Mitipi partners with Foncia to improve home security in France

Mitipi, the manufacturer of the KEVIN® anti-intrusion device, partners with Foncia and joins the marketplace of France’s leading property management and rental company. This collaboration aims to improve home security through innovative technologies in France. KEVIN® has proven to reduce the probability of burglaries by up to 100%.

A lot of burglaries in France

According to the Service statistique ministériel de la sécurité intérieure (SSMSI), in France (excluding Mayotte), 211,400 burglaries or attempted burglaries were recorded by the national police and gendarmerie services in 2022. This represents an average of 5.8 burglaries per 1,000 homes, one of the highest burglary rates in the world. According to initial, as yet unofficial estimates, these figures have risen again in 2023[1].

Improving home security in France

KEVIN®, developed by Swiss company Mitipi, is a pioneering solution for deterring burglars. The device simulates human behavior using cutting-edge technology, making it harder for burglars to tell the difference between an empty and an inhabited house. Inspired by the “Home Alone” films, KEVIN® offers a series of patented functions, including the adjustment of light and shadow effects and the reproduction of pre-recorded authentic sounds. In addition, users can record and simulate their own noises, such as dog barking, domestic activities, TV viewing, and conversations between residents.

Mitipi has obtained US and EU patents for the “method, device and system for simulating human presence” and the “device and method for simulating a person’s shadow and/or noise”. Field research in collaboration with the police, burglars, and universities has shown that the presence of people is the best protection against burglary. In the thousands of homes where KEVIN® is already in use, no break-ins have been recorded, and the user recommendation rate has reached an impressive 92%.

We are delighted to welcome Mitipi as a new partner to the Foncia Marketplace. Mitipi’s innovative home security solution enhances the range of products and services selected by our teams. This new collaboration reinforces our commitment to our customers to offer innovative and accessible technological solutions that enhance the experience of living better at home,” explains Arnaud Dufour, Foncia’s Director of Marketing, Digital and Customer Experience.

Patrick Cotting, Director of Mitipi, emphasized the importance of this partnership for home security in France: “French tenants and landlords suffer from a huge number of burglaries. We are all the more grateful that Foncia offers its customers a simple and affordable solution against burglaries.

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Exciting Updates

🚀 Exciting Update from KEVIN® & Mitipi Security! 

As we start the 5th year of Mitipi with KEVIN®, it’s time to celebrate the remarkable journey and accomplishments we reached in 2023. Together, we’ve navigated a year filled with innovation, strategic expansions, and a commitment to global excellence, solidifying our positions at the forefront of the security technology landscape.

🔒 Pioneering Products

The year 2023 witnessed the launch of pioneering products that set new industry standards. From the cutting-edge KEVIN.3 to the vibrant KEVIN.3 Front Covers, our commitment to providing state-of-the-art security solutions is unwavering. The introduction of the updated Mitipi – KEVIN® app, featuring a groundbreaking voice and sound recording function, has elevated user experiences and security measures to new heights.

🏆 Patent Success

Our dedication to pushing technological boundaries is evident in the success of our patent applications. Securing patents in the US, EU, and in Switzerland is a testament to our commitment to innovation. We now have 5 patents and 2 trademarks granted in the US, EU, and in Switzerland. These patents reinforce our position as true pioneers in the security technology space.

💼 Strategic Expansions and Partnerships

Mitipi, with its KEVIN® Security solution, experienced a remarkable increase in revenue in 2023. We introduced the KEVIN®.apartment, KEVIN®.house and KEVIN®.business subscription models. We expanded our global presence with the establishment of a subsidiary in Silicon Valley and a new warehouse near San Francisco. Strengthened partnerships in Switzerland with SecuritasDirect, Elektro Compagnoni, and Raiffeisen highlight our strategic approach to industry alliances. They help us to become more efficient and to reach our break-even earlier.

🌐 Global Commitment and Values

Our commitment to global excellence extends beyond products and revenue. Collaborations with the engineering school of Fribourg/Freiburg, an intensified partnership with the University of Fribourg/Freiburg, and integrating people with diseases in the logistics process, with Züriwerk in Switzerland and the St.Josefshaus in Germany for the EU markets demonstrate our commitment to education, research, inclusion and our vision to make the world a safer world for everybody, not just the privileged ones.

📈 Proactive Market Insights

In the fast-paced security technology landscape, staying ahead requires proactive insights. Our market analyses, in collaboration with the Management School of Fribourg as well as with the USA launching pad in San Francisco, demonstrate our commitment to not just adapting but leading in understanding and shaping the future of security and customer needs.

📰 Read Our Year-End Review

For a detailed overview of the incredible journey in 2023, we invite you to explore our Year-End Review. The attached PDF delves deeper into the innovations and collaborations that defined KEVIN® Security and Mitipi this year.

Thank you for being a part of our journey! Here’s to a secure and prosperous 2024 with innovations and announcements to come! 🌐🔐💼

Download the Year-End Review PDF

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Get ready for the tulips!

The KEVIN® burglary prevention solution from Mitipi is finally coming to the Netherlands. The intelligent security box fools burglars by simulating the presence of the inhabitants. Thanks to the combined effects of light, shadow, activity and noise, KEVIN® users have so far been spared from  break-ins. Now, this globally unique security solution is also coming to the Netherlands.

The Netherlands have one of the highest burglary rates in Europe.

The Netherlands has a relatively low crime rate. However, when it comes to burglaries, the country has one of the highest rates in Europe. It ranks sixth on the European scale. In 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of burglaries amounted to almost 23,500 cases. In 2022, this figure has increased by 20%, and for 2023 it is estimated that it has increased by a further 20%. A rate that is a warning to do something about it.

The security box KEVIN® shall help to reduce the burglary rates

KEVIN® would be an effective method against this phenomenon, also appreciated by the police. Indeed, presence simulation is one of the most effective methods against burglars. The makers of KEVIN® were inspired by the movie “Kevin – Home alone“. Using smart technology, they created a copy of the boy from the movie that, through light, motion and sound effects, gives the impression that the family is still at home. As a result, the KEVIN® security box generates different lighting scenarios, from turning the lamp on and off to TV simulation, motion scenarios, such as when someone moves around the room, as well as sound scenarios such as housekeeping, cooking, playing, making music etc. The impression that someone is at home becomes complete.

Get ready for KEVIN® in the NL

KEVIN® will be a brand new product on the Dutch market. There is nothing else like it. Mitipi is convinced that KEVIN® will find many families in the Netherlands who will welcome it and entrust it with the protection of their beloved belongings. 

With the launch of the Dutch website, KEVIN® is ready to secure houses, apartments and offices in the Netherlands as well.

Are you interested in the new website? Visit the NL site here.   

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