Logo of Ulo, the interactive surveillance camera

An interactive home monitoring owl.

Nowadays lots of objects are connected, but none of them truly connects with you.

Ulo creates a unique bond, like no other device.

It redefines the way you interact with objects: an organic communication.

Evidence shows that a number of facial expressions are related to similar emotions across cultures. The language of our eyes is one of the most powerful and effective tools of non-verbal communication.

Eye expressions are an efficient, natural and universal way to connect instantly with Ulo.


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  • 2 Round 1,36“ LCD screen (originally used for smartwatches)
  • 1 Hidden surveillance camera (1080p HD / 30 fps) & Motion detection under the two-way mirror beak
  • 1 Powerful quad-core processor
  • 1 Mono microphone
  • 1 Capacitive button
  • 1 Neodymium magnet under the rotative base
  • 1 Adhesive neodymium magnet (⌀20mm/⌀0.8in)
  • 1 Wifi module
  • 1 Bluetooth module
  • 1 Orientation sensor
  • 1 Micro USB cable (65cm/25.6in)

Ulo communicates through eye expressions. A webpage allows you to customize eyes color, shape and size to match your interior and your taste. No logos or icons are displayed on the screens, but you instantly know what Ulo has in mind.

For instance, when the battery is low (under 10%) Ulo is tired,

Ulo blinks when you take a snapshot,

its eyes follow your movements and Ulo squints when someone is watching live video.

Random animations add that extra spark of life which makes Ulo unique.

Eye expressions are possible thanks to new round LCD screens originally manufactured for next-generation smartwatches.

In Alert Mode, Ulo can last one week on a full charge. In everyday use, with eye expressions, Ulo needs to be recharged every 2 days. Of course you can also leave Ulo plugged in all the time on a USB port.

Ulo can placed on a flat surface or be hanged on a wall. A set of discrete adhesive neodymium magnet allows you to stick Ulo on every surface effortlessly. Ulo must be placed indoor.

Ulo only stores a few minutes of video locally. Nothing is sent over a distant third party server.

Think of Ulo as your own personal server, so there are no extra fees.

The owl only sends data to your secure devices when needed. Each device has its own password.

Ulo is easy to set up, a detailed user guide is included in the box and video tutorials will be available online.


Ulo is not waterproof, you can't place Ulo outside.


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A double tap on Ulo’s forehead will activate the Alert Mode.

Every movement will be recorded in an animated gif and sent via email. Eye expressions are not displayed.

The alert mode can be disengaged by 3 ways : a double tap on its forehead, when Ulo recognizes you or when you tell Ulo to do so (face and voice recognition).

It is a very simple way to check what is going on in another room or when you’re away. Ulo streams directly on a secure webpage.

Ulo captures snapshots on demand and sends it on a secure webpage or directly on your email.

Ulo services are accessible on a webpage, so it is compatible with every device with an internet connection and a browser.

Dedicated mobile apps for iOS & Android:

Ulo is also compatible with IFTTT. It’s the best way to extend its purpose. Ulo functionalities can trigger or be triggered by other connected devices or internet services.

For example, here's my favorite recipes:

But other connected devices or internet services can trigger emotions in Ulo. For example, weather can affect Ulo's mood:

Different emotions will overlay Ulo's eye movements, here's the first list of animations available:

  • Happy / Grumpy / Surprised / Upset / Agitated / Puzzled
  • Blinks / Squint
  • Change Eye color / Reflects / Size

Other recipe ideas:

  • If there is a birthday on my calendar today, then Ulo is happy
  • If the pollen count rises above 6, then change Ulo eyes color to red
  • If you have an appointment, then Ulo is puzzled (You shouldn't be home)