Netamo launches Presence Wi-Fi camera
I almost didn’t read the press release for the Netamo Presence. If I’m not interested in something, I figure why would you be? And what’s that interesting about yet another IoT Wi-Fi camera? I am glad I did read it though, because there’s a lot of neat things going on with the camera including:
- Local SD storage
- Innovative installation mechanism (you replace an exterior light with it for power)
- Intelligent image detection, so it will determine if the moving object is a person, animal, or car and provide configurable decision login around that.
- IFTT support
- Dropbox or FTP cloud storage
And that’s not all. There’s quite a few other really compelling features provided by the £250 camera.
London, 2nd November 2016 – Netatmo, a revolutionary smart home company, developing groundbreaking, intuitive and beautifully-designed connected consumer electronics, announces today that Presence, the outdoor security camera, is now available at a retail price of £249.99. With its breakthrough deep learning algorithm, Presence detects and reports on people, cars and animals.
Placed outside the house, Presence analyses in real-time if someone loiters around the home, a car enters the driveway or a pet is in the garden. It understands what it sees and notifies the user if something is detected in the monitored area.
The outdoor security camera has smart powerful features:
– The notifications and recordings are customisable
– The integrated floodlight lights up at night. The infrared LED lights allow discreet watching
– The camera is compatible with IFTTT
– The video storage is free
Presence does outdoor security better
Presence’s breakthrough deep learning algorithm detects the presence of people, cars and animals.
The camera allows the user to know instantly what is happening outside their home and informs them with smart notifications: “Person seen”, “Car seen” or “Animal seen”.
Presence helps the user to feel safe in case criminal activity happens in the neighbourhood, alerts the user if something is wrong at the holiday home, or warns when the delivery man brings a package and there is nobody in to receive it.
“Presence marks a step-change for consumer security cameras. Unlike existing surveillance systems that need human analysis, Presence understands what’s happening outside the house and operates without requiring a subscription. The camera instantly detects unusual situations and sends precise notifications to the users’ smartphone. Presence offers peace of mind to the users: it alerts them in real time if break-ins or damage happens on their property”, explains Fred Potter, Founder and CEO of Netatmo.
Presence, to be notified about what matters
Presence’s notifications and recordings are entirely customisable. The user decides whether or not to be notified or to record when Presence detects a person, a car or an animal. Presence alerts only when necessary.
Presence features the Alert-Zones function. The user can select specific zones for detection alerts: around the garden shed, the gate or the garage door. Presence sends detailed notifications when something happens in these user-defined areas.
The user can define up to four Alert-Zones.
The Time-Lapse feature collates in 1 min the last 24 hours filmed by the camera. Time-Lapse makes a short movie with pictures taken by Presence every minute. The user views an accelerated sequence of the last 24 hours and quickly knows what happened outside their home, garage or in their garden.
Presence protects day and night
At night, discreet watching and recording is possible with Presence’s powerful infra-red night vision.
Presence also has an integrated smart floodlight. The smart floodlight can be set to detect and scare off any unwanted visitors or to light up the way when it is dark. In addition, it can manually be switched on via the App.
Presence is compatible with IFTTT
Presence is compatible with IFTTT, a platform that allows you to connect hundreds of services together. With IFTTT, the user connects data from their Netatmo Security App – that controls Presence – with other devices, apps, and services. They can then use simple “if this, then that” statements called Recipes to automate and control different aspects of their connected home.
For example, an IFTTT user could say “if Presence detects a car in my driveway, then open my connected garage door.” Other practical Recipes include, “If Presence detects an animal in the garden, then turn off the sprinkler,” and “if Presence is disconnected from WiFi, send me a notification.”
Data storage to meet everyone’s needs
Presence stores videos locally on an internal micro SD card. The user can also choose to transfer them to their Dropbox account or their personal FTP server.
Videos filmed by Presence can automatically be saved on the user’s Dropbox account. Accessing the Netatmo Security App, the user chooses different settings to automatically record their videos on their Dropbox account: the detection of a person, a car or an animal.
From both their Welcome and Dropbox Apps, they can check their recordings wherever they are and even if their camera is unplugged.
The user can also transfer the videos filmed by Presence to their personal FTP server.
Storage is entirely free and does not incur any additional subscription or fee.
Data transmission from the camera to the user’s smartphone is secured by end-to-end bank-level encryption, to guarantee the highest level of protection.
Effortless DIY installation and powerful connection
Presence’s DIY installation is straightforward: the camera just replaces an existing outdoor light. Presence connects through Wi-Fi to the home’s internet.
The app is accessible from a smartphone, a tablet, a PC/Mac or an Apple Watch. Through the dashboard, the user streams live video of what is going on around the house. The timeline screen lists past events and allows the user to review past videos.
With the iOS 10 update, Presence shows on the user’s iPhone main screen a screenshot of each event. The user doesn’t need to unlock their phone or open their Netatmo Security App to know what’s happening outside their house.
Presence, an impressive outdoor camera with a sleek design
Presence is a Full HD outdoor camera capturing stunning images under any light condition. Its extensive 100° field of view and unprecedented 20-meter detection range provide exceptional coverage.
Presence is completely weatherproof: it resists sun, ice, rain and wind.
Presence has a beautiful sleek and minimalist design. The durable aluminium body of the camera makes it timeless and strong.
- Deep learning algorithm to detect people, cars and animals
- Integrated smart floodlight
- Stunning 1080p Full HD videos
- Extensive 100° field of view
- Long range detection up to 20m/65ft
- Local micro SD card included with a possible video back up through Dropbox and personal FTP
- End-to-end bank-level encryption
- 4MP CMOS sensor
- Pinch-to-zoom into the video to see every detail
- Integrated microphone
- Powerful infra-red night vision
- Easy DIY setup: replace an existing outdoor light
- Wi-Fi connection
- Fully weatherproof
Availability and compatibility
Presence is now available at Amazon, JLP, Dixons and Argos. It retails for £249.99.
Netatmo Security App is entirely free. It is compatible with iPhones featuring iOS9, Android 4.3 and above.
The Netatmo Security App controls Presence, Welcome, the indoor security camera with face recognition and the Tags, the waterproof security sensors for doors and windows.
Presence web-App is also available on PC and Mac.
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 eleven devices and accessories, divided into four categories:
- Weather – The Personal Weather Station and its accessories. The Personal Weather Station allows users to keep track of what is happening in their indoor and outdoor environments.
- Energy – The Smart Thermostat and the Smart Radiator Valves. Both products are designed by Philippe Starck. They allow users to save 37% on energy to heat their home.
- Security – The security cameras Welcome and Presence and their accessories. Welcome, the indoor security camera with face recognition technology. Presence, the outdoor security camera, detects and reports on people, cars and animals.
- Air care – Healthy Home Coach. Healthy Home Coach is a smart indoor climate monitor, helping to improve the indoor environment.
Netatmo is a key player in the smart home industry, with products available through various distribution networks worldwide, from both major retailers and B2B channels.
In November 2015 Netatmo completed a series B funding round of €30 million. The company previously raised €4.5 million in 2013.