The idea was launched by the three founders of the young technology company KirMaq.Tech (https://kirmaq.tech/), composed of Jacob Martin, a native of Amos and Nassim Kirouac, a native of Greenfield Park but who grew up in Val-d’Or. The duo is completed by a friend, Vipul Srivastav.
Camp/y, the 1st smart & connected prevention device for camping, comes in the form of a small owl. Featuring a location system, it comes in direct connection to your cell phone from anywhere in the world, thanks to a mobile application, and can alert you on a multitude of things, starting with advising you to store your stuff as soon as it starts raining. Using thermal sensors, it warns you of the arrival of intruders, both animals and humans. It also detects the presence of propane, butane or carbon monoxide in the air.
Camp/y has an integrated alarm, indicates air quality, can even serve as a flashlight and much more. It is powered by a 5 volt solar cell and measures 4 centimeters in thickness, 8 in height and 4 in width.
The device has already been presented publicly on a few occasions.
“We did interviews with the Journal de Montréal and Salut Bonjour (morning TV show). We also went to the Hunting, Fishing and Camping Salon in Montreal. Sold at $ 150 per unit on the product web site (www.campy.tech), Camp/y will be offered $ 100 for the first 100 buyers as part of the company’s socio-finance campaign to be held on June 7 on the platform of kickstarter.com and which will at the same time the official launch of the product. “Our goal is to raise $ 10,000,” said Jacob Martin.