At Prempoint we are more than just entrepreneurs. Our co-founders worked together on the same team at IBM in areas like software engineering and testing, product and project management, and software sales. That experience gave us a solid foundation for developing intellectual property that will help businesses better manage their operations in a connected world.
Prempoint is a natural progression of our post-corporate-world careers — an entrepreneurial quest to solve problems for people in a world that is becoming more and more connected. From our current app — designed to improve today’s business operations for property managers and site operations professionals — we envision a suite of software solutions for the evolving “Internet of Things” that make communications, access control, and management of your connected things easier and more secure.
The Prempoint flagship business-to-business app was created with a simple goal: improve on an antiquated technology used by security guards when making their rounds. The status quo in that business was for a guard to stop at regular intervals while on patrol and touch a “tap stick” or wand to a metal plate to record the time of any visit to the checkpoint. We thought we could do better with a simple smartphone app using a combination of proximity and presence to validate a patrol stop.
But as we worked on the app, we began to see an expansive range of applications for industries beyond guard security, providing better site communications, access control, and business automation for a range of property managers and real estate professionals. We realized we could connect people, devices, and cloud services using a secure, private social network.
Access management for properties using Bluetooth door locks and automation hubs is just the beginning for Prempoint. In the future, any connected device will benefit from the Prempoint mobile access management solution. Imagine Prempoint secure access for appliances, vehicles, and more. Vacation rental hosts can remotely enable or lock out a guests’ use of devices in their homes. Cars can be rented, accessed, and started by using just your mobile phone. Any device connected via the Internet of Things (IoT) will be managed by Prempoint.
Inspiration seems to strike in the strangest places: working in the yard, during a long drive, while you’re walking – or (in our case) on a ski lift in Park City, Utah.
For us – well, we knew we wanted to start a software company. We had an idea simmering for technology that would dramatically improve efficiency in the security guard business. So a ski trip in 2013 got our creative juices flowing. We hashed things out between runs and over a few fire-side chats, we developed our initial concept of Prempoint.
We conquered a few mountains on that trip and came home to start climbing a new one. We plan to reach a high point of fundamentally changing the way people share and access connected things – that’s Prempoint.