A smart camera to monitor noise, movement and air quality in real-time – WiThings Home – EFTM

A smart camera to monitor noise, movement and air quality in real-time – WiThings Home

There’s something sensational about the quality that Withings put into their products – their design and materials are top class and that’s evident in their smart camera – the Withings...
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There’s something sensational about the quality that Withings put into their products – their design and materials are top class and that’s evident in their smart camera – the Withings Home.

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Less of a security camera, more of a peace of mind camera, particularly for parents of young kids because of its unique interaction and air quality monitoring.

Setup is simple – it all happens within the app, with your phone searching for the device via Bluetooth then connecting to your WiFi network by taking the WiFi settings from your phone.

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One key feature is two-way audio and real-time video.  As a baby monitor this thing would be sensational, not only will it alert you when it detects noise or movement, but it allows you to press a button on your phone to you can talk into the Withings Home because it has a speaker on the top – sing a lullaby to the kids, or if they’re a bit older perhaps pull them into line.

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The video quality is excellent, with night-vision also, and mini time-lapse events are stored for you to view in what looks like a social timeline on the app.

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If you’re worried about air-quality, the device is constantly monitoring and reports sharp movements in quality into the app through notifications and into your timeline.

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The wooden surround makes it something that easily sits on any shelf in your home without looking like some sort of gadget, but it’s made to sit on a shelf or mantle as it has no wall-mounting option.

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Based on the prices of other Withings products and their US to AUD conversion I expect this camera to come in around the low $300 mark, and there are some Aussie online retailers already stocking it, however it’s not available yet in the Apple Store where most Withings products are.

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Withings Home - smart camera with live video and air quality detection
Date Published: 03/13/2015
Beautiful design, high-quality video viewable in real-time with a timeline of action and items detected within the app.
3.8 / 5 stars
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