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This security camera recognises people, animals and cars

Dog-shaped vans might still pose a challenge however

Netatmo’s new Presence security camera is clever enough to differentiate between people, animals and cars, letting you set up customisable notifications to prevent you being overloaded with irrelevant information.

It’s all thanks to the its Smart-Sight algorithm, which allows it to instantly alert users if it captures anything in its 20 metre detection range.

A built in motion-sensitive light and infrared smarts mean it’ll carry on with its security duties when the sun disappears, and full HD videos are stored directly on an internal microSD card.

Footage can also be transferred to an online server, with no additional fee or subscription required.

Its classy minimalist aluminium body is IP66-rated, which means it should shrug off rain and snow with ease, and installation is apparently straightforward if you’re replacing an existing outdoor light.

The companion app will be available on iOS and Android, and it’ll play nice with Macs, PCs and the Apple Watch too.

There’s no price at this stage, but a release window of July-September has been revealed.

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Esat has been a gadget fan ever since his tiny four-year-old brain was captivated by a sound-activated dancing sunflower. From there it was a natural progression to a Sega Mega Drive, a brief obsession with hedgehogs, and a love for all things tech. After 7 years as a writer and deputy editor for Stuff, Esat ventured out into the corporate world, spending three years as Editor of Microsoft's European News Centre. Now a freelance writer, his appetite for shiny gadgets has no bounds. Oh, and like all good human beings, he's very fond of cats.

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