Communication technologies provider Ooma has introduced a new security camera called the Ooma Butterfleye for its home security solution.
The Ooma Butterfleye features a backup battery, allowing the camera to run normally for two to four weeks. Homeowners can also connect the camera to the power. The camera also has 16GB onboard storage. With the battery, the camera will still work and record what has happened during a power outage or when the Internet isn’t available.
The product also supports facial recognition. If a close friend or family member comes to visit often, the camera will recognize the face over time, and as such won’t trigger alerts.
Other features include a constant recording of five-second video buffer when connected to AC power; geofencing that enables automatic turning off and on when homeowners arrive and leave homes; and it two-way audio so that homeowners can talk to visitors via their smartphones.
When the camera detects motions, it will be triggered to start recording videos. When the device is plugged into AC power, it records for 20 seconds; when it’s running on battery, the clip will be 10 seconds.
The Ooma Butterfleye allows users to store for seven days of clips, up to 1GB in total, without charging fees.
Users can also pay US$9.99 a month or US$99.99 a year, which includes 30 days of storage, facial recognition and geofencing features.
The Ooma Butterfleye works with other devices on the Ooma Home platform. For example, if an Ooma Home motion sensor detects actions, it can trigger the Ooma Butterfleye to start recording.
The Ooma Butterfleye is available for US$199.99 with 16GB onboard storage and US$249.99 for 32GB, in the U.S. and Canada.
Ooma acquired security camera maker Butterfleye in December 2017. Security cameras fulfilled part of Ooma’s vision for its connected home solutions. The Ooma Home currently provides smoke alarm, door sensors, motion sensors, water sensors, routers and security cameras.