Netatmo, an innovation company developing consumer electronics for a better and connected lifestyle, unveils Welcome - the first smart home camera featuring revolutionary face recognition technology that recognises each family member.
Welcome sends the names of the people it sees to the user’s smartphone. The camera also notifies users when it detects an unknown face.
Welcome won 4 awards at the renowned “2015 CES Innovations Awards” in the following categories: “Smart Home”, “Home Appliances”, “Digital Imaging” and “Tech for a better World”. For the third consecutive year, Netatmo has been compensated for its successes.
Welcome recognises each family member
Welcome’s face recognition technology is a breakthrough in the smart home camera market. Welcome refers to people by their name and notifies the user when a stranger’s face appears. The camera learns to identify each family member. Welcome allows users to know instantly who is home. When children get home from school, parents are informed with smart notifications: «Lily is home». The camera also reassures people that care for an elderly parent.
“Netatmo is proud to present Welcome. Its outstanding technology makes today’s smart homes even smarter. Welcome addresses two major consumer needs: to know when their loved ones are home and to be aware if a stranger breaks into their residence. Welcome brings piece of mind to all family members.” says Fred Potter, CEO and Founder of Netatmo.
Welcome, designed to protect privacy
Welcome was conceived with the greatest respect for privacy. Welcome provides reassurance without surveillance. Privacy settings are indeed fully customisable. For each family member, the user decides whether or not Welcome should send notifications or store footage. Parents are able to respect their children’s individual privacy needs. Recorded videos and identification data stay entirely private thanks to the camera’s local SD card. They are not saved in the cloud. Without the SD card, the camera cannot file any data. This local storage approach allows for no additional fees or required subscription to use the camera or to consult its information.
Furthermore, access to the camera from the user’s smartphone is secured by a bank-level encrypted connection, to guarantee the highest level of protection.
Welcome, a seamless experience
Welcome’s setup is straightforward: the camera only has to be plugged in and paired to the free App, available on the App Store or on Google Play. The user can access the Welcome App from their smartphone, tablet or PC/Mac. The dashboard screen displays every person currently home and plays a live stream video. The timeline screen lists past events and people detected by the camera.
Welcome, a revolutionary camera with minimalist design
Welcome is a full HD camera capturing stunning images under any light condition. Night vision is guaranteed thanks to Welcome’s powerful infrared LED.
Its extensive 130 degree field of view provides unprecedented coverage.
Made of beautiful anodised aluminium, Welcome has a unique and pure design that blends seamlessly into any interior.
Welcome, an award-winning camera
Welcome won 4 awards at the renowned “2015 CES Innovations Awards” in the following categories: “Smart Home”, “Home Appliances”, “Digital Imaging” and “Tech for a Better World”. For the third consecutive year, Netatmo has been compensated for its successes.
Welcome is being exclusively presented in Las Vegas at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the international consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow. The company will be demonstrating Welcome at the following locations:
- CES Unveiled, Mandalay Bay on Sunday, January 4, from 4 to 7 PM
- Pepcom’s Digital Experience, Mirage Hotel on Monday January 5, from 7 to 10:30 PM
- CES 2015, Booth n° 73905, Tech West, Sands Expo, Level 2, Halls A-C, from January 6 - 9
- Face recognition technology
- Stunning images, 1080p full HD resolution, extra-large 2 micron pixels
- Extensive 130° field of view
- Superior night vision due to outstanding light sensitivity and powerful infrared LED
- Micro-SD card included
- Bank-level encryption
- Easy to setup within minutes
- Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection
- Embedded microphone
- Powered through micro-USB and included plug
Availability and compatibility
Welcome will be available from the second quarter of 2015.
Welcome Tags increase the camera’s reach. They will be sold separately. They may be placed indoors or outdoors, on windows, doors or driveway gates. They will signal any movement occurring on the user’s smartphone.
Welcome App is compatible with iPhones featuring iOS 8 and Android smartphones 4.3 and above.