No, despite the title above, the Butterfleye is no Transformer that remains in hiding secretly until the time is ripe to reveal itself to the world. The Butterfleye is no ordinary surveillance camera, but it also doubles up as a home monitoring camera. In other words, the Butterfleye offers a whole lot more than vanilla security lookouts, as it also does its bit to record whatever goes on in your life.
Taking a road that would be familiar with Dropcam owners, the Butterfleye happens to be a kind of camera which is set up in order to leave your home with “eyes”, so that you can check out whatever’s going on remotely on your tablet or smartphone – as long as there is a decent Internet connection, of course.
The Butterfleye will be able to capture 1920 x 1080 resolution video thanks to its wide-angle 3 MP lens, in addition to operating sans wires courtesy of having the smart camera system shuts down whenever everything around remains dormant. Sensors, video analysis software, and learning algorithms will work in tandem to figure out just when to record upon detecting the presence of a human in the room, saving battery life in the long run as well.
The Butterfleye is on pre-order for $200 a pop, as it ships earlier next year although there are some whispers of a possible fall 2014 release, too.
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