What is Ulo you might wonder? We have so many things to worry about in our life, especially to keep in touch and caring for our children, our office, and our home security.
Especially when both the parents of a family are working people, it is very important to care for the child simultaneously because the upbringing of the child is the most difficult task that parents can only handle.
If you have a maid in your house, then it becomes extremely important for you to watch them, live stream them and keep a check to be sure she is looking after your house and child properly or not through the baby cam.
In a country like India which is hit by robbery multiple times a day, everyone lives in the fear of robbery, we wish we had direct access. So, what to do if one has to watch over her house and work simultaneously?
Of course, one cannot remain present in two places at once. But here is the solution to all your worries. Now you can easily go out of the house without worrying about your children and home by relying completely on a security camera, Ulo.
Ulo creates a safe environment, it is a pet owl that communicates through eye expressions, undoubtedly best for everyday use. It is compatible with every device, and can be accessed through the Ulo app. Every Ulo will be enhanced with new features that have been unlocked (no extra charges).
2. Ulo’s Anatomy
Ulo contains the following –
- 2 – 1,22″ Round LCD screens – (New round LCD screens originally manufactured for smartwatches)
- Under the two-way mirror beak, there’s a hidden security camera (1080p HD / 30 fps) and a motion sensor.
- a single mono microphone
- 1 button that is capacitive
- 1 neodymium magnet is positioned beneath the rotative foundation
- 4 neodymium magnet (adhesive) (20mm/0.8in)
- 1 module of Wi fi network 802.11ac
- Li-Po rechargeable batteries 1 Orientation sensor (NiMH Batteries)
- 1 USB port to micro-USB cable (65cm/25.6in)
- a single speaker
3. What Is Ulo?
Ulo is a security gadget invented by Vivien Muller, and the security camera resembles an owl, it could look like your pet owl. All you need is an internet connection (Wi fi network), a power source to connect to, and the need to keep in touch with your home.
This interactive home monitoring owl is a special device, unlike any other security camera because Ulo communicates through its eye expressions.
Ulo can be linked to dedicated mobile apps, perfect for everyday use. Ulo has special characteristics which are mentioned below:
3.1. Battery Life
Ulo has long battery life. Ulo needs to be charged using a USB adapter. Ulo has a micro-USB port and rechargeable batteries (NiMH Batteries). These owl cameras can last a week in Alert Mode with a full charge, no need to plug Ulo.
This pet owl’s NiMH Batteries need to be recharged every two days with everyday use and 4 hours live stream. On the other side, you may also leave Ulo plugged in all the time with a micro-USB cable.
3.2. Easy to Use
One does not require technical knowledge to set up this surveillance camera and use it. You can easily use Ulo with the help of sensors and Wi Fi network and have direct access with mobile configuration.
A single tap is used to switch Ulo ON and lights come up, while a double tap on Ulo head can lead to activation of alert mode, you can know the modes with the help of eye expressions.
3.3. Live Stream Video
One of Ulo’s special features other than the eye expressions is the live video. Ulo streams directly, one can have direct access/live stream the video of their house or office through this camera.
You may check some video tutorials in order to get a perfect picture.
3.4. Fast Photographs
Ulo is very easy to take photographs. Ulo blinks with a purpose.
Once Ulo blinks its eye, a photo is captured. You have direct access to pictures.
3.5. Storage Capacity
Once Ulo’s alert mode is activated, you can record the things and the recorded videos will be sent to you via e-mail on your mobile device (iOS Android) or your Ulo mobile app.
3.6. Smartphone Regulation
Ulo the interactive home monitoring owl can be regulated with smartphones (iOS Android).
3.7. One-Time Investment
Ulo is a one-time investment. Once you buy it, you need not invest in other items such as NiMH batteries and a recorder.
Ulo can be charged with electricity, which will also cost less because of ulo’s long battery power.
Ulo services are accessible and easily compatible. In this sense, Ulo can be easily connected to any device having a Wi FI connection and can also be accessed on any secure web page along with iOS Android mobile device apps.
Ulo has a flexible orientation. We can keep Ulo either on a table, a flat surface, or hang it on the wall plus; Ulo is stylish and looks like a showpiece so, no one will doubt Ulo to be a security camera.
You need not worry about Ulo’s charge. When Ulo needs charging on a USB cable. Ulo will communicate with you by showing tiredness through its eye expressions.
These characteristics like eye expressions will definitely help you look after your children, parents, your house, and your office when you are not around, and they will also give a stylish touch to your home.
Below is one of the video tutorials on how to use it, you may also find many other un-box and video tutorials.
4.1. Can You Customize Settings and Eye Expressions?
Yes, to activate the On/Off and Alert Mode functions on Ulo, you can create customized (and secret) sequences.
Ulo expresses itself through its facial expressions, especially eye expressions.
Ulo tired when the battery is low (less than 10%). When you take a picture of Ulo, he blinks. Ulo squints when someone is viewing a live video because its eyes follow your motions.
Ulo is distinguished by its random animations and eye expressions, which offer that extra spark of life.
You can modify the color, shape, and size of your eyes using a website and mobile apps to match your environment and preferences. There are no brands or emblems on the screens of Ulo, but you can tell what is planned.
4.2. How To Activate the Alert Mode on Ulo?
The Alert Mode is activated by a double-tap on Ulo’s forehead. Every movement made by your smartphone once Ulo exits your Wi Fi network is captured in an animated gif and transmitted through email.
No facial emotions are shown. The alarm feature is turned off when your smartphone (and hence you) reconnects to the same Wi Fi network. You could activate this feature on mobile apps as well.
4.3. Is Ulo Secure?
Ulo only keeps a few minutes of footage on its cloud server. Nothing is transferred to a third-party server from afar or had cloud access. There are no extra fees if you think of Ulo as your own personal server.
Only, when necessary, the owl delivers data to your safety devices. All devices have their own password as well as a two-step authentication process.
The setup is simple; when your smartphone connects for the first time, a QR code is generated. All you have to do now is show the device this code, and make sure you are connected to Wi fi during this process with Ulo.
This operation must be renewed in Ulo every six months.
4.4. Can Ulo Be Triggered by Other Connected Devices?
Other connected devices, mobile apps, or Wi fi services can trigger or be activated by Ulo functions.
Ulo’s eye movements/eye expressions will be accompanied by various emotions; below is the initial list of animations available:
Blinks / Squint Change Eye Color / Reflects / Size Happy / Grumpy / Surprised / Upset / Agitated / Puzzled
Other recipes to consider: Ulo is thrilled if there is a birthday on my calendar today. If the pollen count climbs above 6, Ulo’s eyes will become crimson. Ulo is perplexed if you have an appointment.
4.5. Is Ulo Fully Upgraded?
Ulo’s core software will continue to evolve in the future.
More random motion will be added to the default settings, and new styles will be accessible.
Example: Hand-drawn realistic 3D effects, Pixel Art, and so on…
5. End Note
Once you buy Ulo, you will discover its full potential. You will surely recommend Ulo to your family, friends, and relatives because of Ulo’s ease and efficiency, also Ulo is a cool product. Since Ulo is new on the market and has not been launched yet it will be quite expensive.
So go and book Ulo at a lesser rate to avoid further tensions with your loved ones.
Edited by Steffy on 3-6-22