Smart CCTV camera


This is not necessarily directly related to SmartThings, but I know you guys are smart home and device experts and might have some ideas.

I’m looking for a video/CCTV camera with some smart features. It does not have to integrate with SmartThings, I’m more interested in how intelligent the camera actually is. I’m looking for features like (it does not have to include all of these, but just to give you an idea of what I’d want):

  • Recognition of human shapes for more accurate motion detection.
  • Recognition of unusual activities (e.g. jumping over a fence or running) v.s. people generally walking around.
  • Counting of number of people.
  • Identifying and storing faces of people.
  • Internet connected via either wifi or ethernet.
  • Recording video clips on itself or online.
  • Notifications when something unusual happens (by email, push, text or anything).

I’d be open to an indoor or outdoor type, just looking for something over and above the typical standard features.


Does anyone have any suggestions on this?

Hi sir,

I would recommend this SPRO Kit to you. The DVR has intelligent functions like face detection and Motion detection. So if anything happens, it will send a notification via email or push notification to your device.

This kit also comes with PIR camera, which has a PIR sensor built-in that can cut out all the false alarms as it will only trigger for people and not for things like bushes swaying in the wind etc.

The smart search also lets these clips be searched easier.

And the cameras are suitable for both indoor and outdoor.

The only things that you require that this system won’t do is the people counting and being able to determine what is normal and what would be unusual activity.

Thought it might be a good option for you : )