After a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Team Rhombus entered 2021 with more determination than ever to pursue its mission of making the world a safer place with simple, smart, and powerful physical security solutions. Along the way, we delivered a ton of new products and features, rolled out thousands of improvements and optimizations, and became more involved in our industry and community.
It’s been an incredible year for Rhombus, so here are a few highlights to summarize all we’ve accomplished.
Rhombus secured a $10M Series A this year, bringing our total funding amount to over $20M. We’re honored to have partnered with passionate investors, including Cota Capital, MSD Partners, Uncorrelated Ventures, Lemnos Labs, and Promus Ventures.
With this additional capital, we plan to accelerate new product offerings and continue delivering experiences customers and partners love.
Rhombus’ philosophy is to always prioritize the user experience through thoughtful and focused engineering. We stand behind the products we create, which is why we introduced a 10-year warranty on all cameras to show our commitment to quality.
In 2021, Rhombus processed 5.5 billion activity events. That’s over 170 events per second!
Each of these AI-powered events reveal pieces to a story – an unidentified person arriving on-site, a vehicle spotted past business hours, someone gaining access to a restricted area, and much more. Activity events are just a small component of the Rhombus Platform that enable users to protect their physical environments with speed and efficiency.
Rhombus is now deployed in over 10,000 locations across six continents (Antarctica, we’re coming for you)!
With data centers spread across the world, Rhombus’ performance remains consistent no matter where you are. So, if you require cameras installed in offices in the US, Africa, and Australia – no worries, Rhombus has you covered.
Physical security isn’t one-size-fits-all, and requirements vary wildly between organizations and industries. By developing products designed to serve different use cases, we aim to provide every organization with the right solution for its unique needs.
This year, we expanded the suite of Rhombus products by adding five new devices:
All Rhombus devices are engineered from the ground up to be secure and reliable, undergo extensive testing, and use only NDAA/TAA-compliant enterprise-grade components to ensure organizations receive the most sophisticated physical security experience possible.
Rhombus is different from traditional systems by providing a future proof platform that continually gets better over time at no additional cost. Over the past year, the Rhombus Engineering team added over 15 new features and tools to help users work smarter and faster.
Here are some of the top features from 2021:
On top of these new tools, the best continually got better. In 2021, we shipped over 1500 improvements to the Rhombus Platform to ensure users are always leveraging the best available technology.
Over the past year, Rhombus experienced 3X year-over-year growth. As a result, we outgrew our office space and moved to a bigger HQ in Sacramento, CA. We're grateful for our team because everything on this list was made possible by them. In 2022, we will continue filling our team with exceptional individuals who will help us deliver even better experiences to the organizations we partner with. Want to join us? We’re hiring!
You’re more than a client; you’re a partner – and your experience means everything to us. Rhombus continues providing best-in-class products, workplace experiences, customer support, and mobile app experiences, earning top marks across various platforms.
2021 was a year for connecting with our industry and community. We loved getting in touch with you through online webinars, in-person events, and ongoing community service projects and are looking forward to ramping up in 2022.
We entered 2021 with more determination than ever to pursue our mission. While we had an incredibly successful year, we are just getting started. We anticipate 2022 to be an even bigger year filled with new company growth, accomplishments, and innovative product offerings.
We appreciate your continued support, and from the entire Rhombus team, we wish you a safe and Happy New Year! See you in 2022!
This month brings a new batch of improvements focused on Rhombus’ suite of AI video analytics, including Color Search for the R360, smart occupancy alerts, and more powerful search for license plate recognition. Plus, look out for quality-of-life improvements on the admin and bandwidth side!
The average person spends 90% of their time breathing indoor air. For that reason alone, indoor air quality (IAQ) is a major concern for all businesses, students, building managers, tenants, and employees because it can impact occupant health, comfort, well-being, and productivity. That’s where Rhombus smart sensor, the E2, comes in. The E2 Air Quality Sensor is part of Rhombus’ suite of IoT smart sensors. It's a plug-and-play sensor that lets you continuously monitor air quality and receive sensor-based alerts in real-time.
Every month, Rhombus deploys product improvements that make using the platform more intuitive, powerful, and user-friendly. These updates are rolled out automatically, so you can start enjoying them right away. This January, we’ve released improvements to the Apple TV App, Video Walls, Facial Recognition, and more. Keep reading to learn about what’s new!