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Russian VSaaS Startup Ivideon 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 - about 5 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 - about 5 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 - about 5 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 [link no longer available] claims to be the 'World's First Affordable 360° thermal camera'...

By John Honovich - about 5 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 - about 5 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 - about 5 years ago

The New Generation of Crowdfunded 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 - about 5 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 - about 5 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 - about 5 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 - about 5 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 - over 5 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 - over 5 years ago

Startup: The Pepper-Spraying Camera

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Personal safety is a growing concern for many, but a complete solution means carrying several devices: a pepper spray can, siren, and then fumbling with a phone to call the police can all be very difficult when confronted by an attacker. A startu...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

Gun Detection Analytics Are Here, Says Startup

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A timely innovation, or cashing in on tragedies? A new video analytics company is touting its 'gun detection' analytics that can trigger as soon as a weapon is drawn, potentially alerting authorities in seconds and saving lives. Are they crazy, ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

Startup - Surveillance / Photocamera Combo: Butterfleye

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This startup, Butterfleye [link no longer available], is offering a cross between a cloud security camera and a personal photo camera, billing it as the 'world's smartest home camera':   Hot off the heels of Google's Dropcam acquisition, is Butt...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

Simplisafe Tested

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$57 million. That's the big bet by one of Silicon Valley's top VCs that a Massachussets based startup, Simplisafe, can knock off behemoths like ADT. And in typical Valley style, they are not shy about what they think of incumbents, declaring: "M...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

Hot Startup for Fire / Intrusion Integration: Encore's FireFighter

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A startup claims to have orders pouring in for a novel solution to integrate firm alarm monitoring with one's intrusion system.  The benefit? Fire monitoring for no additional monthly cost and by adding a single sensor to the panel. How does it w...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

This Intrusion Startup Raised $57 Million

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One of the top VCs in the world has invested a staggering $57 million in a DIY Intrusion monitoring company, Simplisafe. But who is Simplisafe? Why did they get $57 million? And how do they compare to traditional offerings like ADT? In this note...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

Startup: Fingerprint Reading through Gloves

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A fundamental limitation of typical fingerprint readers is that users must expose their fingers to be read. This is a serious issue in harsh environments where gloves are worn for warmth or protection. A startup has developed a new method to read ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

Startup: Fingerprint Breakthrough?

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A startup, IDAir, wants to read your fingerprints through thin air. While most fingerprint biometric readers force the user to press against a small plate, their reader is completely 'contact free' in use, which the company claims eliminates the r...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

Home Security Deal: iControl Acquires Piper

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Almost every month, a new security / surveillance company launches a crowdsourcing campaign. In 2013, one notable startup was Black Sumac's Piper [link no longer available], that raised $300,000 on IndieGoGo for an all-in-one HD fisheye camera, al...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

Startup: World's Simplest Intrusion System?

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The DIY Intrusion market is hot, with new entrants emerging frequently. The newest one pulls no punches claiming "anyone can use it" and "everyone can afford it". Comprised of two basic pieces, a sensor and a fob, the concept is that even techno-...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

Startup: Key That Unlocks Nothing

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It's called a Quickey, but it unlocks no doors. Think that's crazy? Wait until you discover how people are going wild for it in its first few day since launch. Quickey claims it will keep you secure by protecting your keys from damage.  How and...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

Startup: World's First WiFi Intrusion Sensor

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Intrusion motion sensors have remained relatively static for years, but one startup wants to make them go IP and intelligent. Zwobbx is raising money to deliver on a sensor that not only detects motion, but also flashlights, temperature swings, a...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

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