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Netatmo’s home security camera with facial recognition now available in the UK


Netatmo announced it has released Welcome, the smart home security camera featuring revolutionary face recognition technology, for the UK market.

Welcome’s face recognition technology is able to put names to the faces it recognizes and promptly sends the names to the user’s smartphone. Additionally, the system notifies the user when it detects an unknown face.

The Wi-Fi-connected home camera offers full HD broadcast in vivid colours, an extensive 130 degree view angle and a high-performance night vision.

Welcome allows the user to know which individuals walk through the door. The system can be configured to send alerts when certain family members arrive, such as a child returning home from school.

“Since Netatmo launched Welcome at the 2015 CES, the smart home market has been buzzing,” said Fred Potter, founder and CEO of Netatmo. “We’ve received great feedback on our revolutionary face recognition technology and have been working hard to make today’s smart homes even smarter. Now that Welcome is available, consumers have the ability to know exactly who enters their home and when. Welcome brings peace of mind to your home.”

Priced at £199, Netamo Welcome offers a range of features including smart notifications, video recording, video storage as well as timeline of events; full customizable privacy settings; and an assurance that recorded videos and identification data is fully secured and encrypted on the camera, as opposed to being stored in the cloud.

The camera can be simply plugged in and paired to the free companion App to use on a smartphone (iOS 8 and Android smartphones 4.3 and above), tablet or PC/Mac.

Netatmo first announced in January it developed a camera that can ID the person entering or exiting your home using facial recognition technology.

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