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This enables homeowners to monitor and control their home from anywhere without any monthly fees, using a smart home app that also works with hundreds of other smart home products and services. Konnected enables automated arming & disarming, incorporates wired sensors into home automation routines, and facilitates app-based notifications in real-time.
We have exceeded revenue expectations since our first full year, already earning over $3.5 million in revenue . We have yet to need outside equity investment – our community has driven our growth entirely from the beginning.
Unlike most of our competitors, Konnected is committed to building an open and flexible product with a variety of use cases that puts the customer in control of the platform and usage. Konnected is carving a niche at the intersection of the home security and home automation industries with a unique product that offers a different approach to smart home monitoring. Our growth has been lifted by the popularity of consumer smart home platforms, and we’re developing integrations with more platforms and technologies to expand our market reach.
Also as we grow, we plan to launch new products to integrate more wired household appliances into the smart homes of the future, such as a garage door opener retrofit product coming in 2022. We also see promising opportunities in commercial/B2B applications of our products, for security, monitoring, and automation controls. . Join us as we make home automation easy, affordable, and accessible to all.
Millions of US homes have legacy or traditional wired alarm systems that either go under-used or completely unused.
Even when operational, traditional home security systems are clunky and inconvenient to operate, lack the capacity to connect with the internet or apps for remote monitoring or control, and often require expensive monthly fees for monitoring by a dispatch center or app.
An estimated 20-30 million homes in North America are wired for alarm systems. The global DIY Home Security market is estimated to grow from $3.3 billion in 2020 to over $11.3 billion by 2027, representing a compound annual growth rate of 19.6%.
Meanwhile, the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and security system integration services are key drivers to growth in the U.S. residential security market. The smart home market is expected to reach $151 billion by 2024 with the Home Monitoring and Security segment projected to grow at a 26% compound annual growth rate.
Konnected’s technology makes it economical and easy to retrofit or "upcycle" traditional wired alarm systems so they can be monitored and controlled from anywhere. This eliminates the pain of monthly service fees and contracts that provide little value, and also makes the system smart-home compatible and automatable.
We believe that we’re uniquely positioned as a low-cost and fee-free alternative to traditional security while adding value by connecting to smart home devices and apps that homeowners already use. We also see this technology expanding further into commercial security opportunities in the near future.
The Konnected Alarm Panel is an innovative device used to retrofit a wired alarm system to “make it smart.”
Installation is straightforward and takes most people about an hour to complete. The device is only about the size of a candy bar and connects directly to nearly all wired alarm sensors such as door, window, motion sensors, glass-break detectors, and sirens.
Essentially, it replaces the existing alarm system main board.
Or, with our Interface Module, it can be connected in-parallel to any traditional system, providing the best of both worlds.
Now in its 2nd and 3rd generation, the product has grown into a product family:
Konnected Alarm Panel – the 6-zone Alarm board & add-on board is a tiny, efficient, and low-cost WiFi enabled alarm panel.
Konnected Alarm Panel Pro – our newest product is a larger and more powerful IoT alarm panel featuring Ethernet and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capabilities with capacity for 12 zones and three dedicated outputs per panel.
Konnected Alarm Panel Interface Module – allows the user to connect in-parallel to almost any traditional wired alarm system. This keeps the existing alarm system operational while adding home automation capabilities, the ability to arm/disarm, and self-monitoring notifications. The interface module is unique in that it is designed to work with any brand of wired alarm system.
Coming Soon: Konnected Garage Door Opener
At Konnected, we specialize in retrofitting older wired technology to make it smart for a 21st century home. We've already done it for alarm systems, and garage door openers are next.
The Konnected Garage Door Opener has entered the late-stage prototype phase. Soon, our consumers will be able to conveniently control and monitor their garage doors from their phones, giving a much-needed update to an outdated technology.
Leveraging the state-of-the-art IoT infrastructure and security on Amazon Web Services, Konnected Cloud was originally designed to support our official partner integration with Samsung SmartThings. Now, Konnected Cloud continues to evolve and enable more platform connections, including Amazon’s Alexa and Noonlight.
Konnected Cloud is now a key part of Konnected’s go-to-market strategy, and will support rapid growth as we build out more features and capabilities into the platform.
Samsung SmartThings - The majority of Konnected users choose SmartThings because it’s free, simple to use, and doesn’t require a hub or any additional hardware. Konnected is an official “Works With SmartThings” partner, and our devices are connected to SmartThings via the Konnected Cloud service. SmartThings has a built-in app called SmartThings Home Monitor that is an excellent easy home monitoring solution when used with the Konnected Alarm Panel.
Home Assistant - The fast-growing and extraordinarily functional open-source home automation platform emphasizes privacy and security, and works extremely well with Konnected as a local home security and automation solution. Users who prefer not to rely on cloud services for their home automation often choose Home Assistant because it is a flexible and powerful self-managed platform.
Hubitat - Another local home automation platform developed by a startup, Hubitat sells a ~$130 home automation hub that works well with Konnected and the product’s built-in Hubitat Safety Monitor alarm system app.
Amazon Alexa - The Konnected skill for Alexa allows Konnected to work seamlessly with millions of Alexa users and smart speakers. Currently, Alexa can announce when doors are open and answer questions about Konnected sensors, and we are in the process of building capacity to act as an alarm system with arm/disarm capabilities and notifications. Konnected plans to apply for “Works with Alexa” certification once all features are complete.
Other - Konnected’s open architecture allows for independent developers and contributors to build integrations with other platforms, including: OpenHAB, Homebridge, Webthings (Mozilla IoT) and Fibaro. Konnected also supports alternative firmware, such as ESPHome, which unlocks new functionality like MQTT protocol support and on-device automations, for even more power and flexibility.
Konnected has earned $3.5 million in total revenue since inception, and exceeded $1 million in total revenue recognized in 2020 alone. We’ve exceeded expectations since inception, so we’ve never needed outside equity investment. From the start, our growth has been driven by our community.
* These testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other customers and are not a guarantee of future performance or success.
Konnected’s revenue is primarily derived from e-commerce sales of the Konnected Alarm Panel products and related accessories. We also generate some recurring revenue through our partnership with Noonlight, earning a revenue share of Noonlight subscriptions associated with the Konnected platform.
We are committed to continuous innovation. Since our successful launch on Kickstarter in 2017, we have released three generations of hardware, with the latest being the Konnected Alarm Panel Pro.
We achieved “Works With SmartThings” partnership approval from Samsung in 2021.
Konnected was a finalist in the CEDIA Expo 2019 “TechStarter 5”, and was the winner of Residential Systems Magazine’s CEDIA Best of Show 2019. We were also awarded the TWICE VIP Award for Smart Home & Automation in the Home Security Systems category.
Konnected’s vision is to become a well recognized brand in the smart home security space and expand our market share to capture a significant percentage of the consumer home security retrofit market.
As we expand, we hope to expand our B2B sales channel by winning projects with technology integrators, builders, and real estate developers. We believe that if we nurture this channel, it could eventually grow to eclipse our D2C sales.
Meanwhile, on the e-commerce Direct to Consumer side, we plan to continue to grow organically, showing healthy sales growth year over year and profitable advertising and marketing efforts.
Konnected could not have happened without the support and backing of the smart home community. We launched in 2017 on Kickstarter with a concept that was already gaining traction with over 1700 backers and $180,000 raised. We’ve grown so much and come so far since then, launching new products, integrations, and capabilities consistently and in response to our valued customers’ feedback.
You are investing not only in the growth of our company, but also in the future of the Konnected product and platform. Invest today and help us get to that next level!
Konnected helps you take control of your home’s wired alarm system and connect it to the smart home of the 2020s. Our IoT alarm panel has already sold more than $3.5 million as we set out to make smart home monitoring affordable, accessible and open.
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$195+ | $15 product voucher to use at konnected.io
$300+ | $25 product voucher to use at konnected.io
$1,000+ | Konnected Alarm Panel Pro package: includes 1 Alarm Panel Pro Conversion Kit valued at $229
$2,500+ | 2 Pro package: includes 2 Alarm Panel Pro Conversion kits and 2 Backup Batteries, valued at $534
$5,000+ | 5% bonus shares plus $100 product voucher to use at konnected.io
$10,000+ | 10% bonus shares plus $250 product voucher to use at konnected.io
$50,000+ | 10% bonus shares plus visit to Orlando, Florida to meet Konnected founder Nate Clark. Includes domestic airfare, 3 nights resort hotel, and a dinner/drinks evening out with the team.
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Today is the last day to invest in Konnected! Our campaign closes at midnight tonight. With 10 hours to go we've already raised $950k from over 650 investors! Wouldn't it be great if we got to $1 million?
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We're in the final days of this crowdfunding campaign! On Tuesday I hosted another live Zoom Q&A, this time the topic of discussion was mostly around hiring and how I imagine our first few post-fundraise hires will fit into the team. This will be the last live Q&A of the campaign. Watch here:
If you have any last-minute comments or questions, please post them in the comments section below!
I'll be live again for probably the last time during this campaign to talk a bit about Konnected's hiring plan and any remaining questions you may have as we finish this fundraise strong and transition into growth mode! Join me tomorrow:
Nate Clark is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Konnected Prospective Investor #4
Time: Apr 19, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Thanks to all of you, we now have more runway than ever to grow and scale the Konnected team! In the past we've had amazing success recruiting from our user community. Are you excited about being a part of Konnected's future? We're looking for:
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Last Friday we did another live Q&A session via Zoom ... this time I spent most of the time communicating Konnected's product roadmap. Seeing the enthusiasm and momentum from our community and the success of our fundraise so far has led me to think deeper about Konnected's product direction and growth strategy. I've distilled some of my current thoughts and priorities into this 35-minute presentation.
As always, if you have any questions, please post them in the comments section below.
Konnected was in Las Vegas last week for ISC West -- North America's largest security industry trade show and expo. We had an expo booth in the "Emerging Tech Zone" which showcases companies less than 5 years old who are innovating in the security technology space. We had a great time reconnecting with so many people and meeting tons of new people in the industry while showing off the Konnected Alarm Panel and talking about our approach to making smart home monitoring easy and accessible for all.
On the last day of the Expo I did a live Zoom from the show floor for our community of customers, investors and prospective investors. Watch it here:
Last week we decided to to a fairly impromptu 25-minute live Zoom call to get some facetime with Konnected founder Nate Clark and open up the floor to questions from customers and prospective investors. We were blown away with over 95 people in attendance live! The recording of the Zoom call is now available for viewing:
Based on the outstanding response to this event, we'll be doing another one in a week or so! There wasn't enough time to get to all of your great questions, so rest assure that if you still have open questions about Nate's vision for Konnected's future, there will be more chances soon to get them answered.
Stay tuned for details on our next live event.
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Konnected Alarm Panel Pro package: includes 1 Alarm Panel Pro Conversion Kit valued at $229
2 Pro package: includes 2 Alarm Panel Pro Conversion kits and 2 Backup Batteries, valued at $534
5% bonus shares plus $100 product voucher to use at konnected.io
10% bonus shares plus $250 product voucher to use at konnected.io
10% bonus shares plus visit to Orlando, Florida to meet Konnected founder Nate Clark. Includes domestic airfare, 3 nights resort hotel, and a dinner/drinks evening out with the team.
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