The Brinno Duo Smart Peephole DoorCam enlists, you guessed it, your door’s peephole to keep watch.
JANUARY 9, 2019 6:00 AM PST
JANUARY 9, 2019 6:00 AM PST
Americans are no strangers to the troubling trends of break-ins and package-theft from homes & apartments. Today, there are several IoT home security options targeted to tech-savvy young adults but they are often challenging to install by the average homeowner, can’t be used by renters, are visibly obvious to burglars, or require a monthly fee. Created for the less-tech-savvy, mature adults, and kids who need home security detection the most, Brinno has introduced the DUO smart peephole camera. The DUO offers a unique solution with dual screens and dual storage (on the back of the door and/or transmitted to a smartphone via Wi-Fi) so that residents can easily see who is at their door whether they are home or away.
Brinno DUO combines its proprietary low power WiFi technology and reconfigures the door’s standard peephole into a discreet smart home security detection camera which is un-noticed by outside visitors. It’s ideal for all family members, young and old, living together or alone, and when at home or away.Read More
Meet SEC Group. A warehouse storage solutions and commercial interior fit-out provider from Hertfordshire, UK. SEC group is steadily grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers to warehouse storage solutions. They are combining Brinno time lapse cameras with social medias to expose their works at the SEC Group.
Friday marks the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which is one of the most important events in the calendar, bringing people together for a huge celebration which normally lasts for 15 days. A traditional Chinese New Year celebration is filled with important customs and rituals to observe. The whole footage was shot on Brinno TLC130-Step Video and Time Lapse.
What was your profound childhood memories of holiday season? As a kid, you think of nothing but enjoying the time. All my childhood festive seasons were memorable, as it was the only time of the year that all family members would spend one whole day at our house. This morning as I made chocolate covered with my five-year-old daughter, all the feelings of my own childhood holiday season came flooding back to me. Read More
Content Creator Spotlight: Colorado Photographer Discovers Brinno Cameras!
When we first noticed photographer Michael Lohr it was through a series of videos he had created as a user of Brinno Cameras.
It was immediately clear that there was something special about the content he was creating.
Smart, imaginative and the man really had a way with clouds (his nick name is now the cloud whisperer.)
Fast forward to a couple of years later and we have some of the most interesting content ever created with our cameras. He has combined time-lapse, stop motion video, created awesome content with the ART200 Panlapse Base, made construction videos, travel clips with the TLC120 and even built a barn.
There is nothing this man can’t do (and hasn’t tried) with our cameras. He even was invited by The Weather Network to storm chase with their team for a two week stretch!
It seems fitting that our Content Creator Spotlight this month showcases the talents of Michael Lohr.
So we are a little bit behind in updating this blog.
There is a good reason! 2016 is turning out to be an incredible year for Brinno and it’s only March!!
The ART200 Panlapse Base Rotating Camera Base has been a worldwide success and we are so glad you have embraced our ‘Brilliant Innovation.’ The Brinno Pan Lapse is a Bluetooth (BLE 4.0) rotating camera stand, that allows you to take smooth sweeping video or amazing panning timelapse videos with your Brinno camera, mirrorless camera or smartphone or GoPro. Just Pan-and-Shoot, It’s that easy! Photographers will appreciate the smooth panning as seen in this video.
PHV WiFi is almost here!!
The PHV Wi-Fi allows users to see who is at the door on their phone or mobile device via an app. Someone comes to the door and a push notification with the visitor’s image appears in the app whether the user is at home, the store or on vacation. Images are also stored within the viewer and a live picture is displayed for close proximity viewing.
The PHV Wi-Fi is revolutionary within the security industry as it uses the existing peephole with no external sensors. While we do have existing Peephole Viewers, the addition of a WiFi enabled camera offers one more solution in Home Security.
Now in case you are wondering what a PeepHole viewer is… The PeepHole Viewer uses an LCD Panel to display who is at your door. It turns a hard to see PeepHole image into a big bright image. It doesn’t replace the optic peephole, but it upgrades the traditional to a digital PeepHole Viewer!
Timelapse video has increasingly taken over traditional video in popularity. Want to know why Brinno cameras are so popular? The MAIN reason is our extraordinary battery life. There is simply no timelapse camera on the market today that even comes close to the battery life we offer. Our Construction Timelapse Camera the BCC100 has award winning technology and now we are proud to introduce the BCC200 the High Dynamic Range (HDR) image sensor produces stunning timelapse video under virtually any lighting conditions, from low light to intense backlighting. This is our PRO version for long-term projects and higher-end construction camera bundle with 80-day battery life, is powered by a HDR-sensor and special night-modes perfect use for documenting construction projects, analyzing environmental changes, and an amazing variety of other long-term outdoor photographic tasks.
What do you buy for that techie in your life?
For that photographer that has everything We at Brinno have a few ideas that we think might help!
Our latest ‘Brilliant Innovation’ is the ART200 Panlapse Base!
Makes Panning Time-Lapse Videos Simple! The Brinno Pan Lapse is a Bluetooth (BLE 4.0) rotating camera stand, that allows you to take smooth sweeping video or amazing panning time lapse videos with your Brinno camera, mirrorless camera or smartphone. Just Pan and-Shoot. Check out the Specs HERE.
• For Brinno Cameras (Time-lapse)
• For Compact Cameras (Digital 4/3 and mirrorless cameras)
• For Action Cameras (GoPro or similar)
• For Smartphones (Android or iPhone)
• Super Slow Rotating Camera Stand
• Wireless Bluetooth App Control
• Adjustable Rotation Speed
• Adjustable Sweeping Angle
• 1 Month Battery Life
• Suitable for Camera & Smartphone
Check out our HOW TO VIDEO on our latest ‘Brilliant Innovation.’
The #TLC200PRO is our signature camera, the world’s first HDR Camera with a battery life unmatched by any other camera in the market.
Capture stunning HDR Time Lapse Videos with the push of a button! You never thought making Time Lapse Videos could be so easy. Set it and forget it, the TLC200 PRO creates the video instantly, no post processing required.
The Brinno TLC200 PRO is built with an HDR ( High Dynamic Range: 115dB) image sensor making the creation of high quality Time Lapse Videos a snap! With Brinno’s ready-to-view technology, we give you a real Time Lapse Video, not thousands of separate photos, no complicated post-processing! You can upload your time-lapse video to Youtube or Vimeo immediately! To find a authorized distributor is your area visit our WEBSITE.
Our next piece of fun for this Holiday Season is a video created by our Authorized Solutions Provider Josh Banks.
Who also created this video on the next two items a techie nerd would like!
The MAC200DN and the APL200 Motion Activated Infrared Illuminator! The MAC200DN is the most under cover, biggest secret in the world of Security Cameras. It’s portable and most important has the battery life you’ve come to expect from a Brinno Camera. It also makes time-lapse video. What more could you want from a gadget?
Happy Holidays from all of us at Brinno AND we promise there is more ‘Brilliant Innovation to come in 2016!
The greatest improvements are:
1) Through the peephole motion detection
2) Time and date stamped Video option
3) 9,000 triggers of battery life.
By detecting motion through the peephole, and recording whomever approaches the door, there is nothing on the outside of the door to indicate that the Peephole is now a motion activated camera, so no one is going to damage it or cover it up, like they might if they noticed a motion detection unit outside the door.
Automatically storing time and date stamped photos or videos give you a video log of any and all visitors, whether or not you are home, which can be played back on the display with the push of a button. 9,000 triggers is a lot of visitors, and more than three times the battery life of earlier versions. If you were to receive 10 visitors a day, the batteries would last over 6 months.
A note from Chris Adams, US Distributor of Brinno Products.
“Five years ago Brinno released the first Digital Peephole Viewer the PHV1325. Prior to its release, the only option for people was a standard security camera above the door, which needed to be part of a $1,000 system, or some $500.00 door video call box with a display which both needed external power. Now, for the first time there was a battery operated solution below $150.00 that was easy to install and operate.
This must have touched a nerve because copy products by the hundreds showed up, most of them out of Shenzhen, China. I was living there at the time, so I saw many of them up close. Of course, the defining difference between all these products and Brinno, was that Brinno actually used the peephole lenses and used software to flatten the fish eye effect you get with peepholes.
All of the pretenders placed cameras on the outside of the peephole and ran cables back to the display inside the door. Hard to install and flaky at best. Within a few months, 90% of these products were off the market, and the Shenzhen companies were copying something new and Brinno was busy designing the next version, and expanding its distribution worldwide.
The release of the third generation of the product, the Brinno PHVMAC reminded me that reinvesting in the technology and developing better products is critical to success as is expanding distribution. However, in retrospect, perhaps the most important decision we made was to not panic, and try to drop our price to match these “pretender products”, but keep to our plan and sell on better quality and better functionality, and better service.
Five years later the competitive landscape is littered with the “pretenders” and Brinno now sells three versions worldwide. ”
We will be back next Tuesday with more Brinno News! Visit our Facebook Page for daily updates.
There are so many new things going on at Brinno and now you, the fans, will have a place to find out about new products, solutions and all of our exciting “Brilliant Innovations.”
The first announcement today is for our US based users. Josh Banks is the Nation’s first Brinno Authorized Solutions Provider. Josh via his website BanksPhotos can assist you with any aspect of your Brinno time lapse experience. From initial purchase recommendations and mounting suggestions to editing your time lapse into a polished video. To quote him, “Back in 2013 I was looking for a time lapse solution to record the video above. I checked out service providers, different camera systems, even explored developing my own system. Everything changed when I came across Brinno, I ordered a camera and weatherproof housing from Amazon and achieved the above result. Come to find out, this video was one of the first very long duration time lapse videos edited into a good presentation and posted for public viewing. Brinno contacted me for more information regarding my implementation of their camera and that is where my relationship with Brinno began. Now, I use five Brinno cameras the TLC 200 PRO and f 1.2, most are positioned on long term job sites with one reserved for shorter duration shooting.
Brinno’ TLC200 camera family were designed with the capture of construction projects in mind. Long battery life is one of the primary features of all three of the cameras, and when the cameras have to last months in the field, this becomes critical. Being battery based, allows the customer to locate the cameras where needed at any time, which is critical to getting creative and detailed videos. The TLC200 f1.2 is part of the BCC100 kit, while many customers opt for the TLC200 PRO with its HDR ( High Dynamic Range ) enabled, exceptional low light performance. Whichever Brinno camera you choose, rest assured you can produce high quality videos.
This blog will feature new posts every Tuesday, with special announcements periodically. We hope that you will forward us your questions, concerns and videos. The videos we hope to feature and of course, will be credited back to each of you.
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