Skip to main content

The Netatmo camera will tell your Windows Phone who's in your home

Netatmo may be a name you're not so familiar with, but at CES 2015 they're on hand showing off their connected home camera system. It's smart enough to recognize the faces of people in your home, and while the demo was only shown using an iPhone, it promises to have Windows Phone support when it's on the market.

Once you've told the companion app who your family and any other trusted faces are, the Netatmo will be able to recognize when those people are in your home. Since it can tell when people come and go, it'll give you a real time update of who's there at any time. If someone comes in that it doesn't recognize, perhaps to steal your TV, then the camera will ping the application with a photograph of that person.

Netatmo camera

It's not a home security system, though. You can set up a number of them around your home and even tell it when not to record someone. You can view live footage at any time of what's going on, but if you tell it not to record any one of your recognized people, it won't.

On the hardware front there's no fee because it runs from your own Wifi network, and besides Windows Phone it will support Android, iOS and be available through a web app. The cameras will record Full HD content with a 130-degree field of view, and all footage can be recorded to a microSD card.

Availability wise, the Netatmo should be going on sale in Q2 2015, but no pricing information available at this time. Some of Netatmo's other products, like the Weather Station, also support Windows Phone.

More: Netatmo

Netatmo camera

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

45 Comments
  • Sounds neat. I've been considering getting a security camera. This sound even better.
  • Yeah sound pretty cool.
  • Yeah and best of all you can move it around and put it anywhere you want instead of a fixed camera.
  • I didn't know they would be sent into the past.lol
  • What the hell.......go screw yourself netatmo
  • Ummm....what?
  • Ummm...what?
  • Ummm..what?
  • Wat? Ummm... (C-c-c-combobreaker)
  • Q2 2015 I think rather than Q2 2014 ;-)
  • Yeah, I suck. I'll be making that mistake until February if previous years are anything to go by :/
  • Giggle. Hey mistakes happen. This is a very common mistake though.
  • I have the same problem. Takes a while to replace the 14 with 15
  • Spybot
  • Yea, whoever has a backdoor access to it has also the free-entry ticket to your home and your life.
  • Big brother in your own house. No thanks.
  • If they wanna see my ass and masturbate all day so be it.
  • But why would you point it at your... You know what. Nevermind.
  • Haha exactly.
  • So isn't this one way the antichrist will be allowed to use technology cameras, facial recognition software connected to the internet enabling him to know where anyone is any where in the world? #newworldorder #lastdaysprophecy
  • Unfortunately, yes.
  • Its comments like these that want to make me turn Atheist.
  • I hate when they say stuff like this makes my life depressing
  • You hate my comment ? Sorry.
  • No not at all but I try to block myself from stuff like this unfortunately I saw it. Anyway go about your business spreading the word. Apologies if I offended in any way.
  • Lmao!
  • I've created a machine that spies on you every second of every day. The government uses the machine to stop acts of terror.
  • Seems cool, if it's under 200$ its an insta-buy
  • Now you can spy on your pets
  • Geez People, just because it can see who comes and goes doesn't mean that it will know your whole life. #paranoid
  • I'm certain you'll be able to sign in with your facebook or Google account so it does. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • burglaryis common in my area. ive been looking for a cam that can connect to WP.  I dont think any exists right now andd the ones tht exist only supports the other 2.
  • I use D-Link cameras in my home and, yes, you can view realtime via their WP app, as well as the usual motion sensors with email alerts. Cheap and works well.
  • If I was a thief (which I am) I would steal the netatmo alongside the tv :D
  • Lol
  • LOL
  • Too smart
  • So i just need to wear a mask similar to the face of your son to break into your house, and since you think having this has added a layer of security it'll be easier to do.
  • Mmmmmm chocolate sprinkles and dipped English toffee doughnut holes
  • Nice if it would work with the insteon and ISY systems .
  • Can this be used outdoors?
  • I know who is in my home.
  • Oh, Skynet, you always have the coolest toys.
  • "promises to have Windows Phone support" what an odd comment...I thought Microsoft was dropping the WP logo in favour of Lumia...
  • seriously I don't why people are allowing more intrusive technology then complain when whichever entity use it to spy on you. I thought this kind of technology was one of the reason Xbox One got a kick in the gut Las year.