Smarter home security camera recognises intruders says maker
Netatmo Welcome is one of a growing number of smart home security cameras competing for its share of the market. Developed by a French company, it uses smart face recognition technology to identify family members and friends and alerts home owners of unwanted visitors.
Owners can build up to 16 individual profiles. Only people recognised by the device can enter the home, and users are informed in real time of a human presence inside the house thanks to a dedicated smartphone app.
The company says the device is far more efficient than systems based on movement sensors.
“Current security cameras are not that smart,” says Janina Mattausch, Product Marketing Manager at Netatmo. “So they can tell you if something is moving but they don’t necessarily know if it’s a human being or if it’s your kids, they don’t know the difference. So they will alert you all the time, also if lighting conditions change, and it can be very annoying. But, if you’re a very busy working professional, you want to know what’s going on at your place and therefore we developed face recognition technology so you would know if your kids are back home or if there’s an intruder at your place, for example.”