NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 26, 2016) - As the smart home revolution takes charge, monitored surveillance systems are being gradually replaced by smart security cameras. Less expensive, these new cameras use Artificial Intelligence technology to instantly detect unusual situations and send precise notifications to the users' smartphones.
For instance, smart security cameras recognize each family member and detect acoustic alarms in the house. Users can catch a burglar red-handed or alert firemen to come and extinguish a fire promptly.
That's how Christophe, father-of-three and owner of a Netatmo Welcome camera with face recognition and alarm detection, was able to save his house and his dogs from a fire caused by an electronic toy.
"While my family and I were attending a basketball game a few miles away from home, I received a notification on my smartphone reporting that our fire alarm had been triggered," explains Christophe, a Welcome user. "I immediately checked the video filmed by Welcome and saw that a fire had started in our living room. The firemen were instantly alerted and were able to prevent the fire from spreading. It's thanks to Welcome's accurate alert that our house and our two dogs were saved from the flames," he adds.
Welcome is a game changer in the industry as it's the most advanced consumer indoor security camera. With its state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence algorithm inspired by the architecture of the human brain, the camera recognizes the faces it sees with the highest precision. It accurately learns to recognize faces and sends the names of the identified people to the users' smartphones.
Welcome also detects acoustic alarms. The camera sends a notification and records a video whenever it detects a smoke alarm, CO2 alarm, security alarm or siren, to better protect the house.
Netatmo is a revolutionary smart home company, developing groundbreaking, intuitive and beautifully-designed connected consumer electronics. Truly smart, Netatmo's innovative products provide a seamless experience that helps users create a safer, healthier and more comfortable home.
Netatmo carefully designs the mechanics, electronics and embedded software of all its products to the highest standards. Netatmo also creates the mobile and web applications that fully realise their potential.
Since 2012 Netatmo has released four devices, all of them infused with intelligence and delivering state-of-the-art features:
- The Netatmo Weather Station for Smartphone allows users to keep track of what is happening in their indoor and outdoor environments in more than 170 countries. It is the world's largest collaborative weather station network.
- The Netatmo Thermostat for Smartphone, designed by Philippe Starck, allows users to control their heating remotely from a smartphone. With analysis of their daily routine, the Thermostat for Smartphone allows users to save 37% on energy heat their home.
- Welcome, the indoor security camera with face recognition technology, puts names to the faces it sees. The camera notifies the user exactly who's at home, their loved ones or a stranger.
- Presence, Netatmo's outdoor security camera, detects and reports on people, cars and animals. The camera understands what it sees and lets the user know exactly what is happening outside his home.
Netatmo is a key player in the smart home industry, with products available through various distribution networks worldwide, from both major retailers and BtoB channels.
In November 2015 Netatmo completed a series B funding round of EUR 30 million. The company previously raised EUR 4.5 million in 2013.