Audio Analytic partners with Swann to bring sound sensing to the connected home
New SwannOne smart home and CVR products to be showcased at CES 2015
Cambridge, UK and Santa Fe Springs, California, US, 11 December 2014, Intelligent sound sensing leader Audio Analytic (Audio Analytic – Intelligent sound detection) today announced that Swann, the world’s no.1 brand in DIY surveillance, will incorporate its patented sound sensing and classification technology in its forthcoming SwannOne Smart Home Security Solution (SwannOne) and Cloud Video Recording (CVR) products.
This will enable the products to automatically detect the sound of smoke alarms and glass breaking, triggering warnings to consumers via smartphones and tablets, along with the option to extend capabilities to sense baby cries, car alarms, gun shots and aggression. The addition of these audio sensing features to Swann’s leading video camera technology increases protection for consumers and their homes and continues the company’s tradition of innovation in smart home and surveillance products.
Built on a unique understanding, and database, of the home acoustic environment, Audio Analytic’s award winning sensing software makes it simple to monitor sounds, such as smoke alarms, breaking glass, baby cries or car alarms within the connected home, business and high security scenarios. Already proven in the professional security sector, the partnership with Swann extends its technology into the home market for the first time, demonstrating the value it provides to manufacturers and suppliers in the home automation/connected home markets.
The SwannOne solution will be showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January 2015. SwannOne is a security- centric, smart home solution. It is a complete solution which allows consumers to control every element of their home or business security from just one app, via their Smartphone.
The SwannOne SoundView Camera serves as SwannOne’s™ starting point. Priced very affordably, the Wi-Fi, SoundView Cam includes: High definition video streaming, motion detection and night vision, Smartphone alerts, sound detection and optional cloud storage plans. Swann will be on booth #14823 at CES, which runs from 6-9 January 2015.
Swann chose to work with Audio Analytic due to its advanced, innovative technology, ability to add differentiation to its devices and end-to-end product development support. This extended from input on hardware design to testing the final products, providing a complete support package to speed time to market.
“Our technology is already successfully deployed in products in the professional security market,” said Chris Mitchell, founder and CEO, Audio Analytic. “Partnering with Swann enables us to enter the fast-growing consumer and home automation sector and work with a market leader that sells across the globe. Existing connected home devices have been deaf to the power of audio sensing, but the new SwannOne solution demonstrates the value it brings to consumers and the differentiation it provides to manufacturers. We believe these will be the first of many consumer products to include our technology as the market expands.”
“Swann is a company built on innovation, and as we looked to enter the smart home market, we wanted to ensure we continued to deliver the most advanced, yet easy to use, technology to our customers,” said Geoff Wanless, CTO, Swann. “Audio Analytic was the perfect choice, providing our new products with a competitive edge over the market through its sound sensing technology. We look forward to deepening our relationship as we continue to expand our product range.”
Swann is a global leader in DIY security monitoring and has been providing innovative yet cost effective consumer electronics solutions since 1987. With offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK, China, Hong Kong and Russia, and distribution partners around the globe, Swann is key player in the global DIY security market. Swann partners with key retailers and distributors such as Fry’s Electronics, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Best Buy, Costco Wholesale, Canadian Tire and Maplin Electronics to provide cutting edge and accessible solutions to consumers.
The company’s products are mainly do-it-yourself with easy-to-follow ‘plug-and-play’ instructions, free after-sale 24/7 technical support and retail-friendly product packaging aimed at home, office and small-to-medium retail users. Swann builds products that deliver the simplest and most affordable DIY security solutions. For more information on SwannOne please visit SwannOne
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