fast-track production. Wouldn't it be nice to give SkyBell as a gift for the holidays? These funds will be allocated to start the manufacturing process. Your support will help us cover the cost of materials and components, tooling, testing equipment and line setup.
Any additional funds will be allocated to the final stages of mobile app development. We have invested $100,000 of our own funds for design, patent filing, prototyping, software validation and programming.
We are thankful for your contributions and we are working full speed ahead to deliver your rewards as soon as possible!
SkyBell means more to us than the next great tech gadget. We believe SkyBell will help parents, families, caregivers and businesses stay connected with big parts of their lives. We hope SkyBell is another way for technology to make one part of everyday life just a little easier.
We are passionate about creating useful technologies that are easy to use...and we work hard to do it. We believe in creating reliable and quality products that are built with the world's best materials and components...right here in the USA! We have an unyielding commitment to quality, minimal design and a friendly user experience.
The SkyBell team is passionate about creating groundbreaking technologies that fit right into our digital lifestyles. We have a proven track record. Our team has previously designed, developed and manufactured the world's leading consumer and commercial GPS tracking devices. These devices have been distributed by some of the largest retailers in the world, including Apple®. We were told it was impossible to build the first single-board GPS device and found a way. Those devices are now either on shelves or being used by some of the most well know companies around the world.
We are fortunate for these past experience which have now reduced the learning curve for this project. Our team of engineers and production designers are experienced in developing and manufacturing consumer technology. This includes the design and development of hardware, software, mobile apps and retail packaging. It also includes manufacturing and distribution.
We know that every project has it's challenges. We're confident that our experience helps us know what to expect and how to handle the unexpected!
Will it work for my home?
SkyBell is designed to replace your current doorbell. SkyBell needs three things to be able to work for your door: power, space and WiFi connection.
1) Direct Power - SkyBell requires direct power for consistent power for the advanced features. Please check to make sure your current doorbell has power. If your current doorbell does not have power, you can run power to the spot on the wall where you'd like SkyBell.
2) A Little Space - SkyBEll is small but it still needs a little space. SkyBell works best with 3" (7.2cm) of circular space to fit.
3) WiFi Connection - SkyBell requires full time internet access via a B/G/N wireless network.
Will there be an Android App?
Yes, we will certainly develop for Android. We hope to launch Android App in December 2013. The more successful the IndieGoGo campaign is the more we can expedite Android development and deliver closer to launch.
Do I need power?
Yes, SkyBell will only work with direct power via power lines. There is a small backup battery but it is designed for short-term power outages.
Can I use two devices on my house?
Yes, you can have more than one device on the same house, on the same network and in the same account. They can all alert the same smartphones. You can also have them on different houses as well.
What power standards does SkyBell work with?
SkyBell works with your current doorbell’s voltage transformer. The Primary power in is 120/130 VAC or 220/230/240 VAC. SkyBell can receive secondary power from the transformer to the device at 12 – 36 VAC and 12 VDC.
Will my regular doorbell chime still work?
Yes, SkyBell will allow your regular doorbell chime to work just as it does now. You can even turn your doorbell sound on or off from the app. This is great for sleeping babies, working from home and the night shift. You can chose if you want the app alerts, home chime, neither or both.
Can I rotate and re-position the camera?
Yes, the camera rotates in any direction up to 170 degrees. The camera only faces forward.
Have More Questions and Answers?
For more frequently asked questions, visit: http://www.skybell.com/support/faqs/
Even if you can't contribute, we ask for your help in raising awareness. We're grateful to you for sharing this on social media with the IndieGoGo sharing tools below or emailing the page to someone you feel could benefit from the convenience, control and cutting-edge technology that SkyBell provides.
Perks include free ground shipping in the USA. For international orders, please note that there will be a $30 shipping charge, per device, for all international orders. This does not include additional fees due to customs or other shipping costs to your country.
For international orders, if you do not include the additional $30 per device to your contribution, please contact us to receive payment instructions.