Featured Shark Tank Post
DoorBot Door Bell on Shark Tank
Doorbell App for Smart Phones - Episode 510
|The DoorBot answers "Any Door" |
on your Smartphone in real time.
|DoorBot Door Bell's|
Now Available Online
The success of the DoorBot actually started with the failure of another invention of Siminoff's called the POP Charging System. Actually the POP was a big success on Kickstarter last Summer when the campaign raised over $139,000.00 with an initial $50k Goal. As the Chief Inventor at Edison Jr., James had the resources to invent new technology gadgets, but lacked the contacts it takes to bring into production on a large scale. By scanning over the comments left on Kickstarter, it looks like Jame's had problems with suppliers with several delays resulting in never getting the finished product. As a result Siminoff decided to return all the money which was the right thing to do, but also created problems between Kickstater and himself.
The lessons learned from the failure of bringing the POP Charging System to Market proved to be invaluable for his next project the DoorBot which is already available online and recently just got picked up by Staples Stores across the country. No doubt there's been some serious money poured into the DoorBot Doorbell Invention within the past several months coming this far along in such a short amount of time. Is this a "Shark Clue" that maybe they already have invested in the Door Bot?
DoorBot before Shark Tank Update:
What makes the DoorBot really interesting not only as a great product helping keep you safer in your home, but the Shark Tank connection it already has with another Shark Tank Product called the Unikey Smart Lock. The Unikey which looks like it changed its name to the Lockitron allows you to turn locks into Smart Locks also controlled by a Smart Phone. By combining the Lockitron with the DoorBot Doorbell you are essentially creating a Smart Front Porch you can see and control from any Smart Phone at any time.
Are the Sharks going to love this idea? I would be willing to bet that at least a few of the Sharks already have the DoorBot's installed on their front doors of all their Homes. When you live in a mansion as big as Mark Cubans, you might even need a box of these things to cover all the entrances.
About the only problem I potentially see with the DoorBot came from a review I read about this Smart Doorbell that may become a concern. The retail price of the DoorBot is only $199 which seems reasonably priced considering the value this adds to your Home Security system, but at this price how many would-be thieves could easily pop off your DoorBot from your front door?
All in all this is one cool new technology invention that seems to have all the ingredients of success. When you combine the DoorBot with the UniKey Smart Locks, you have the beginnings of a Smart Home you can control from your Smart Phone anywhere in the world. This IS the Future and James Siminoff and the Edison Jr. Team look to be on the cutting edge making it reality.
More Information about the DoorBot Smart Doorbells
DoorBot on FaceBook
Door Bot on Twitter
Update: I just checked the FaceBook page when finishing up this article and looks like the DoorBot is not even being shipped yet. I just assumed after finding it already on Amazon.com they were already in production, but after further review, you can pre-order a DoorBot on a first come first serve basis with a release date of December 1, 2013.