January 08, 2018 — LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE) — Streety provides a simple and secure way to help neighbors look out for each other and solve problems together
Today at CES 2018, Vivint Smart Home, the leading smart home services provider in North America, unveiled Streety, a free app that extends smart home security to the neighborhood. Streety makes it easy for neighbors to monitor neighborhood activity through a network of shared residential cameras. They can keep an eye on kids, cars and property through live video feeds and use recorded video clips to investigate incidents.
“Streety helps build stronger communities through smarter neighborhoods,” said Clint Gordon-Carroll, vice president and general manager of cameras at Vivint Smart Home. “As cameras are one of the fastest-growing product segments in the smart home industry, neighbors often ask each other if cameras captured something around their home or on the street. Streety makes it easy for neighbors to request and share video so they can take better action, faster.”
Beginning in Spring 2018, the free Streety app will be available to anyone in the U.S. and Canada, whether or not they are a Vivint customer or have a camera. Vivint customers can choose which of their cameras they want to make available for sharing, e.g., an outdoor camera or doorbell camera. Neighbors with non-Vivint cameras can upload and share video clips with their trusted Streety network.
The benefits of Streety include:
- Monitor neighborhood activity. With a neighbor’s permission, users can view live video from their neighbors’ outdoor or doorbell cameras in the Streety app to monitor neighborhood activity, such as watching their kids playing in a friend’s yard or keeping an eye on a neighbor’s home while they are on vacation.
- Share video footage and investigate incidents together. Neighbors can ask questions and post messages and videos to stay connected and resolve issues. For example, following an incident such as a car break-in or stolen package, users can request video footage from other neighbors’ cameras to gather more information about the thief or the getaway car. Once the camera owner approves the request, Streety automatically generates the recorded video clip that they can share with each other and with the police.
- Access a trusted, private network. To ensure that sharing requests come only from neighbors living nearby, Streety limits neighborhood boundaries to a 300-yard radius and uses third-party verification services to match identities and addresses for new users.
As Streety is an open platform, Vivint invites other camera manufacturers to integrate with the app to create safer and more connected communities.
Learn more about Streety at www.streetyapp.com.