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Building an innovative platform for home security and safety in the 21st century


Cambridge: 28 May 2008:, Europe's pioneer in intelligent home safety and security, has announced that it has added new industry-leading features to its platform. Providing more functionality to users, the software launch of version 1.2 based on extensive user feedback demonstrates the company's ability to rapidly introduce new features on top of its internet-based ZigBee-enabled platform. launched in January 2008. Using the latest web 2.0 technology, AlertMe is leading the way in the field of web connected home security and monitoring, to give users control over their home, wherever they may be.

One of the most exciting features of this new release is the Presence functionality. Using the continuous monitoring of keyfobs, users can now be notified instantly via text and email when other keyfob holders enter or leave the home.

Adrian Critchlow, Co-founder of, comments, 'This new version provides the power, longevity and stability to take the platform to the next level. This is just the beginning we have a number of innovative developments in the pipeline to help our users have a greater experience from It is an exciting time in our development and our new features are right on the pulse of future trends.'

Some of the key new features include:

Night behaviour

Users can now benefit from AlertMe when they are at home at night.

- Ability to set the downstairs and emergency sensors to operate at night time

- Controlled via the long key press on the keyfob

AlertMe lamp

- A range of options available for the AlertMe lamp

- Default setting reflects the status of the AlertMe system

- New settings include how many people are at home, party mode

or soothing colours

Presence monitoring

- Advanced system alerting users of when people come and go from the home. For example, know when your cleaner arrives or leaves the house or receive a text when your partner returns home to take over from the nanny

- Active keyfobs enable the monitoring

Battery life and improved system

- Radical improvement on the battery life by optimizing the software.

- Now providing an estimated 3+ years life for some accessories

- All made possible in part by the power of the platform and the ability to update the software remotely from the internet, even to upgrade the wireless accessories 'over the air' without user intervention.

The upgrade will automatically occur for existing users on the platform.

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Founded in 2006 and based in Cambridge, UK, was established by Adrian Critchlow and Pilgrim Beart, both successful serial entrepreneurs. The company aims to be a leader in the field of web connected home security, driving innovation in Internet and mobile communications for the consumer security and monitoring market. provides an intelligent service that enables people to directly protect, control and monitor their homes from their mobile phones and the Internet.

AlertMe is funded by Tudor Investments.

Adrian Critchlow previoulsy founded, Europe's No.1online hotel reservation system and the UK's fastest growing business in 2003. Adrian sold in 2004 for 90million delivering a 16 fold return to investors.

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