FrontDoorSoftware
Location: Carrie Hafeman, FrontDoorSoftware, 33136 Timber Ridge Rd, Evergreen , Colorado, United States, 80439, United States
Stage: Revenue generating
Number of employees: 6-15
Short URL: vator.co/frontdoorsoftware
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September 2011 Vator Splash Winner
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http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release-service/219173 This section of the press release summarizes award: EVERGREEN, CO, June 17, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- FrontDoorSoftware Corporation has been nominated for a 2011 Apex Award in the category of Technology Company of the Year. The Apex Awards are awarded annually to the top technology companies by the Colorado Software and Internet Association (CSIA), or "Colorado's Technology Association." "We are thrilled to be nominated for the Apex Awards' Technology Company of the Year," said Carrie Hafeman, president of FrontDoorSoftware Corporation. "The CSIA and its members represent outstanding achievements and progress in software, technology, and the Internet, and it is an honor to be considered for this prestigious award." The Technology Company of the Year award is judged based on the following categories: current business activity, vision, innovation and differentiation, corporate responsibility, product and/or service offering, financials, and references. The awards ceremony will be held on July 12, 2011 at The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver. "It is important to recognize the important people and companies who make technology one of the most successful sectors in Colorado," said Su Hawk, president, CSIA. "Every year the caliber of nominees is outstanding, and each should be very proud to be named." Featu
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FrontDoorSoftware

Startup/business
Colorado, United States United States
http://www.frontdoorsoftware.com

A patent pending laptop tracking and recovery program combined with one of the most powerful targeted opt-in page view delivery capabilities ever! By moving delivery out to the computer ON button, every 15,000 users using our free version automatically generates over 1 million page views @ mo. and over 50 million page views @ user license lifetime!

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FrontDoorSoftware is a leading provider of laptop recovery services in major universities. The patent pending product is already offered to hundreds of thousands of students in major US universities such as Brown, UCLA, UFL, etc and is protecting laptops in over 100 countries. Our laptop tracking and recovery program is combined with one of the most powerful targeted opt-in page view delivery capabilities online today. The program has 2 revenue sources- a paid licensing model, and a free model For customers who do not pay, there is a great opportuntity for a targeted ad model. By moving delivery out to the computer ON button, every 15,000 users automatically generate over 1 million page views @ month (as users log in 2-3 times a day). and over 50 million page views @ user license lifetime!. Ultimate customer capture with little to no attrition!
 
Other laptop tracking products are often stealth, pretending there is nothing protecting the laptop, and then they try to recover it after it is already gone. FrontDoorSoftware's patent pending product is unique and is designed to be visible to prevent the theft in the first place.
 
The program works with Windows XP, Vista, 7, Apple Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion. The Android beta, iPad, and HP WebOS betas are due out soon. In addition to the university markets, the program is also used by consumers, corporate customers, K12 customers, healthcare customers, government customers, nonprofits are more.
The program can easily be set up to protect single users, multi-user accounts, and imaged for mass installs. The program is packed with features, like remote lockdown, Google Maps, Wi-Fi geo-location, changing recovery screens, and customizable yell for help features. The product is patent pending in the US and Europe.
The company is revenue producing and is self funded. The company is currently interested in outside investment and/or strategic partnerships.  

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FrontDoorSoftware has 2 potential revenue models - 1) licensing and 2) a targeted ad model.

FrontDoorSoftware initially offers its program for free, but has received hundreds of thousands of dollars of revenue from upgraded versions, mutli-user licenses, as well as annual re-occurring site licenses.

For customers who do not pay, there is a huge potential for highly targeted ad revenue. The program features a Good Samaritan screen that appears with the computer ON button. Customers turn their computers on an average of 70 times per month. Every 15,000 customers will begin generating over 1 million page views per month, or over 50 million per license lifetime! The page view feature is not only incredibly mathematically powerful, but it can be highly targeted by exact location, user age, likes, equipment type and more.

Competitive advantage

 FrontDoorSoftware is patent pending in the US and in Europe.

Our program is designed completely differently than virtually all of our competitors. Competing products are designed to be stealth, pretend there is nothing on the laptop, and then try to recover the equipment after it has already been stolen. FrontDoorSoftware is designed to prevent the theft in the first place, and alert a would-be thief that the laptop has a security program.

In addition, FrontDoorSoftware is different because it features a remote controlled Good Samaritan screen. Statistics from asset tag companies, suggest that up to 4 out of 5 people are actually honest. By providing ownership recovery information instantly with the ON button, equipment can actually be returned faster up to 80% of the time.

Because FrontDoorSoftware features this Good Samaritan recovery screen, FrontDoorSoftware is the only laptop computer security product on the market today that can be provided for free and still have the potential to generate revenue through targeted ads. 

FrontDoorSoftware is patent pending in the US and in Europe. Our program is designed completely differently than virtually all of our competitors. Competing products are designed to be stealth, pretend there is nothing on the laptop, and then try to recover the equipment after it has already been stolen. FrontDoorSoftware is designed to prevent the theft in the first place, and alert a would-be thief that the laptop has a security program.

In addition, FrontDoorSoftware is different because it features a remote controlled Good Samaritan screen. Statistics from asset tag companies, suggest that up to 4 out of 5 people are actually honest. By providing ownership recovery information instantly with the ON button, equipment can actually be returned faster up to 80% of the time.

Because FrontDoorSoftware features this Good Samaritan recovery screen, FrontDoorSoftware is the only laptop computer security product on the market today that can be provided for free and still have the potential to generate revenue through targeted ads.