Wouldn’t you like to know who’s coming up your driveway or entering your yard? An outdoor security camera system does this more efficiently than ever.
AI is populating just about every device out there, from complex tech down to a simple light bulb. Since AI is making a clean sweep, it’s time to check out a device where AI makes an incredible difference, and that’s in the arena of home outdoor security cameras. SimCam is taking the new technology seriously with its new SimCam Alloy 1S Outdoor Security Camera with AI.
Outdoor Security Camera System and AI
So, how is AI incorporated into a security camera system?
AI (Artificial Intelligence), regarding a security system or camera, is a term used to quickly explain that it’s a system that can learn or be told to know what it’s looking at. It will know who’s at the door or walking up the driveway.
It also uses that distinction to determine whether it’s a stranger, and reason to sound the alarm, which is the important part about this technology being at use in security. Less false alarms and more legitimate threat detection is a plus.
SimCam Alloy 1S AI Outdoor Security Camera
The Alloy 1s is such a camera, that has a variety of abilities through the use of AI technology that a traditional security camera will never have. This system will alert you directly the moment it detects a threat, not after a threat has taken its liberty.
The alert mentioned above is done either via an app on your mobile device or through its 100-decibel siren. Let’s check out some of the features that are available with this security camera by SimCam, and see what else it has to offer.
Alloy 1S Features
Cost: $99.00 US
- Facial Recognition Software– The recognition feature can recognize up to three recognizable faces at the same time, and stores up to 200 different people’s faces.
- Ambarella CV25 with 2T Computing Power- The camera itself stores the recordings and handles the AI commands.
- 1080P 30 FPS Video Resolution
- 120 Degree Field of View
- Night Vision “Starlight Night Vision” – Infrared LEDs and an IR cut filter.
- 4x Digital Zoom
- Person Detection Distance- 60ft
- Facial Recognition Distance- 18ft
- Car Detection Distance- 20ft
- Pet Detection Distance- 10ft
- Weather Resistant Outer Shell IP65
- Two Way Talking- Communicate with would-be intruders before they have a chance to break in, tell the kids to come in, or communicate with someone at the door. To do this, an 8OM 1W Speaker and a Sims mic are built into the unit.
- 100 Decibel Siren
- Dual Wi-Fi
- Chord Powered for 24/7 Video
- Daily Report and Event Tags
- Can Work in Conjunction with Alexa and Google Assistant Products
How it Works
Before installing the camera outdoors, install the SimCam mobile app to your mobile device, and follow instructions to sync the app with the camera.
(Don’t forget to install the SIM card.)
There isn’t a lot to set up and operation of this camera. Find a place outdoors that is within the Wi-Fi range of your server after you’ve synchronized the app.
This camera is AC powered, so keep that into consideration when picking a spot. You may want to install it in a place where you can run it through the wall or even through a window, and still be able to reach an outlet.
That’s all there is to it.
Facial Recognition Software
The software goes beyond just facial recognition. Through the app, you can load pictures of your pets as well, and recognizes your vehicles (it’ll also tell you whether your parked car has moved).
You can store up to 200 different recognition profiles by uploading four pics of each person you want to store. If someone you know decides to stop by, and you’ve previously had a profile done on them, you’ll be notified who’s been identified by your camera by name.
The same goes for pets, or your neighbor’s pets. This part of the feature is good to let you know if a stray or wild animal is entering the area or to inform you of who keeps leaving a mess in your front yard.
There is one thing that I’d like to add concerning the facial recognition side of this camera. It would be wise to mount the camera within one story’s worth of height. Any higher up than that and the camera will have a hard time seeing faces, and will instead see tops of heads and hats.
There are many more features that this little outdoor camera is equipped with. Not the least of which is the fact that there are no subscription fees or cumbersome power stations to have to worry about.
The reviews for the camera rate it in good standing, and for the price, you really can’t go wrong. Just shy of $100.00 makes this outdoor camera an affordable and easy to use security measure for any home.