BuddyGuard was founded 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Their first product is called FLARE, a complete home security system in one device. Combining Artificial Intelligence with state-of-the-art hardware, this is what home security should be like. The company launched a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015 to test the waters, during which they raised 201% of their initial goal of €80.000.
BuddyGuard GmbH currently employs 25 people, with an astonishing variety of 12 nationalities. While machine learning, customer support, marketing and sales are done in Berlin, the Romanian branch in Cluj-Napoca takes care of the system’s firmware, servers and smartphone apps. The startup is backed by a dedicated group of business angels and Stuttgart-based electronics giant, Bachmann GmbH.
FLARE is currently available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The Netherlands, Belgium and France will follow next. BuddyGuard aims to take their product to North-America by the 2nd half of 2018.