Bmmpr Protects Your Car Where Others Don’t

You finally got that new car you’ve always wanted and you even sprang for the connected car services. So when you come out and find the window shattered or a large dent in the fender, why didn’t your car tell you (or anyone for that matter) that something had happened? That’s where Bmmpr steps in.

Bmmpr Protects Your Car Where Others Don't

Bmmpr press kit/Images by Author

Most factory alarm systems only cover the vehicle if someone opens a door when the alarm is fully set. But most do NOT cover glass breakage or detect impacts. Bmmpr (yes, pronounced “bumper”) is a new technology that fills in this very critical gap in vehicle protection, and it does so easily and conveniently while providing 24-hour coverage whether you remembered to lock your doors and set your alarm on the keyfob or not.

Bmmpr Protects Your Car Where Others Don't

Bmmpr consists of a unit that plugs into any OBD-II outlet (the big plug usually under the steering wheel) in a vehicle and connects to an app installed on your iOS or Android smart device via Bluetooth. Bmmpr will notify you of an impact within 5-7 seconds, and it will even pinpoint the area involved. Users can set the sensitivity of impact detection via the app, and impact alert data is recorded in the Bmmpr app. Granted, not everyone is going to be within a Bluetooth range of your vehicle 24/7, and Bmmpr has thought of that. They put a cellular transmitter into each device so as long as your vehicle is in range of a cell site Bmmpr can send alarm notifications to your phone. I know what you are thinking, there is going to be a hefty subscription fee for this, right? Not at all, in fact, Bmmpr is covering the fees for the first three years after purchase, and then it is only $20 per year after that.

Bmmpr Protects Your Car Where Others Don't

So what if your vehicle pre-dates the OBD-II ports (pre-1996)? Bmmpr is working on an adaptor for those instances that will be available as a separate purchase item. Bmmpr is set for an October 2018 launch and is currently available for pre-order on Indiegogo. They sent us a pre-production unit to test along with the app that is still in beta testing. When I first opened the “press kit” I was scratching my head as to why the box included a plug-in module and a tennis ball. What the heck is the tennis ball for? For testing, of course. Bmmpr boasts being able to detect a tennis ball striking anywhere on your vehicle. And it works. Mere seconds after the tennis ball hit my car, I received a notification via the app. Open the door? Boom, notification. Hit the bumper? Yep, notification. This is the device for peace of mind where your factory alarm system lets you down. And Bmmpr is already partnered with camera manufacturer AUKEY to add a wireless dash cam to connect with the system so you can also receive an image from your vehicle when you receive a notification.

Bmmpr Protects Your Car Where Others Don't

Some early bird orders for Bmmpr are already sold out but you can still pre-order a unit for delivery this fall. Pricing is currently $199, and more information can be found at

Bmmpr Protects Your Car Where Others Don't

Source: Review sample provided by the manufacturer.

What I Like: Fills in the gaps where factory alarms fail; Easy connection and quick startup; Notification anywhere, anytime

What Needs Improvement: Nothing at this time

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About the Author

David Goodspeed
David was editor of AutoworldToday at Today Newspapers in the Dallas suburbs until its closing in 2009. He was also webmaster and photographer/videographer. He got started doing photography for the newspaper while working as a firefighter/paramedic in one of his towns, and began working for the newspaper group full-time in 1992. David entered automotive journalism in 1998 and became AutoworldToday editor in 2002. On the average, he drives some 100 new vehicles each year. He enjoys the great outdoors and as an avid fly fisherman, as is his spouse Tish. He especially enjoys nature photography and is inspired by the works of Ansel Adams.

1 Comment on "Bmmpr Protects Your Car Where Others Don’t"

  1. Stay far away. Incredibly bad customer service, personally and mishandled by the owner of the company.

    Bmmpr may work while your car is parked in a quiet, secure garage. However, if your car is ever on the street, bmmpr will ping you whenever a motorcycle or sports car goes by. There is no way to adjust the sensitivity of it. This renders it completely useless.

    Mine also arrived not working and, after a very difficult to arrange RMA, pinged me literally 20 times a day for a while and then stopped working again. Another even more difficult to arrange RMA. Then: nothing. No refund, no replacement or communication from Marko, the company’s owner. As you can see in other reviews, Marko’s manner with customers is consistently ineffective, condescending and indignant. At this point, having invested lots of money and time into Bmmpr, I’m cutting my losses.

    Marko: hire a professional customer service manager. Listen to your customers’ product ideas and learn from their problems with your product. I’m sure that your engineers could add a sensitivity adjustment and that you could address the notification tone somehow.

    Long, long story, abbreviated to spare you, but here’s the bottom line: there is no opportunity for you to improve your car’s security here. Look elsewhere.

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