[CES 2014] Arcsoft, a software company that develops various imaging technologies, is coming to CES with its first hardware: the Simplicam, a WiFi surveillance camera that connects to Closeli, a cloud-based service platform accessible online.
Arcsoft claims that Simplicam is the first consumer-grade video surveillance solution to feature face tracking and the only solution to enable smartphone editing on the go.Face tracking allows the system to prevent the detection system to go off when the cat is moving in the house. Arcsoft will also add face recognition in its next software updates, to enable automatic switch off when the user is back home .Clearly the company is going after Dropcam, to our knowledge, the most user friendly Internet surveillance camera that allows users to check what’s going on in their home in their absence from a browser.
First of all, the setup for Simplicam is supposed to be super easy and done in only 2 -step: users just have to push the button on the back and get a phone password as a QR code that is displayed in front f the camera. Or> Mobile setup? Simplicam will be available for $149.99 from simplicam.com and on Amazon within a month and a half.
Closeli cloud services offer free live view, motion and sound alerts over the browser or the mobile application and three paid Recording Service Plans: 1 day recording for $49/year or $5/month, 11 day recording for $139/year or $14/month, 21 day recording $229/year or $23/month. All plans come with Facial Tracking and Recognition when available mid 2014.