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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  • ***** / ***** / ****** *********
  • ****** ***********
  • ***** ****** / ***** ***********
  • **** / **** *********
  • ****** *** *********
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*******

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*******, ***** ****** ****** ** ******* ********* ****** ***** ****** do *** **** (*******, *******) ** **** ** ********* ****** recognitions ***** *** ****** ******** ** ****** ******.

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Market ******

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Key ********

** *** ******* ***** **** ******* ******** ******* **** **********, all ** ***** *** **** ***** ******** ******* *** **** many ********** *********:

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  • ** ******** ********:***** ** ** *** ** *****, ******, ** **** ******* video *****. *******, ***** ****** **** ***** ** ****** *** loop, ******* ** ** ******** .***.

Pricing

********** *** ** ********* ******** **** *** ************ *** ~$*** USD, ****** ********* *** ********* **** ***. ********** **** ******** a $***/**** ************ ****, *** ********.

**** ******* *************** ****** **** **** ***/******** ******, ********* **** *** **, $*** ******.

Physical ********

********** ** ************* ****** **** **** ********/*** *******, ***** * cylinder/tube **** ****** ***** *" ****, ***** ***** ******** ** the **** *** **:

** ****** *** ******** ******** ** *** ****** ** **** video:

Lighthouse ********* ** *** ** *****

********** ********* ********** **** *** ********** ********* *** ******'* ****** use. ***** ** *****, ** ** *** ** * ******* or ******** ********* ** *** ***.

*** *******, **** ****** **** **** ****** **** ** '***** like ******* *** ** ****' *** **** **** **, ** reality, ** **** ** '*******' ****** *** ** ******** ** often * ***** ****** **** *** *******, ** ***** *****:

**** *** *** ********* ***** ** '*** ****** *** *******', Lighthouse **** **** ** ******* ************ *** ***** ***** ****** are ********** ** *** ****** *** **** ************ **** *** include * *******. *******, ** *** *** ******'* **** ** registered, ******** *** *** ****** ** ********** ***** ************* *** enabled, * ************ **** ** **** **** ***** *******.

Object ***********: *****/*****/*** ***** ********

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********** ********** *** ******** ****** ** * ********* ***** ********* on **** ** **, ***** *****:

Object ************** ******

********** *******, ** *** *** ****** ** *********** *******, **-** incorrect *************** *** ** ***+ ******.

**** ********, *** ****** ****** ***** ******* **** ****** ******, such ** *** ***** ***** **** ** *** ******* *****. Pets **** ************ ****** **** ******, ** ****.

************, ********* ****** ******* **** ********** ** ******, **** ** the ******* **** ***** ****:

Facial ***********

********** ********** ***** ******** ***** ****** ***********, ***** ****** ****** well ** *** *****, **** *** ****** ** ***** *************** (an ******* ****** ********** ** ***** ** **** *****) ** mis-identifications (*** ***** ****** ********** ** *******).

** ******* ***********, ***** *** *** ****** ***** ********** ******** may ** ***** ***** ** ******* ** *********, ***** *****. Note **** ***** ****** ** *** ******* ****** *** *** suggested ******.

Occasional ****** **************

*** ******* ***** ** ****** ************** *** ********** ********** ** recognize ******** ***** **** ****** **** **** *** ****** ** otherwise ********. *** *******, ** *** **** ***** *** ******* is ***** ** ******* ******* *** ****** ****** ******** *** his ****. ****** **** ** ***** *** ********** ** ***** losing ***** ** *** ******'* ***** ******** *** *********** ******** unknown ****** ******.

Voice ******

********** ******** ******* ******** **********, ***** ****** ***** ** ****** for ****** ** *** ** ****** ***** ******* ******* ******* of ****** ** ****** ******** ******** *** ****** ******* ***** controls.

*** ******* ** *** ***** *****, ** *** ***** ****** to ****** *** ***** ** * ******** ****** (***** ** facial ***********) ** * ******** ********* (*********, ***-****).

*** ** **** *******, ** **** ********** ** ***** *** user (***** **** **** "*****") **** ** **** * ******** person.

Natural ******** ***********

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Gesture/Action *********** **********

** *** *****, *** **** ******* *********** ***** ****** ******** was ******, ***** *****:

**********'* *** **** *** ****** ** *** * ***** ** trigger * ************ ** ***** ******* *** *** **** ******* / *** *** **** *** ** *****.

********* *** ******* ****** ****** *** ****** *** ** ********** perceiving *** ******** ** *******:

********** **** **** **** ** ******* **** ******* **** **** and *** **** ******* *****, *** *** *** **** * timeline.

Reliable ********* ***/****** **********

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Test **********

*** ********* ******** ******* *** **** ** **** ****:

  • ******* *.*.***

Comments (13)

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************* "********** ****".

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