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$40 Million Startup Supporting Neighborhood Surveillance Watch

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Share surveillance images and crime information with your neighbors, using a social media app. A startup that received $40 million in funding is supporting and promoting this. In this note, we take a look at how Nextdoor works and its potential. ...

By Carlton Purvis - over 5 years ago

Startup Review: $70 Smartphone Controlled Padlock

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A startup thinks you will buy padlocks you can open/close with your phone. Not to be outdone by the amazing SUPER RMR padlock, TEO's offering is aimed at the DIY padlock market (yes, that is a joke) but needs your pledges to push the idea into rea...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 6 years ago

Silicon Valley Startup Targets Neighborhood Surveillance

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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 ey...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 6 years ago

Crowdfunding School Surveillance Systems: The Big Brother Project

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Crowdfunding is becoming a popular source of raising money. In the last five years, interest has gone from nearly nothing to more than  $700 million raised. Even security technology startups are doing it successfully (see Pixy, Canary, the NFC rin...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 6 years ago

Ex Googler Startup, Camio, Targets Surveillance

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A team of former Google engineers are targeting the surveillance market with a startup focusing heavily on analytics and search. In this note, we examine Camiolog's product positioning, comparing it traditional surveillance and rival new entrants ...

By John Honovich - almost 6 years ago

Startup: NFC Ring Reviewed

An eccentric startup wants to empower your fistbumps with information. If the NFC Ring takes off, knocking knuckles will not only swap contact information, but it may also unlock your doors, pay your busfares, and turn on your smartphone, all in a...

By Brian Rhodes - about 6 years ago

Inventor Aims to Stop Break-Ins

Bump keys make opening locked doors easy, and few products address the problem. The most common way of dealing with the risk is to change the lock to a 'high security' type that can cost $100 or more per lock. However, an inventor created a produc...

By Brian Rhodes - about 6 years ago

Startup Releases Biometric Bracelet

Using your heartbeat to open doors just got a step closer to reality. Startup Bionym is raising funds and interest for a biometric bracelet it coined 'Nymi' that uses your individual beat signature to activate your identity. Where can the product ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 6 years ago

Startup Shaking Up PERS Market?

Few markets are as technologically stagnant as PERS, or Personal Emergency Response Systems, yet with mobile technology advancing and increasingly aging populations, an opportunity for major disruption exists. A startup named Amulyte has attracted...

By Brian Rhodes - about 6 years ago

Shark Tank Security Startup (UniKey)

A startup featured on the US Shark Tank TV show, UniKey, is trying to disrupt residential access control. Now, they are partnering with one of the biggest incumbents in the space "Kevo" to bring it to market. Is the product ready to dominate the m...

By Brian Rhodes - about 6 years ago

$59 Smart Camera Module (Pixy)

Beset by lawsuits, the video analytic industry has seen little innovation recently. Now, a new offering from Carnegie Mellon researchers offers a super low cost smart camera module, raising over $270,000 on Kickstarter. We talked to Richard LaGran...

By Ben Wood - about 6 years ago

Can This Hot Startup Disrupt Home Security?

The Internet is abuzz with a NYC startup that has raised more than $1.5 million from an ongoing Indiegogo campaign, smashing their goal of $100,000 in hours.  It is incredibly ambitious, claiming to deliver an HD camera, a microphone, a PIR senso...

By Brian Rhodes - about 6 years ago

The First Windows Based IP Camera - Genius or Crazy?

Essentially all IP cameras are Linux/Unix based. Plus, momentum continues to shift to non Windows platforms, like Android. Despite this, one surveillance startup, ISD, is taking a contrarian approach - releasing a new line of IP cameras that run i...

By IPVM Team - over 6 years ago

Hipster Startup to Crush Caveman Alarm Companies

A Chicago startup who you have never heard of is threatening to crush your alarm business, viewing you as a 'caveman'. The company, Scout, is a DIY product that is fully specified, installed, and configured by end users. They claims cutting alarm ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 6 years ago

Aqueti Gigapixel Examined

While gigapixel cameras are one of the hottest topics on IPVM, their dreadful frame rates have restricted them to niche use. Forget about one frame per second, those cameras are lucky to deliver a frame per minute. Now a startup is claiming 600 ti...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 7 years ago

Startup Advice: Ignore Market Size, Focus on This

Startups and investors focus heavily on how big the market is - Is it $10 billion, $20 billion, $41 billion??? By contrast, both would be better ignoring market (and even segment) sizes because of 3 specific and somewhat unique barriers in the sur...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

Crowdsourced Funding for Security Startups

"I have a great idea, but no money to do anything with it!" This circumstance has to be one of the most frustrating sentiments shared by tinkerers, tweakers, and freestyle designers today. The security industry seems dominated by huge conglomerate...

By Brian Rhodes - over 7 years ago

Razberi Company Launched

In August, we broke news that GVI Security was shutting down, raising significant questions as to what would happen to their Razberi IP surveillance line. Now, a new company, appropriately named Razberi Technologies has just been launched. In this...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Top 4 Manufacturer Risks

When picking products, the obvious starting point is what is needed for the application. That will narrow down your options but many manufacturer's products will meet basic functional specifications. What then? Do you simply pick the product with ...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Mistaking Surveillance Start-up Success

People routinely assume that start-ups with big marketing presence at trade shows, magazines, events, etc. are successful. This is highly misleading and obscures a critical factor in true long term success - the ratio of revenue to company investm...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Prism Skylabs IP Video Service Examined

A Silicon Valley startup, Prism Skylabs, is targeting the IP Video marketplace, funded by an All Star lineup of investors and lead by former executives of video analytic companies 3VR [link no longer available] and ObjectVideo [link no longer avai...

By Ethan Ace - about 8 years ago

Lytro's Video Surveillance Potential Examined

In 2011, a 3+ year old company gained an amazing amount of press. The company, originally called Refocus Imaging, now rebranded as Lytro announced a $50 Million found raise from one of the hottest investors in Silicon Valley - Andressen Horowitz (...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Fundamental Barriers to Surveillance Innovation

Projecting the rate of new technology adoption is critical for determining what products should be developed and sold. In the surveillance market, significant skepticism about adoption is common. You often hear people criticize H.264 uptake ("it's...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Ionodes - Video Surveillance Startup Examined

Ionodes is a recent startup drawing significant interest for its experienced founders and its partnership with Genetec. The product that looks to have the most immediate impact is the Ionodes hybrid NVR, the SV-3200, which runs Genetec's Omnicast...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Startup NLSS Hires Axis Director

NLSS, a video surveillance startup founded by Pete Jankowski has recently hired an Axis Director to run Business Development. Pete Jankowski founded two of the most successful video surveillance startups of the last decade - Loronix and Sypixx. L...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

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