iControl has raised over $100 million in VC funding to transform the home security market.
Last year, they acquired Piper, a camera / home automation startup.
iControl now faces off against two other super well-funded Silicon Valley competitors - Google/Nest/Dropcam and $40 million funded Canary.
The iControl Piper NV includes uncommon features like a Z-Wave integration, environmental monitoring, and built in siren, all features Dropcam does not offer.
We purchased a Piper NV [link no longer available] to see how these features worked and how it compared to Dropcam and Canary in these key areas:
- How easy is Piper to set up and use for inexperienced users?
- How does video quality compare to Dropcam, both day and night?
- How easy is Piper's mobile app to use for playback and live video?
- How well do Piper's added bells and whistles work?