Abode Systems, a provider of DIY smart security products, has announced a powerful new smart security camera. The newly announced Adobe Edge Camera was developed in tandem with Xailient, a provider computer-based AI technologies, and Morse Micro, a Wi-Fi HaLow silicon vendor, creating a truly impressive offering with an insane 1.5 mile range. According to the company, the Abode Edge Camera is also the first wireless home security camera with AI edge technologies.
The West Coast manufacturer states that the 1.5 mile range Abode Edge provides homeowners are thanks to the Wi-Fi HaLow technologies that are capable of overcoming the limitations of traditional Wi-Fi by operating on narrow frequency bands that enables the camera’s wireless signals to penetrate obstacles to deliver connectivity in a range of settings, including noisy environments. Adobe Systems emphasizes these benefits offer 10 times the range, 100 times the coverage area, and 1,000 times the volume of traditional Wi-Fi technologies.
Upon release, Abode Systems boasts the Abode Edge Camera will be the first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED HaLow camera with plug-and-play features to seamlessly connect to an existing Wi-Fi home network.
“Nearly every home security camera is facing the wrong direction,” says Chris Carney, founder and CEO of Abode Systems. “Technology constraints have limited home security cameras in two major ways: a field of view that remains fixed and facing away from the home and rampant connectivity issues if the camera is deployed too far away. In nearly all of these cases, that leaves what matters most – the home – completely out of frame or with an offline camera.”
Some of the other features the Abode Edge camera provides homeowners include a 6,000 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery that is capable of battery life performance up to one year on a single charge, and an integrated PIR motion sensor that in combination with AI detection, alerts the camera to activity that triggers the recording of critical events. When motion is not detected, the camera automatically enters into a deep sleep mode, preserving battery.
The new Edge Camera also integrates with any existing Abode home security system while also being deployable as a standalone solution.
To support the launch of the new camera, Abode is also announcing the introduction of a new, single-camera video plan designed to help users maximize coverage. The Abode single-camera Video Plan provides users with AI-enabled Smart Detect, on-demand live view, and up to 10 days of timeline from which captured video clips can be viewed and downloaded. The Abode single-camera video plan will be available to users for $3.99 per month.
In addition, to support Abode users who would like to deploy more than one camera, the Abode Standard Plan provides the same 10-day timeline to view and download recorded clips, live viewing, and AI-enabled Smart Detect across unlimited cameras for $6.99/month.
The Abode Edge Camera is expected to launch sometime during the first quarter (Q1) 2024 with an MSRP of $199.99.
This article was originally posted to our sister site Security Sales & Integration. It has since been updated for CE Pro audiences.
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