Smart homes have been the subject of many a sci-fi premise for decades. Whether under the form of cartoons, movies, or books, futuristic homes are some of those iconic sci-fi tropes that are steadily becoming reality. After launching multiple apps and devices for use in smart homes, Netatmo announces outdoor smart camera during CES.
- Other smart home devices from Netatmo include a home weather station, and a “welcome home” security camera
- The new device is called the Netatmo Presence
- The outdoor camera moves a step beyond facial recognition, identifying all movements outside your home
- The owner will receive a notification when any suspected movements are detected
Returning to the market after their home weather station and their “Welcome Home” security camera which identifies the people inside the house at any given time, Netatmo presented during this year’s first day of CES its new outdoors security camera, which is even more performant than their previous products.
The new camera, the Netatmo Presence, is one of the best home protection devices on the market, or at least it will be with its Q1 2016 release.
Netatmo Presence will employ its internal learning algorithm to keep track of movements outside your home, being able to detect basically any type of presence that is in range.
Its powers of detection work so well, that the camera can tell between somebody just walking by, somebody loitering near it, somebody parked in your driveway, and even an animal hanging out where it shouldn’t.
When detecting something or someone that shouldn’t be there, the device will identify its owner via an app, complete with footage of what is going on.
The footage and notifications will be accessible via an app, available for both Android and iOS, and you can even watch the footage on your Apple Watch.
Of course, you can’t afford to receive a notification every time someone or something passes near the camera, and even if you could, the device would lose its efficiency.
So, making use of its internal learning algorithm once more, you can set the camera to ignore certain areas of what it captures, or even certain faces, shapes, body types, etc.
You could even set the camera to ignore a car with your license plate idling in your drive way, but have it notify you if any other cars, people, or animals are there.
Although it may not seem that impressive, the technology of which the Netatmo Presence makes use is quite advanced, making it one of the best security cameras on the market.
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