Crowdsourcing Mornings: VP SmartTower: DIY Security & Home Automation


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

When thinking of security companies, we don’t tend to think of social change. Instead, we picture corporate behemoths that are solely focused on profit. They at COPR Security are committed to changing that.  As the world’s first cause driven security company, they are on a mission to secure our nation’s most blighted neighborhoods, and do so by building a sustainable, cause-driven business model.  For them, that starts by offering the most innovative tech for home security and automation.  They’ve spent the past 18 months developing their unique system. After thousands of conversations with frustrated residential real estate investors they’ve developed a system specifically for those who need to easily secure and monitor vacant properties in their portfolio.

They quickly realized that our technology would also be vital for community nonprofits fighting blight around the country.  The challenge for these non-profits is that they simply don’t have the budget to afford these systems. In partnership with community non-profits, like Habitat for Humanity Detroit and Manheim Park in Kansas City, they are combatting blight by donating systems and developing strategies to secure the vacant homes that drive it.  The money they raise will be used to help them fulfill their vision of being the world’s first socially conscious security company, which includes:

  • Tooling and manufacturing of the VP SmartTower
  • Reducing their costs through large order quantities
  • Funding security systems and monitoring services for non-profit community development organizations
  • Provide their supporters with their security and automation systems, of course!

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As of November 17th, this project has raised around $1,000 of their $100,000 goal. This project only has 25 days left to raise the $100,000 or it will not be funded!  For a pledge of $30, you will get a limited edition sign and shirt.  For a pledge of $269, you will get a home security starter kit.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vp-smarttower-diy-security-home-automation#/

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