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.
“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