Honeywell Indiegogo-Funded DIY Intrusion System Examined

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Nov 02, 2017

Honeywell did $39 Billion dollars in revenue last year, but they are asking the public for $50,000 (.0001% of revenue) to fund their Indiegogo campaign for a new smart home security system.

We examine the proposed features and functionality of Honeywell's Indiegogo offering to see how it compares to Canary and other DIY systems.

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Product ***** *****

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Product *******

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Canary ******: ******** ****** *******

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*************

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Indiegogo **********

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Bad **** *** ********* **********

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Comments (5)

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