Life360 Partners With The Duchossois Group To Bring Family Location to the
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Life360, the leading location and
communication app for families, announced today it has partnered with The
Duchossois Group to integrate Life360's family graph technology into smart
home products and services offered by The Duchossois Group's portfolio
companies, such as Chamberlain and Brivo Labs.The Duchossois Group is a
strategic investor in Life360 and participated in a previously unannounced
follow-on of $7 million to the $10 million Series B funding Life360 raised
earlier this year.
Chamberlain is the market leader for home access products such as garage door
and gate openers. BrivoLabs is an Internet of Things company leading the
emerging Social Access Management (SAM) market. The company ischanging the
way people interact with actual homes and buildings using their SAM API
todevelop applications that connect virtual communities with physicalspaces
Life360 will work with The Duchossois Group's companies to enable their
Internet-connected smart home services to use family presence data via its
private Family Graph API. For example, users of Chamberlain's
internet-connected garage door openers could program their garage to
automatically close when all members of their family were out of the house.
Also, using Brivo Labs' Social Access Management API (SAM), Life360 can easily
enable their communities of users and families to control, manage, and operate
other home access devices such as networked door locks.
"Our partnership with Duchossois represents the future of the smart home,"
said Life360 CEO Chris Hulls. "By making homes family-aware, we can
drastically improve the utility of everyday home utilities like door locks,
thermostats, and home security systems."
"The line between the mobile and physical worlds is blurring," stated Rohit
Seth, Vice President at Duchossois. "We are excited to use the Life360
platform as key part of our strategy to be a leader in the internet of things
movement. We are also thrilled to be an investor in Life360 and help them
continue to establish their position as the leader in this category."
Founded in 2008, Life360 is a free app for iOS and Android that uses
proprietary location-based technology to help its users stay connected
throughout the day via private location sharing and a messaging stream,
regular check-ins, and "panic alerts" when needed. More than 20 million
families use Life360 to stay connected.
Life360's newest feature, Circles, was introduced this fall and enables users
to set up separate groups for family, friends, babysitters and others with
separate privacy controls for each circle. The app's popular "Places" feature
allows users to designate their favorite locations and receive automatic
alerts when family members arrive. Users have the option to sign up for
Life360 Premium, which for $5 per month or $50 per year, provides access to a
24/7 Live Advisor, roadside assistance, unlimited use of Places, expanded
location history, $100 in stolen phone protection, and location lookups for
Life360 is the leading location and communication app for families available
for Android and the iPhone. Using location-based technology, Life360 enables
families to share their locations, know when someone needs help and
communicate easily with in-app messaging. The app operates in a convenient and
secure way that does not interfere with busy schedules or personal freedom.
Founded in 2008, Life360 placed first in Google's Android Developer Challenge
in that same year and has received funding from several prominent investors.
For more information, visit www.life360.com.
About The Duchossois Group (TDG)
TDG is a privately-held investments and operating company. In addition to
making minority investments in leading growth stage businesses, TDG is
comprised of companies with leading brands in the residential security,
lighting and home convenience product markets and the commercial control,
automation and digital media markets. TDG's holdings include The Chamberlain
group, Milestone AV Technologies, AMX and Brivo Systems, and it holds a
significant position in Churchill Downs, Inc.
Contact: Audrey Shedivy, Henry Grey PR for Life360, firstname.lastname@example.org,
(310) 770-0610; Michelle Waldusky, The Duchossois Group, email@example.com,
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