Startup Launches Home Intrusion Detection and Tracking System (Xandem)

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Nov 17, 2015

No contract, no installer.

And not only does Xandem Home claim to detect intruders, it will track and map where they are right now and where they have been.

Is this the next big step forward in DIY home intrusion detection that will surpass companies like Simplisafe, who raised $57 Million? Or does this system suffer from fatal flaws that will doom it to technological novelty but impractical solution?

Inside this note, we examine its strengths and weaknesses compared to traditional offerings and DIY alternatives.

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