Ooma has acquired Butterfleye, an artificial intelligence-powered video camera and security platform.
Butterfleye’s smart video camera with AI for facial and audio recognition will be integrated into the Ooma Home security solution, and will also continue to function as a standalone security system sold under the Butterfleye brand.
“Butterfleye offers a fantastic intelligent security camera system and we’re excited to add its capabilities to the Ooma Home security service,” said Eric Stang, CEO of Ooma. “Our strategy is to build upon Ooma’s smart communications platform to provide advanced connected home solutions and this acquisition is an important step in that direction.”
“We are thrilled to join Ooma. With their support Butterfleye will be even better placed to develop the next generation in AI connected services for homes and businesses,” added Ben Nader, CEO of Butterfleye.
Butterfleye is an intelligent, wire-free security camera with an ability to learn from what is going on around it. In 2015, the Butterfleye team was inspired by the idea of an intelligent camera savvy enough to detect people, pets and various sounds, while being robust enough to continue working through internet and power outages. After developing an early prototype, the Butterfleye camera, featuring advanced battery technology, 16 gigabytes of internal storage and on-board image processing, successfully launched with a $1 million Indiegogo campaign in 2016.