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Amazon is working on a home security camera, leaked image suggests

By Shawn Knight ยท 4 replies
Mar 2, 2017
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  1. Amazon’s Echo in-home speaker may soon have a companion in the form of a standalone security camera if a leaked image proves authentic.

    The image in question, reportedly hiding in plain sight on Amazon’s website according to AFTVnews, showcases what looks to be a security camera. Similar is style to a Canary Flex, the white device with a blue ring around its camera looks to be somewhat flexible at its base.

    Astute viewers may also notice what looks to be two pinholes up top for microphones and four sensors surrounding the camera lens which, if I had to guess, are probably infrared sensors for night vision or maybe motion sensors.

    AFTVnews may not be a publication you’re familiar with but the site was the first to leak images of the Roku 4 so they do have some credibility.

    That said, Amazon has demonstrated time and again that it’s not afraid to throw something against the wall to see if it sticks. Given the surprising success of its Alexa platform, expanding that service into a home security camera makes plenty of sense. What’s more, Amazon has an abundance of cloud storage space at its disposal and could offer to store recorded security footage in the cloud at a very competitive price.

    Considering the image was found on Amazon’s site, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the device announced sooner rather than later.

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  2. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,959   +1,229

    LOL...oh the possibilities.
    Log onto Amazon after you've had a camera.....your tv needs to be upgraded, here are some suggestions.
    That clock on your wall, doesn't match your interior, here are some suggestions.
    That man that visits your wife each afternoon has worn jeans, here are some suggestions. LOL.
    mojorisin23 likes this.
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,766   +1,160

    Everything makes perfect sense, from the paranoia to have a full Amazon solution in the home.
  4. avioza

    avioza TS Maniac Posts: 207   +160

    I would like a reasonably priced, network addressable option from amazon.

    While there are a number of low priced IP cameras available, software and drivers tend to be unpolished and the interfaces unattractive.

    Hopefully they make an outdoor camera as well.
  5. JamesSWD

    JamesSWD TS Maniac Posts: 331   +182

    Big Brother...slowly evolving into the home, to know all your secrets, with a smiley face and pleasant voice.

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