Startup - Surveillance / Photocamera Combo: Butterfleye

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jul 01, 2014

This startup, Butterfleye, is offering a cross between a cloud security camera and a personal photo camera, billing it as the 'world's smartest home camera':

 

Hot off the heels of Google's Dropcam acquisition, is Butterfleye bringing a valuable new combination or are they forcing a bad match? In this note, we dig in.

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Comments (4)

I think this device is in a similar space as the Canary. Canary has been slow on delivery but working hard on what appears to be a superior design and focused on security only.

http://canary.is/

I have two on order based on funding perks and can report further when they are delivered. Perhaps IPVM is already planning a Canary review?

Hello Paul,

Indeed, we reviewed Canary here: "Can This Hot Startup Disrupt Home Security?"

That effort certainly has caught buzz and the attention of Venture Capital investment, but the full impact of the offering is TBA. Like you mention, the product is not yet shipping, and delivery dates are slipping to the right.

I welcome your thoughts on the product, and feel free to comment further on Canary on linked update!

Seems like a great product for those locations (like a house that is being renovated) where you wouldn't have internet service and don't plan to be there long. I think there's a niche for it...

Update: Butterfleye is now billing themselves as 'The World's Most Advanced Security System':

PS: Still taking pre-orders, two years later...

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