home security

  • Deep Sentinel raises $7.4M to bring deep learning to home security

    Deep Sentinel raises $7.4M to bring deep learning to home security

    Deep Sentinel, a home security startup, today announced that it had closed a $7.4 million Series A led by Shasta Ventures with participation from Bezos Expeditions, Lux Capital and UP2398. Founded by serial entrepreneur David Selinger, Deep Sentinel is betting that its emphasis on user experience can provide needed differentiation in the crowded space. Over tea in the… Read More

  • Alarm.com is building drones to monitor your home inside and out

    Alarm.com is building drones to monitor your home inside and out

    At CES on Tuesday, Alarm.com revealed that it is developing a smart home security drone alongside its other IoT devices and software. The idea is that if you hear something go bump in the night, you can just grab your smartphone and watch a live video stream of what’s happening because your drone has automatically gone to check things out. Lots of companies — like Y Combinator… Read More

  • Sunflower Labs raises $2.1 million to build a flying home security system

    Sunflower Labs raises $2.1 million to build a flying home security system

    Broadband at home, motion sensors and high definition video cameras led to a renaissance in home security systems over the past decade. But big problems remain in residential security, says Alex Pachikov, CEO and cofounder of Sunflower Labs with CTO Chris Eheim. Stationary cameras don’t detect would-be intruders until they are close or actively trying to enter the home, he… Read More

  • IoT’s killer app is not home security Crunch Network

    IoT’s killer app is not home security

    I was linked to Revel Systems CTO Chris Ciabarra’s recent TechCrunch piece “IoT’s killer app is home security” by a friend and found myself a bit taken aback by what I was reading. I’m sure he’s a very nice man, but the assertions made about being able to rely on IoT in a home security context are, to put it mildly, misguided and troubling. As you may… Read More

  • Sequoia Backs Simplisafe In A Play For The Home Security Market

    Sequoia Backs Simplisafe In A Play For The Home Security Market

    Sequoia Capital has made a minority investment in the do-it-yourself home security company Simplisafe in a play on the home security and automation market, TechCrunch has learned. The investment from Sequoia came on the heels of Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs, which showed just how lucrative the home market can be. That deal netted a healthy return for investors… Read More

  • Piper Is The Prettiest Way To Monitor Your Home From Afar

    Piper Is The Prettiest Way To Monitor Your Home From Afar

    Ottawa-based BlackSumac may not be the first startup to try and revamp the home security system, nor is it the first to use a crowdfunding platform like Indiegogo to make it happen. What this batch of Canadians did do however is create one of the sleekest-looking bits of security hardware I’ve seen. The Piper is to security hubs what the Nest is to thermostats. Read More

  • Cam.ly Security Cam Offers Cheap Secure Video Streaming

    Cam.ly is the latest company to offer a home security camera monitoring system. Built around an ARM processor, the Cam.ly is an IP camera, but with a difference – you can choose to store video footage on the camera or at the Cam.ly webserver. This provides DVR functionality without all of the equipment. Read More

  • D-Link now has thingamajigs that will remotely monitor your house for security breaches. Amazing.

    And now D-Link is in the home security business. The company, of whose router I bought several months ago and fight to use on a daily basis (seriously, the Internet just cuts out at times… what are you gonna do?), has just announced a series of home monitoring devices, including the Home Monitoring Starter Kit ($149). One device plugs into your router, and then you place a series of… Read More