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Momo smart lamp serves as smart hub and home security system

Momo smart lamp serves as smart hub and home security system
Many smart hubs today serve multiple functions, and recently a smart lamp called Momo aims to do the same, to become the one and only hub that offers home security, motion detection, voice activation, facial recognition, gesture control and artificial intelligence.

Momo looks just like a cylindrical lamp but is also equipped with a 360-degree vision camera, microphone, motion sensors, speaker and security sensors.

The built-in 360° night-vision camera detects motion, sound and user’s face. It can tell the difference between an empty house and the presence of family members through facial recognition and artificial intelligence technologies. When abnormal motion or sounds are detected, users will be alerted of the abnormal situation through the mobile app.

Using artificial intelligence, Momo learns user’s behavior pattern and adapts to any detected changes. For example, it will turn on the light when users walk into the house; activate the security mode when nobody is at home; and alert users if any appliances are left on after they left home.

Users may turn off the camera on Momo manually if they want to have some privacy at home.

Momo automatically detects other smart devices in the house and asks for permission to add them into the network, with Momo serving as the hub.

According to Momo’s maker Morpheus Team, the device runs on an open platform and can work with any smart home devices. For enhanced security, users may add a Nest camera into the network and watch real-time video feeds from the Momo Home app. For greater comfort, thermostat can be connected and the temperature may be set from the Momo app. Momo also works with Google Home and Amazon Alexa voice command.

Being a lamp also, Momo has a built-in smart LED light bulb and allows users to change the color from the app. Users may also adjust the brightness by putting their hand over the device for gesture control.

According to Morpheus Team, Momo partners with Microsoft and adopts 128-bit encryption on all data going through the company to guarantee user’s privacy. Besides, users can manually lock the camera and the microphone on the device. The company says it doesn’t retrieve, store or share any personal data.

Morpheus Team has started the Momo campaign on Kickstarter. The device will have a US$699 price tag and shipping will start in November. The product is due to hit the market in December 2017.

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