CES 2014: Simplicam Uses Facial Recognition To Watch The Home

One of the biggest trends at CES this year has been the connected home, and over the early portion of this week there have been no shortage of app-based device-control solution for all the appliances around the house, as well as chore-setting hardware, in addition to various forms of home security systems. To that end, there have been a plethora of WiFi cameras introduced, but ArcSoft’s Simplicam aims to simplify the process of even pulling up an app, by using facial recognition technology to notify you of when your family – or anybody else – has arrived in the house. There’s a built-in, two-way talk and automated alarm system, as well as PC access. The cloud service allows you to save, and share, if you want, your clips from the camera. It starts at $150, and heralds the age of total home security control.