Silicon Valley Startup Targets Neighborhood Surveillance

By: Carlton Purvis, Published on Jan 16, 2014

Silicon Valley is warming up to the surveillance market, seeing the potential of consumers to embrace the technology. One application that has significant potential is neighborhood watches - using connected cameras so that neighbors can keep an eye out for any problems - something that we have described as "Virtual Neighborhood Watches".

Now one startup, Koozoo, [link no longer available] a San Francisco startup, is deliver just that. In this note, we break down their service, positioning and potential.

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