The coffee cans-large surveillance camera Withings can be used as a burglar protection, baby monitor and night vision goggles. On top of a room air sensor is still fitted.

Withings Home: If “multifunctional” really even true. Enlarge The French manufacturer Withings has unveiled at the IFA a product called “Home” – a multifunction device that is actually worthy of the name: The coffee cans large part camera, speaker, light and ambient air sensor in one. The video recordings of the HD camera can pick up on tablet or smartphone at any time. The lens is very wide angle: 135 degrees. Particularly proud of the Withings engineers are on the low latency: The video comes with less than a second delay at the caller. For this, however, the camera requires a network cable, wireless does not exist.

During the video streaming on mobile device, you can also speak into the audio signal is output from the built-in speaker of the Withings device. It also works in the opposite direction – so you can also use as a room monitor Home. Per app can be set that you get a notification when the Withings device registers a loud sound or movement. There is also a night vision function. And: Per App, you can activate a colored LED lamp – there goes Schlummerlicht.

The associated home app displays notifications and actual sensor measurements in a diary.

The associated home app displays notifications and actual sensor measurements in a diary. Enlarge The Withings device has also happen to be built a whole range of sensors: So you can view the ambient temperature and the humidity in the mobile app (iOS and Android also expected). Another sensor measures the VOC level – ie volatile organic compounds (Volatile Organic Compound). These compounds can be made, for example, of building materials, furniture and carpets – and permanently make you sick (“Sick Building Syndrome”).

All data is apparently stored on Withings servers, because you can old recordings and notifications in retrospect view in a timeline view. Whether the cloud storage can be disabled, is still unclear.

Withings Home to come in the fall for 200 euros on the market. Also on display at the IFA: Withings’ Activity Tracker analog Activité. They should be available in the fall for 390 Euros.


no comment untill now

Sorry, comments closed.