Withings Announces 'Withings Home' Video Monitoring and Environmental Sensing Device [Video]

Withings Announces 'Withings Home' Video Monitoring and Environmental Sensing Device [Video]

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Withings has unveiled the latest device in its portfolio, the Withings Home, a state-of-the-art video monitoring and environmental sensing device that is compatible with Apple's HomeKit. Withings Home aims to help users achieve peace of mind knowing that their living environment is safe, secure, and healthy.

Withings Home is a smart HD camera providing access to one’s home from anywhere. It has the highest quality video complete with a 135° wide-angle zoom and clear night vision. Home is the best way to stay in touch with loved ones whilst away; not only does it detect motion and noise but it also specifically recognises crying and the presence of people. Home enables users to keep track of all memorable events sending smartphone notifications and recording cloud-stored videos each time something noteworthy happens. Video and images resulting from the alerts are displayed in an interactive timeline that turns the dedicated application into a true home diary.



Environmental sensing
Aside from giving users vision into the home while away, Withings Home truly emulates how our home is an extension of our health. Contrary to common belief, our indoor environment is two to five times more toxic than our outdoor environment. Equipped with environmental sensors, Home is able to measure temperature, humidity and levels of Volatile Organic Compound1 (VOC) inside your home, a strategic element of indoor air quality. By alerting users to unhealthy changes in temperature, humidity or air quality, Home will give them the key data to help them build a healthier environment.

“All our devices so far have primarily served the body. They provide valuable information around blood pressure, activity levels, weight – all data that can inspire healthy choices in diet, exercise and sleep,” said Cedric Hutchings. “With Withings Home, we’re addressing a very critical part of the health and well-being puzzle that has not yet been served by a single device. Home helps ensure your family is both safe and living in a healthy environment.”

Monitoring with style
Withings Home has been beautifully designed to fit any home environment and become a part of the interior decoration. It brings an innovative form factor and is made of high-end materials including genuine wood. “Home security cameras can often look ugly and indiscreet. Just like the rest of our product range we put extra attention to the design to make sure we create the emotional link that ensure long-term adoption by the whole family”, said Cedric Hutchings, CEO of Withings. Home includes a remote customizable night-light, a base magnet for flexible positioning and support tap control.

Withings Announces 'Withings Home' Video Monitoring and Environmental Sensing Device [Video]

Compatible with the future
Withings was cited as a partner developer when Apple announced HomeKit to rapt audiences at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June. Home’s open API will integrate with HomeKit, as well as dozens of other partner applications.

Features
- HD video
- Wide Angle 135°
- 2 digital microphones and an HQ speaker
- 2 way audio with Audio Echo Cancellation and Noise Reduction - Clear night vision with mechanical IR switch
- Zoom ePTZ x 4 with 5MP CMOS Sensor
- Remote customizable night-light
- Motion, Noise detection
- People detection
- Cry recognition
- Flexible Cloud Video Recording Plan
- In-app timeline/diary with free video and smart snapshot

Availability
Available in white with natural wood (with special editions due out at a later date), Home will retail for $219.00 on Withings.com and from selected retailers.

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Withings Announces 'Withings Home' Video Monitoring and Environmental Sensing Device [Video]

Withings Announces 'Withings Home' Video Monitoring and Environmental Sensing Device [Video]
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