ArcSoft, the company behind Simplicam, has today announced at CES an app update will be rolled out to enable a new beta feature – facial recognition. This new functionality will be available to those who update their Simplicam iOS or Android Closeli apps.
The new Face Recognition Manager in the Closeli app allows users to register and store up to 10 people. After a two-minute setup, users can configure privacy settings for each individual and customize notifications, choosing to receive alerts when a specific registered person or an unrecognized person is in the house.
Not only will Simplicam be able to detect faces, but also recognize them against predefined and saved persons. The app can be set to automatically save or delete footage based on who is home. ArcSoft also touched on detection zones, which will arrive to enable home owners to customize motion and face alerts based on specific areas of a single room.
See our Simplicam review for more details on the product, as well as the press release below.
Face Recognition Technology Ushers in New Era of the Connected Home
Las VEGAS, NV., Jan. 6, 2015– ArcSoft, a global leader of image-intelligent technologies, today announced the immediate availability of its Face Recognition technology included, as a beta, in simplicam powered by Closeli. Setting the stage for a completely connected home, simplicam is the first and only home monitoring Wi-Fi video camera with both Face Detection and Face Recognition capabilities, enabling unprecedented privacy features such as choosing to automatically delete footage if a specific person is recognized, and the ability to set alerts only if an unrecognized person is in the home. Later this month, simplicam will also include Detection Zones, enabling users to customize motion and face alerts based on specific areas of a room.
The new Face Recognition Manager in the Closeli app allows users to register and store up to 10 people. After a two-minute setup, users can configure privacy settings for each individual and customize notifications, choosing to receive alerts when a specific registered person or an unrecognized person is in the house. The app can be set to automatically save or delete footage based on who is home. In addition, the free Closeli app update with Face Recognition includes a feedback button that allows users to provide feedback directly from within the app. Ideas, suggestions and feedback from users may be included in future versions of the product.
"ArcSoft is a pioneer in Face Detection and Face Recognition technology, and we are excited to bring this expertise to the connected home. When we released simplicam powered by Closeli earlier this year, we got invaluable feedback from customers and press. Now, new and current users can provide us with feedback directly from within the Closeli app that may be incorporated into the product," said Caroline Tien-Spalding, Senior Director of Marketing, ArcSoft.
simplicam powered by Closeli sets up easily on a smartphone in less than three minutes. Users can enjoy live, 720p HD video and motion/sound notifications through the free Closeli app on their mobile devices, or on the web via a Mac or PC. Premium Closeli Recording Services provide enhanced features, such as recording in the cloud, easy editing and sharing options and unique Face Detection and Face Recognition technology.
simplicam powered by Closeli – what's included:
Closeli Recording Services
Closeli's cloud-based recording plans provide users with the following upgrades:
Closeli Recording Plans:
simplicam® powered by Closeli® with Face Recognition will be available as a beta immediately. simplicam users that are currently in trial or signed up for Closeli Recording Services will be able to experience the feature for free by updating their Closeli app in the app store. For users not already subscribed to Closeli Recording Services, Face Recognition and Face Detection are included with any Closeli Recording Service plan, which start at $4.99/month. simplicam powered by Closeli is available for $149.99 on Amazon.com or simplicam.com.
For more information on Closeli Recording Services and pricing options, please visit www.simplicam.com.