Smart Homes

Netatmo Welcome, The Facial-Recognising Home Security Camera Now On Sale

Netatmo first showed off the Welcome facial-recognising security camera back at this year’s CES, and now you are able to finally purchase one.

When a person passes by the Welcome their face is checked against the list of recognised people. A notification is then sent to the owners phone telling them who that person was, and it also sends a notification if it doesn’t recognise the person captured by the camera.


Netatmo’s Welcome is able to capture this information even if the person’s face is only seen for a split second. This is done through the full HD camera which has a large 130 degree field of view ensuring that nearly every angle is in view. Even when the lighting conditions aren’t great, the camera switches to night vision mode to ensure that it can still detect any faces passing by.

When the camera is unplugged the user is automatically sent a video clip which was recorded before losing power. All video recordings and face-ID data are stored locally on the micro-SD card which means that all of the files are easily accessed and safe from any hackers. Cloud storage is available and will used to store the photos which are taken when the Welcome detects a face.

From today you can purchase the Netatmo Welcome for £199 from the official Netatmo website, as well as Amazon and John Lewis using the buttons down below. The £199 will be the only cost involved with the Welcome since the micro-SD is included and no extra fees are required for any of the features, such as the cloud based storage.

If you would just like to see the Welcome for yourself, head over to retailers such as John Lewis on the 15th June 2015.

Official video of the Netatmo Welcome


  • Face recognition technology
  • 1080p full HD resolution, extra-large 2 micron pixels
  • 130° field of view
  • Night vision mode and infrared LED
  • Bank-level encryption
  • Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection
  • Embedded microphone
  • Powered through micro-USB power adapter
  • Micro-SD card included
  • iOS 8 and Android 4.3 compatible
Netatmo Website Amazon  John Lewis

By Billy Noyes

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