Kuri isn’t a ferocious guard dog — just look at him, he’s too cute! We often get asked if Kuri is a home security robot, and the answer is ‘not really’. Instead, we typically like to say Kuri provides home awareness. It’s less about constant surveillance, and more about checking in exactly when and where you need to.

At 20 inches tall, Kuri won’t scare away an intruder. Building robots is incredibly complex, and a robot like Kuri wasn’t designed to fully protect a home. Instead, Kuri was designed to be adorable and helpful, and provide a spark of life to your home — especially when you’re spending time at home with him. It’s exciting that Kuri is helping define what a home robot should be, and we’ve found that a little bit of home awareness goes a long way towards peace of mind.

Today, our adorable home robot has a 1080p HD camera and can move autonomously throughout your home, or you can drive him remotely using the app wherever you are. As always, Kuri captures videos around your home when and where you allow him to explore.

From a security standpoint, this means you can check on your home while you’re away by remotely driving Kuri to greet family and friends who might be at your house, see what your pet is up to in real-time, check if you left the lights on, and more. That’s the key difference with Kuri: you’re in control, unlike a security system that’s always watching and recording.

So, Kuri won’t be defending Fort Knox anytime soon, but that’s totally ok. He was designed to be a home robot, and he’ll stay focused on being the best (and most adorable) home robot that he can be.

Whatever your connected home setup includes, adding a Kuri to your home will only make your home smarter, and Kuri will happily fit into any security ecosystem that makes you and your loved ones feel safe and secure in the comforts of your home.