Kickstarted: Anker Spinoff Eufy Funds Facial Recognition AI Home Security Camera

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12:00 AM HKT, Wed April 18, 2018 1 mins read

Speaking of facial scanning tech… if you want to enjoy this cutting-edge surveillance system in the comfort your own home, you should head over to this Kickstarter and pre-order EverCam, “The Wirefree Security Cam with 365-Day Battery Life.”

EverCam is the latest offering from Eufy, a sister brand of Chinese consumer electronics company Anker. (You might best know them for their superior external battery packs.)

Eufy is spinning out connected home appliances, taking on the voice-first market with products like its Alexa-enabled Genius home assistant. Their latest, the EverCam, is a home security camera that touts a super-long battery life and several AI-enhanced surveillance functions that will either thrill or appall you, depending where on the Luddite/Early Adopter spectrum you fall:

Birds, dogs, and falling leaves can trigger other security cameras into sending you false alarms. We understand that a security camera that sends you excessive false alarms will just be ignored, or even worse, unplugged.

EverCam reduces false alarms by up to 95% by applying a 3-step scanning and filtering process. First, register your friends and family as trusted faces, then, once someone approaches the vicinity of your house, EverCam can determine if that person is someone you trust to further reduce the alerts you get.

Anker is a brand of Hunan Ocean Wing E-Commerce, and was founded in 2011 by ex-Googler Steve Yang. Anker launched Eufy in 2016, with the stated mission of expanding from battery packs to home automation products, a market that Xiaomi has cornered on Anker’s home turf.

Anker is arguably among the most trusted Chinese tech brands in the US, enjoying a much more polished reputation than, say, Huawei, whose US expansion plans fizzled out in January, or Shenzhen telecom equipment manufacturer ZTE, which yesterday fell victim to a targeted US export ban.

Full speed ahead for Anker/Eufy, though, if this Kickstarter is anything to go by: they’ve already raised over $500,000 USD, exceeding the $50,000 goal by a factor of ten only one day into the campaign.

Learn more/pre-cop your own in-home facial scanning AI here:

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