- Expansive Sound Selection
There’s no doubt that keeping your family and home safe is the top priority. However, having peace of mind for your home doesn’t have to be pricey or difficult. Imagine hearing all the sounds at your place regardless of where you are. Doesn’t it sound like the best solution to many problems you currently face? Earzz comes to alert you for any sound you want, so you don’t have to worry when you’re away.
Earzz is a small, convenient, and multipurpose monitor that listens to a variety of sounds that you choose from the app. Like the sound of a breaking window, the crying of a baby, or a dog barking. In other words, it packs the convenience of many of today’s smart home monitors into a tiny device that easily fits in the palm of your hand.
The inventor and founder of Earzz, Prad Thiruvenkatanathan, has created Earzz so you don’t spend a fortune on getting single-purpose monitors and clutter up all the shelves in your house like him. With an aim to improve your life, this smart monitor will become your new intelligent and trustworthy companion. It’ll always be home when you’re away and awake when you’re asleep.
Let’s explore what your third ear brings to the table.
Is this a truly new product that you can’t find on the market? Or this is a product that defines an entirely new product category. In some cases, combining several features into one or introducing a new feature to an old product is also considered an innovation.
The market is full of smart home monitors, which are usually pretty expensive and offer only one function. There is a baby monitor, a smart doorbell, a pet monitor for the cat, a fire alarm, a smoke alarm, and even a glass break monitor for security. And then there’s Earzz, one compact and affordable device to do it all.
Smart home monitors are made to make your life more comfortable. But then again when someone hears the word smart home they might instantly think that their privacy is at risk. So the first thing that we’d like to mention about Earzz is that it only recognizes sounds and not speech. So your conversations are only yours and your privacy is not under attack.
Any audio collected by Earzz is instantly analyzed by its patent-pending AI algorithms to identify sounds alone (not speech), and then the collected audio is deleted. So it doesn’t store raw audio data once processing is over.
The creators of Earzz have implemented all the necessary measures to ensure your security and privacy. Thanks to the Industry Standard Secure boot only authorized Earzz firmware runs on their monitors.
Moreover, Earzz uses secure cloud infrastructure with tools and features to guarantee network security, safe access control, and data encryption. Additionally, you can rest assured that they won’t sell your personal information to third parties for business or commercial purposes.
Ok, so Earzz is surely not a spy. Now it’s time to understand how it works.
To start with, it’s super easy to set up and use. Just put your Earzz device where you want to listen for sounds. Near your door – to hear if anyone is knocking on your door, ringing your doorbell, or even trying to break in by smashing a window. In the kitchen – to hear appliance beeps, timers, and even fire and smoke alarms. All are covered. Another thing to add is that Earzz is really convenient for parents and pet owners, as it detects crying, coughing, baby gates opening or closing, cat flaps, dog barks, and much more. The list of sounds you want to monitor is constantly growing and Earzz is there to help you with its constantly growing sound library. And guess what? You don’t have to pay to get access to the new sounds that get added with time.
After placing your Earzz you have to choose the sounds you want to listen to and that is through the easy selection on the Earzz App. The app is really intuitive and easy to use. If you need more than one additional ear, you can go ahead and buy a second one or as many Earzz as you want and place them all over your home. There’s no limit to the number of Earzz that can be connected to your Earzz app. Also, you can receive notifications on multiple devices.
Besides, on the App, you can choose how and when you get notified. It’s highly customizable. You can receive instant notifications so you never miss a sound that matters. It even allows you to choose device tones and vibrations.
Furthermore, when you don’t want to get notifications, you are able to pause them on the app, change their frequency or turn off your Earzz monitors. And it takes you only one tap to turn back on your Earzz monitors when you need them again.
What’s more, the in-app sound notification log screen allows you to keep track of all the sounds that were captured at your place. So you know exactly when the sound event has happened.
It’s also important to mention, that your Earzz will get better and better with time, thanks to its sound-recognizing AI algorithms that constantly improve through your feedback. So your smart monitor will get more accurate for the specific sounds of your home.
How much better is it than the competition? Is it faster? Bigger? Cooler? More affordable? There needs to be a solid reason why you should back this project over any other.
At this point, we can agree that Earzz is useful and practical. But what makes it stand out in the market?
Its biggest competitive advantage is its patent-pending AI that learns with your feedback and respects your privacy by listening only for sounds.
Another important factor is that you can choose multiple sounds for your Earzz to capture from an expansive and ever-growing sound catalog. You can be sure that you’ll find what you need. Your Earzz device can be set to listen for up to 3 sounds at any given time. You can listen to all sounds in the sound scene with Earzz+. This implies that your Earzz will detect all pertinent sounds in a certain room, such as a nursery or the kitchen.
You’ll also appreciate receiving instant notifications on your smart devices. Earzz is compatible with iOS and Android smartphones, tablets, and watches. You can even connect multiple devices.
Not to forget its compact, elegant and discrete design. The Earzz will seamlessly blend into the interior of your home.
To pack even more convenience Earzz offers you additional customization features. You can easily upgrade your Earzz Basic subscription to Earzz Standard or Earzz Plus through the app.
How capable is the team? Have they developed something like this before? Do they have crowdfunding experience? Manufacturing experience? A lot of campaigns fail to deliver their product because they don’t know what they’re doing.
The team behind Earzz, including the inventor and Founder Prad, has worked for years for major technology companies.
The product lead of Earzz was the head of products at Soundsnap – the world’s leading online sound effects library. Their lead data scientist has a Ph.D. in AI and has years of experience in data science. The founder of Earzz holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and has 15 years of professional experience in the development of sensors and acoustics. Not to forget about over 100 patent applications. We can confidently say that these guys know what they’re doing.
This team of professionals has made breakthroughs for years and now after a year of research, testing, and prototyping, they came up with their own product.
They’ve already taken care of intellectual property protection. The brand is trademarked, and the design is protected. Besides, they have patents pending in Europe and the US for their innovative sound recognition AI.
The entire Earzz assembly process takes place in the UK. For that Earzz has partnered with several great suppliers. And also, In order to ensure compliance with international standards, including the FCC, UKCA, and CE certifications for the US, UK, and EU markets, they are currently working on the necessary requirements. Note that Earzz will be shipped only to these markets.
We’d also like to draw attention to the fact that Ted Danson’s show Advancements, which highlights cutting-edge technology aimed at improving our world, featured Earzz for its AI and product innovation! The segment was recently broadcasted on Bloomberg TV and is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
Earzz has its own website, which is very well-designed and user-friendly. Here you can easily find all the information you need about the product and pre-order your multi-purpose smart home monitor with a 30% discount.
Besides, they have already created pages on social media channels, such as Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, and YouTube, where they constantly post updates about the product and their Kickstarter campaign. Even though they don’t have a big audience yet, it’s rapidly growing, and people appear to be interested in this innovation already. It’s also nice to see the employees of Earzz proudly announcing that they work for the company.
How transparent are the campaigners? Do they give their backers valuable updates on their progress? Do they engage with their backers? Crowdfunding is all about community, sharing information, and building meaningful relationships with the people who fund your project.
With 17 days before the end of the Kickstarter campaign, Earzz is already fully funded.
Despite being first-time campaigners, the creators are doing really well in communicating with their backers. They provide detailed answers to the comments within a day. Some of the suggestions of the backers are already a part of their product roadmap. For instance, the team is considering adding the option to train Earzz on completely new sounds. Moreover, they intend to add wider integration features, including deeper cross-platform integration, which will come with in-app updates as they evolve the product.
Within a small box, Earzz packs a huge convenience. And you don’t even have to break open your piggy bank to be in control of your entire household.
Earzz provides you with the opportunity to hear any sounds you want, without needing to be physically present. So with your smart home companion, you’ll lead a happier and more peaceful life.