The Netatmo camera will keep tabs on everyone in your home wirelessly

Netatmo may be a name you're not so familiar with, but at CES 2015 they're on hand showing off their connected home camera system that will support Android, as well as Android Wear. It also boasts that it'll recognize the faces of anyone you tell it to any time that they're in your home.

Once you've told the companion app — which is currently being shown off on iOS though the Android version is on its way — who your family and any other trusted faces are, the Netatmo will be able to recognize when those people are in your home. Since it can tell when people come and go, it'll give you a real time update of who's there at any time. If someone comes in that it doesn't recognize, perhaps to steal your TV, then the camera will ping the application with a photograph of that person.

It's not a home security system, though. You can set up a number of them around your home and even tell it when not to record someone. You can view live footage at any time of what's going on, but if you tell it not to record any one of your recognized people, it won't.

On the hardware front there's no fee because it runs from your own Wifi network, and besides Android will support iOS, Windows Phone and be available through a web app. The cameras will record Full HD content with a 130-degree field of view, and all footage can be recorded to a microSD card.

Availability wise, the Netatmo should be going on sale in Q2 2015, but no pricing information available at this time.

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Richard Devine
  • Creepy. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Indeed. Since you know it will be "CLOUD BASED", and thus a third-party would have access to the feed if they so chose.
  • You do know they already have security cameras out now that essentially does the exact same thing. This isn't anything new. If you're paranoid than you shouldn't bother even with a smartphone that never turns off. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's not paranoia when you really are being watched... And, just because you leave one door open doesn't mean you shouldn't lock all the others.
  • And you sound so accepting of it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Was this made with NSA consultations? They already wipe their *** with the 4th amendment, they'd love this in everyone's home. Posted from my HTC One M8 via Android Central App
  • No kidding. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think home security is cool but some of this stuff is way over the top. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Check your sat or cable box :-) Zenwatch rhymes with Winwatch. Coincidence? I think not.
  • Don't have one, I "cut the cord" long ago! Posted from my HTC One M8 via Android Central App
  • Hey Richard, I think you mean, Q2 2015 not Q2 2014 , (Availability wise, the Netatmo should be going on sale in Q2 2014, but no pricing information available at this time.) Posted via the Android Central App on my Nexus 7 2013 w/ Lollipop !!
  • No, Netatmo is also in the final developing stages of a time machine, so they will go back to introduce this camera.
  • YES! Haha I'll still be doing that in February if past years are anything to go by.
  • Record to nas, windows shares, ftp, etc? If not, expect a monthly fee-based service offering on its heels.
  • Of course- you can't buy anything anymore. Everything is a "service". And everything is "cloud" to make sure you can't control or secure it completely.
  • I have teenage daughters. This might be a good way of letting me know if someone is there who shouldn't be. Give me time to sharpen the knife, polish the shotgun so to speak.
  • You would kill someone over your daughter's sluttiness? Posted from my Motorola Moto G
  • Haha. This entertains me. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Does it have infrared so that it can record in the dark? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Their website (which BTW looks horrible on a Nexus 7) lists night vision as one of the features.
  • Until they actually bother to finish their Android app this deserves zero exposure. The "coming soon" type remarks is just lazy development. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Exactly. I keep saying that I love the tech behind this stuff. But the little "coolness" factor you're getting doesn't even begin to pay for the amount of privacy you are potentially giving up. This seems like a solution looking for a problem anyway. I have a hard time believing there is actually a large market for people who "need" face recognition software in their home. Note the NEED. Thinking it's "cool" isn't a need...