Facial Recognition Comes to Home Security

“The device can also be programmed to turn off when an authorized user’s smartphone is detected within a geofenced area, and it features a two-way audio system allowing for remote communication with whoever is in its vicinity.”

The Ooma Butterflye is spreading its wings and taking to the consumer market.Facial Recognition Comes to Home Security

Unveiled at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, it’s a home surveillance camera featuring facial recognition technology that can be trained to recognize familiar faces. That means normal residents of a given home won’t trigger false alarms, while unfamiliar faces making an appearance on screen will set off an alert, and will be recorded in high-definition.

The device can also be programmed to turn off when an authorized user’s smartphone is detected within a geofenced area, and it features a two-way audio system allowing for remote communication with whoever is in its vicinity. Its feed can be viewed at any time through the Ooma Butterflye app for iOS or Android.

Now available from Amazon and other major retailers in North America, the Ooma Butterflye is another example of the growing proliferation of facial recognition technology in everyday life. It starts at $199.99, with a monthly plan of $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year.

May 23, 2018 – by Alex Perala