Ooma Butterfleye: An AI Powered Security Camera for your Smart Home

Ooma Butterfleye: An AI Powered Security Camera for your Smart Home


– I’m Andru Edwards and
you’re watching Gear Live. There’s a new wifi security
camera on the block and this one aims to break
away from the crowded pack with a couple of unique features. In this episode, I tell you
all about the Ooma Butterfleye, a smart security camera that packs in both a battery that lasts for weeks and enough on board storage to keep a bunch of clips available locally. So let’s go over all the best features to see if the Ooma
Butterfleye is right for you. What’s going on tech squad? Andru Edwards here, Editor
in Chief for GearLive.com. If this is your first time here, this channel’s all about tech, gadgets and gaming so if
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that, hit the join button down below or click the
link in the description. As I mentioned, today
we are taking a look at the Ooma Butterfleye and by the way, big shout out to Ooma for
sponsoring this video. This is a smart video security camera that packs some unique features
that you don’t really see in a lot of the competition. The Ooma Butterfleye has a
lot of innovative features but there’s two areas in particular that I really wanna shine a light on it because they’re different
and quite honestly better than a lot of other cameras
you’ll find out there. Before we jump into the
feature list though, let’s start with the specs. The Ooma Butterfleye has a one third inch, 3.5 megapixel SEMA sensor
that records in 1080p with a 120 degree field of view. It supports up to eight times digital zoom and encodes videos in the H.264 format. The 16 gigabyte model sells for $199.99 and you can get a three pack for $549.99. There’s also a black 32
gigabyte model for $249.99 and you can get a three
pack of those for $599.99. If you’re interested in any of those, I will leave links down
in the description below so you can reference them
and easily find the product. Now let’s talk about the features
that make the Butterfleye stand out from the competition
starting with battery life. When you open up the box,
on the inside you’ll find the Butterfleye quick start
guide, a USB power adapter, the micro USB power cable
that plugs in to the adapter and the Butterfleye
security camera itself. Looking at the Butterfleye,
what you don’t see is that on the inside it’s got a
built in rechargeable battery. So again, you’re able
to plug it in to power but you also have the ability to unplug it and have run on battery power. So that means you can
disconnect it from wired power and move it somewhere
temporarily when you need it. For example, you might typically
have it in the kids room but the kids might be at school and you’re expecting a package delivery, you just take it, unplug
it, point it out the window and get alerted when your package arrives. Now the best part is that this
isn’t one of weaker batteries that dies in a couple of
hours or even several hours, the battery inside the Ooma Butterfleye lasts up to one full month thanks to the 10,400 milliamp hour
battery on the inside. Up next let’s talk about
the next major feature and that is storage. Obviously cloud storage is
important for smart camera and just like pretty much
every other smart camera maker, Ooma provides cloud storage of clips and they give you seven days of access at no additional charge. That means that for the
price of the camera, you can go back up to a
week and see all clips that it captured and uploaded. Now if you want more access
than just the seven days, you can $9.99 per month
which will give you 30 days of access to all your previous clips in addition to also throwing
in like two way audio, auto arm and disarm based on
location, facial recognition and more or if you need even more time, you could pay $29.99
for a business account and get 90 days of access
to your previous clips. Now cloud storage is convenient
but there’s another part to the story with the
Butterfleye and that is that it ships with on board storage. 16 gigabytes in the base white model and 32 gigabytes of storage
in the upgraded black version. What this means is that even
if your network goes down, if the wifi is spotty or
if you just wanna have quicker access to your
clips, you won’t lose access to your recordings because
it’ll save everything locally right on the camera. That’s a rarity in the smart camera game. I need to give a big shout out to Ooma for packing in the storage
on the Butterfleye. Up next let’s talk about
another one of the features on the Ooma Butterfleye
that you don’t really see elsewhere, sometimes you see them but the granular controls in the Ooma app make them a lot more convenient
and that is Smart Alerts. Smart Alerts on the Butterfleye are both convenient and cool. Usually, its security
camera alerts will tell you only if they detect motion or sound then you have to manually
go look at the clip to see what was up. The Butterfleye will actually tell you what it thinks it saw based
on different categories. These include if a moving
object is a human face or a pet or detected that
the camera itself was moved. And you can toggle these
on a per category basis. So in other words, if you
only wanna be notified if your pet jumps up on the couch and you don’t wanna know
if the camera was moved, or if a human walked into
the room, you can do that. It also attempts to
identify specific people using a proprietary facial
recognition algorithm. Whenever it detects an unrecognized face, it adds it to the Faces
tab access from a menu on the camera’s home screen. Here it sorts them into unfamiliar
and familiar faces areas. To identify an unfamiliar face,
just the tap thumbnail image and enter a name and now
that person will be moved into the familiar faces group. You previously identified that person, you can now just tap on a new image, tap on their previous image
in the familiar faces list and select Combine to improve
the recognition accuracy. Privacy’s a big deal and
it’s been in the news a lot over the past year or
so with all the cameras and microphones that
we’re willingly putting into our homes. Ooma’s Butterfleye offers an
easy way to put the camera to sleep when you want
it to stop recording stop looking for things to alert you about and it even has an
automatic geo fencing mode that’ll keep it in privacy
mode while you’re home and only turns off when you are away. The method it uses to detect where you are is your smartphone’s location. If your phone is more than 165 feet away from the Butterfleye, it will
assume that you’re not there. These are two optional but
very powerful features. In total, the Ooma Butterfleye
successfully addresses home security cameras
biggest vulnerabilities. One of those is the risk of
losing connection to power and the cloud and another big complaint, inundation with alerts for false alarms. As we talked about the Ooma
Butterfleye addresses those with a long lasting
battery, on board storage and highly customizable alerts. As I mentioned, the links are down in the description below
if you wanna check out the Ooma Butterfleye for yourself. But now I wanna hear from you guys. Leave a comment down below, let me know what you think
of the Ooma Butterfleye and if this is one you
would pick up for yourself. Also tell me about the smart
tech that you have set up in your own home. Of course if you enjoyed this
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11 Replies to “Ooma Butterfleye: An AI Powered Security Camera for your Smart Home”

  1. Very featured camera, mine is really small compared but not a third of the features.
    Nice review as always man, video liked as usual .

  2. Great video Andru! Hey Ooma – Any concerns of the camera connecting to unknown/anonymous IPs similar to activity detected with other WiFi/cloud-connected home cameras?

  3. Hi Andru
    I am interesting in purchasing this camera but I can you please tell me : I park my car about a mile from my home, is it possible to remotely monitor my car away from that distance?

  4. Hmm the mega pixel sounded bad and what was up with the ability to speak through it. Was it only avalible via subscription?

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