MacVoices #16184: Jamie Siminoff of Ring On Their WiFi Doorbells and Camera

Jamie Siminoff, the CEO and inventor of the Ring Video Doorbell, discusses the convenience and security aspects of his company’s products that go from your front door to your back porch and beyond. Ring let’s you answer the door remotely, and even talk with whoever is there, whether you are home or not. Their Stick Up Cam lets you see other locations outside your house, and their wireless Chime means you don’t even have to have your phone on you when the doorbell rings. Jamie talks what led him to create this market, and how the information generated goes beyond your home to help secure your neighborhood.

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In 2000 Jamie Siminoff  founded Your First Step, the company developed global wholesale Voice over IP networks in developing countries including, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa, the company later merged with Nobel Ltd. Becoming the world’s largest online phone card seller. In 2005 Jamie was inspired by the archaic nature of voicemail to found the world’s first voicemail-to-text company, PhoneTag. In September of 2009 PhoneTag was acquired by Ditech Networks for $17 million. Jamie currently is the CEO and Chief Inventor of Ring, the doorbell for the smartphone which has raised $100 million from Kleiner Perkins, Sir Richard Branson and other distinguished investors. He holds a Bachelor of Science in entrepreneurship from Babson College. You can follow Jamie on Twitter, and Ring on Twitter as well.

 

Links:

Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell

Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Ring Stick Up Cam – Outdoor security camera with 2-way audio

Ring Chime – A Wi-Fi-Enabled Speaker for Your Ring Video Doorbell