Chui is a WiFi-enabled device that employs advanced facial recognition technology to make homes socially intelligent. A CEA Market Study showed that an estimated 92% of new homes have Internet access, as do virtually all businesses. Chui has been designed to capitalize on that trend by serving as an _intelligent doorbellî that can also be used as a security and monitoring device both outside and inside the home or business.
Chui has already surpassed its crowdfunding goal of $30,000, now at $35,000 with 13 more days to go.
Chui delivers real time notifications to the owners smart phone or computer that include the visitors image, name and timestamp, while also offering the option of two-way audio and one-way video. If the visitor–such as a friend, family member or delivery person–has been _enrolledî by being photographed using either the Chui device or a web or mobile application, the notification will also identify the visitor and unlock a suite of innovative features. Whether Chui owners are inside their home or business, in the car, or traveling overseas, the notifications let them know whenever someone is at their front door.
Chui also offers Identity Based Audio that plays personalized messages upon recognition. For example, the owner can record a message telling a friend where a key to the front door is hidden, or a message telling a delivery person where to leave an important package.
In addition to playing pre-recorded messages for designated visitors, Chui can spare its owner the hassle of an awkward encounter with its Do Not Disturb feature. For example, when Chuis facial recognition technology detects a person the owner does not wish to see, such as an annoying neighbor, the owner can easily arrange it so no notification is sent and the doorbell does not ring.
Chui can be further enhanced by pairing it with Internet-connected locks and smart lighting systems. These pairings allow the door to be unlocked, or the inside lights to be turned on, when Chui recognizes an authorized face.
Moreover, Chui can also bolster home security by helping owners protect valuables and monitor activity. Specifically, Chui can be placed inside the house and use its motion detection capability (if enabled) to notify the owner in the event of any non-permitted access. The owner then can tap into a live feed after being alerted of a breach and call the police with one touch on Chuis mobile app. Chui can also be used by passionate pet owners when away from home to monitor their pets in real time, or by parents to check on a new teenage babysitter.