Nest cams back from the dead with new home monitoring device

June 13, 2017

.@Nest cams back from the dead with new…monitoring device
https://www.theVerge.com/2017/5/31/15716830/nest-cam-iq-announced-specs-features-release-date-price Creepy: it can distinguish family members from strangers

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“Using some deep-learning tech from Google, the Cam IQ can accurately detect what’s moving within its field of vision — whether it’s just your pet, for instance, or a shadow cast by the changing light. If it’s something more sinister, like a person, the camera can then automatically zoom in and track that person as they move around the room. Should you opt to subscribe to the Nest Aware service ($10 per month or $100 per year), the Cam IQ will also offer a facial recognition facility that will sort between known friends or family members and any strangers, and alert you accordingly. Additionally, making use of those extra mics, Nest Aware can now also pick up audio cues for alarm, whether it be a dog barking, humans talking, or a window being smashed.”
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