How do you know what’s happening at home when you’re not there? That’s one of the questions that drives us each and everyday at Dropcam. We envision a future where you have perfect information about what goes on at home. And today, CEO Greg Duffy gave an exciting look at some of the game-changing technologies we’re launching this summer at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, bringing us even closer to that vision.
How do you know what’s open or closed, or what comes and goes? You’ll know with Dropcam Tabs, an all-new wireless movement sensor for Dropcam Pro. Enabled by Bluetooth low energy (BTLE), you can place Tabs on doors, windows and valuables — even things your camera can’t see. Dropcam Tabs are rugged and resistant to dust and rain, so you can also use Tabs outdoors.
Available for just $29, Dropcam Tabs is shipping later this summer and you can pre-order yours now.
Motion alerts can be incredibly useful. But if you live in a house where there’s constant motion activity — caused by pets, for example — how do you know when there’s really something you should be paying attention to? Dropcam’s people detection capabilities will be able to determine and notify you when an actual person enters your camera’s view. You can imagine how powerful this can be, especially when it comes to making alerts more relevant and useful for your specific environment. This type of video analysis is all based on software, and we already see ways to extend this technology into identifying pets, certain types of objects and even specific people.
To hear more from Greg, watch a replay of his complete talk at TechCrunch Disrupt NY.
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