security camera

Andy Rubin plans Gmail model for AI-teaching dashcam

Android creator and former Google exec Andy Rubin wants to give you a dashboard camera, but you have to agree to help him build an Artificial Intelligence in return. Speculation about the serial inventor's current project have escalated in the months since he left Google and established Playground, a collaborative incubator for next-generation technologies, and now Rubin is giving a hint of what's to come.

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Vivint Ping camera has one-touch button for needy kids

When is a security camera not a security camera? When it's a way for demanding kids to get in touch because they can't find the cheese-strings. Vivint's latest addition to its connected home security platform is, ostensibly, a streaming video camera like many we've seen before from Nest, Piper, and others, but it differentiates itself by virtue of a big button on the top.

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Ring Stick Up Cam takes on Nest Cam wire-free

Connected doorbell maker Ring is wading into the security camera space, with Ring Stick Up Cam promising the easiest installation on the block. The new camera, announced at CES 2016 today, is wire-free, courtesy of WiFi for streaming video through your router to your smartphone or tablet, and an internal rechargeable battery for power.

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Netatmo Presence upgrades security light with IoT

Home security cameras are mainstays of the IoT, but Netatmo wants to take things one step further with Presence, its smarter camera. Weatherproof, ruggedized, and intended to replace an external security floodlight - a neat way to get around the hassle of installing new cabling - the Presence features not only a 1080p camera but the promise to classify what it sees before it warns you.

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Sentri All-In-One Home Monitor Review

Smart home security is a growing business, and some of the most interesting ideas are coming from start-ups. Sentri is one such example, raising almost $400k after wooing crowdfunding fans with its vision of a touchscreen-based streaming video and home monitoring system. The $299 result aims to be a hub in your home, not just a silent eye on the front door.

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Xiaomi’s Yi Home Camera makes its way to Amazon

Just two weeks after it made available its own version of a budget-friendly action camera, Xiaomi is launching another one of its products in the US. And no, not yet a smartphone. It is yet another camera, but this time with a focus on home security than heart stopping footage. The Yi Home Camera, like many security cameras nowadays, advertise motion detection and smartphone alerts. But unlike your conventional DIY home cam, Xiaomi advocates local storage over storing those crucial security videos over the insecure cloud.

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D-Link 180-degree WiFi Camera Review

WiFi security cameras like Nest Cam have brought home monitoring within the reach of the mainstream, but all too often come with a subscription sting. Not so for the D-Link Full HD Ultra-Wide View WiFi Camera (DCS-2630L), which eschews the cloud in favor of a one-off price of $199.99 and the convenience of a microSD card. It also promises to fill that storage with a lot more of your home or office, courtesy of a full 180-degree lens.

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Netgear Arlo Q is a security camera with more free cloud storage

The connected home security camera market continues to heat up, with not only the Nest Cam, but also Kodak and Logitech competing for supremacy. Now Netgear is back with an updated version of their Arlo camera, the Arlo Q, touting more free cloud storage for video recordings than its rivals. The Arlo Q comes with seven days of online storage, whereas Logitech's Circle offers 24 hours for free, and the Nest Cam requires a subscription.

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D-Link’s new security cameras offer ultra-wide-angle lenses

D-Link has introduced a pair of new security cameras, both of which are the first among its wares to offer 180-degree Ultra-Wide View. That wide view is, of course, due to the use of a wide angle lens — one that D-Link says is the widest angle offering available for any fixed-focus consumer level camera. The wide-angle is a necessity when it comes to security cameras, including the new DCS-2630L and DSC-960L. With such a lens, these cameras are able to cover large portions of a home or room in a single video feed.

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Perch turns phones, tablets, laptops into home monitors

Even before houses started getting smarter, home monitoring systems were already a thing, at least for those with something worth keeping an eye on. Whether for keeping an eye on the kids to keeping watch over valuables, such systems usually required some camera and computer combo to be installed, either by professionals or DIY. Today, however, most households have spare smartphones or tablets lying around unused. With Perch, you can put them to work again, to create an easy to use, and cheaper, home monitor.

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