HZO Protected™ Netatmo Presence Launches in the U.S. and Europe
Posted on December 1st, 2016 by hzodev
Smart Outdoor Security Camera Designated to Withstand Harsh Elements thanks to HZO®
Draper, UT – December 1, 2016 –
Netatmo, a revolutionary smart home company, developing groundbreaking, intuitive and beautifully-designed connected consumer electronics, has announced the availability of Presence, the smart outdoor security camera with people, car and animal, detection. Presence features HZO’s liquid and environmental protection technology which protects it from potential damage from the elements.
Designed completely for outdoor use, Presence is completely weatherproof. The camera can withstand the elements such as rain, snow, moisture, dust, and dirt because of HZO’s innovative thin-film coating solution. A device that is HZO Protected™ typically lasts longer and performs better due to the internal application of a Parylene-based coating, eliminating the need for bulky cases or mechanical seals and adding virtually no additional weight.
Presence’s breakthrough deep learning algorithm detects the presence of people, cars and animals.
The camera allows the user to know instantly what is happening outside their home and informs them with smart notifications: “Person seen”, “Car seen” or “Animal seen”. Presence’s notifications and recordings are entirely customizable. The user decides whether to be notified or to record when Presence detects a person, a car or an animal. Presence alerts only when necessary.
“Presence is the only smart outdoor security camera that delivers the highest degree of durability and modern design on the market, thanks in part to HZO,” said Fred Potter, Founder and CEO at Netatmo. “Collaborating with HZO made it easy for us to have complete control over the design while they brought their weatherproofing expertise in during the manufacturing process to implement a customized application solution that was unique to Presence.”
This is HZO’s first application of its technology protection process found on an IoT (Internet of Things) product. “The connected home industry is growing fast, and Netatmo is leading the pack by choosing to integrate our technology to protect Presence from the natural elements it is intended to be used in,” said Simone Maraini, Chief Sales Officer for HZO. “Owners of the new Presence can feel safer knowing that their security camera is durable enough to shield against rain, snow, humidity, and dust.”
Presence is now available for purchase at Netatmo online, Amazon, Home Depot and Apple. It retails for $299.99. Presence is compatible with iPhones featuring iOS 10, Android 4.3 and above. Netatmo Security App is entirely free.
HZO is a technology solutions and licensing company that provides electronics’ manufacturers and device makers in a range of industries, including consumer, medical, military and industrial, with thin-film protection against damage caused by liquid submersion, corrosive environments, humidity, sweat, dust and debris. With a scalable end-to-end solution that supports mass volume production, and a technical team dedicated to innovation and customer success, HZO’s patent-protected solution enables product design freedom, delivers product differentiation and goes beyond the boundaries defined by electronics testing standards like IPX8.
Netatmo is a revolutionary smart home company, developing groundbreaking, intuitive and beautifully-designed connected consumer electronics. Truly smart, Netatmo’s innovative products provide a seamless experience that helps users create a safer, healthier and more comfortable home.
Netatmo carefully designs the mechanics, electronics and embedded software of all its products to the highest standards. Netatmo also creates the mobile and web applications that fully realize their potential.
Since 2012 Netatmo has released eleven devices and accessories, divided into four categories:
• Weather – The Personal Weather Station and its accessories. The Personal Weather Station allows users to keep track of what is happening in their indoor and outdoor environments.
• Energy – The Smart Thermostat and the Smart Radiator Valves. Both products are designed by Philippe Starck. They allow users to save 37% on energy to heat their home.
• Security – The security cameras Welcome and Presence and their accessories. Welcome, the indoor security camera with face recognition technology. Presence, the outdoor security camera, detects and reports on people, cars, and animals.
• Air care – Healthy Home Coach. Healthy Home Coach is a smart indoor climate monitor, helping to improve the indoor environment.
Netatmo is a key player in the smart home industry, with products available through various distribution networks worldwide, from both major retailers and B2B channels.
In November 2015 Netatmo completed a series B funding round of €30 million. The company previously raised €4.5 million in 2013.