For parents who can’t be with their children as much as they’d like, modern solutions that let you keep an eye on them from a distance and make sure the child minder has everything in hand are a god send. However if you don’t have time for the children in the first place, you likely don’t have the time to look through hours of video footage. So what’s a parent to do?
Invidyo could be the solution. Currently undergoing its crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter, Indivyo is an AI driven monitoring solution, which uses a specialized algorithm to pick out all of they key moments from the day, compressing them into a short highlight real for you to peruse later at your leisure.
For those that like to check a live feed now and again instead, you can even receive notifications to your phone to let you know something significant has happened.
This is all possible because Indivyo is capable of video analysis, spotting when your child smiles, when a loud noise occurs (like them crying) or if someone you don’t know is spotted in the vicinity. These moments are then collated for you to look at later, or if you prefer, forwarded to you as still images with a push notification.
Invidyo’s features don’t stop there though. All of its information is distributed wirelessly, with “secure cloud based recording,” though there is no mention on the campaign page about the footage being encrypted. The camera hub also features quality of life monitoring, an automated lullaby player, and night vision.
There’s even a built in battery should the power go out for some reason.
The camera itself has a resolution of 720P, with up to 30 frames per second for recording. Its wireless connectivity options let you hook it up over Wi-Fi 802.11 B/G/N, or via Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy.
If any of this peaks your interest, you can pre-order the camera with a one year premium subscription for just $100. $200 less than the final retail price! That is for the early birds only though, so if you’re reading this a few hours after publishing, you may be stuck with the $150 version, though that still offers significant savings.
For those happy to spend a bit more, there are multi-camera options, multiple year subscriptions and more. The advantage of the premium subscription is that it gives you seven days of recordings stored on the cloud servers, vs just 24 hours.
As with all Kickstarter campaigns, we’d urge you look into it before pledging, as these sorts of things do have a habit of falling through. The developers promise the first cameras will ship out in September, so it may not be long before we’ll know whether this project is on track.
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