Sentry AI

Security Artificial Intelligence Platform for Smart Cities to Prevent Crime & Improve Safety by making security Cameras & Drones autonomous

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First Name

Uday Kiran

Last Name

Chaka

Email

uday@smarthomesentry.com

Phone Number

4156836724

Gender

  • Man

What is the Name of Your Organization?

Smart Home Sentry, Inc.

What is The Mission of Your Organization?

Sentry's mission is to prevent crime, reduce risk, and make our communities safer and trustworthy. Sentry AI transforms homes, businesses and public places to be smart and safe by making all existing security camera systems intelligent, unleashing unlimited creative applications in home and commercial security, enterprise, and campus safety, industrial operations with drones, and smart city public services. Help fund safety and security applications by improving the utilization of public spaces.

What is The Month and Year of The Founding of Your Venture?

Feb 2017

What is Your Organization's Website URL (optional)

https://www.smartsentry.ai/

What is The First and Last Name of Your Organization's Representative for The Challenge?

Uday Kiran Chaka

What is Their Organizational Role/Title?

CEO

Project Stage: Select the Description Below That Best Applies to Your Organization

  • Growth (have moved past the very first activities; working towards the next level of expansion)

Please Select Your Organization's Focus Track (Select all That Apply)

  • Built Environment
  • Public Health & Safety

Please Select Which of The Following Types of Innovations Best Characterize Your Work (Select all That Apply)

  • Product innovation (Introduction of a good or service or improvements made to existing products)

Please Upload Your Organizational Pitch Deck or Video

Product: Security AI platform is a suite of computer vision technologies that help understand the physical environment, by processing video feeds from fixed & drone-mounted cameras. Target market: P&C insurance, security providers, camera/drone makers, video management companies. Sentry charges ~$5/camera/month for its smart alerts and smart reports. We have 1600+ happy customers, >80% recommend us to others. Uniqueness: fast & accurate single-frame analysis instead of video processing

Help Us Support Diversity! Which of the following categories do you identify with (Optional)?  

  • Black or African American (for example: African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somalian, etc)
  • Asian (for example: Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Pakistani)

Help Us Support Diversity! Do you identify as part of any of the following underrepresented communities (optional)?

  • Communities of color
  • Religious minority (non-Christian)

Please email proof of incorporation to Challenge Manager- Marc Carr (mcarr@ashoka.org) (for example, a certificate of incorporation, copy of your business license, etc.).

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We would like insight into the financial and operational health of your organization. Therefore, please send at least one of the financial documents below to Challenge Manager Marc Carr (mcarr@ashoka.org)

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Why is the problem that your organization is solving important to you and your co-founders/team?

When we bought our home, we believed we were in a safe neighborhood. When our garage was broken into and that trust was shattered! I resolved to apply technology to bring back the trust and community feeling that I always cherished as a child. Similarly, Sentry team members remember growing up in small trusted and connected communities all over the world where we moved around freely without worrying about crime. Our team shares my mission to bring back the peace of mind that lets everyone sleep well at home, work safely at office and enjoy community time in public places without any fear.

Please provide 1-2 examples of your product/organization making an impact on a city.

Sentry AI makes city cameras (fixed & drones) smarter to automatically respond to traffic congestion, prevent conditions that lead to accidents, charge toll automatically, and guide vehicles to free parking spots. No more stealing vehicles, vandalizing property or committing crimes in public areas, reducing insurance claims. During natural disasters/terror attacks, injured will be identified with pictures & context and emergency crew knows the victim's location and how to help them quickly.

Fast forward 15-20 years. What does your organization look like? What is the impact that it's had on society?

In 20 years, Sentry AI powers most security & public safety systems all over the world, as a global team of ~25,000 AI engineers, product & business operations leaders. Security guards will be out in the field, active, talking, helping people, while Sentry AI watches video feeds for them. Drones powered by Sentry AI cover large tracts of land and water; security guards don't need to risk their lives to patrol. People don't carry IDs or keys. Sentry connects, analyzes information to assure security at the highest level but not limit human freedom to connect with their surroundings & community.

What differentiates your organization? What makes it so that you can drive a bigger and better benefit to society than other organizations in this space?

Our biggest strength is our team, which is highly diverse, men & women, ages from 17 to 70, singles & families, deep thinkers & hands-on technologists, speaks 10 languages and come from 6 countries. We can relate to large sections of society, understand their safety and security concerns and we build solutions that truly change their lives. Our business model is focused on transforming *existing* security infrastructure instead of building more hardware. Our AI software platform connects to camera feeds that are being underutilized and extracts meaningful information that provides safety.

What is the key barrier today to your organization unlocking the maximum amount of impact on society?

Talent. We are looking for extremely smart people who have a social conscience and are intrinsically motivated to build solutions that improve people's lives. Our product is getting a great reception from our early customers and we are making good progress in signing up B2B partners who are ready to test our solutions. We do see good interest from investors who see the promise of us unlocking a lot of value. We need support from the government to regulate and consume AI technologies, ensure usage to help humanity and not increase fear & suspicion, engage startups early and support PoCs/pilots.
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Sentry AI Pitch.pdf

Sentry AI company overview describing our security experience & perception in the era of 24/7 news cycle, gaps in the current security solutions, Sentry's solution, platform SaaS business model, our go-to-market model which focuses on B2B partnerships, product traction, and our fundraising & growth plan for the next few years.

Sentry Smart Security Capabilities_SmartCities.pdf

Sentry AI's platform capabilities to improve the resilience of smart cities by providing revenue generation opportunities, such as toll & parking fee collection and optimization of public space usage on the one hand, while providing numerous security capabilities using the same infrastructure that improves safety on the other hand.

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Sentry has changed how we look at a security platform. Less false alerts, accurate identification of humans, gun detection and what I see as real “beneficial intelligence!” Go Sentry, GO!

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