Smart Home Camera Recognizes Faces
A French company has designed a camera that recognizes faces and tells people if a stranger has entered their home.
Many homes now have security cameras that tell owners if someone has entered. But the cameras do not know if the person is a family member, friend, delivery person or a criminal.
But a new camera made by a company named Netatmo has facial recognition software that can tell parents at work that their children have returned from school, or that a package has been delivered to their home. It can also tell them if a stranger has entered their home.
Janina Mattausch is a product marketing manager for Netatmo.
"Current security cameras are not that smart. So, they can tell you if something is moving but they don't necessarily know if it's a human being or, ah, if it's your kids -- they don't know the difference, so they will alert you all the time."
When family members enter a home, the smart camera "recognizes" them and sends information to the owner's smartphone. The owner can choose to see the video then or later. But if an unknown person enters a home, the camera will send the owner an alert that will cause an alarm to sound on the owner's smartphone.
That is what happened recently to a smart home camera owner named Damien. He lives in Paris.
"On a Friday I was at work, attending a big monthly meeting when my phone vibrated. At first I told myself ‘Oh, it must be a wrong alert, maybe I have to do some adjustments' -- but the notification on my phone was telling me that there was a movement in my flat and also a face that the app did not recognize."
He watched the video and was very surprised by what he saw.
"I saw a person I did not know with his shoes on, which is totally forbidden in my apartment. I was watching it live on video. So I felt totally frozen, stupefied. I asked a colleague to take me back home as fast as possible and I called the police on the way."
Damien showed the video of the intruder to the police. The criminal was found later that day. He was sentenced to nine months in jail.
I'm Christopher Jones-Cruise.
1.security camera 安保摄像
The building plans and hotel security camera footage popped up on the computer screen.
2.delivery person 快递员
They make things like the water jugs a delivery person hauls down our hall every few weeks.
3.facial recognition 面部识别
Facial recognition programs are used in police and security operations.
4.all the time 始终；一直
I fiddled at it all the time.
1.I asked a colleague to take me back home as fast as possible and I called the police on the way."
on the way 在路上
I happened to see Peter on the way to the bookstore yesterday.
I was held up on the way and so I was late.
途中遇事耽搁, 故未能按期到达 。
2.He was sentenced to nine months in jail.
be sentenced to 被判决
The assassin was sentenced to death.
He was sentenced to 10 years in a labour camp.
现在许多住宅都安装了防盗监控，如果有人闯入就会提醒业主 。但是摄像头无法识别闯入者是家人、朋友、快递员还是罪犯 。
而纳塔摩（Netatmo）公司设计的新型摄像头装有面部识别软件，可以通知上班的家长们孩子放学回家或快递、包裹送达等 。如果有陌生人闯入，他们也会收到提醒 。
詹妮娜（Janina Mattausch）是纳塔摩公司的产品营销经理 。
她说，“目前的防盗摄像头没那么智能 。所有物体移动你都会收到提醒，摄像头无法识别是陌生人还是自己的孩子 。因为无法准确识别物体差异，所以你会不停地收到提醒 。”
当家人进入时，智能摄像头能快速识别，并向业主的手机发送提醒 。业主可以选择查看视频监控或稍后查看 。如果陌生人闯入家中，摄像头就会向业主发出警报 。
以下是智能摄像头使用者达米安先生（Damien）的亲身经历 。他住在巴黎 。
他说，“某个周五，我正在工作，当时正参加一项大型的月度会议，手机开始震动 。起初我告诉自己，‘可能是误报，也许我得更新程序了 。’但手机上的通知显示，家里有物体移动，软件识别为一张陌生面孔 。”
“我看到一位陌生人穿着鞋，非法闯入了我家 。我可以实时观看摄像的画面 。当时我被吓坏了，一动不动 。我立刻叫了一位同事送我回家，回家的路上报了警 。”
达米安先生向警方提供了陌生人的监控画面 。当天晚些时候，警方成功抓捕了这名罪犯 。之后罪犯被判入狱九个月 。