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

Startup - Surveillance / Photocamera Combo: Butterfleye

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 - about 6 years ago

Simplisafe Tested

$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 - about 6 years ago

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

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 - about 6 years ago

This Intrusion Startup Raised $57 Million

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 - about 6 years ago

Startup: Fingerprint Reading through Gloves

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 - about 6 years ago

Startup: Fingerprint Breakthrough?

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 - about 6 years ago

Home Security Deal: iControl Acquires Piper

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 - about 6 years ago

Startup: World's Simplest Intrusion System?

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 6 years ago

Startup: Key That Unlocks Nothing

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 6 years ago

Startup: World's First WiFi Intrusion Sensor

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 6 years ago

Shark Tank Featured Startup: Doorbot

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 - over 6 years ago

Startup Review - Piper

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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 6 years ago

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