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The Brooklyn Access Startup: Kisi

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Straight from the hipster startup hotbed of Brooklyn comes a new IP access control system.  And if the tough streets of NYC do not offer enough credibility, Kisi also claims German engineering: True to startup form, the company offers big claim...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago

Wave Your Hand Biometrics at ISC West

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Want to simply wave your hand as you walk in? One of the most different approaches being shown at ISC West is a company that claims to deliver "FBI Quality Fingerprints" while eliminating the need to touch anything or even stop. Reading Process ...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago

Ex-Avigilon Exec Backs Network Outage Prediction Startup (Optigo)

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Ex Avigilon VP of Engineering Danny Kam [link no longer available] is putting his support behind networking startup Optigo. Networking monitoring and analytics tools that can plot trends or send alerts on failed devices have been around for decad...

By Brian Karas - almost 4 years ago

SaaS LPR Startup OpenALPR Examined

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A startup, OpenALPR has developed a freemium / open source LPR offering. This report examines OpenALPR, based on an interview with their founder, examining tech details, 3rd party integration and contrast to Genetec cloud LPR.

By Brian Karas - almost 4 years ago

Camera Doorbell Startup Ring Now With ~$100 Million Funding

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Smart doorbell startup Ring has raised an additional USD$61M in funding. Ring has also announced a "Pro" doorbell, which is an enhanced product offering vs. a reseller-oriented product. We take a look at ring's financials and the details on Ring...

By Brian Karas - almost 4 years ago

Security Camera / Outdoor Light Tested (Kuna)

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A new device, named Kuna, "aims to prevent break-ins before they happen!" We bought one and tested it out, examining the following key elements: Accuracy of break-in detection Quality of audio / interaction Light controls Installation proce...

By John Scanlan - almost 4 years ago

The Robot Security Ball (Orbii)

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A new security system in a ball might be the most different security product in years. Orbii combines a camera and other sensors into a steerable ball that users can remotely control and roll into trouble spots. However, despite a bold idea, wi...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

Ex-Googler Startup Camio Cloud Video Tested

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Two ex-Googlers, one who was a Director of Product Management and another who is a Stanford PhD, have built a cloud video solution that aims to deliver Google style searching to cloud video / surveillance. Camio has introduced advanced analytics ...

By Ethan Ace - about 4 years ago

Startup Launches Home Intrusion Detection and Tracking System (Xandem)

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No contract, no installer. And not only does Xandem Home claim to detect intruders, it will track and map where they are right now and where they have been. Is this the next big step forward in DIY home intrusion detection that will surpass comp...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

Surveillance Camera / Pet Owl Startup

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Surveillance cameras can be sleek, they can be boxy, but rarely are they whimsical (well, exception here). Now, one startup is raising funds for a camera that is built like a pet owl. Genius or crazy? In this note, we review its specifications, ...

By John Honovich - about 4 years ago

Video Enhancement Startup (Lentix) Partners With Milestone

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There's a startup that claims to enhance video quality from HD IP streams, integrated directly into Milestone. In this note, we examine Lentix [link no longer available], based on feedback from the company, examining its functionality, pricing an...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

33 New Products Directory - Fall 2015

 New products or major tech isssues that IPVM has reported on this summer / fall: Axis Releases Their Own Video Analytics Axis Non-IP Camera / DVR Kit Is Here BluB0X - The Most Ambitious Security Startup in Years The Hikvision Hacking Malwar...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

BluB0X - The Most Ambitious Security Startup in Years

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This startup literally wants to do everything. They describe themselves as a "hosted security platform that delivers unprecedented unification of Access, Alarms, Visitor, Video and Biometrics." Their name is BluB0X (with a zero / 0 not a O), led...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

The Next Failure in Wireless Video Surveillance: $18 Million Funding

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Wireless video surveillance is one of the most difficult niches in the industry. Tens of millions have been wasted trying to build a wireless video surveillance winner. The most famous, of course, was Firetide, who failed, despite more than $50 m...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

$28 Million Funding for Doorbell Cam Startup

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Yep. Would you spend $200 to see who it at your door on your phone? Well, investors, including Richard Branson, just spent $28 million to get a piece of the company, Ring. In this note, we look at the failure of the traditional surveillance ind...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Security 'Invention': Bullet-Resistant Furniture

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Do you lose sleep at night worrying your love seat will be murdered? Do you fear that your sofa will be a victim of a drive by shooting? Then, a new SIA member has the solution to your problems.

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Gun Detecting Smartcam Startup

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Wild claims are nothing new for security products, but one startup is claiming its home camera can detect guns. GunDetect claims it can stop gun crime and accidents in your house cold by sensing guns it can see. The new company is so confident in...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

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 - over 4 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 - over 4 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 - over 4 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 - over 4 years ago

The Security System in a Bulb: BeON

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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 [link no longer available], does it offer en...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 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 - over 4 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 - almost 5 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 - almost 5 years ago

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