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

2023_Mitipi Year-end Review
The new KEVIN® security solution is also a great gift for your loved ones.

Security for your LOVED ONES

Are you planning on going out on a romantic date with your special one? Not too fancy, but something including all the important ingredients to make it a memorable one: A great dinner, a beautiful spot, a lot of good jokes and funny moments that make life so very interesting and special.

Avoid arriving home with this good picture suddenly falling apart. The door is opened (but why?) and the inside is all turned upside down. Oh my god, you think.  Burglars entered looking for valuables to take. The thing is, there wasn’t really much to take, except the family souvenirs… the watch you got from your parents at your proms, the jewellery you got from your grandmother…

The worst is the feeling of your home not being a safe place anymore.


According to statistics, intrusions and break-ins occur every 10 seconds in the United States, every 2 minutes in the United Kingdom, and every 3 minutes in Italy. This means that burglaries happen more frequently than you think, regardless of where you live! While data shows how easy it is to become a victim, the market has yet to solve this problem. The reason for this is that most existing alarm systems do not eliminate the risk of a burglary; rather, they detect the intrusion after the damage has already been done. Therefore: Focus on preventing burglaries. Not just on detecting them. Here are three tips:

    Burglars do spontaneously look for a target based on how easy and undetected their entry will be. If you have an alarm system and monitoring devices, make sure these are visible from outside of your home.
    Make sure your home has all the modern hardware (doors, locks, windows) in place.
    Showing someone is inside your home is the key for burglars avoiding targeting your home.
    KEVIN® simulates your presence, even when you are far away from home.


Everyone deserves a nice date. But more importantly, everyone deserves feeling safe. This year, spend your Valentine’s Day focusing on your special someone, friend, or family. While away from home, forget worrying about your home security.


Get your KEVIN® before St. Valentine’s using the code KevinLovesYou for a discount of 100,-. Our special gift to you and your loved ones.
The world’s easiest and most effective burglary prevention device.

KEVIN® is all about PREVENTION.

Burglars do not like being confronted with homeowners during a break-in, which is why they will check to see if anyone is inside the property before intruding. The new KEVIN®.3 maintains its primary duty of simulating your presence, activities, and movements while you are not at home, casting lights and shadow effects and reproducing noises, planning time slots and working with geo-localization.

KEVIN®.3 is uniquely sophisticated, and fashionable.

It has been refined with a higher quality speaker, a high-end design and additional space for you personalized recordings. Indeed, KEVIN®.3 has increased its storage capacity and can now simulate for more than four weeks instead of just one. You also get another personalization option: you can now replace the front cover, selecting your favourite colour from red, blue, white, brown, or grey. While KEVIN.2 was just functional, KEVIN®.3 has now also become fashionable!

Do not forget the Mitipi – KEVIN® app!

KEVIN®.3 works in tandem with the Mitipi – Kevin app in all its functionalities. It can be controlled remotely and reproduces lights, sounds, and conversations. You can also use the geo-fencing and time-scheduling functions, which allow you to choose when and how your simulation will take place! Focus on having a good time, not on your home security – Thanks to our KEVIN® innovation.


Mitipi launches KEVIN®.3, the most effective burglary prevention system in the world.

KEVIN®.3. is the newest version of Mitipi’s successful home security devices. Building on the success of its previous models, KEVIN®.3 is fully designed to bring even more security and comfort to its users. The device can be personalized not only via a new sound recording feature. Following a sustainability approach with a lower energy consumption of just 9W, KEVIN®.3 is also the world’s first electronic device that can change its color within a second. This answers customers’ need to get also a design icon that can adapt its color to the furniture at home or in the office.

New technology features

KEVIN®.3 uses the world’s most advanced technology to simulate human behavior. This makes it difficult for burglars to distinguish between empty and occupied homes and offices. The new product is the result of years of research and development. It comes with patented features, including the ability to customize light and shadow effects, authentic pre-recorded sounds, and the possibility to record and simulate sounds such as dog barking, homework, discussions among occupants, watching TV, and others. KEVIN® also connects to the Mitipi-Kevin app that provides full control of one or multiple devices from anywhere, allowing users to schedule the simulation or to use the automatic simulation feature, based on GPS. KEVIN®.3 enables four weeks of simulation without any repetition.

The world’s first patents on the simulation of humans

Mitipi’s revolutionary innovation doesn’t stop at KEVIN®.3: The company has just been granted two United States patents covering the “method, device and system for the simulation of the presence of humans” and the “device and method for simulating shadows and/or noises of a person”. This achievement further cements Mitipi’s position as the world’s innovation leader in home security solutions.

«We believe in making people feel safe in their homes and businesses. With KEVIN®.3, we have created a product that makes it easy for anyone to do just that», says Patrick Cotting, CEO of Mitipi. «Following the multifunctional tradition of other Swiss products such as the Swiss Army Knife, we have created a product that is not only doing its service while people are not at home. It can also be used as a great Bluetooth speaker and lamp while being at home. We look forward to continuing to innovate and create new solutions to make the world a safer place».

Targeting the US market

Mitipi is excited to bring KEVIN®.3 to the United States. It has been field-tested in three key markets, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston and Washington, DC. MBA students from the Management School of Fribourg, from Suffolk University, as well as from UoC Berkeley were conducting a market study testing KEVIN®.3. They interviewed consumers, businesses, and law enforcement agencies. One of the learnings: Alarm systems are less and less effective. Hence the need to simulate the presence of people.

The previous models of KEVIN® have been successfully implemented already in thousands of households with a 0% break-in ratio since implementing the first device in 2019. More than 9 out of 10 customers would recommend the device to a friend.

To learn more about KEVIN®.3 and Mitipi’s commitment to making homes and businesses safe, visit

About Mitipi and KEVIN®

Mitipi is an innovative tech company that wants everybody to feel safe. Besides having developed KEVIN®.3, the world’s easiest and most effective burglary prevention device, Mitipi is the first company in the world to hold a patent for simulating the presence of humans.

KEVIN® is the protected trademark of the device that simulates the presence of people at home. Its name is inspired by the classic movie “Home alone” where the small boy Kevin simulates the presence of his family at home.

Quote from Patrick Cotting

“We wanted to make a product that is not only preventing burglaries, but that adapts to the behavior of the consumer: Own sounds, own colors, automatically going ON when the consumer leaves the home, with the least energy consumption and the highest possible quality”.


KEVIN® gets a lot of Buzz in the Media

Radio Freiburg

A local radio station with a family atmosphere has helped Mitipi reach and secure families in the Fribourg region. The interviewer was enthusiastic about Kevin’s functions. Click here for the full interview: Frapp | Der Freiburger Lautsprecher Kevin beschützt das Zuhause


One of the biggest print and online newspapers in Switzerland has written about us. Our CEO, Patrick Cotting, was invited to 20-Minuten to talk about our vision to make the households of Switzerland safer. They especially like the name “Kevin” and the reference to the movie “Home Alone”. You can read more here: 20-Minuten.

Freiburger Nachrichten

As a company of Fribourg, we are proud that also the local newspaper “Freiburger Nachrichten” published an article about us. We hope that many residents of Fribourg will take notice of us and that we can make our city a little bit safer. You can find the whole article here: Freiburger Nachrichten

La Télé and RTL

Not only in the print media, but KEVIN® was also a subject on TV. Together with Markus Ith from FriUp we could be watched in a report from the French television La Télé.

And finally also RTL Netherlands wanted to talk to us. You can watch it in our About us section: RTL

Many more articles appeared lately in the Press. Check them out!

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