IPVMU Certified | 06/22/16 03:12pm
Sage's parent is EchoStar, who is best known for producing television boxes like Slingbox and the Hopper. Sage was originally marketed to be a way for satellite providers like Dish to enter the home security space similar to the way cable providers have, but they've recently started selling direct.
We are writing up a profile of the company and the offering. There are a couple of notable strengths of the offering compared to startups like Scout, Canary, and Korner:
- Backed by a real corporation, not just a fundraising campaign
- Sage touts a Design team with hardware, firmware, and home appliance integration experience
- Monitoring is Optional, so purely DIY consumers avoid mandatory contracts but can as needed
- Sage integrates with TVs, so alarm monitoring/video cam feeds are overlaid on the household's main screen, not just mobile phones and tablets.
More details are coming in our note. I'll update here when we publish.