Sleeping Beauty is a compact security device which protects and tracks your valuable possessions using a cellular network and GPS to triangulate its position. Only if Sleeping Beauty is physically moved does it consume any battery power in order to send its location to your smartphone. This is the reason why Sleeping Beauty runs up to 2 whole years on a single battery.
Sleeping Beauty is not only the perfect solution for protecting those possessions which should stay put for a very long time it can also track objects which are moved very often by using the “Bluetooth Low Energy – Tracking Mode”.
Almost any object can be tracked with Sleeping Beauty. And the real beauty of Sleeping Beauty is that it works anywhere in the world where there’s cellular network coverage. Sleeping Beauty will be manufactured in Berlin. The data is stored in Germany in keeping with german privacy standards.
Sleeping Beauty provides maintenance free GSM and GPS geolocation. The battery life is up to two years.
With Sleeping Beauty you can keep an eye on your important stuff without having to worry about it. You’ll get an alert straightaway if your Sleeping Beauty is moved, either accidentally or on purpose!
Thanks to the Prince Charming processor inside Sleeping Beauty, the standby time is off the scale. Sleeping Beauty will sleep undisturbed for up to two years and will report its location and remaining battery life at regular intervals via the smartphone app. Sleeping Beauty gives peace of mind to anybody who wants to track what’s near and dear to them.
Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award Winner is Sleeping Beauty!
Each year, the program awards an aggregate of up to $250,000
“In a market cluttered with complex gadgets, Sleeping Beauty is an elegant solution for a variety of common problems,” said Proto Labs founder Larry Lukis. “Its simple and intuitive design makes it well-suited to succeed in the consumer marketplace. We are excited to support them as they bring the device into production.”
Jakob Lipps, co-founder of Sleeping Beauty, said there are multiple benefits of winning the grant: “In addition to the monetary aspect of receiving the Cool Idea! Award, Proto Labs’ design for manufacturability feedback made it simple for us to improve our initial design for production. Working with a single manufacturer made for a smooth transition from machined prototypes to molded production parts.”
Thanks to the “Prince Charming” processor (ARM Cortex M0+) inside Sleeping Beauty, the standby time is off the scale. Sleeping Beauty will sleep undisturbed for up to two years and will report its location and remaining battery life at regular intervals via the smartphone app. Sleeping Beauty gives peace of mind to anybody who wants to track what’s near and dear to them. In Sleep Mode “Prince Charming” needs only 270 nanoampere.
Sleeping Beauty works with GSM and GPS. This provides the best reception: even in closed rooms or in subways Sleeping Beauty can send and receive data. In terms of location determination, GSM triangulation provides an accuracy of 10 to 150 meters, in the countryside it can be up to 3 kilometers. Via GPS you can determine the location of your device very accurately — to within a range of 2 meters. Sleeping Beauty works with A-GPS (Assisted GPS) — meaning that the GSM network assists the GPS network in getting satellite connection. In case there is no GPS available, the GSM still provides the approximate position.
Sleeping Beauty comes with a Bluetooth Low Energy Chip (BLE) which makes it possible to connect to any Bluetooth device. Once connected you can assign different rules as to when Sleeping Beauty will detect an authenticated device. E.g. ‘Do not wake up if moved while my smartphone is connected via Bluetooth’.
Sleeping Beauty uses a low self-discharge nickel–metal hydride battery (LSD NiMH). After 1 year in sleep mode there is still 25% energy left. Built for the cold, these batteries even maintain high power in low temperatures. Sleeping Beauty comes with 4 eneloop AAA 750 mAh batteries. And the good news is that you can recharge them via a mini USB connection with almost any USB charger
You can connect any Bluetooth Device to Sleeping Beauty. Once connected you can assign different rules when Sleeping Beauty is detecting an authenticated device – e.g.:
When you drive your car with your authenticated mobile phone, Sleeping Beauty will stay in Sleep Mode since she knows that you are driving
When you authenticate Sleeping Beauty with your son or daughter’s mobile phone, you can set up the rule for a push-notification when he or she opens your front door. “Sleeping Beauty was awoken by Jakob’s iPhone”
Settings for the “Bluetooth Low Energy” authentication:
List of authenticated devices
Let Sleeping Beauty sleep when these devices are connected
Wake up Sleeping Beauty and send a push-notification with the device name: “Sleeping Beauty was woken up by Jakob’s iPhone”
Send a push-notification when device disconnect “Jakob’s iPhone just disconnected”
Sleeping Beauty wakes up when it’s not moved for a certain time, sends its position and goes to back to sleep until she is physically moved, or until the next check-in. Sleeping Beauty is the perfect option to track the car that you use every day to drive to work; or to keep an eye on your front door, and make sure no-one’s going through it who shouldn’t be. The timespan can be determined through the website or the mobile App.
Settings for the “Economized Tracking Mode”:
Period of time Sleeping Beauty has not moved / woken up
Period of time Sleeping Beauty stays awake before entering Sleep Mode again
Sleeping Beauty wakes up when physically moved and sends its position at defined intervals e.g. every 15 minutes. This is the perfect option to track freight or parcels.
Settings for the “Interval Tracking Mode”:
Interval at which Sleeping Beauty sends its position
“Auto Sleep” on/off – (if Sleeping Beauty is not moved within the period of time from the “Economized Tracking Mode” it enters the sleep mode until it’s moved again)
Sleeping Beauty wakes up when physically moved and sends its position every 30 to 60 seconds. The perfect option if something should stay put for a very long time.
Sorry, no you can’t. There are plans for more colors, but at the beginning Sleeping Beauty will come in white or white.
Yes, you can.
As an Admin you can assign other users or smartphones. Then if Sleeping Beauty wakes up, those smartphones will get a push notification too.
We support iOS and Android plus there will be a mobile-friendly and tablet-friendly web app which can be accessed on any web-enabled device.
In this case Sleeping Beauty will not be able to send its position.
Yes, there will! With the API the use cases and tracking modes of Sleeping Beauty can be extended even further. There’s the possibility to establish a makers‘ community - a community of people who create their own processes or rules for Sleeping Beauty.
Yes, we will regularly distribute updates so Sleeping Beauty will get smarter and smarter.
The data is stored in Germany in keeping with german privacy standards
All communication between Sleeping Beauty and your smartphone is encrypted over SSL (HTTPS).
No, the usage of the software is free of charge.
Sleeping Beauty will work in Europe and when we have FCC certification in the U. S.
No, there will be no contract or subscription.
You can simply pay with your smartphone or by using the web app. You can pay via PayPal or credit card.
„After my beloved 2CV got stolen a few years back, I had been looking around for some means to prevent something similar happening in the future, but I just couldn’t find anything on the market that suited my needs. So together with my company Kontrollfeld, we invented Sleeping Beauty.
The task at hand now is all about making Sleeping Beauty available to a wide market. We hope that we’ll find a lot of people who are just as excited about Sleeping Beauty as we are.“
Jakob Lipps, Co-founder of Sleeping Beauty
The Team: Since 2001 our company, Kontrollfeld GmbH – Agency for Binary Media has been developing tailor-made web applications. We are well aware of the hype surrounding today’s startups and are intent on building a solid product and brand that are more about content than hype. Our current team consists of a group of colleagues who have worked together for many years – as long as 8 years. We work together, we’re friends and we know each others’ strengths and weaknesses. Besides the current team, we also have many excellent people in mind, who we’d love to work with in the future, to make Sleeping Beauty a successful product.
Sleeping Beauty will be manufactured in Berlin, Germany by our Partner Schleicher Electronic Berlin GmbH who have been manufacturing electronic devices since 1936. The proximity to our office speeds up the development and production times, and increases quality. Our own company, Kontrollfeld GmbH can cover all required software development.
Sleeping Beauty c/o Kontrollfeld GmbH
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