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Disruputing Smoke Detectors: Nest vs. Roost

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A startup has an idea that will make any smoke detector 'smart' - a WiFi connected battery. Instead of replacing existing units with a Nest Detector costing a hundred dollars or more, Roost sells a replacement battery for 65% less that claims to b...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 3 years ago

The $40 Million Funded Startup Canary Tested

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This startup, Canary, has raised $40 million total since 2014. With Google buying Dropcam for $555 million, investors see big opportunity in security / video startups. Canary now has a sizeable warchest for aggressive expansion. But is Canary's...

By Ethan Ace - about 3 years ago

Ex-Arecont Leaders Launch Super Resolution Startup Entropix

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Innovation in video surveillance is weak. The 'big' thing is either lower prices or crowdsourcing for consumers kits. Now, one startup is aiming high with advanced technology, having secured a million dollar seed investment. In this note, we ex...

By John Honovich - about 3 years ago

Facewatch Fundraise for UK Anti-Crime Platform

A foolish dream or the future of crime fighting? A UK businessman has spent millions of his own money and now has raised nearly a million more from investors to fund a UK anti-crime platform that promises to drive down crime through sharing crimi...

By John Honovich - about 3 years ago

The Security System in a Bulb

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One of the hottest ideas in home security is a lightbulb. Well, BeON is not just any bulb. It claims the intelligence to trick burglars into thinking you are home even if you are not. But at $75 a pop, does it offer enough to justify replacing a...

By Brian Rhodes - about 3 years ago

First Security Drone System Startup (Nightingale)

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Governments have used unmanned drones for years, but they have remained the stuff of science fiction in the commercial security market. Enter Nightingale, a startup aiming to bring drones to commercial security, with automated operation, live and...

By Ethan Ace - about 3 years ago

Security As A Profit Center: Extorting Shoplifters?

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If you can't beat 'em, join em. Many lament that security is a cost center. Now, a tech startup and major retailers have partnered to make money off of shoplifters in a most extraordinary and questionably legal manner. In this note, we examine t...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Lockitron Admits Failure

They were Silicon Valley's chosen one. The company who was going to disrupt access control, backed by the biggest incubator and cheered on by the tech press. However, as IPVM test results showed, the product had massive problems. And now, Locki...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

Simplicam Facial Recognition Tested

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Facial recognition, available for $150? That's the offer from a startup, Simplicam, who has not only cloned Dropcam setup and user interface but has added in facial detection and recognition. In this report, we share our test findings of Simplic...

By Derek Ward - over 3 years ago

IP Cameras Inside Light Bulbs: A New Market?

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Poor lighting is a common problem for video surveillance. To solve this, a big trend in the past few years is to add IR lighting inside the camera but how about the other way? What if 'smart' light bulbs added cameras inside? This is an emerging...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

Startup - Smart Door Barricade

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Barricade your door. And control it via your phone. Smartlocks are increasingly commonplace, but this startup is taking a different approach. Rather than replacing your existing lock, this company has developed a barricade that installs at the b...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

Invest in a Video Surveillance Storage Startup - Secure Logiq

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Did you miss out on making millions investing in Intransa or Pivot3? Well, here is a limited opportunity to get in on an up and coming video surveillance storage startup. And you can invest less than $250.

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

All In One, No False Alarm, Intrusion System Startup

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It detects intruders through closed doors. It learns what is normal and what is not. It is both an intrusion and video system, for just $299 that sits on your bookshelf: Is this startup crazy or does it have the next big thing? In this note, ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

Russian VSaaS Startup Claims Massive Growth

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VSaaS has been a bust so far. Startup after startup has quietly fallen by the wayside. Even Axis has not been able to solve it. Only one startup to date has truly succeeded, Dropcam, fueled by Silicon Valley marketing / millions. Now, a fast gr...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Startup: The Smartest House Light Ever?

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$100,000+, 2 days. A startup has a hot home security camera that doesn't look like one. In fact, it looks like a light fixture. Because, well, it does that too. However, this camera/light combo also sends alerts when prowlers are detected, and...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

Startup: The Bublcam

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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...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Startup: Thermal Radar

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Two years ago, we covered a thermal panoramic system that covered huge areas, but came with a huge pricetag of ~$250,000. Now a startup named Thermal Radar claims to be the 'World's First Affordable 360° thermal camera' and is offering their unit...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Startup: Video Door Lock

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Smart Locks are hot today, garnering lots of money and mainstream interest. One startup, Goji, is attempting to differentiate itself with a video camera for visually confirming who is trying to get inside. Watch the pitch: What is its competi...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago

Startup: Blink Sells A Million of New Security Camera Tech

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A semiconductor company has launched its own security camera offering, selling over $1 million from a crowdfunding campaign that it bills as "the first ultra-affordable, totally wire-free smart HD home monitoring and alert system." Despite the hy...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

The New Generation of Security Startups

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New entrants to the security market are few and far between. However, there is one area that is clearly driving new security startups - crowdfunding. Crowdfunding has grown from a curiosity to a powerful global force raising billions for compani...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago

Startup: Smoke Detector As a Security System

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Fresh off a successful fundraising campaign, Novi Security is making some bold claims: Its security system has "no contracts, no monthly fees, needs no hardwiring, and sends no false alarms", all costing a fraction of a normal panel based system. ...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago

Startup Review: Sentri

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This security startup smashed through their goal in 48 hours and have raised nearly $400,000 total.  Inside, we analyze their competitive positioning and potential.

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago

Startup: Smart Security Padlock

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Want to eliminate using keys or combinations? Replace them with your smartphone to control access. That's what startup Noke (pronounced 'no-key') is pitching. Check out their video: The product has raised over 2.5 times its goal in just a few ...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago

Michael Dell Invests in VSaaS Startup Eagle Eye

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Only a month after Google bought Dropcam, Michael Dell is investing in VSaaS startup, Eagle Eye Networks. Inside this note, we look at what this means for the VSaaS market, in general, and Eagle Eye, in particular.

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

VSaaS Startup Pivots to Camera API Provider Evercam

This is a fascinating case study of how a VSaaS startup recognized the flaws in that market and are using their experience to build a hosted API camera API service called Evercam. In this note, we examine what they learned providing VSaaS and wha...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

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