The promise of most DIY home security systems is their ability to blend seamlessly into your home. Is that a camera on your shelf or a vase? Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.
With Deep Sentinel, currently on show at CES 2019, there’s no chance of mistaking what it’s all about—which is scaring the living daylights out of anyone who tries to break into your home.
Designed by Ammunition, the studio behind Beats headphones, Lyft’s Amp, and one very expensive coffee maker, the system consists of three aggressive-looking wireless security cameras with a 130 degree field of view and a main speaker hub that communicates with the local police department and blasts out warnings to intruders.
The no-nonsense exterior provides a shell for the cameras’ AI-powered smarts, which uses “computer vision and deep learning algorithms” to recognize potential break-ins before they happen. Deep Sentinel’s team worked with police departments to train the system to differentiate between, say, a deer crossing your lawn and a masked burglar on his way to jimmying your lock.
As the company explains it, the three cameras create a perimeter around the house and keep a constantly watchful eye for activity that its algorithms deem suspicious. When something unusual does pop up, Deep Sentinel will alert a call center where on-duty employees will determine if they should call the police, reducing the number of false alarms and making it a whole lot more likely that the police will actually show up.
The system starts at $399 and the surveillance service is $50 a month with a one-year contract.