It’s arrived! Face Detection for your home

The smart home is about to get a lot smarter, thanks to a brand new, cutting-edge solution that can actually tell you if someone’s home.

simplicam powered by Closeli

Don’t miss what you’re missing at home with simplicam powered by Closeli.

We’re excited to announce that simplicam powered® by Closeli®, the first and only home monitoring Wi-Fi video solution with state-of-the-art Face Detection technology, is officially available for purchase. Now, users can receive notifications when someone is actually in their home – rather than getting motion and sound alerts every time the dog barks at the UPS man, or a tree branch moves near the window.

Let’s celebrate with a 10 second victory dance captured by Closeli:

Whether you’re a parent with a busy toddler, an animal lover with five adopted cats, a caretaker for your parents, a brand new homeowner or someone who likes to capture impulsive solo dance performances on tape, simplicam powered by Closeli lets you keep an eye on who and what matters most. Users can get peace of mind, anytime with easy access to live or recorded video directly on their smartphones, tablets or computers.

Winner: “Macworld Best of Show 2014”

simplicam powered by Closeli took home a Macworld "Best of Show 2014" award.

simplicam powered by Closeli took home a Macworld “Best of Show 2014″ award.

“simplicam powered by Closeli builds on ArcSoft’s 20 years of imaging experience by introducing Face Detection technology to the connected home,” said Senior Marketing Director Caroline Tien-Spalding for ArcSoft. “Detecting faces in real time within a video stream, combined with varying light, size and positioning, has been a huge barrier for the connected home, which we’re excited to crush today. Putting this unique technology in the hands of consumers signifies a major leap forward and opens up a whole new era in the future of home monitoring.”

Watch our nifty overview to see how simplicam powered by Closeli can give you peace of mind, anytime. 

 

What makes Face Detection so awesome?

Whenever a human face is detected within simplicam's frame, you'll get a notification on your mobile device. That way, you can always know when someone's home.

Whenever a human face is detected within simplicam’s frame, you’ll get a notification on your smartphone. That way, you can always know when someone’s home.

With Face Detection technology, you can turn off your sound and motion alerts if you only want to be notified when there's a person in your home.

With Face Detection technology, you can turn off your sound and motion alerts if you only want to be notified when there’s a person in your home.

 

 

Face Detection is on the cutting edge in home video monitoring. If you have pets, or if a tree branch or car moves within the camera’s frame, motion and sound notifications can go off all day long. But with Face Detection, you can choose to turn off your motion and sound notifications, and only be notified when someone’s home.

Convenient, right? We think so, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With simplicam powered by Closeli, you’ll enjoy the following features:

  • No-brainer setup: Get it done on your smartphone in less than three minutes. Seriously. It’s that simple.
  • On-the-go viewing: See the action in live HD on your mobile device. Go ahead – take back date night!
  • Notifications: You’ll know exactly when a noise or motion occurs.
  • Two-way talk: Welcome loved ones home. Tell the dog to stop eating your new shoes. Let an intruder know they’re on camera.
  • Night vision: See who stole the cookie from the cookie jar, even at 4 a.m.

 

>> simplicam | $149.99 Get it now!

 

simplicam powered by Closeli

With motion and sound notifications directly on your smartphone, food bandits don’t stand a chance.

With simplicam powered by Closeli + Closeli Recording Services, you get all of the above, plus…

  • Face Detection: Always know when someone’s home. Never get ambushed by a surprise birthday party ever again!
  • Peace of mind: Review video recordings from your mobile device or computer.
  • Scheduled recordings: Turn the recording function on and off remotely, or schedule recordings around your personal routine.
  • Video saving: Keep your favorite clips and watch your favorites at work for a mid-day pick me up!
  • Security: Your video streams are encrypted, so what’s yours, stays yours.
  • Easy sharing: Edit and send clips on your smartphone (because there is no such thing as too many hilarious cat videos).

 

>> simplicam with 1 year of 1 Day Closeli Recording Services | $199.99 Get it now!

 

simplicam powered by Closeli - smart home Wi-Fi video monitoring

Face Detection technology from Closeli Recording Services can tell the difference between people and pets.

Or, pick a Closeli Recording Services plan that fits your lifestyle:

  • 1 Day recording: $49.99/year or $4.99/month. Record and review the last 24 hours of footage and save up to one hour of clips. Perfect for long work days.
  • 11 Day recording: $139.99/year or $13.99/month. Record and review the past 11 days of footage and store up to three hours of clips. Great for vacations.
  • 21 Day recording: $229.99/year or $22.99/month. Record and review the past 21 days of footage and save up to five hours of clips. Ideal for the long haul.

 

simplicam powered by Closeli - home Wi-Fi video monitoring solution

Closeli Recording Services let you save and watch videos in the cloud using your mobile device.

Availability and pricing

simplicam powered by Closeli is available for $149.99 on Amazon.com or simplicam.com. Users can purchase the camera with a 1 Day recording plan for one year for $199.99, or upgrade anytime to a new Closeli Recording Services plan (as shown above).

Good things come in orange and turquoise boxes.

Good things come in orange and turquoise boxes.

Got more questions?  Want to connect with us?

 

Like us? Please vote for us in the CTIA “Hot for the Holidays” Awards!

simplicam powered by Closeli is nominated for a "Hot for the Holidays" award. Be sure to vote before 5 p.m. Sept. 8!

Click HERE to vote now! (When you get to the page, scroll down towards the bottom). 

The Hot for the Holidays awards identify and celebrate the hottest mobile consumer electronics products and applications for the holiday season. Winners are celebrated as the “must-buy gifts” for people of all ages during the 2014 holiday season. Deadline to vote is 5 p.m. PT Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.

 

simplicam powered by Closeli is brought to you by ArcSoft, the global leader in imaging intelligence technology. 

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Brains behind the beauty: Creating makeup looks for Perfect365

“Treat your makeup like jewelry for the face. Play with colors, shapes, structure; it can transform you.”

-Francois Nars, creator of Nars cosmetics.

Creating new makeup templates for Perfect365 is truly a team effort. It involves research, engineering, revisions, collaboration, intelligent imaging technology and lots of time falling down the Pinterest rabbit hole while looking for inspiration.

Creating new makeup templates for Perfect365 is truly a team effort. It involves research, engineering, revisions, collaboration, intelligent imaging technology and lots of time falling down the Pinterest rabbit hole while looking for inspiration.

If you love using the free Perfect365 app to play with new makeup styles – from natural and fresh, to bold and breathtaking, to glamorous and classy – you’re probably well acquainted with the bottom line of this digital makeup miracle worker: It’s easy. It’s accurate. It’s like a magic makeup wand in the palm of your hand – for photos. Abracadabra! You’re welcome.

But have you ever wondered about the inspiration behind the looks, and where it comes from?

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Say ‘I do’ to gorgeous wedding photos with Perfect365

We’re in the throes of wedding season, with summer in full swing and fall just around the corner.

Give your makeup artist a leg up by coming to your wedding day makeup trial prepared. Experiment with Perfect365 to find out what look you want to rock on the big day.

Give your makeup artist a leg up by coming to your wedding day makeup trial prepared. Experiment with Perfect365 to find out what look you want to rock on the big day.

If you’re a bride, you’re likely slogging through the trenches of table seating arrangements, fielding phone calls from distant relatives about which hotel they should stay at, or maneuvering around piles of DIY burlap napkins and paper flower garlands that have proliferated like gremlins to take over every inch of available counter space in your already cramped apartment.

DIY wedding crafting is great and all, but it can be stressful, too. Let Perfect365 give you one less thing to worry about.

DIY wedding crafting is great and all, but it can be stressful, too. Let Perfect365 give you one less thing to worry about. No matter what, know that your wedding photos can always look perfect with this easy-to-use app.

This is why – amid a backdrop of exciting (but often stressful) pre-nuptial chaos – having one less thing to worry about can work wonders for your sanity. Feeling indecisive about what kind of makeup palette you’re going to rock on the big day? Getting a little anxious about looking picture-perfect from dawn til dusk, starting with pre-ceremony portraits, to the “I dos,’” to the garter toss?

Enter Perfect365, an awesome free makeup app featuring state-of-the-art face detection technology that automatically maps your key facial features for accurate, easy and super-fast virtual photo touch-ups. Not only does it let you play around with a plethora of makeup styles so you can find your best look, it also lets you enhance photos in just one tap – transforming the average candid snapped by a wedding guest into a professional-looking, yet natural shot. So say “yes” to less stress, great wedding photos and see what Perfect365 can do for you. We even brought in a real bride-to-be to demonstrate!

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Video editing made easy: Get the show on the road with ShowBiz

By guest blogger Adam Drew

I love teaching people about technology. I love it so much, in fact, that I started making videos to help people get more out of their tech. That’s how my Modern Windows Fan video channel on YouTube was born. But before I could teach others, I had to learn how to make videos and get them online. So I hit the Windows Store and started looking for apps that would help me in my new project. I tried a couple of different video editing apps, but I knew my search was over when I found ArcSoft ShowBiz.

Choose from a load of contemporary and classic effects that include Sepia, Black and White, Vintage, LOMO and much more.

Choose from a load of contemporary and classic effects that include Sepia, Black and White, Vintage, LOMO and much more.

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simplicam powered by Closeli named ‘Best of Show’

Smile, you’re on simplicam!

simplicam powered by Closeli is the only home monitoring solution with facial technology that sends intelligent alerts to tell you if someone's home.

simplicam powered by Closeli is the only home monitoring solution with facial detection technology that sends intelligent alerts notifying you if someone’s home.

ArcSoft’s simplicam™ powered by Closeli™ – the first and only home monitoring solution that can actually tell you if someone’s home – made a splash at the 2014 MacWorld/iWorld by garnering thousands of visitors to its booth and wrapping up the week with a “Best of Show” award.

Macworld Best Of Show 2014

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Exploring the evolution of the selfie saga

'Star Wars' recently launched an official Instagram account, and kicked things off with Darth Vader selfie.

“Star Wars” recently launched an official Instagram account, and Darth Vader is excited about it.

We’re living in the age of the “selfie” – a habit so ubiquitous in today’s social media-centric culture, it was named “word of the year” in 2013 by the most venerated gatekeeper of the English language, the Oxford Dictionaries. Even prior to that, the term’s status as a lexicon it-kid was heralded in 2012 after Time Magazine declared it one of the “top 10 buzzwords” of that year.

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Making the World Even Prettier: Perfect365® Hits 15 Million Downloads

P365Beauty is as beauty does. And Perfect365® does it again. And again. And again. Perfect365® just hit the 15 million download milestone and is helping users with one million photo touch-ups and makeovers each day.

One of the few photo apps to hit the 15 million download milestone in the photography category, Perfect365® is, continuously, a top 10 photo app in the iTunes, Google Play and Windows stores. Continue reading

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Magic mirror on the wall, who’s the most adventurous of all?

Share amazing experiences on multiple screens, instantly.

AMD, ScreenMirror, APU, AMD APU, A-series, ArcSoft, ArcSoft Screen+, mirror, file mirroringPicture it: You’ve just returned from an incredible month-long trip to Thailand with some of your closest friends and you’ve invited everyone over for a celebratory dinner, including the friends who couldn’t join you. You’ve collected everyone’s photos and videos onto your laptop and then organized every breathtaking segment of the journey – from Ayutthaya to Koh Samui, from Bangkok to Chiangmai. You figure you’ll upload everything online or make a photo book in the next few days. Continue reading

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Everybody’s doing it. But is everyone doing it right?

Some are. Some aren’t.

consumer apps, mobile apps, softwareWhen we were kids, we tried this simple reasoning at some point with our parents. ‘Jimmy’s doing it’, we said, as if this was a convincing argument as to why we should also participate in whatever it was that ‘everybody’ was doing.

And if our parents were smart, they said, ‘Well, good for Jimmy.’

As in: what does what Jimmy does have to do with what you do? The important thing to ask yourself – always – is what’s YOUR unique reason or reasons for wanting to do something? Your reason should be smart, it should be relevant and it should be timely. Continue reading

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