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Chat with Sentry CEO: How we make home security smarter?

Uday Kiran Chaka, the Founder & CEO of Sentry a company focusing on making home security platforms smarter joins Enterprise Radio. Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Uday Kiran Chaka discuss the following: What is Smart Home Sentry’s primary business? What do you do?How do you make home security smarter?What types of activity do you track?How beneficial is this

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Blue Iris 5.0 – The Next Generation Video Management System with Artificial Intelligence

On Jun 1, 2019, Blue Iris released v5.0 of its video surveillance software.  Among the changes: Re-vamped UI, Remote management of multiple locations, Built-in AI and more.  UI REFRESH - DESIGNED FOR 4K MONITORS & BEYOND LATEST TECHNOLOGY Video processing and rudiment libraries with the latest Microsoft technology Stop meaningless alerts like that pesky squirrel running on the

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Review your security camera in a glance

How much time do you spend a day reviewing recordings from your security camera(s)? Let Sentry take care of that by sending you our Daily Smart Report, a visual summary of everything occurring on your camera(s) for the day.  WHO RECEIVES THE SUMMARY? We provide the Daily Smart Report to Sentry AI paid customers and registered trial users

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Sentry Pitched at TiECon and Won $220,000

Since the inception of the TiE50 program, 84% of the top startups have been funded with over a billion dollars. Many of these companies went on to get acquired or had an IPO. At least 29 of the exits were over $100 Million, e.g., FireEye (IPO), Mulesoft (IPO), Pearl Therapeutics (acquired by AstraZeneca) and Velocloud

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Sentry named 2019 TiE50 Award Winner

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – May 10, 2019 — Smart Home Sentry (“Sentry”) today announced it has been named a TiE50 Award Winner for its artificial intelligence security solutions for cameras and drones. The prestigious annual awards are given to the top 50 technology and technology-enabled startups from across the globe. Sentry was selected from more than

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Sentry wins TiE50 Award, pitching at Startup Showcase at TiECON

Exciting news! Sentry was selected from 7400+ startups as a winner of the TiE50 Awards. You are welcome to join us to celebrate Sentry receiving the award at TiECON (The Indus Entrepreneurs CONference) on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 6.30 pm. Click here to register. Even more exciting! We were one of the few TiE50 Award

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Sentry Rocked Xponential Drone Expo

Sentry was a part of AUVSI Xponential 2019, the largest global event for leaders in unmanned systems. We were introduced to companies focusing on areas of Defense, Surveillance, Public safety and Enterprise solutions. Drone manufacturing companies have been using UAVs or UASs to provide these services along with the hardware. We had the opportunity to

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Sentry launches 5G trial with NTT DOCOMO as a partner

On March 27, 2019— Smart Home Sentry, Inc. (“Sentry”) announced a partnership with NTT DOCOMO, INC. (“DOCOMO”) to trial an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered surveillance solution enabled by DOCOMO’s 5G infrastructure. As a solution partner of DOCOMO, Sentry will deploy its latest Computer Vision and Video Analytics AI technology at University of Guam Office of Information

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Sentry rocks CES!

The CES week at Las Vegas was definitely a blast! At the expo, we were proud to showcase our people identification technology for security cameras and drone-mounted cameras. As a team of four, we took turns to talk to 300+ booth visitors and 120+ security camera/drone companies. People were intrigued by our color-coded human identification demo, curious about

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Home Security: Beyond Basic Measures

So, you took care of the common-sense considerations (see my previous blog) in protecting your home. What next? We saw how following the common-sense practices provides some deterrence from home intrusion. What can we do beyond that? Is it effective to fortify our home even when our neighborhood is vulnerable? Can excessive home protection make

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🎃 is not 😱 with Sentry!

Don’t get spooked by the wrong notifications It's this time of the year when we can dress up as whoever we want to be (without getting judged). But how do we tell what’s underneath all those costumes? Sentry got you covered. Our team works really hard these days to refine our AI better than ever.

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Common-sense, simple practices for protecting your home

Imagine yourself living in a time and place where there is plenty for everyone, meets all their needs (and even greed). OR let us say there are only renunciants who are totally satisfied with what they have. In those circumstances, when there is no desire to acquire anything extra, temptations will not persuade people to

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Securing Homes

During our elementary school days back in India, in history, we studied about the life of people in the Vijaya Nagara Empire in South India during 14th and 15th century. We were enamored by the life led by the people of that kingdom, their prosperity, the country’s governance and the security they enjoyed.  We read

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Summer at Sentry

Working at Sentry was an amazing experience. I played different roles given the start-up culture in the company. I got the chance to wear different hats and make contributions which would have a direct impact on the organization. When I joined, I began planning for the IIT Bay Area Leadership conference. I was responsible for

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2 months are not enough!

I had a product marketing internship at Smart Home Sentry this summer. I have to say it’s the best internship I ever had, and it’s full of fun, happiness, and challenges during this two-month period. I still remember my first day at Sentry. Sharat, my engineering colleague, spent whole half day on my technical onboarding

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Back to School Security!

With school just around the corner, many families have become much busier gearing up for the 2018-2019 school year. Whether the kids are in middle school or high school, most parents drop their kids at school around 8AM in the morning, then pick them up around 3PM (excluding extracurriculars). This typical schedule leaves at least

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Journey from the Fuqua School of Business to Sentry

Due to the nature of startup, the culture in Sentry is always very fast pace. There is always something going on, and I always have work to do. However, I was able to hone my both analytical and decision-making skills while working in such a fast-paced and results-driven environment. I’m very grateful that I got

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How is Sentry making an impact?

Our founder Uday was interviewed on IIT Leadership Conference. Here is his vision on how Sentry makes a difference in home security solutions:

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Prepare. Party. Preserve.

Road-tripping? Camping? Flying somewhere new on your weekend getaway? This Labor Day Weekend, let Sentry give you the peace of mind you deserve by watching what’s happening at home. With break-ins and thefts increasing by 28% over the typical Labor Day Weekend, even police departments are ramping up for large amounts of patrol everywhere around the country. How does Sentry

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Sleep well with Sentry

Intruder planning her moves? Someone trying to invade your safety? We have got your back. With our AI based technology, irrespective of the external circumstances, we will be there to ensure safety for you and your family. Check this picture out which proves the accuracy with which our software can detect humans. We can detect

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Intern from Duke University shares his experience at Sentry

When I applied to Sentry, all I knew was that the company’s product looked cool and the people I had spoken to seemed like good mentors. I had no idea what the west-coast was like, what working at a small startup would was like or even what working in industry was like. I recall landing

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Eliminate False Alert Fines!

98 percent of 36 million alarm activations have been false. More than 1.8 billion dollars have been spent for police responses to these false alerts. To compensate, the law enforcement charges fines for false alerts. Want to avoid these fines and increase your security system’s reliability? Be a part of our FREE pilot program and start

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We got wings!!!

Besides the commitment of the working team, investors’ support is a vital endorsement of the company vision. Last week, we were proud to receive another vote of support from an angel investor! Sentry set its mission to create personalized, interactive home security and health care solutions for families. With an enhanced team of energized and

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Sentry featured on Sitaarre TV!

A short excerpt from the interview: Question: What is Sentry? Answer: Sentry is all about a smarter solution for home security. We provide home security Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) that is compatible with existing systems. It accurately detects humans, it is effective in keeping your family safe and secure at an affordable rate. Question: What is the

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Sentry won “The Most Popular Startup Award”

The theme of the IIT Bay area Leadership conference was Creative Disruption. Sentry’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution is disrupting the existing home security market and we won the “The Most Popular Startup Award” at the conference. Our creative solution was most talked about amongst the brightest technology leaders from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). At the

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Sentry has successfully raised half a million dollars.

Thank you for helping us get here. Hi all, With great pleasure, we inform you that Sentry has successfully raised half a million dollars from angels, friends & family to fund our partner pilots. This would not have been possible without your constant encouragement and support. We are very grateful, and we promise to work hard

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MVP Released!

We finished the last week of July with exciting news! On July 21th, the whole Sentry team gathered in Vallejo office to celebrate the launch of our minimum viable product (MVP). After six months of burning the midnight oil, it was a matter of pride for every member of the team that the MVP product

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IIT Leadership Conference

We are proud to have participated in 2017 IIT Alumni Leadership Conference in Santa Clara. During the event, we got more than 200 visitors to our booth, gained pilot program customers that will try our product for free. Also want to join our pilot program? Check our Pilot Program Page and sign up there!  

Law enforcement advisor on board!

Last week, it was an honor for Sentry to welcome Mr. Wahed Magee on board in a strategic advisory role. With his 11 years of experience in law enforcement as both an investigator and a supervisor, Mr. Magee is a real guru on crime prevention and suppression. We believe that his extensive experience in investigating

What makes Sentry’s product special?

We are proud to be covered by Siliconeer as a company that takes home security to a whole new level, as mentioned in the newsletter: Chai, Samosa, and Tech: IIT Bay Area Leadership Conference 2017   Watch the clip to let Sentry's Founder tell you in 90 seconds.  Check from 12:05 to 13:35 here:

Security In The City

It can be a daunting task to find the perfect camera system when living in a major city. Since there are so many different types of homes ranging from studios & apartments to multiple story houses, many people find themselves asking “what do I need to protect my home?”  Most homeowners follow the general procedure

Review your security camera in a glance

How much time do you spend a day reviewing recordings from your security camera(s)? Let Sentry take care of that by sending you our Daily Smart Report, a visual summary of everything occurring on your camera(s) for the day.  WHO RECEIVES THE SUMMARY?We provide the Daily Smart Report to Sentry AI paid customers and registered trial users who

Home Security – Beyond common-sense practices

If you are conscious and serious about securing your home, I’m sure you have followed our blogs – specifically the ones describing the common-sense safety and security practices. With such practices, you can significantly reduce the potential for the intrusion to a large extent. However, many security-conscious peoples’ homes still get burglarized, which is when

The Shepherd boy in your home…

https://youtu.be/eooCkA9QlcA Everyone has heard the story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf, but do you know there is a shepherd boy in your home as well? He looks after your home, however... Check out the video and see what happened!