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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 - almost 6 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 - almost 6 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 - almost 6 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 - almost 6 years ago

Shark Tank Featured Startup: Doorbot

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This company is worth $7 million already and was featured on US TV show Shark Tank [link no longer available]. Doorbot [link no longer available] has developed a video enabled doorbell [link no longer available] and claims no other product even c...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 6 years ago

Startup Review - Piper

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An HD fisheye camera, alarm siren, temperature / humidity sensor and a Z-wave hub, all for less than $250. That's what Piper is offering in this little device: The company raised over $300,000 in a month long crowd sourcing campaign and is now ...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 6 years ago

Startup Raises Millions For A Fingerprint Card

Access control does not get a lot of love or money but one company is trying to buck this trend. Zwipe has grabbed attention and investment dollars of VCs, recently raising $3.5 million to increase sales and marketing efforts to Access Control OE...

By Brian Rhodes - about 6 years ago

$40 Million Startup Supporting Neighborhood Surveillance Watch

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 - about 6 years ago

Startup Review: $70 Smartphone Controlled Padlock

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 - about 6 years ago

Silicon Valley Startup Targets Neighborhood Surveillance

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 - about 6 years ago

Crowdfunding School Surveillance Systems: The Big Brother Project

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 - about 6 years ago

Ex Googler Startup, Camio, Targets Surveillance

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 - about 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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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 - almost 7 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 - almost 7 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 - over 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 - over 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 - almost 8 years ago

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