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Video: The Smart Home Goes to the Dogs

19 May 2017

The software sensor responds when Monty barks. Image credit: Audio AnalyticThe software sensor responds when Monty barks. Image credit: Audio AnalyticSmart home technology enables automated control of various devices and appliances, including lighting, security cameras and thermostats. Now, thanks to Audio Analytic (Cambridge, UK and Palo Alto, CA), the family dog can also be connected to the smart home.

Using AI-based sound recognition software, next-generation smart home products can respond instantly to the distinct sound of a barking dog. The range of applications are unlimited but could include turning on home appliances like lights, personal digital assistants and speakers to deter intruders, or alerting consumers who can connect to their home security cameras to check on their pet.

The dog bark software sensor is fully integrated with the company’s flexible ai3™ software platform alongside other established software sensors on the market, such as window break, CO/smoke alarm detector and baby cry. The software is hardware agnostic and can work in a wide range of products from light bulbs and security cameras to digital personal assistants. It’s designed to work with standard MEMs microphones and has a very small code and memory footprint, so it can be integrated easily.

The new software sensor was unveiled during the Internet of Things world event held in Santa Cara, CA, May 14-17, 2017.

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