Presence Pro: Control Your SmartHome From Your SmartPhone

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Smartphone video monitoring with motion detection plus add-on devices make it easy to view and control your home from anywhere.
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Presence Security
Technology
Palo Alto, California
United States
3 Team Members

Have you ever wanted to be in two places at once, or keep an eye on something while you're away? Maybe you want to check on your kids or a grandparent? Has the dog been in the trash again?  

We believe home security and monitoring should be affordable for everyone. That's why we built an amazing app called Presence, which repurposes your old iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch as a Wi-Fi video camera. Presence sends short motion detection clips right to your smartphone when something happens, and gives you face-to-face audio and video so you can talk back to your pets and relatives while you're on-the-go. See for yourself, download it for free

Now we'd like to take Presence even further by using smartphones to create smarthomes. Our users have asked for longer, more frequent and higher quality video clips stored in the cloud, and browser support so that you only need to have one spare device for the camera, or if you have more than one, you can view them at the same time. 

When we combine Presence with awesome Internet-connected hardware and even more features, you not only have peace-of-mind by monitoring your home or small business, you can control it. We can protect your family better and answer everyday questions about your home while you're anywhere in the world.

Have you ever forgot to to turn off the lights or the thermostat when you left the house? Ever felt guilty for leaving your pets in the dark? Ever wanted to watch your home while you're at work, or have your home automatically tell you when it's in need of repair? How about managing your kids' TV time or saving money on the electric bill? At People Power, we are unlocking these possibilities and many more. And that's where you come in.

We need your help to create these cool new products and features and bring you the ultimate consumer-friendly home control right to your smartphones and web browsers.

For the ultimate do-it-yourself security and monitoring. Presence Pro is a service that will take your home or small business security to the next level of peace-of-mind. Today, the free Presence app only sends you a very short video clip when motion is detected from your free Wi-Fi video camera. It's a great start, but it isn't enough. The Presence Pro service lets you record longer, more frequent, and higher quality video clips when motion is detected back at home. Video is backed up in the cloud with bank-level security so even if something bad happens, you have all the encrypted video footage stored safely off site. You'll be able to save and review past video footage and share the best ones with your friends. Presence Pro will also include web browser support so you can view multiple cameras simultaneously from your laptop while you're at work.

We will be adding Android support to the Presence app, to turn your spare Android phones into free Wi-Fi video cameras. We'll also expand beyond cameras.

Connected thermostats will let you control your home's temperature from your primary smartphone and give you important feedback on your home.

Smartplugs will let you control your appliances and electronics from your smartphone, and see how much money you're spending on your electric bill. Robotic smartphone and tablet mounts will let you take a look around. Above these devices in the Cloud, a powerful set of rules will orchestrate your home or small business as a single system. *(Please note that the thermostats and smartplugs are only compatible in North America.  Contact us about compatible hardware outside North America.)

Hardware and software developers will be able to easily add their own gadgets, products, and services to Presence, and connect Presence with other ecosystems. When you come up with a cool new product to sell that is compatible with the Presence Platform, we have a huge base of free users who are ready to buy it. We've already opened our APIs to get product and app developers connected through your own apps, or directly into Presence.  

We're an award-winning team delivering intuitive mobile apps and cloud based software enabling developers to create powerful analytics on top of the data flowing through our cloud platform. What does this mean? If you have any question about how your home is performing, want notifications before something goes wrong, or simply want your home to control itself, you'll have the power as a software developer to write powerful programs that run safely in our cloud to solve these issues. You'll have the ability to share or sell your solutions with other people, and you can even program our cloud to talk to other clouds so you're not limited in the ecosystems you touch. You can take off-the-shelf connected hardware and infinitely extend its feature set and capabilities through software, right on the Presence Platform.

There are a lot of great ideas out there, and we believe the Internet of Everything should be open.

Thank you for helping make Presence Pro a reality.

 
* Please note that the thermostats and smartplugs are only compatible in North America. Contact us about compatible hardware outside North America.
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This campaign ended on August 11, 2013
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  • $5USD
    We are feeling the love.

    We appreciate the positive vibes. Download Presence and stay connected with us on our journey building Presence Pro and smarter living with the connected home. This is going to be fun!

    7 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $10USD
    Stick it to em'.

    Start securing from the outside-in. Get two (2) "Secured By Presence" stickers for your home. Stick them to your windows and stick it to the burglars. Add $5 to ship outside the US.

    4 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $25USD
    GO PRO Early Bird Special.

    Get Presence Pro for one (1) year ($60 value). Everything you love about Presence but PRO with tons more features including video storage, video sharing, web console, multiple cameras, user permissions, and longer high quality video clips.

    95 out of 500 claimed

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  • $40USD
    GO PRO.

    Get Presence Pro for one (1) year ($60 value). Everything you love about Presence but PRO with tons more features including video storage, video sharing, web console, multiple cameras, user permissions, and longer high quality video clips.

    5 claimed

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  • $120USD
    The Power in YOUR Hands.

    Plug any device into this Presence-compatible smart plug from Monster and control it from anywhere with your smart phone. Set a schedule to turn off stuff every night and save money. Get one (1) Monster Central Power Control™ PRT 100 MC Kit* plus Presence Pro for one (1) year ($200 value). Ships to North America only (add $10 outside US).

    11 claimed

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  • $175USD
    Be COOL and feel COOL.

    Presence compatible Wireless Thermostats turn on the A/C when you are on your way home and turn down when you head to bed. Program and remote control your HVAC system with your smart phone to stay comfortable and save money. Get one (1) connected RTOA CT-30 thermostat* w/ WiFi People Power USNAP module* and 24VAC Power Adapter* plus Presence Pro for one (1) year ($215 value). Ships to North America only (add $10 outside USA).

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  • $285USD
    Get face-to-face with KUBI

    Presence compatible KUBI allows you to remotely “look around” during your video call by commanding KUBI where to aim the tablet using intuitive remote controls from your phone. Look around your home and look your loved ones in the eye when speaking to them. Get one (1) KUBI (the classic edition) plus Presence Pro for one (1) year ($539 value). Ships to USA only.

    2 out of 20 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $300USD
    GO BIG and GO HOME.

    Get Presence Pro for one (1) year, plus one (1) Monster Central Power Control™ PRT 100 MC Kit*, plus one (1) connected RTOA CT-30 thermostat* w/ WiFi People Power USNAP module* and 24VAC Power Adapter for Presence* plus, two (2) stickers, two (2) yard signs ($405 value). Ships to North America only (add $10 outside USA).

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  • $2,000USD
    Roll VIP and ROCK the HOUSE!

    WOW! Perform live on stage w/ the People Power Band at our exclusive Presence Pro launch party in Silicon Valley, CA planned for Fall 2013 (actual date and venue TBD). You also get two (2) Monster Central Power Control™ PRT 100 MC Kits*, + two (2) connected RTOA CT-30 thermostats* w/ WiFi People Power USNAP modules* and 24VAC Power Adapters* for Presence, + two (2) stickers, and two (2) yard signs, + get a People Power Band CD personally signed by our CEO, + be an exclusive Android beta tester.

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  • $10,000USD
    Let's party like it's 2099!

    You are invited to the private after party and our exclusive Presence Pro launch party in Silicon Valley, CA planned for Fall 2013 (actual date and venue TBD). We'll take you on a spiritual journey to the gates of gold and experience an epic trip through space and time. You also get everything included with Roll VIP and ROCK the HOUSE + get a People Power Band CD personally signed by our CEO Gene Wang, + be an exclusive Android beta tester, + join the People Power team as a special adviser.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2013
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