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A new partnership brings a person-detection mode to the awesome Wyze smart cameras

Oh, this is nice.

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We’ve talked about Wyze before. They’re the company that makes ridiculously good, ridiculously affordable security cameras and sensors.

Now, a new partnership with Xnor Edge AI looks to bring AI capabilities to newer models of the security camera system.

Wyze partners with Xnor Edge AI to bring person detection to its security systems

If you are the owner of a Wyze Cam v2 or Wyze Cam Pan then you’ll be getting the new capabilities thanks to a free firmware update that is being pushed out today.

The new person detection feature will allow you to set up alerts for when your camera detects a person and you’ll be able to filter event videos to display only those which include a person in them. The technology used by Xnor runs on-device, requires no hardware upgrades, and doesn’t use additional bandwidth.

From the press release, “Wyze is a company by the community and for the community. Nearly every new feature we ship is rolled out because it was asked for by our members,” said Scott Wilson, Wyze Director of Marketing.

“Improved notifications was one of those highly requested features so our team went to battle figuring out how we could deliver complex AI on a quality, but highly-accessible $20 camera. Turns out, the answer to this big problem was right down the street from us with our new partner, Xnor.ai.”

What do you think? Glad to see this feature being added? Plan on snagging a couple Wyze cameras now? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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