SafeinHome: Review

The Basics

Product name: SafeinHome 

Manufacturer / Distributor: SafeinHome

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Analyst Summary: SafeinHome SafeinHome

The Basics

COMPANY SafeinHome
PRODUCT NAME SafeinHome
Compilation date 9/1/14
Website http://www.safeinhome.com

 

Background Factoids

General

Silicon Valley startup, led by extremely experienced and successful serial entrepreneur from the medical devices industry. Financed to date by angel investors.

Analyst Notes

  • Unwilling to share key information with us for this report. 
  • Declined opportunity to fact check our research.
  • This is the only company in this research project that was unwilling to participate.
  • We believe the facts below are correct, but unfortunately they have not been confirmed by the company. If you are interested in this product, please check for yourself that the key facts you care about from those below are confirmed by the company.

 

Detailed Feature Set

Feature Type Product Characteristics
What job(s) does it do?  
Check Dad is generally OK. Watch for significant changes in daily routine. Yes
Automatically detect (& promptly alert on) specific adverse events Yes
Senior can summon help promptly in emergency Yes
Track wellness and health parameters No
Reduce stress for in-home caregivers, and allow them to sleep (rest) without worrying. N/A
   
Type of Monitoring  
1. Check general daily routine is more or less "normal". Yes
2. Watch what they do and when they do it, and catch unusual activity patterns Yes
3. Detect specific (adverse) events (eg tub, stove, get out of bed) Yes
4. Detect falls automatically No
5. 24/7 Human monitoring of activity patterns and sensor alerts No
   
Normal vs Abnormal  
Who decides what abnormal is (for alert on absence of stuff)? User
Is there AI support to help learn what is normal?? No
Required Techie-ness to set up "normal vs abnormal" Moderate-High
   
Who is the first (second etc) responder?  
For system triggered alerts Designated "friend(s)"
For senior calls for help Designated "friend(s)"
   
Sensor approach  
Sensor family Security-type sensors + extras
Sensor types Motion, door, pill box, temperature, stove. Key fob. Personal call button. 
   
Senior interface  
Senior interface for general monitoring None
Senior can summon help promptly in emergency: which approach? Senior alert button. Don't think it goes through call center
   
Friends & Family interface  
Activity time line streams for individual sensors Available
Red/green/yellow for status for individual sensors Don't think so
Open API Don't think so
Friends & Family interface platforms Browser based. Also App for Android and iOS.
Alert handling Various notifications on sensor events or absence of events. Seems rather similar to other security-type sensor systems in this respect.
   
Ownership issues  
Ease of Use & service Unwillingness to talk to us does not seem like a good sign. No prices on website other than teaser "$xx / mth".
Installation: DIY or Professional Designed to be consumer install. Comes in mail. Sticky backs on sensors. But recent new customer got technician install
   
Privacy & Security  
Data center robustness and maturity Will not discuss
Who owns the data Will not discuss
Privacy policy Will not discuss
   
Will it work in your house?  
Sensor range (max in air) Will not discuss. Most likely similar to other security-type sensors, so probably several hundred feet, perhaps 1,000 feet.
Communication to data storage "cloud" (need at least one of these)  
Landline Not required
Cellular reception Needed
Home Internet & WiFi network Not required
   
Battery backup in base station (in case of power outage) Will not discuss
   
Readiness  
Stage of deployment Emerging from "In Pilots (<100)". May be in "Starting (<200)". Will not discuss
Company maturity & stability Startup funded by angels. Very experienced CEO / Serial entrepreneur
Published studies showing "it works" None
   
Acquiring it (July 2014)  
Countries available (or soon to be available) USA?
Two year costs* $1,515
Where to Buy it Call company to discuss. Not available on Internet.
* typically 6 sensor package if have that.  
   
Techie stuff  
Sensor to base station communication prototcols Will not discuss
   

 

 

 

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