A DIY home security setup seems intriguing, though details are scarce (we've reached out for more information). But it's a little crazy that a well-resourced company like Honeywell would turn to crowdfunding for its next product. Their reason? Backers provide "very valuable feedback," a Honeywell spokesperson told The Verge: "We can engage, look for new features, and improve the product based on that first launch via Indiegogo."
They're far from the first company to do so: Sony had a line of crowdfunded watches in the past few years, while electronics brand Anker launching a crowdfunding campaign for a soda can-sized bluetooth speaker weeks ago. Heck, even Atari is turning to Indiegogo to jumpstart their Ataribox console soon. Regardless, Honeywell's mystery campaign goes live on November 1st.