Home to your live video stream, you can rotate the Home tab for landscape view. If you’ve got more than one Lighthouse device set up, swipe right or left to switch between them.
There are a number of buttons on the Home tab. Here's what each one is for:
Siren: tap this button activates the 100db alarm.
2-Way Talk: use this button to activate conversation between the app and device.
Privacy controls: tap here to manually turn the camera off, then back on.
Home Now: shows who is currently home and how long ago someone left
Daily Recap: tap this button to watch a sped-up version of the day, or pause and scroll through to find just what you're looking for.
People: tap this button for the most recent clips of people Lighthouse has seen. The amount of color on the circle shows the amount of activity by people that day, so the fuller the circle, the more activity. The time below the button shows when a person was last seen.
Unknown Faces: When new faces are detected, an Unknown Faces icon will appear on the Home tab. Click the Unknown Faces icon to view and assign new faces seen by the camera
Pets: tap this button for the most recent clips of pets Lighthouse has seen. The amount of color on the circle shows the amount of activity by pets that day, so the fuller the circle, the more activity. The time below the button shows when a pet was last seen.
Pings: your preset security notification (Ping) for person-related activity while all invited users are away will display here automatically. You can turn it off indefinitely with the slider, or tap Manage Pings to snooze notifications temporarily. From the Manage Pings screen, you can also add new Pings, which will also show up in this section.
Daily Activity: see how much person and pet activity Lighthouse has seen in the last 24 hours.
Tap the icon in the upper right to invite invited users to download the app and join your account. Invited users are detected by GPS and can have faces assigned to them.
Teach your Lighthouse to recognize faces by tapping the Faces icon at the top of the tab. You can assign faces to invited users or create a new tagged person. Once you've tagged a few faces to a user, tap that user's name on the People tab to confirm more images of him/her.
Tagged people are visitors whom you’ve taught Lighthouse to recognize by face, but who don’t use the app. Tagged people will not turn off security alerts or be tracked by GPS, but you will be able to search based on a tagged person's name.
Tapping on an individual user allows account owners to manage existing invited users’ access levels, invite tagged users to download the app and join your account, or remove them altogether (learn more about access levels and adding users).
This tab shows a summary of invited users coming and going, plus the results of any Pings you have created (learn more about using Pings) and 7-day access to saved videos. Tap the icon in the upper right corner to manage your Pings, or create new ones to notify you about things you’re interested in.
You’ll find a daily summary of yourself and other users leaving and arriving, along with the following icons:
Ping: see which Ping was triggered, and when (for example: John arrived, 4:36pm). Tap to view or share.
Video: once you create a video clip, you'll see that the clip is ready. Tap to view, Share, or Tweet.
Use the Ask tab to view up to 30 days of recorded video, or set up custom notifications called Pings.
To search for recorded video, just tap the mic and ask:
- "Did you see the dog between 2pm and 4pm today?"
- “What happened Wednesday?”
- "Show me the kids Saturday afternoon."
Pings, or custom notifications, allow you to get a message when something happens, or even when something doesn't happen. For example:
- "Tell me if Joey doesn't get home by 4pm"
- "Ping me when you see the kids"
- "Notify me if you see any unknown people."
You can also use the suggested Pings or searches on the Ask tab by tapping on them, or edit the text of a Ping or search by tapping on the result after it’s entered (learn more about Search or Pings).
Recorded videos will show these options:
Halos on/off: Tap this button to turn off the colored halos outlining people and pets. This works for individual clips, and is not permanent.
Report misclassification: Once in a while, Lighthouse may mis-identify something and put a halo around an inanimate object, or use the wrong color halo (e.g. blue for pets). Tapping Report misclassification flags the clips as incorrect so our machine learning can adjust accordingly.
Profile: edit your account information, change your password, or log out of the app.
Site Settings: view and edit your camera's name and location.
Camera(s): change your camera's name, turn off the status light and adjust its privacy settings.
Set Up New Camera: tap here to add a second camera.
Change site: select which site location to view.
What can I do with Lighthouse?: a guide to setting your Lighthouse up for some common uses.
Lighthouse Help Center: All of our online help articles and guides.
Contact Support: need a hand? Our support team is here to help!