Smart Security, With Camera, Motion Sensors, and Facial Recognition, in One Light Bulb

The combination of lighting and security is an evolutionary step to bridge the aesthetic looks and functionality of simply lighting along with the increased necessity for video surveillance. Bringing lighting and video surveillance together is smart and efficient. Sengled Snap is an LED light bulb with a built-in security system debuting at CES 2015.

Gesture Technology for Access Control

Innovation often comes at the intersection of multiple existing technologies – and gesture technology is a good example in the access control industry. With the advent of smart mobile devices that feature accelerometers, wireless connections, and powerful processing capabilities, it is now possible to control a variety of RFID devices including card readers and electronic […]

Panasonic Redefines Fixed Cameras, Expands Flagship 6 Series Camera Line

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leading provider of integrated security and surveillance solutions, announced two new HD and Full HD indoor fixed network cameras with modular options. Further expanding its industry-leading 6 Series i-PRO camera line-up, the new Full HD 1080p (WV-SPN631) and HD 720p (WV-SPN611) models deliver advanced image processing capabilities […]

Sony’s New AS20 Action Cam Offers A More Exciting Point Of View

Building on its growing line of Action Cam POV (point of view) cameras, Sony today has introduced the new AS20 model to the US market. The camera packs many of Sony’s latest POV imaging technologies including SteadyShot™ image stabilization into an ultra-compact body at a competitive price. “With its slim, low-profile design, our Action Cam […]

Dropcam Adds New Timelapse Feature To Cloud Customers

Dropcam, states they are always striving to achieve the ultimate customer experience, which includes a little bit of fun. They have introduced Timelapse, a new beta feature for customers with Dropcam Cloud Recording. How does it work? Timelapse is currently available via the Dropcam web app. When you click the “Make Timelapse” button, you can […]

Emotions Analytics To Transform Human-Machine Interaction

Here’s How Siri Can Land You a Hot Date Our devices are quite smart. They know what we type and touch, what we say and where we are; they even know how we look like, but they are quite clueless when it come to how we feel and what we mean. This still-absent bond between humans and machines is also the chief theme of the Gartner’s 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies , suggesting “machines are becoming better at understanding humans and the environment — for example, recognizing the emotion in a person’s voice. “We all agree that human emotions are complicated, and arguably, the human voice might be the most personal and revealing ” emotional designator .” But currently, this is still the next big revolution waiting to happen — the most important, non-existing interface out there. Or is it? We all know that words alone don’t always tell the whole story. No doubt to truly understand we need to reach beyond the verbal. In many cases, it’s not what we say, but how we say it. We know this intuitively, and studies in neuropsychology in the last 50 years have demonstrated that body language and vocal intonation have a bigger impact than your actual choice of words. When you first meet someone, in less than 10 seconds after he or she starts talking, you’ve already formed an opinion about this person. As reported by Carol Kinsey Gorman at Forbes, researchers from NYU found that it takes just […]