Lighthouse Security Camera Has Advanced AI That Recognizes Everyone in the Family... Even the Pets.

Everyone makes a home security camera now. It was an untapped marked just a few years ago and to stand out you really need to bring something new to the game. Lighthouse's New AI Security camera is more than something new. It's something much much better.

Lighthouse is a startup company specializing in artificial intelligence that was founded by self-driving car and computer-vision experts. Why is their background important?

Security cameras used to be something that someone monitored all the time. Think of casinos or a shopping mall where someone is constantly looking for mischief on a monitor. When people first started putting security cameras in private homes, they were primarily used as an after the crime type of product. Say someone broke in and stole a bunch of items then you could check the footage and see what happened.

In the past few years companies have added motion alerts to video cameras, but more often then not, it's your cat or your significant other walking into the room. The alerts weren't useful and odds are you can't afford to keep a person staring at monitors of your home all day. Well, now maybe you can.

The Lighthouse AI security camera has a 1080p camera, 3D sensors, alarm siren, speakers and microphone built in. It's sensors visually map your house and the people inside it. You can literally teach it who is who in the house and it will remember you and your cat so you won't get an annoying alert.

It will also remember light patterns, so when the sun is setting and shadow creeps across the room, it will recognize it as a shadow. The 3D mapping virtually illuminates false alerts. This is going to set the bar for affordable home security systems. It's $299 and requires a $10/month subscription, which can be waived however for a one time $200 fee. Yes, it's expensive, but not so bad considering it will pay for itself in 20 months.

The very moment you plug in your lighthouse it starts recording data. What the room looks like, who actually lives there. You can even into the app on your phone and select images of yourself and label it "Jim" or whatever. This allows the system to recognize you better but there's also a really great feature. Aside from live-streaming, you can use your voice to retrieve the footage.

Yes, you can ask your camera "what did the dog do today?" And it will find all the footage of your dog that was recorded that day and show you instead of you scanning through hours of footage. This is a great idea if it works. But that's what sets this camera apart, it's interactive and more like having a person sitting behind the monitor than just the capture device.

The camera can even recognize waving. In the video for the product, Lighthouse shows a kid waiving to the camera, which then pings the person the kid is waiving too and they can have a live two-way radio conversation instantly. Check it out.


  • 1080p HD video + 3D time-of-flight sensor
  • High-quality automatic night vision
  • 95° diagonal field of view
  • Tilt up and down via base or optional wall mount
  • 8.5" (217mm) tall x 3.4" (87mm) diameter
  • 1.6 lbs (731g) weight

Weather Resistance
  • Indoor use only

  • Two-way audio with mic and speaker
  • Security siren

Power Adapter
  • 12V power supply in-box
  • Supports 100-240V AC

  • Dual-Band Wi-Fi: 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth(R) Smart 4.1
  • 1mbps typical upload bandwidth
  • Monthly data usage ranges

Privacy mode
  • Custom options to turn video on and off

Security & Data Protection
  • Encrypted cloud storage
  • Secure data transfer (SSL/TLS) with 2048-bit keys
  • AES 256-bit data encryption
  • Digitally signed bootloader and updates
  • Key stretching with PBKDF2 for improved password security
  • Bluetooth connections disabled after Wi-Fi configuration

OS Requirements
  • iOS 10 or later
  • Android 4.4 or later

Wall Mount
  • Base included
  • Wall mount sold separately

Operating Temperature Range
  • 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)

  • 1-year limited warranty

Lighthouse AI Smart Security Home Camera is available to buy right now for $299 on Amazon with a $10 monthly subscription that can be waived for $200.

For more information check out Lighthouse's website.