A fresh perspective and the future of home security: Abode partners with Morse Micro and Xailient to unveil the newest standard for security camera solutions that finally brings the home into focus.
January 8, 2024 – CES 2024 – Abode Systems, the leading provider of DIY smart home security solutions, announces today the next evolution in smart home security camera offerings, the Abode Edge Camera. Forged in partnership with Morse Micro, the leading Wi-Fi HaLow silicon vendor, and Xailient, the leader in edge AI for computer vision, this category-defining solution is the world’s first wireless home security camera supercharged with AI-at-the-edge capabilities, a transmission range of over 1.5 miles, and best-in-class battery life performance. The unique combination of these features has created a paradigm-shifting security solution that provides users with a plug-and-protect security camera capable of providing the optimal view of their property.
“Nearly every home security camera is facing the wrong direction,” said 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. At Abode, we believe security cameras should keep an eye on what is most important. Together with our partners, we are breaking the chains that tether security cameras to an outdated viewpoint. The Abode Edge Camera enables a new era of home security camera solutions capable of being deployed at edge-of-property to bring the home, and what matters most, back into focus.”
Going the Distance
The unprecedented range of the Abode Edge Camera is made possible via the integration of Morse Micro’s Wi-Fi CERTIFIED HaLow system-on-chip (SoC) solution, which offers unparalleled wireless capabilities. Wi-Fi HaLow overcomes the limitations of traditional Wi-Fi by operating on narrow frequency bands, enabling the technology to penetrate transmission obstacles and provide unmatched performance, even in noisy environments crowded by multiple devices and cameras. Combined, these benefits offer 10 times the range, 100 times the coverage area, and 1000 times the volume of traditional Wi-Fi technologies. Upon release, the Abode Edge Camera will be the first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED HaLow camera with plug-and-play features to seamlessly connect to your existing Wi-Fi home network.
Meticulously designed as a robust wireless home security camera, range performance is perfectly balanced with battery life. Featuring a massive 6,000 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the Abode Edge Camera is capable of battery life performance up to one year on a single charge. An integrated PIR motion sensor, in cooperation with AI detection, alerts the camera to meaningful activity and triggers the recording of critical events. When motion is not detected, the camera automatically enters into a deep sleep mode, preserving precious battery.
The unique combination of leveraging AI to transmit meaningful events with the power-efficiency provided by Wi-Fi HaLow is an industry first. Furthermore, the fusion of a 1.5-mile transmission range and long-lasting battery performance makes the Abode Edge Camera a “deploy-anywhere” solution that excels specifically in outdoor environments. With weather-tight housing that is IP67-rated, this cutting-edge security camera is built to withstand the elements.
Advanced AI Capabilities
Battery life and range accolades notwithstanding, the Abode Edge Camera is as intelligent as it is powerful and transformative. Seamless integration of state-of-the-art AI models and algorithms from Xailient push the boundaries of what is possible and enables the new camera to perform advanced tasks, such as object detection, facial recognition, and anomaly detection. Advanced AI features combined with the ultra long-range performance provided by Wi-Fi HaLow enables real-time data processing, allowing for instantaneous decision making and response, which is critical in security and automation applications.
A New Way to Keep an Eye on Your Abode
The new Abode Edge Camera integrates effortlessly with any existing Abode home security system or can be deployed as a standalone solution. To support the launch of the new camera, Abode is also announcing today 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.
To support Abode users who wish 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 later in Q1 2024 with an MSRP of $199.99.
For more information about this break-through product, please visit www.goabode.com
For more information about Morse Micro, please visit www.morsemicro.com
For more information about Xailient, please visit www.xailient.com
About Abode Systems
Founded in 2014 by former ADT executive Christopher Carney and part of the Nice group since 2018, Abode was designed to be the most flexible and comprehensive all-in-one DIY smart security solution. With a vision of providing ease, simplicity and choice, Abode combines a no-contract home security platform with comprehensive smart home functionality. Customers can choose on-demand short-term monitoring with no contract or commitment and Abode offers out-of-the-box support for virtually any smart home device on the market including HomeKit, Amazon Echo, Google Assistant, ZigBee and Z-Wave. This powerful platform is delivered in a simple user interface, giving customers an intuitive and easily customizable experience from setup to everyday use. Your home, your Abode.
About Morse Micro
Morse Micro is a leading Wi-Fi HaLow fabless semiconductor company based in Sydney, with global offices. As the world’s premier Wi-Fi HaLow company, we pioneer next-gen IoT wireless connectivity solutions. Morse Micro is now sampling its Wi-Fi Alliance and FCC-certifiable MM6108 production silicon: the fastest, smallest, lowest power and longest-range Wi-Fi HaLow chip available in the market. For more information, go to morsemicro.com or follow us on LinkedIn.
Xailient is the world leader in privacy-safe artificial intelligence solutions for computer vision applications. Their AI software enables real-time object detection, facial recognition, and other computer vision tasks and manages compliance with privacy and AI regulations in over 80 jurisdictions globally. Xailient’s patented technologies drive transformation across various industries, from security to retail. www.xailient.com
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