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How Does Butterfleye Secure Your Property Best?

How Does Butterfleye Secure Your Property Best?

Traditionally, security cameras are wired in and powered over ethernet. Now, there are emerging solutions with wireless capabilities. 

The design of Butterfleye is superior to that of Arlo and Blink. They are all wireless cameras and have great recording and live stream resolution (720p-1080p). Butterfleye is different, because it does not require a hub to function. You never have to replace the battery and it is the only camera that has internal memory, so that you can record, even when their is a power or internet failure.

Butterfleye records in full HD video and has a field of view of 120° (10° more than Arlo and Blink). The extra field of view lets Butterfleye capture scenes from wall to wall and ceiling to floor.

Butterfleye has built in color night vision, that allows you to see in the dark and raise the brightness of the video accordingly. Arlo has a good black and white night vision and Blink actually just shines a light to see in the dark. 

The battery life of Butterfleye can last 3-4 months, but with normal to heavy usage, typically lasts 4 weeks. The battery charges by connecting a power supply and recharges in 4 hours. When compared to it's competitors, Butterfleye is truly the only wireless camera on the market, because it does not require a hub. 

Butterfleye is also the only wireless camera that allows for videos to be stored on the actual camera; this is truly a great feature for the times when the power goes out or the WiFi is spotty to non existent. Butterfleye is shipped with 16-32 gigabytes of internal memory. 

The Facial Recognition feature Butterfleye offers is in partnership with Amazon AI, which allows you to know exactly who came in front of the camera and at what time. This is important when you are expecting your dog walker to walk Fido at noon, but the dog walker doesn't show up until 12:30. Also, you are able to see where the dog walker went in your home and if they wandered to a room they had no business being in. 

Setting Up Butterfleye + First Experience

Setting Up Butterfleye + First Experience

Until recently, security cameras were only for individuals who had multi-million dollar houses and for businesses that transacted a high volume of cash payments. It wasn’t because no one else wanted or needed security cameras, but the cost to set up and maintain security cameras was $2,000+.

Security cameras do more than catch criminals’ actions; they mitigate risk, lower insurance premiums, and create an understanding of when traffic peaks at your business or around your home. Recently, Butterfleye has released a WiFi powered security camera that gives users insights into what happens while they're at their business, as well as when they are away. Butterfleye allows you to secure your business by detecting motion, sound, and thermal changes in the environment it is monitoring

What is Butterfleye? Butterfleye is a WiFi connected security camera that allows you to see what’s happening in real time, as well as go back in the history of what the camera saw if a problem arises.

The pricing starts off at $199 for the Butterfleye and $249 for Nero 1. It comes with free cloud storage (12 hours) and you can upgrade to very powerful features and more cloud storage, which starts off at $9.99 per month.

Butterfleye ships their camera with a power cord & adapter, a built in rechargeable battery, quick start guide, and unlimited customer support.

Butterfleye power cord, adapter, smart guide, and Butterfleye

Butterfleye is built with a japanese lithium ion battery (certified), high quality plastic, and advanced computer vision and sensors. It is built in Taiwan, so you know every detail is given attention.

Upon unboxing Butterfleye you are immediately struck with the high quality of the build.

Aesthetically, Butterfleye looks great wherever you put it. It is often not noticed; but when it is, people are complimentary of the camera albeit a little creeped out. Butterfleye definitely isn't a spy cam and does not look like a traditional security camera.

Set Up Process After you download and install the app, you can pair the Butterfleye camera in 3 steps. You first create an account, turn on your bluetooth, connect the camera to bluetooth and WiFi, and you can view the live view and use all the features (see pictures below).

Step 1: Turn your Butterfleye on and wait to see a green LED light followed by a constant blue LED light. This notifies you that your Butterfleye is able to be paired.

 

 

Once Butterfleye is connected, the next screen you will see is a page to connect to the WiFi network. Butterfleye connects to a 2.4 Ghz frequency. Find your WiFi network, enter the password, tap the check mark on the top right of the page, and you are connected.

Butterfleye will automatically save and reconnect to 100 networks, so you are able to bring your Butterfleye anywhere and automatically reconnect if you have been there before. 

Butterfleye accepting WiFi password

Once paired, you are able to navigate the Butterfleye app, taking advantage of all the features and tools Butterfleye has built.

Butterfleye App The Butterfleye app is available for Android and iOS. See compatible devices on Butterfleye’s website (getbutterfleye.com).

The interface of the app is good and it has all the functionality displayed in an easy to navigate way. You can add as many cameras as you would like, all for free. 

The app is where I expect an app in 2017 to be. I am able to schedule notifications, which allows me to control when I want to be notified of activity the camera sees and when I don’t. For my situation, it is nice because from 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM my office is busy, so I would expect to see notifications and wish not to receive the notifications.

Another cool feature is the Auto Privacy Mode, which allows you to automatically arm the camera based on your geolocation. This would be good for someone who likes to maintain their privacy and not be recorded when home. Basically, when you get 200 feet away from your home Butterfleye turns on and starts monitoring, come within 200 feet and Butterfleye turns off.

Advanced Use Butterfleye has a PIR sensor below the camera’s lens. Butterfleye has a colored night vision that is brought to life by this sensor.

Butterfleye's PIR sensor

The camera records high quality video and streams in the same recording quality. You can zoom in (up to 8x) without losing any quality and are able to quickly download and send the video recordings.

The most intriguing attribute of Butterfleye is their Facial Recognition technology. I have had Butterfleye for about a week now and it has stored over 30 faces. Tagging each face is a bit burdensome, but it has been auto tagging faces a lot more frequently than when I initially set up the camera.

Each face has a folder associated with it, where every video recording the face was seen is timestamped and catalogued. Butterfleye shipped this feature on the premise that you will be able to tell who was seen, how many people were seen, and at what time.

Butterfleye has both cloud storage and internal memory; if the WiFi is spotty the camera still works and if the power fails, it has a back up battery that lasts about a month.

Conclusion Butterfleye creates a unique opportunity for homes and businesses to see what’s going on and makes use of that information. The analytical capabilities mixed with high tech features creates a solution that solves problems across the board. It answers the questions who came to my business? What day & time did they come? Are employees of the business clocking in and clocking out themselves? How can I improve the experience?

Also, the fact that everything you type, download, or access on Butterfleye is encrypted is a big plus, as the horror stories of what happened to the generic WiFi cameras dominate the media. 

Butterfleye creates a secure way to monitor and secure your home and business, reducing insurance costs while amplifying peace of mind.

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