A company called Owl is introducing its first product today: the LTE-connected Owl Car Cam. It’s essentially a dash cam that films both the inside and outside a car. You can watch the feed live on the company’s companion iOS / Android app (inside footage records at 1440p and outside footage records at 720p), or save certain 20-second moments to revisit in the future. The device is essentially a home security setup, like Nest or Canary, but for the car.
Owl calls its gadget a full security system because it’s always on and detects break-ins and accidents through sound detection and accelerometers. It sends users a push notification when something is going on, so they can watch the incident live or go check on their car. If they’re sleeping through the whole incident, Owl records 10 seconds before and 10 seconds after it first detects something happening. Users can also review the past 24 hours through the app, although it’ll be a lot of footage with no flagged content to jump to. If you know the time something happened, though, you can go straight there, cut a clip, and save it.