smartbell - A Doorbell for Smartphones by Scrambled Brains Tech LLC, Las Vegas

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smartbell is a customizable doorbell that connects via Wi-Fi to users' phones and enables them to engage in voice or video conversation with visitors.

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This doorbell is made for the 21st century. It is not just a doorbell, it opens the Internet of Things for a broad audience. - Meik Lindberg, Founder and CEO of Scrambled Brains Tech, LLC

The smartbell is an advanced home device which combines state-of-the-art technology with the demand of home, office, and condo owners for more comfort, security, and control. If a visitor rings the doorbell, smartbell instantly builds up a voice/video connection to the user's smartphone and enables him to speak to the visitor. The technical and optical design of smartbell consists not only of a button to ring the bell, but a speaker, a touchscreen, Z-Wave controller, and a camera, as well. The goal of smartbell's development team was to create a door bell for the 21st century by including all features which are available today. As a result, the smartbell offers not only voice and video communication with the visitor, but features a touchscreen, a motion sensor, an infrared LED, and a Z-Wave controller.

Motion Detector: When motion is detected at the front door, the user can pre-configure his smartbell to automatically take a picture and send a notification to him, even if no one rings the bell.

Touchscreen: All persons in a home or an office can be displayed on the screen, so a visitor can ring the bell for the person he likes to meet by just touching the appropriate name on the screen. The touchscreen can also be easily customized: the user can display any message, can change the color, and can display individual pictures.

Multiple Users: smartbell rings to as many smartphones or smart devices as the user selects. The device knows where the user is located and can be configured to call persons at home first. If no one responds there, it can call others.

Works Globally: It doesn't matter where the user is located. As long as in Internet connection is available, smartbell works.

Night Vision: The infrared LED enables smartbell to take pictures and video at night, even in complete darkness.

Real-time Video: The user can decide if and how he likes to respond to a visitor at the door. He can decline to answer, answer by one way video (so he sees the visitor, but the visitor only hears the voice of the user), or respond by two-way video (visitor and user see each other). All communication can be recorded and stored.

Video Messages: Visitors can leave a video and audio message if the user is not answering the door ring. The user can leave a pre-recorded personal message to the guest, if he does not want to answer the door.

Z-Wave Add-Ons: After launch, we will add support to control Z-Wave compatible devices. For example, to open and close the garage or door remotely. The user can add security sensors and cameras. Even lights and heating/cooling will be controlled by the app. Almost all Z-Wave devices are supported.

Automatic Updates: The software of the smartbell will be updated through the app. When we add new features, the user will get them.

Future Proof: Besides our own development of new applications, we will open the smartbell app for developers to build their own. Our aim is to create a “one hand” solution for home automatization. Every home appliance which can be connected via Wi-Fi or Z-Wave can be operated and controlled by the smartbell app.

No Monthly Fees: smartbell does not charge any monthly fees to the customer.
smartbell is designed to be theft proof. Installation does not need any technical skills, and the connection to Wi-Fi is easy: The user just enters his network name and the password directly on the touchscreen, and the smartbell is connected. Literally everyone can install it without paying additional costs for a service to do it.

We believe that there is a huge market for the smartbell: Well beyond 50% of all adult Americans own a smartphone. Approximately 250 million adults over age 18 are living in the United States. Estimated 67% of all adult Americans are the owner of their occupied housing units. This means that a number of at least 168 million Americans own both: a smartphone and the housing unit they live in. Gartner identified mobile apps and the Internet of Everything as the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014 ( smartbell combines both of them: a mobile app and a device for the Internet of Things.

There is no competitor on the market offering comparable features for convenience, security, control, and easy installation. With progressing technology (Wi-Fi and Z-Wave home appliances), more and more daily tasks in a household can be controlled easily by the smartbell and the app.

About smartbell

smartbell is a newly founded venture by entrepreneurs and software app developers who are driven by a passion for making everyday life more comfortable and safer. For this purpose, they founded Scrambled Brains Tech, Las Vegas as the development and distribution company for smartbell. Our Kickstarter campaign is starting soon and the pre-launch registration is at

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