FLIR Goes Consumer - Dropcam Killer?

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jan 07, 2014

Following one of the most surprising video deals in years (Flir acquiring Lorex), FLIR has announced its first consumer IP camera, a release that clearly takes aim at hot startup Dropcam. In this note, we break down the features, positioning and pricing of FLIR FX, contrasting it to Dropcam.

[UPDATE: See IPVM Test results of the FLIR FX.]

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