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The Korner dongle
The Korner dongle

After successfully raising $416,994 through an Indiegogo campaign last summer, Seattle home security startup Korner is back in the money. This time, the 2-year-old startup — led by former Amazon Web Services employee Steve Hollis — is raising an equity financing round with members of the Alliance of Angels.

The Korner system includes a dongle that plugs into a router and sensing tags that are placed in the corner of doors and windows. A smartphone app notifies users — and neighbors who are in a pre-specified circle — that someone has entered the home. The app also can be used to arm or disarm the system while on the go, much like a Nest thermostat.

The device itself also emits a loud noise to potentially scare off intruders.

The Korner team.
The Korner team.

“Through innovation in sensor technology, Korner is introducing a solution that is priced under $100 and can be installed in minutes, making home security more accessible than ever before,” the company writes in a press release.

Hollis declined to say how much the company — operating under the name PatrolTag — raised in the financing round.

The first Korner devices will ship to Indiegogo contributors in May, with a full public launch slated for this summer.

Here’s a closer look at how Korner works


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