Virtual Dog

Virtual Dog is an anti-intrusion sound-activated wireless security system.
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Leo Ralph
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Toronto, Ontario
Canada
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Virtual DogTM an anti intrusion sound activated wireless security system.

Virtual DogTM is an anti-intrusion sound-activated wireless security system. We hold the North American patent for the barking dog alarm system and have a patents pending for the wireless function. The system activates when intruders knock, ring a doorbell or break a window. The system plays realistic barking dog sounds to repel intruders.

Break and Enter

Chances are you or someone you know has been burglarized!

  • A burglary is committed every 10 seconds in North America

  • 94% of all break-ins occur on the ground level of homes

  • 15% of homes in North America have some sort of burglar prevention

  • In 41% of alarmed homes that were burglarized, the alarm was NOT turned on

  • Favorite hours are 9:30 am – 4:00 pm – when you’re at work and your kids are at school

  • In the majority of burglaries, the perpetrator will knock or ring the doorbell first to see if anyone is home

  • Fear for their own safety, arousing homeowners and alerting neighbors or other dogs usually causes burglars to leave within seconds of hearing a barking dog

Statistics show very clearly that burglars want no resistance, so they do their homework.

They look for homes where no one is home. At the target home, their first priority is to quickly determine if there is any potential threat to their safety.

If so, they move on to an easier target, easier prey.

Burglars want no confrontation of any kind at any time.

While traditional monitoring systems offer some sense of security, break and enter statistics have remained consistent for years.

Studies repeatedly show that the most effective deterrent to a burglar break and entering is a barking dog. The bigger the better, but any size dog is very effective.

10 different homes with the same dog will sound differently in each home based on acoustics environment. ie. hardwood vs carpeting, 8' vs 10' ceiling, wallpaper, open foyer, etc.; therefore, making it virtually impossible for an intruder to become familiar with barking dogs.

Your home is never alone with Virtual DogTM!

“I'm so excited about this product. I'm so tired of false alarms from my current alarm company and monthly fees. Can't wait for this product to come out”
Patti S. Leonhardt
El Paso, TX

Virtual DogTM is the perfect alternative for the protection of a real dog or traditional monitoring system.

Already have a dog? Virtual DogTM gives you added protection:

  • If your dog does not always alert you to visitors

  • While you are out for walks with your dog

  • When you are on vacation and your dog is not in the home

Already have a traditional monitoring system? Virtual DogTM works as your first line of defense to deter intruders before they break in:

  • Avoid damage to your home and possessions

  • Avoid dealing with the police and insurance companies

  • Avoid repair and replacement costs

  • Avoid the emotional and mental anguish that you endure when your security has been violated

Do you really want to take a chance with your security, or do you want to be proactive?

Virtual DogTM helps you avoid being a victim of burglaries.

“What took so long? Love the prototype and its features. Have a dog yet take him to the cottage most of the summer so Virtual Dog would guard our home while we're away.”
Peter Byberg
Ottawa, ON

Your home is never alone with Virtual DogTM!

Virtual DogTM is a standalone system that expands with additional modules to meet your requirements and the layout of your home.

The entire system is designed to be very user friendly, quick to install and simple to operate.

A single speaker, control panel, remote control (FOB) and power adapter is all you need for your front entrance. And that’s where intruders determine whether to proceed with a break-in.

Larger, multi-level homes or those who want to protect more than one entrance can add optional modules that are factory-programmed to work as a single system, with the ability to arm individual modules or the entire system at once. You can activate or delay the system by remote control (FOB) to give you time to leave or enter.

With no codes to remember and no fear of false alarms, Virtual DogTM is a great anti-intrusion wireless system for homes, condos/apartments, RVs, offices, commercial property, factories, warehouses, garages, cottages, trailer homes and many other residential and business applications.

Virtual Dog’s attractive, discrete design fits every décor, so it looks great in your home or office.

Pricing

Virtual DogTM features transparent pricing. You pay for what you get and you get what you pay for. There are no hidden fees.

  • No monthly fees

  • No contracts

  • Not monitored by an outside company

Simple Set-Up & Operation

Easy to Use Control Panel Keypad

  1. Easy to recognize graphic symbols for system set up.

  2. Clearly identified soft touch controls.

  3. Adjustable sensitivity and volume to suit your home and requirements.

  4. Select barking dog from 12 different breeds of dog.

  5. Uses 4 AA batteries (included).

  6. Low battery indicator.

  7. Sleek panel cover.

Remote control (FOB)

  1. One touch to activate or delay your system for a preset period of time.

  2. Lithium battery included.

Dog Speaker

  1. Included power adapter fits any standard wall outlet.

  2. 8 AA batteries not included for battery backup and versatility of home placement.

Placement & Set-Up

  1. The control panel is placed near the front entrance of your home with mounting components included.

  2. Speaker is placed centrally in your home or close to the entrance of your choice.

  3. Set your desired sensitivity (4 levels to choose from).

  4. Set your volume.

  5. Turn on or off at the control panel or with the remote control (FOB).

How Virtual DogTM Works

When the high-sensitivity microphone in the control panel detects a sound, a wireless signal is sent to the speaker to activate the system.

After a pre-set period of time the barking dog goes silent and the system rearms itself.

“Love the prototype! I want to purchase one because I can’t own a dog. Also, it’s great that there’s one price and no other fees.”
Ralf Guenter
Berlin, Germany

You & Virtual DogTM

Now, after many working prototypes, Virtual DogTM is ready for mass production and marketing.

Designed and built in North America, Virtual Dog’s workmanship exceeds international quality standards and we are quickly able to service our customers’ needs.

Virtual Dog Inc. has established strategic North American alliances for production, assembly, warehousing, distribution and logistics.

IndieGoGo’s we really need your support to take us to the next level.

Start up costs for manufacturing are expensive as dyes, moulds, inventories and materials are required before we can push the button to start the process.

Help us help you protect your home and loved ones.

Remember your home is never alone with Virtual DogTM

Risks

Having a business background throughout my career, risks and challenges have always been at the forefront of my work. Identifying and eliminating risks where possible, while embracing challenges, will always help to strengthen the core of any business.

We strongly believe that developing our product within North America will help to eliminate the many risk factors by giving us greater control over manufacturing and quality.

With U.S. and Canadian suppliers, we have several sources and options to insure our procurement can continue through our supply chain at optimal costs.

Challenges

Many months were spent to establish and secure our strategic alliances. We formed North American partnerships based on reliability and trust, which are in line with Virtual Dog’s beliefs and values.

Mature, highly successful community businesses within their respected fields of electronics, manufacturing, injection moulding, packaging and logistics, have been selected with on-site QC and to support a North American workforce.

Our challenge will be to insure that our procurement of materials can continue through our North American supply chain at optimal costs.

Once we are successfully funded, the short-term challenge will be to meet our early bird delivery date! Start-ups are never flawless even at the best of times.

So IndieGoGo, please help us help you protect your home and loved ones.

“I have seen the Virtual Dog prototype in action. I want to be the first in line to buy them. I am buying two; one for my parents and one for my home. Great product! Great price!”
Andrew Bushtruk
Richmond Hill, ON

Remember: Your home is never alone with Virtual DogTM!

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