Netatmo Welcome Indoor Home Security Camera by Alexandre Moronnoz

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Netatmo Welcome

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Indoor Home Security Camera

INSPIRATION:
A large generation of kids spend time alone after school. Parents return late from work, where their days are overloaded. How can they know effortlessly if their children are home safely? This everyday problem inspired creating a revolutionary home camera: Welcome. Thanks to its unique face recognition technology, it recognizes who it sees and sends a notification with the persons name. The user knows instantly when his loved ones, such as his elderly parents or his children, are home.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Welcome is a smart home security camera with face recognition. When family members pass in front of the camera, it sends their names to the users smartphone. Welcome also notifies about strangers. Its sophisticated technology is hidden in its exceptionally slim and buttonless aluminum body. A fine black plastic piece blends with the cameras lense and covers also elegantly the infrared LED and microphone. Welcomes design is non intrusive and elegant, unlike traditional home security cameras.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
As Welcome is buttonfree, all interaction happens in the companion App: see who is currently home, access live stream and review past footages. Welcome highly respects the users privacy: individual privacy settings can be set for each person, thanks to face recognition. This means for example that video recording for the partner can be disabled. Further, all data is stored privately on a local SD card. This privacy is also reflected in Welcomes non intrusive and harmonious design.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The camera is an intensive 1 year long project, engaging our most dedicated software and hardware teams, based close to Paris, France (Boulogne-Billancourt).

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Home Appliances Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Materials: Anodized aluminum body ABS white plastic piece PMMA optical black plastic, infrared transparent

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Camera size: 45mmx45mmx155 mm Locally embedded processors and intelligence

TAGS:
timeless, elegant, buttonless, lean, minimalist, pure, harmonious

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
A lot of research has been undertaken in the field of image processing and computation, to optimize powerful face detection and recognition algorithms for the cameras light and energy efficient platform. The camera hence processes locally its video flux, to provide a reactive and privacy oriented face recognition experience.

CHALLENGE:
A lot of development was required to fit the cameras powerful face-recognition technology and high-end optics into the slim 45 mm diameter aluminum shape. This construct also requires a very efficient heat dissipation, since IP cameras can have heat spots on their surface. The heat conduction has been optimized to take full advantage of its aluminum body.

ADDED DATE:
2015-02-11 16:26:35

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Alexandre Moronnoz

IMAGE CREDITS:
Masaki Okumura, Packshots Welcome, 2014.
Hybrid Prod and Nicolas Demeersman, Video Welcome, 2014.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Netatmo

PROFILE:
Created in 2011, Netatmo is an innovation company developing consumer electronics for a better and connected lifestyle. Netatmo carefully designs its products’ mechanics, electronics and embedded softwares. The company uses the highest quality standards and designs the mobile and web applications that unleash the full capabilities of its products. Launched in 2012, the Weather Station for Smartphone monitors the environment in more than 170 countries and establishes the world’s largest weather observation network. The Thermostat for Smartphone designed by Starck, available since 2013, allows users to remotely control their heating and save energy. It is now distributed in seven European countries. June, the revolutionary beauty coach, was introduced at CES 2014. The bracelet measures sun exposure and provides personalized sun protection recommendations. At CES 2015, Netatmo unveiled Welcome, the camera that recognizes each family member.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Netatmo Welcome Indoor Home Security Camera by Alexandre Moronnoz is a Nominee in Home Appliances Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Netatmo Welcome Indoor Home Security Camera by Alexandre Moronnoz is Winner in Home Appliances Design Category, 2014 - 2015.



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