A Home Security Camera That Will Clean Your HouseBy - 12/22/2015
Home Security Robots are going to be the next big thing in home security. In theory, there’s nothing better than a mobile sentry, patrolling your home on foot … or on wheel. Unless, of course, that mobile sentry also does a bit of light cleaning. That would definitely be better, right?
LG’s Robot Vacuum Includes Augmented Reality
LG is planning to launch a roomba style vacuum that is equipped with a camera. Their collection, CordZero™, includes the HOM-BOT Turbo+ which offers “augmented reality technology”. By connecting the vacuum to a mobile app, you can boss it around and tell it what areas need cleaning. This goes beyond room based instruction, to specific-area-in-a-room level instruction. For example, you might ask HOM-BOT Turbo+ to spend a little extra time vacuuming up pine needles from around your Christmas tree. To do so, open up the app, check out the camera footage, and click around the area that needs special attention.
Home-Guard & Motion Detection
Augmented reality is cool, but the possibility of home security is even more exciting. The vacuum includes Triple Eye™ camera sensors that see all, even your ceiling. The camera is located at the front of the vacuum and is primarily used to make sure your home is clean, but of course, it can also be used to make sure your home is safe.
Home security is introduced through a feature called Home-Guard, and it’s what makes this vacuum so unique. First of all, you can check things out in real-time aka live streaming. Second, your vacuum is completely mobile and smartphone controlled so that you can control it and move it around from anywhere. Finally, Home-Guard can send photos of your home to your smartphone if it senses movement while you are away. Of course, you don’t have to boss Turbo+ around to get a clean house. It can navigate on its own all the while looking out for anything fishy. The unit includes a learning feature and is powered by a lithium-ion battery.
Is it worth buying? TBD. There are still many unknowns including camera resolution, price, and night vision. From a home security perspective, it’s on the right track. Do I think this is the robotic security solution I’ve been seeking? I highly doubt it. And more than likely, it’s going to come with a hefty price tag.