Cloud-based video monitoring platform Sensr.net has raised $1.5 million in funding led by Spark Capital with Charles River Ventures and other strategic angel investors participating.
Sensr.net essentially allows anyone to create a web-based video monitoring system. All you need is a web-cam and a computer set up to video monitor your home or office. Sensr.net will keep track of interesting images and alert you when something happens. The startup will send you an email or a text message if they detect something out of the ordinary.
For example, if you go away for the weekend, you can set up a web-cam to monitor any suspicious activity in your home. Sensr.net will alert if you if the video catches a trespasser or any other activities in your home.
Sensr.net also allows you to share your camera with other friends, on social networks or anyone on the web. The startup was founded by entrepreneur Adam Beguelin, who was also a co-founder of video search engine Truveo, which was acquired by AOL in 2006.