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Smartfrog launches new easy-to-install home security solution with app and camera.

Berlin/Dublin, 05.10.2015

Smartfrog today unveils its complete surveillance solution including app (Android and iOS), camera and video storage, for users to have a round the clock view into their homes or businesses, via their smartphones, tablets or laptops.

Smartfrog’s solution is up and running in 5 minutes – it’s as easy as downloading the app, then registering and connecting the Smartfrog Cam to power and Wi-Fi. As well as letting you check in on your home at any time, the Cam becomes a baby monitor with night vision, an aide to check in on elderly parents’ medication, and a way keep an eye on pets. Once something moves or a sound is recorded, the user will receive an alert via email or a push notification on their mobile device.

Furthermore, Smartfrog breaths new life into old smartphones, webcams and laptops, turning them into additional cameras – users can connect up to ten cameras, including the Smartfrog Cam.

“The free app is a fantastic starting point for users looking for a ‘freemium’ solution,” says CEO Andreas Rudyk of the business model. “User-friendliness in combination with our free and paid products, makes Smartfrog a truly mass-market product.”

Other features include:

  • alarm function
  • notification system
  • two-way audio
  • night vision
  • 8x zoom
  • time-lapse video function – users can view the whole day in 5 minutes

All transferred data is SSL-encrypted, similar to online banking, and is stored in an ISO-certified high- security data centre.

In 2014 there were 789,000 victim-reported burglaries in England, and with the European Internet of Things market set to grow to £5.8 billion by 2019, Smartfrog seeks to meet the growing public need for more intuitive and value-added smart home security solutions.

The package starts at £4.95 per month, with no minimum contract period, and includes ongoing monthly video storage from the last 24 hours.

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  • About Smartfrog

    Smartfrog (http://www.smartfrog.com/) is a tech company focused on the “Internet of Things”, which is about making everyday objects more intelligent and connected to the internet, e.g. via an app. The aim is to make the everyday lives of people more comfortable and more secure by making modern technologies user friendly and affordable. For this, Smartfrog has developed a universal IoT-Platform designed to build dedicated solutions across product areas. Having started with security and monitoring as a primary area, it offers an easy-to-use and affordable complete home security solution, so that users can always keep an eye on their home and business at any time and from anywhere. The package starts at €5.95 (£4.95) per month, with no minimum contract period and monthly cancellation. It includes the Smartfrog app, allowing users to manage up to ten cameras, a Smartfrog Cam and video storage.

    Among the shareholders and management of Smartfrog are the founders of internationally renowned IT and internet companies. Charles Fraenkl is CEO. International VC-funds such as e.ventures, Target Global and renowned family offices as well as Jean-Pierre Wyss, co-founder of u-blox AG, a leading Swiss high tech company, are involved as investors.

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