Ottawa's Piper Hits $100K Crowdfunding Goal

by Techvibes NewsDesk

Last week Techvibes reported on an ambitious crowdfunding campaign to raise $100,000 to begin manufacturing the Piper home security device.

Black Sumac, the Ottawa-based startup that created Piper, had raised over $14,000 in just 24 hours on Indiegogo and today they hit their lofty goal.

Piper is an all-in-one home security device that combines three important things: panoramic video, environmental sensors and Z-Wave home automation.

The creation of Piper follows along a recent paradigm of “disruption” in home security. Gone are the days where companies like ADT or AlarmForce controlled the market: now consumers can get cheap, easy-to-install home security systems that provide more control.


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Founded in 2012, Blacksumac is an Ottawa startup engaged in engineering design and technology development. Our product focus is remote presence-based smart home and business technology. Blacksumac is the creator of Piper, the security and monitoring solution for small living spaces, businesses, and vacation properties. Piper is an integrated smart-home and security system for smaller living... more

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