Dropcam can now tell the difference between people and pets

Wi-Fi-connected surveillance camera Dropcam can be useful for many things like checking on your house while you’re away from home. However, motion and constant scratching from say a pet can register the same as a burglar breaking in making it a less than ideal for security.nnWith that being said you either deal with constant push notifications, or run the risk you’re getting robbed. Luckily today Dropcam announced that an update coming August will allow the cameras to differentiate between people and pets. The company created an algorithm for picking out pets and people without using depth sensors like other systems by analyzing hours of publicly-shared videos. That means fluffy at home can frolic freely around the house, and you don’t have to hear about it all day…

Dropcam also unveiled new $29 motion sensors called Tabs. Unlike its cameras that have to be placed indoors, Tabs can be placed anywhere. The small weather-resistant sensors can last up to two years on a single battery, and be left places like your front gate or bedroom window to let you know someone is on their way in. They will connect to your existing Dropcam Pro using Bluetooth Low Energy, and work alongside it to provide you push notifications when it senses movement(or a burglar). Tabs can be pre-ordered now in black and while and will be available this spring.

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