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.

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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!

 

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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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Self-driving ‘clown car’ heralds age of the autonomous auto

Yes, it's smiling at you.

Yes, it’s smiling at you.

What has four wheels, no steering wheel, no accelerator pedal and no brake pedal?

If your first guess was “Radio Flyer,” think more high-tech. Think more “Googley.” Think more…cartoonish.

“It looks like something out of a Pokemon game, with its inoffensive size and surprised little face,” declared blogger Vijay Pattni of the British motoring enthusiast show, “Top Gear.”

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Intelligent imaging: Putting the ‘smarts’ in your smart home

Heard of the connected home? That’s the big category for connected appliances, ranging from smoke detectors to refrigerators, and even coffee makers to dishwashers, that our homes will soon be outfitted with.

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With household automation on the rise, marked by a steady uptick from 1.5 million installations in 2012 to a predicted eight million or more by 2017, according to ABI research, it seems we’re looking at more smart devices than we can shake a stick at.

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Facial Recognition and the Digital Economy

toddpetersTodd Peters, ArcSoft’s President, North America, addresses the topic of Facial Recognition and how it will impact the digital future. For highlights from his recent presentations at GigaOm Mobilize in San Francisco, FutureM in Boston, stay in touch with us on Twitter at @ArcSoft

Facing the Dramatically Digital Future

Imaging technology is embedded in our smart phones, in self-driving cars, and, unfortunately, at some traffic lights. We’re even wearing it. And by 2020, as the digitization of business continues to increase, nearly everything we use will be embedded with cameras and sensors. During this time, in every industry, from transportation to medicine, The Internet of Things and its technology ecosystem will have created an $8.9 trillion market. Of that ecosystem, the combined IT and telecom market will hit almost $4 trillion, or 5 percent of the global GDP according to this year’s Gartner Symposium in Orlando, FL.

In essence, ‘we are looking at a new economy,’ says Peter Sondegaard, senior VP at Gartner and global head of Research at Gartner, clarifying, ‘This is the beginning of a new era: the Digital Industrial Economy [that will] result in revenue associated with the Internet of Things exceeding $309 billion per year.’

The Internet of Things is going to be needy in terms of processing all that information, too. And it will depend specifically heavily on our ability to capture and process images. Given that over 100 hours of YouTube videos and 500 million photos are uploaded and shared every single day, we’re looking at a massive amount of unstructured data. So how can we turn those pixels into actionable, visual data?

A tunnel composed with great images

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Keeping it Real….Kind of.

Julia Roberts, LorealImages of beauty are everywhere. Plastered larger than life on billboards. In your face at the grocery checkout. In every glittering movie and television show. Even though we know all those celebs are airbrushed like crazy, we suspend our disbelief, even if just for a moment. Admit it, we’re all fascinated. If we weren’t, these images wouldn’t transfix us so intensely. And even though we know they’re all fake, we’re still wondering, ‘hey, what do they have that I don’t?’ (Lest we forget their army of personal trainers, personal chefs and a career dependent upon their physical flawlessness).  So when I was asked to check out the details of ArcSoft’s hugely popular app, Perfect365®, and write about it for an upcoming blog, I was really excited. I knew it could be an opportunity to focus on some really interesting perspectives on beauty in our culture while also having some fun with this technology. Continue reading
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