Lighthouse will recognize the presence of anyone you give access to your account, but it can also recognize people on sight, plus identifying pets and kids differently from adults.
How does it recognize individual people?
- Lighthouse learns to identify someone's face when you assign faces it's captured to specific users. This information is for your home only and not stored or shared with any other users, or accessible by Lighthouse or third parties.
Can it tell kids from adults?
- Yes, Lighthouse's algorithms are trained to tell children from adults. Size is a factor in classifying children, so as children get older and bigger Lighthouse will eventually start counting them as adults.
How does it know when to send an alert to me about a possible intruder? Can it tell the difference between a stranger and a family member?
- The Lighthouse app includes a preset Ping, or notification, that automatically alerts you if person-related activity is seen in your home while you’re away. You can add your family members as invited users to your account, so when everyone is away, the Ping will alert you if it sees a person or something that could be suspicious, like a door opening.
Will my pets trigger a security notification?
- Nope! Lighthouse has spent years training our computer vision models to recognize a person from a pet, and we're constantly improving those models for maximum accuracy so we avoid unnecessary alerts.
Are there limits to its person recognition and computer vision?
- The camera may not be able to recognize an individual from an incomplete view, and computer vision will be unreliable when pointed through a screen or window.
Can it recognize individual pets?
- Lighthouse can distinguish individual people, and people from pets, but won't distinguish (for example) two dogs that look the same
What actions can Lighthouse recognize?
- We’ve built in a special wave detector, so you can set a custom notification when someone in the home waves in front of the camera.