Avatar Home & Office
Now accepting US$20 deposits to reserve your Avatar® Home & Office robot!
Your deposit includes a free RoboteX t-shirt (please specify your size below). Robots to ship in Q2 2013. Remaining balance to be billed upon robot shipment.
Protect your home or office in real-time, no matter where you are, with a Home & Office Security and Telepresence Robot
Stay close to what you love with the Avatar® Home & Office, a personal security robot designed to make it easy and cost-effective to protect what’s most important to you. Built from the same technology being used by hundreds of law enforcement agencies from across the world, the Avatar® Home & Office allows you to patrol and monitor your home or office in real-time, no matter where you are.
The Avatar® Home & Office combines an iOS device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch*) with a highly-mobile robotic base that you can control locally through Wi-Fi or remotely through the internet. Unlike a traditional home security system, the Avatar® Home & Office provides you with a mobile set of eyes and ears that you can use to actively monitor an area. With the Internet-enabled models, you can leave the robot where you need it – at home while you’re at work or on vacation, in the office while you’re on a business trip – and just dial in and control the robot from an internet-enabled smartphone, laptop, or tablet, anywhere in the world.
We have several purchasing options available depending on your unique circumstances and needs.
1) Base Robot: $499 – Includes Robot, SDK (Software Development Kit), and HDK (Hardware Development Kit). Allows for local control of robot with an iOS device within a single Wi-Fi network.
Good for: People who want to hack, program, and develop for the Avatar Home & Office platform, as well as people who want to drive their unit locally and do not need remote internet control.
2) Internet Enabled Robot: $699 – Includes Robot and UNLIMITED remote driving through the internet (as well as local driving). Only one driver at a time is enabled on this unit, and audio/video recording is disabled. (Upgradeable at any time to include unlimited multi-user control and 6000 minutes of cloud-based audio and video recording through a $9 month-to-month subscription).
Good for: People who want to take advantage of the full potential of their Avatar H&O – including internet driving, group control, and cloud-based video/audio recording – but do not want to sign a service contract.
3) Deluxe Internet Enabled Robot: $999 – Includes Robot, UNLIMITED remote driving through the internet, as well as group control and 6000 minutes of audio/video recording for as long as you own the unit. No additional payments necessary,.
Good for: People who want to take advantage of the full potential of their Avatar H&O – including internet driving, group control, and cloud-based video/audio recording- from the get go, and don’t want to have any additional future payments.
*Add stair climbing flippers to any model above for an extra $200.
Choose 1 Robot Model +1 Support Type:
1) Standard Model: US$299, with 2-yr $49/month for Premium Support or $29/month contract for Basic Support.
2) Stair Climbing Model: US$499, with 2-yr $49/month for Premium Support or $29/month contract for Basic Support.
Good for: People who want the full functionality of their Avatar Home & Office Robots, want unparalleled Premium technical support, and want their investment to be fully 100% protected for years to come.
Premium Support includes:
- Full 100% hardware coverage, including accidental damage (immediate unit replacement/swap out if robot breaks)
- Free Expedited shipping (in event of repairs)
- Unlimited Internet Driving
- Multi-user group control
- 6000 minutes of cloud-based video/audio recording
- Priority Technical Support
- 2 Year parts warranty
Basic Support includes:
- Unlimited Internet Driving
- Multi-user group control
- 3000 minutes of cloud-based video/audio recording
- Standard Tech Support
- 1 Year parts warranty (shipping and accidental damage coverage not included)
NOTE: All models ship with the robot, battery, and charging station. The free control app can download separately. iOS device not included. All models come with at least a 1 Year Limited Parts Warranty. Group control allows multiple users to share control of the robot from remote locations.
- Monitor children or pets when you’re away
- Patrol your house while you’re at work (to prevent burglaries/break-ins)
- Monitor repairmen and contractors when you’re not home
- Observe outside of house/driveway/front door or see when deliveries arrive
- Inspect second home/apartment/location in real-time
- Check to see if family members are home
- Survey subordinates in real-time and communicate while you travel
Features & Capabilities
- Network in and control robot anywhere you have internet access
- Designed from the ground up for fast, convenient telepresence
- Transmits clear video and two-way audio and runs over standard Wi-Fi signals
- Easy controls using an iOS device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch) or PC/Mac computer
- Navigate over any surface – carpet, gravel, limestone, wood, loose clothing, and tile surfaces
- Climb stairs with optional stair-climber accessory
*The following iOS devices are supported for mounting on the Avatar Home & Office: iPad 3rd generation, iPad 4th generation, iPad Mini, iPod Touch 5th generation, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. Any iOS device may be used to control the robot.