About Red Cat
The mission of Red Cat is to create devices that give you an additional safety
An idea of creating repeaters of light indicating signals on equipment as additional safety systems for motorcyclists was born in 2016...
Once, when the author of this idea and the founder of the Company, Mr. Yan Filyarovskiy started riding a motorcycle, he has miraculously avoided a nasty accident due to his invisibility in the darkness. Then, he realized that one of the main causes of crashes involving motorcycles, is the fact that the riders are almost invisible on the road in the evening and at night
After the Internet research, he was surprised to find out such devices are already present on the market, and several gadgets were purchased. Advertisements were promising to make a rider more noticeable on the road by repeating of motorcycle signals on the rider’s equipment.
Unfortunately, it turned out the devices didn’t work nor worked as they should to… They worked more likely as multi-coloured lights of a light organ for the music 🙂
It was obvious that such a device should be wireless, bright, work synchronously with a motorcycle, and be able to work for a long in a stand-alone mode. None of the devices appeared to be like this. The only solution was to create such a device.
At first, he began working on an implementation of this task on his own, and gradually like-minded people joined him, becoming a team. We’ve got a huge number of ideas, so we plunged headlong into this work.
In the spring of 2017, we created a moto-helmet with built-in LEDs, showing the STOP-signal, left- and right-turn indicating signals, and white running lights.
AND IT WAS WORKING!
The main part of our technology is the wireless transmission of motorcycle signals to signal repeaters on the equipment.
(for more details visit Design Features and Technical Characteristics)
It was extremely important to make the device working like a Swiss watch – reliably and synchronously with all the light indicating signals of the motorcycle. This gives an additional safety to a motorcyclist and doesn’t confuse the rest of the motorists on the road. Later, we came up with the idea of encrypting signals for our devices.
AND WE’VE DONE IT!
The main task was to implement the idea at a high technical level, only then we were interested in its shape and design.
We began to develop this idea for the other parts of the motorcyclist’s equipment as well – for a jacket, vest, trousers, and a backpack.
For this reason, we created the electronic studio Customberry for upgrading motorcycle equipment with our technology and devices.
Improving technical specifications, we created a large number of prototypes, coming up with new areas of their usage. We tested all our devices ourselves in difficult conditions for better understanding all the pros and cons of the developed gadgets.
FOR THREE YEARS (2017-2020), AMONG ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE COMPANY THERE ARE DEVELOPMENTS AND WORKING PROTOTYPES OF DEVICES FOR DIFFERENT FIELDS OF USAGE:
After re-branding in 2018, the Company is called "Resident".
We’ve received very positive feedback and got an understanding that solution of the problem of poor visibility on the road gets increasing demand of motorcyclists and road service specialists year by year. We decided to expand our business with a small-scale manufacturing-line of some products.
Under this name, we managed to take a part of international motorcycle exhibitions and international motorcycle festivals. Our devices are tested not only by our team members, but also by motorsport professionals, famous riders, and journalists.
In 2018, Yan Filyarovskiy ‘defended’ and was granted the Russian Patent for the invention of the System of Repeaters of Light Indicating Signals. Currently, it is underway to obtain international patents in the USA and the EU.
The Patent defending has led to increased interest to this project, and therefore as a result – to an establishing of a design bureau and a Company, engaged into development of innovative solutions for personal protection of people in different areas of their activities.
Gradually, the team of like-minded people and professionals in various fields of science, engineering, electronics, design, clothing manufacture, and business was built.