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BOSMA Seeks Funding for Sentry Smart Video Doorbell

Modular video doorbell includes add-on modules such as floodlight, fingerprint, gateway, and weather sensor.

BOSMA USA Inc. is looking for funding on Sentry, a smart modular doorbell system that includes a camera with the ability to add on additional features as well. Sentry is available in a basic version that is designed for anyone that simply wants a video monitoring system. For enhanced security, the smart doorbell has four add-on options — a PIR + floodlight module, a fingerprint module, a gateway module, or a weather sensor module. Sentry’s artificial intelligence software offers facial recognition, package detection and active theft prevention.

Sentry’s basic version includes a smart doorbell and a smart video camera that features two-way audio, sound and motion detection, infrared and color night vision, the ability to leave voice messages, and AI security features. Users can get instant notifications and enter the live video stream from the app whenever activity occurs. Sentry’s smart doorbell is hardwired to an existing doorbell system to provide a ring notification instantly — both aloud and to a mobile phone to notify that someone is at the door.

Sentry’s basic version will instantly detect motion or sound on a doorstep, whether a visitor rings the doorbell or not, and will send an alert to the connected smartphone immediately. If local or cloud storage is enabled, Sentry will also record a short video of the event, which can be later played back from the app. The basic version also includes an AI feature with facial recognition to notify when someone is at the door, allowing easy detection of a stranger. Sentry’s package detection sends custom notifications directly to the smartphone whenever a package is dropped off if the package is placed in-sight. One of Sentry’s more unique features includes the use of heuristics to determine if someone is stealing a package — an automatic trigger can be set-up so a siren goes off, or a voice message alarm can be activated, so it prevents porch pirates from stealing packages.

Sentry has an add-on option of a PIR (Passive Infrared) sensor and a floodlight LED module. The PIR sensor only detects motion from heat sources like people and animals so users won’t get false motion alarms from a car passing by or other unimportant movements.

The fingerprint module works as biometric access for the BOSMA Aegis smart door lock — it can be unlocked with a fingerprint rather than a phone. The fingerprint module’s smart lock connectivity enables remote unlocking, remote setting changes (including family or guest access permissions) and more.

The internal gateway module works with peripheral sensors that don’t have Wi-Fi connectivity to give an all-inclusive smart home experience. The peripheral sensors include a door sensor, which detects and notifies when a door or window in the home opens, and a simple button that, when pressed, sends a notification and can be used in case of an emergency.

With the weather module, Sentry can also sense, measure, and report temperature and humidity, right from the home screen of the smartphone app.

The base module dimensions are 2.5 x 1.2 x 3 inches and the full module dimensions are 2.5 x 1.2 x 5 inches. Sentry is currently offered in black and is available now for pre-order at a discounted rate for a limited time only. To place a pre-order on the Kickstarter page, visit

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