security cameras

  • Umbo CV raises $2.8M seed to create smart security cameras that prevent crimes

    Umbo CV raises $2.8M seed to create smart security cameras that prevent crimes

    Umbo CV has raised a $2.8 million seed round for its security cameras, which use artificial intelligence to identify suspicious activity and prevent crimes before they happen. The Taipei- and San Francisco-based startup’s funding was led by AppWorks Ventures, with participation from Mesh Ventures, Wistron Corporation, and Phison Electronics. Read More

  • Amazon Launches A Home Automation Store Featuring Smart Locks, Sensors, Thermostats & More

    Amazon Launches A Home Automation Store Featuring Smart Locks, Sensors, Thermostats & More

    Amid a bevy of Amazon-related announcements surrounding Kindle – some intentional (the arrival of Kindle MatchBook), some not (news of an updated Kindle Paperwhite leaked a bit early) – Amazon has also quietly launched a new storefront focused on Home Automation products, including things like programmable thermostats, smart locks, sensors, video monitors, and more. Read More

  • Would you like that spy camera in hickory, or maple wood?

    Having a hard time keeping the ninjas riff-raff out of your ryokan, but can’t find a security camera that doesn’t clash with the tatami mats? Japanese security firm Const Net has the solution: Make the camera body out of wood. These creep my right the hell out. I mean, security cameras are inherently creepy, even in their standard industrial eye sore form. Wrap them up in a way… Read More

  • Haw haw: Static-charged balloon foils security camera

    Ah, William Lawson of Brooklyn, New York, you are a smart guy. I can only hope that your balloon trick shows up in future iterations of the Splinter Cell series. I’m getting tired of shooting the cameras out with a pistol. It wastes bullets, it’s dangerous, and it’s impractical for Sam Fisher to have to poke his head out just to aim at a target he could very easily disable with… Read More