The Ulo security camera is cute on the eye but don’t let it fool you. It’s a cutting edge security camera that is made to look like a regular household ornament. It is designed to be the shape of an owl but there’s a lot more beneath the surface. The camera can cleverly detect movement in the user’s home and can then send it to them via email in the form of an animated GIF, and come on who doesn’t like an animated GIF?
Amazingly, this cute device features two animated LCD “eyes” that serve to convey emotion. So as an example, when the battery starts to get pretty low, Ulo’s eyes will start to look a little sleepy. This is a security gadget that is designed to be your friend and that may win some homeowners over but what about the security technology underneath? Surely there’s more to it then movement detection? Well, not exactly, but it’s not the quality of the camera or the sensitivity of the sensor that make this a brilliant example of a home security camera. It’s the speed in which is processes the information and sends out a file to your mobile device. In just seconds you’ll know when someone is in your house or near the front door, depending on where you place the camera, so its main advantage is definitely its speed, which isn’t usually the case for an owl.
It’s not necessarily a device that’s going to stop someone walking in your home and taking your TV, but it is clever, cute and very easy to use, so if you only need very basic home security then this is a great gadget for you. It’s currently on Kickstarter and €1,618,869 has been pledged of its initial €199,000 goal, so it’s got the thumbs up and we can’t wait to see how it performs in the home security market.
Here’s a video to give you a better idea on how it operates: