A lot of new wireless home security cameras are packing in features that go beyond providing a little peek at your home. BuddyGuard is making its Flare wireless home security cameras stand out, by adding in a few of these different perks.
These wireless home security cameras are designed to be an all-in-one solution. Each Flare features a 1080p HD camera, a motion detector, an accelerometer, a temperature sensor, a siren, and two-way audio.
The Flare also has “artificial intelligence,” so it will recognize faces and voices. Those voice options mean that the system can tell the difference between you and a pet or you and an intruder. It can even distinguish between normal background noises from someone breaking into your home. Also, because it has this type of voice technology (and a microphone), you can arm and disarm the system with the power of your voice.
The Flare can also tell when you’re coming or going, based on the GPS location of your smartphone. If you’re not around, it will send out push notifications and also alert emergency services if there appears to be potential danger present. It even supports IFTTT (“If This Then That”), so you can set up the Flare to trigger other devices. For instance, you can set up the system so that if the Flare senses a break-in, it will then power on Philips hue lighting.
To install the Flare, just attach it to the wall, download the free BuddyGuard app for iOS and Android, and it’s ready to roll. (A Windows Phone option is expected at some point as well.) It does use WiFi, but there’s also a cloud-connected 3G module. Between that and the lithium-ion batteries, you never have to worry about service during a power outage. (Just FYI, though: BuddyGuard has yet to determine the fee for the cloud service.)
BuddyGuard is currently seeking funding for Flare wireless home security cameras on Kickstarter. To secure one Flare, you’ll need to pledge a minimum of $240. (All of the cheaper early-bird offers are already gone!) The Kickstarter campaign will run through June 11, 2015, with BuddyGuard promising initial orders by December 2015.