Lighthouse Deep Learning Camera Tested

Author: Rob Kilpatrick, Published on Dec 07, 2017

A Silicon Valley startup, Lighthouse, with a Stanford PhD CTO, has released a deep learning AI camera with 3D sensors for just $300.

The company claims "False alerts, gone forever. Really" and more.

We bought one and tested their claims. Inside, we share our findings on:

  • Adult / Child / Animal Detection
  • Facial Recognition
  • Voice Search / Voice AlertSsetup
  • Home / Away Detection
  • Mobile App Usability
  • And More

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Pricing

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Physical ********

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Voice ******

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Test **********

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Comments (13)

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