Startup: The Bublcam

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 09, 2014

Multi-imager fisheye cameras are not new, but a startup is releasing a camera that can see in any direction all at once. Bubl is more than a 360 fisheye camera, because it has lenses built into a sphere with images all stiched together in a single continuous image.

What's more, after preselling more than $300k, the company has set its sights on the video surveillance market. Are they ready? In this note we look at BublCam.

*****-****** ******* ******* *** *** ***, *** * ******* ** ********* ******* **** *** *** ** *** ********* *** ** ****.**** ** **** **** * *** ******* ******, ******* ** *** lenses ***** **** * ****** **** ****** *** ******* ******** in * ****** ********** *****.

****'* ****, ***** ********** **** **** $****, *** ******* *** *** *** ****** ** *** ***** surveillance ******. *** **** *****? ** **** **** ** **** at*******.

[***************]

Product ********

***** ******* **** **** ****** ******* ******* ** ******** *** ****** is * ****** *** ******** *** ****** ******** ** * large ********** *****. *** *********'* ***** ***** ******** * **** ******* of **** ** ****:

Key *******

********** *** ******'* ****** ******* ***** *** **********:

  • * ****-***** ******:******** ******** ***° ****** **** **** ***** ********* **********. *** FoV ******** ** ***** ** **** *****:

  • ** ******:**** **********'* *************** ** ******* *********** @ ** ***.
  • *************: *** ****** ******** * ******* ************* **** ******* ********** image *************.
  • ******* ****:******* ******* *** ****** ** *** ***** ********** ***** ** they ******* ***** ******* *** *** ****.
  • ******** *****:************ * ******** */*"*** ******** **** *** ******** ** ******* or ***** ******* ****** ******. 
  • ******** *********: *** ****** **** ******* ******** ** ****** ***** **** to ****** **** *** *** ****'* *** ********** ** ******* storage.

*******

******* ** ********* *** $*** ***** *******, **** ****** ********* *** *********. *******, *** company *** ***********-********** $*** *********** ***** ******* ***** ****.

******* *** **** ****** ******, *** **** ******** ** *** ****** ** ****** *** are *** ******** ************ ** ****** ********** ** **** *****.

*****************

*** ************************** ******** ******* *** ****** *** ** *** ********* ******* app. *** *********** ****** **** **** ****:

*** ******* *** ** * **** ********, *** **** ** available ** *******, *******, *** *** ******** **** ********.  *** company **** *** ***** ** ******* ****** ** *** *** for ***, *** ****** "*** ********* **** ***** ***** ** handled ** ******** *** **** ********" ** **** ********.

Limited ******** ******

**** **** ********* ***** ************ ************ *** *** ******, ********** ** useful ** *********** ******* ******** ******** ***********. *** ********* *********:

"** ******* ***** ** ** * ******. ****** **** ** ** the *******, *** ******* ***** ** ** *** *** ** a ****. ******** *** **** ******* *** *** ****, ******* as **** ** * **** **** ***** **** ** *** players *** ****** *********** *** ******".

**********, *** ******* *** ***** ********* ****** ******** * ****** in ************ ******:

  • ** *** *******:****** *** ******* **** ***** *** ******* ** ******************** **** ******* ** ***** ********* ** ******** ********.
  • *** **** ****: **** *** ********* ********* ******* ** *** ******, *** surveillance *********** ***** ** ******** ***** ******* ********

Security ************

***** ******** **** * ********* ******, **************'* *** ****** ********** ********** ******** *** *** ********* ******* ** * ******* ball *****.  *******, **********, ********* ******** *** ****** ** * ********* ********* *** (their ***).

Are *** **********?

Comments (7)

Looks cool, at this point I am more interested in it for use as a gopro alternative than in a security application.

I actually pleged this a few months ago the $499. I am excited to use it for action sports stuff. MTB, Gas Powered RC Cars. I see no use for this in other then fun and games. The fact they tested this out at Tomorrowland is awesome that is where I would see great use of it in large crowds.

Yes, use as Sporting, good. Anyways you have none other options for baseball camera. But will it out last?

The other thing my friend just told me would be hiking trails. Map the hiking trails with GPS from a phone to go along with the video. I am not sure how much water and moisture it could handle also. But time will soon tell when it arrives.

I'm not really sure you really need video that hogs up more bandwidth. I think it would be more valuable to have better images (Still frame/s) specifically in larger crowds and gatherings. I think the Panono Ball has something that could provide useful. You can throw it in the air above you in mobile situations, mount it, or hold it up with your hand. Something like this going off at certain time intervals...if mounted or manually going off if tossed in air would be more useful. Not necessarily to prevent crime, but to track it after and so on.

If it's baseball sized give it a good smack with a bat. I wonder what images you would see during the flight.

I love the Panono - I want one. But I agree with the others - these cameras are novelty's and not what I'd spec for security.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Dahua Intrusion Analytics And VMD Tested on May 21, 2018
Dahua ships basic analytics on practically all their cameras, ranging from low cost to high end. To see how these analytics work in real world...
Best Manufacturer Technical Support 2018 on May 21, 2018
While 5 manufacturers made the worst technical support 2018 list, only 3 stood out as providing the best technical support to 190+ integrators in...
Cybersecurity for IP Video Surveillance Guide on May 18, 2018
Keeping surveillance networks secure can be a daunting task, but there are several methods that can greatly reduce risk, especially when used in...
Dahua 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested (NK8BR4) on May 16, 2018
Continuing our coverage of 12MP sensor fisheye cameras, we bought and tested the Dahua NK8BR4, examining: Default vs. Optimized...
Worst Manufacturer Technical Support 2018 on May 16, 2018
5 manufacturers stood out as providing the worst technical support to 190+ integrators in new IPVM results. These integrators answered: In the...
Axis 12MP Stereographic Camera Tested (M3058-LVE) on May 10, 2018
Axis has released the M3058-PLVE, a 12MP sensor, stereographic panoramic camera and Axis' first with integrated IR claiming images "sharp to the...
N3N "Truly Open Visualization Platform For Physical Security" Profile on May 09, 2018
A Cisco-backed startup, N3N, claims to deliver "the world’s first and only truly open visualization platform for physical security." The company...
S2 Access Control / 'Unified Security Management' Profile on May 08, 2018
In our 13th access control company profile, we examine S2 Security's Netbox platform: Unified Security Management Platform positioning Core...
Vivotek 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested (FE9391-EV) on May 08, 2018
Next in our 12MP fisheye camera evaluation, we bought and tested Vivotek's latest generation FE9391-EV, a new model claiming improved smart IR...
Hikvision VMD And Intrusion Analytics Tested on May 04, 2018
VMD worked poorly on Hikvision cameras, new IPVM testing found. However, Hikvision ships analytics on practically every IP camera, with intrusion...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Dahua Intrusion Analytics And VMD Tested on May 21, 2018
Dahua ships basic analytics on practically all their cameras, ranging from low cost to high end. To see how these analytics work in real world...
Exacq Improving Technical Support, Responding To Integrator Complaints on May 21, 2018
Exacq had been a long-term favorite of integrators, but since their 2014 Tyco acquisition, Exacq has fallen in IPVM integrator studies (though...
Best Manufacturer Technical Support 2018 on May 21, 2018
While 5 manufacturers made the worst technical support 2018 list, only 3 stood out as providing the best technical support to 190+ integrators in...
Stealth / UCIT - Remote Video Monitoring Provider Profile on May 18, 2018
Can 2 remote video monitoring companies, Stealth Monitoring from the US and UCIT from Canada combine to impact the market and compete in a changing...
Cybersecurity for IP Video Surveillance Guide on May 18, 2018
Keeping surveillance networks secure can be a daunting task, but there are several methods that can greatly reduce risk, especially when used in...
Forced Entry / Duress Access Tutorial on May 17, 2018
Even though access control normally keeps people safe, tragedies have revealed a significant issue. If users are forced to unlock doors for...
ADT Stock Drops 50% Since IPO on May 17, 2018
It has been a brutal 4 months for ADT. They first expected to IPO at ~$18. They IPOed at $14, dropping immediately to $12.39 And now, not even...
Dahua 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested (NK8BR4) on May 16, 2018
Continuing our coverage of 12MP sensor fisheye cameras, we bought and tested the Dahua NK8BR4, examining: Default vs. Optimized...
Worst Manufacturer Technical Support 2018 on May 16, 2018
5 manufacturers stood out as providing the worst technical support to 190+ integrators in new IPVM results. These integrators answered: In the...
Installing Cameras in Plenums Tutorial on May 15, 2018
There is often confusion about plenum ceilings, with misinformation about what is required when running cables through them and mounting cameras...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact