Ottawa-based startup Blacksumac today announced general availability in North America for Piper. Piper, which debuted its successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in August 2013, is a home security and automation device that combines panoramic video, Z-Wave home automation and environmental sensors into a single elegant product that users interact with via their smartphones or tablets. The free Piper iOS application is also available in the App Store, and the Android application is slated to launch in mid-February.
On the heels of a successful 2014 International CES in Las Vegas in early January, the award-winning Piper is a leader in the smart and connected home market, which is estimated to hit $10 billion USD in 2014 according to wireless industry group GSMA. Originally conceived for renters, Piper has been embraced by condo and apartment dwellers, homeowners, pet owners and parents alike for its simple and intuitive use and comprehensive capabilities, as well as for its no-contracts, no-additional-fees policy. Piper is compatible with Z-Wave home automation accessories and allows for multiple automation and security rules, which enable users to fully customize their experience.