Taking the form of an anodized aluminum cylinder, Welcome is a Wi-Fi camera that uses face recognition technology to identify the people at your home, particularly the members of your family.
“Welcome refers to people by their name and notifies the user when a stranger’s face appears,” Netatmo notes. “The camera learns to identify each family member.”
Welcome works with its own companion app for iPhone, which can show footage of people detected by the camera, as shown in the promo video below:
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The device also comes with customizable privacy settings, allowing you to choose whether or not the device should send notifications or store camera footage for each family member.
Separate detection devices called Welcome Tags may also be linked with the camera to alert you of any movement at the spots where they’re installed.
Welcome is not available until the second quarter of 2015. But Netatmo is set to show off the product at its booth at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) in Las Vegas from Jan. 6 to 9.
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