Big Brother/NSA creepy or new digital age cool?
The Daily Tech Whip team can’t agree on this one. The Technology is certainly impressive and the price is reasonable, we’re just in two minds about where facial recognition is heading.
WiFi cameras are a handy tool to keep tabs on your home, but they’re really only useful if you’re looking at them.
Checking up on your family means pulling up an app, logging in and manually scanning your living room for occupants. ArcSoft says it has an easier way: facial recognition.
By equipping its Simplicam WiFi camera with motion, sound and facial detection software, the firm says it can notify you when your family comes home or if someone is lurking around when they aren’t supposed to be.
It also includes two-way talk, automated alarm systems, and access from any PC, iPhone or Android device. Oh, and by signing up for Closeli’s optional cloud service, you can record, share and save clips from the camera too. Simplicam will be available next month for $150.
Hit up Simplicam’s website at the link below for more information.
PS: If you want to get a bit freaked out by facial recognition watch this beautifully shot short film by Anthony Scott Burns – Facial recognition unearths cloning conspiracy in ‘Manifold’ short film