We’re currently putting the finishing touches on the hardware before it’s submitted to our partner test house for final compliance testing. This is the rigorous testing programme which gives us our Grade 2 certification and is one of the criteria for a police response.
In the next couple of weeks, we’ll commence beta-testing. This means volunteers will install the alarm in their homes, before using it in their day-to-day life. We’ll be recording ongoing feedback and logging any bugs, to make sure the alarm works perfectly.
We’ve also been spending time establishing a network of professional installers around the UK and building software to allow customers to schedule an engineer appointment. It’s been a difficult process but we’re pushing hard, and expect to have it up and running in the next couple of months.
As the product development is on track, we’re confident the alarm will be delivered at the end of August for those who chose self-install.
Pro Installation Customers
For those who chose professional installation, we expect delivery and installation to take place in October. The reason for this is the external testing programme is scheduled to take 12 weeks. The Test House stayed closed as part of efforts to fight Covid-19 and it has only recently reopened. We’re really sorry about the delay but we think it’ll be worth the wait!
Our pro installations can now be certified by the SSAIB
This is a major milestone for the company and we join a handful of UK-wide alarm system providers with this status. Membership of the SSAIB is a UK Police force requirement for monitored alarm systems. It’s also widely used by insurers when providing a home insurance quote.
The process of certification covers an in-depth audit of all our processes and procedures as well as demonstrating a thorough understanding of the standards expected by Police forces around the country.
Some feature updates…
We’ve added some extra features and have more details on others. Here’s a breakdown:
- Temperature Change Detection (post-launch)
We added a feature to our contact and motion sensors as well as our external siren that allows them to report the ambient temperature back to the hub. This will allow us, with future app updates, to display the temperature in each room and outside the house. This functionality also opens up future integrations with smart central heating systems.
- Panic Button (post-launch)
A new feature which we are developing in response to popular demand. If at any point you feel unsafe in your own home, and believe an intruder is present, there will be a slide to panic button within the Boundary App which will sound the external siren. It will also notify keyholders, activate the Hub’s siren and alert the ARC if you have a monitored plan.
- Neighbourhoods App (In development)
The neighbourhood app will be a keystone benefit of the Boundary alarm. It’s still in development and we plan to launch it later in 2020.
The purpose of the App is to create a 21st century neighbourhood watch scheme. It will allow neighbours to pull together, warn each other of potential criminal activity in the area, and allow Boundary customers to give virtual keys to neighbours in the event the alarm goes off. As a general benefit, we want people to feel connected to your neighbours in a safe and secure way.
First photos of the Outdoor Siren!