When setting up the device, you take a number of pictures of the people you trust around your space to “teach” it what you look like, and the device will snap a photo every time it sees a face and send you a notification on your phone as people are seen. If a stranger pops up, you get a notification that “an unknown face has been seen” for your review. “It’s not a surveillance camera, but it is a security camera,” a Netatmo representative told us.
Peoples’ surrounding are going to become much more responsive to the individuals within them. This piece of technology is a very small step in that direction.