Face Recognition Camera Tested (Netatmo)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 29, 2016

Can face recognition make home security "better"? That is the bold claim from startup Netatmo with their Welcome camera.

But with face recognition's historical challenges, can it really work in a sub-$200 consumer camera?

In this test, we take a look at the Welcome camera to find out, seeing how its recognition performs across over a week's worth of testing.

 

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