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The Wazo Home Security System can recognize knives and guns

A security camera by itself works great as a crime deterrent. The majority of criminals target low-hanging fruit, and any hint of a security system will tell them that your home would be more trouble than it’s worth to break into. But what if the camera went beyond that and could recognize if an intruder had a weapon, or determine if a visitor was someone you knew? The Wazo Home Security System is powered by artificial intelligence and is capable of recognizing dangerous objects like guns or knives, and can then alert both you and the authorities within seconds.

The Wazo Home Security system uses these capabilities to do more than just home security, too. It can also recognize when someone falls and then alert both you and emergency services. Wazo built this functionality into the system to respond to the number of dangerous falls that happen each year; according to the company, more than 600,000 people are seriously injured by falls each year. By detecting these falls and alerting relevant authorities as soon as they happen, Wazo hopes to avoid some of the most severe injuries.

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Finally, the system also boasts facial recognition. The A.I. “learns” the face of its main user, as well as the faces of friends and family. This adds a level of personalization to the alerts by letting users know when someone is at the door, but it also makes the system more secure because it alerts users if someone unfamiliar has arrived.

Wazo says there will be no monthly cost associated with monitoring and that the company has the lowest three-year cost of any home security system. A release date for the Wazo Home Security System has not yet been given, but the company’s demonstration at CES 2020 drew a lot of attention. If you’re interested in staying on top of the development cycle for the system, you can sign up for updates on the company’s website.

While there may be a lot of security systems on the market, features like weapon and fall detection set Wazo apart from a lot of the competition. The facial recognition is another strong feature that gives the system a lot of potential to go beyond just home security and become an integral part of a connected home.

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