CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is one of the world’s biggest gathering of consumer technology innovators. And when I say one of the biggest, I mean it’s really, really huge!
More than 160,000 people flew to Las Vegas this year to get some serious business done. Angelcam was there too, and I personally talked to over 40 camera manufacturers. I also spent some time talking to home automation platforms, because I was very curious to get to know how they will use cameras in 2015, but let’s leave this topic for another blog post;)
As CES is very focused on consumers, big players like Axis, Dahua, Hikvision or Tyco skipped the show completely, and others like Foscam, D-Link & ICRealtech/ICRealtime were just introducing home cameras and having private meetings.
To be honest, nothing interesting happened at CES in terms of hardware. But I found these 3 highlights you might find interesting as well.
CES WIFI/IP CAMERA HIGHLIGHTS
1) Sengled – now releasing smart lighting with IP camera including smartphone surveillance app with face recognition.
2) Giroptic – 360° wifi camera with sd card for outdoor fun as well as home security when you replace your light bulb with it.
3) Skybell – quite a few of such doorbells made their appearance at CES, this one was the most interesting piece. Pretty handy for the delivery and for just checking up on your home or your office frontdoor.
THE BIGGEST LEARNING FROM CES 2015: P2P is getting very articulated within Asian manufacturers
I was quite surprised when I entered the Asian Pavilion and started talking to Shenzhen manufacturers.
Almost half of them said they had just launched their P2P (peer-to-peer) with their own servers in US, Europe & China! Yet they hadn’t connected all of their camera types.
They have started with cameras that are intended to be used for homes, so we will see if they can scale it. None of these manufacturers have their own cloud storage yet, but some of them said it was going to change in the next 1 – 3 years.
This movement may also be caused by the fact that Chinese manufacturers are “not just camera cases & chips assemblers” any more, they started founding their own development departments.
The way I see it, this is one big step towards cloud becoming the new standard in the near future.
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