The latest YI home security camera has AI for smarter, more selective user alerts
YI has released its latest Home Camera, a new product that purports to solve a common issue with connected home security devices. This is their apparent tendency to send the user copious notifications alerting them when their motion or visual sensors are tripped by less than dangerous events (e.g. insects or pets moving in or around the home).
This interior security-cam, on the other hand, boasts AI that can tell between these events and those associated with actual potential security threats. For example, it has human- and sound-detection abilities that can tell between actual intruders and other moving objects.
The YI Home Camera 3 sends the resulting 'smart notifications' to a user's mobile device via its app, which has versions for iOS, Android and PC. Its magnetic stand allows for relatively ubiquitous installation, although it does also need a cable going to its microUSB port. It supports 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 1080p video streaming and recording at 20fps, 2-way audio and 107° wide-angle monitoring.
This new YI product is currently on sale on Amazon for US$49.99. US-based buyers can also avail of 6 months' worth of free cloud services, as well as the option to co-ordinate their YI Home Camera 3 with Noonlight Certified Emergency Dispatch, which can summon first responders in the event of a crime or accident.
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