A facial recognition system is a technology capable of verifying a person’s identity from a digital image or a video frame from a video source. There are multiple methods how facial recognition systems work, but in general, they work by comparing selected facial features from a given image with faces within a database. The facial recognition cameras are trending mainly due to security concerns. They are used for criminal identification and law enforcement.
The home security cameras with facial recognition let you create a database of friends and family members and regular visitors to your house.
Security cameras are not 100% accurate though , as they can be misled with changes in appearance. But they are becoming more and more popular, not just security cameras, but also for phones and efficiency tools helping to automate airport check-ins. Let’s talk about the best facial recognition cameras available so far. Here are a list of three that we will be talking about:
- Nest Cam IQ Indoor
- Nest Hello
- Tend Secure Lynx
Nest Cam IQ Indoor
The smartest camera, Google’s Nest Cam IQ, is a wired camera available in both indoor and outdoor variants. It is the best-in-class camera, which captures up to 1080p video in HDR, a good 130-degree field-of-view and night vision.The indoor Nest Cam IQ is a relatively attractive lollipop-style camera. Without a Nest Aware subscription you get live video feeds, motion alerts and three hours of image snapshots of events in the Nest app on your smartphone or tablet. One of the best things about Nest products is that they continue to get better through wireless software updates. Nest Cam IQ is the first security camera to have Google Assistant built in – available via a free software update for all current and new customers. It’s already a best-in-class security camera with top-of-its-class brains.
It’s expensive, but if you need high-quality continuous monitoring, the Nest Cam IQ is the best option.
It is an excellent smart device comes with optional 24/7 video recording with facial recognition – and works as a doorbell too. The video doorbell aims to be smarter than the rest with constant recording, face and object recognition. For creating your database you have to subscribe to the Nest Aware service, starting at $5 per month.
The Hello is a simple-looking modern doorbell featuring a button with a glowing blue ring around it and a camera above it.
The video quality is very good, even at night, and captured in high-dynamic range (HDR). The streaming video is processed in real-time by Google’s AI in the cloud enabling a series of smarter tools too.The notifications sent to your phone also contain gifs of the person or object.
Facial recognition is the Hello’s big differentiator. When people come near the front door, the system spots their faces and then allows you to tag them with names. Next time that person comes to the door and presses the button, the notification you get on your phone will show their name. For less frequent visitors it sometimes fails to recognise them as previously tagged faces.
Tend Secure Lynx
The Tend Lynx Pro is a ‘smart’ camera that has the ability to recognize faces and only sends notifications when it does not recognize the person. You can even train the camera when it fails to recognize the person you have set up by pointing out the face in the video and indicating the person whose profile you have set up. It works in both daylight and dark and can be set up outdoors and indoors.
This camera is really impressive and gives you a good value for your money. Its main features are here:
- 801.11 b/g/n wireless connectivity
- 100° diagonal viewing angle
- Infrared Night vision – 850 nm LED: up to 25 feet
- Camera resolution – 1080p (1920×1080) HD at 30 frames/sec
- Built in microphone and speaker
- Built in battery that handles up to 1 hour of recording for up to 3 days. It also has the internal storage to hold the data. This is perfect for power outages.
- You get a full 7 days of cloud storage for no charge.
- App works with IOS 9 or higher and Android 5 or higher.
The camera does a pretty good job of facial recognition. The microphone and speaker on the camera are also both excellent. An impressive feature is that it also has a backup battery and internal storage in case of power failure, which is a real win. Flexible price range is another good option.The video quality is certainly comparable to the Nest home camera.
How much can it cost you ? $149.00