Smartphone security system to recognize faces

Here is what we have found so far along with pricing info, as well as pros and cons.  The sheet can be viewed by anyone.  Editing is restricted but anyone can comment here

I would like to monitor ingress and egress to my home and yard.

I need it to be able to notify me every time it recognizes someone that shouldn't be there.

The most important location to monitor is when people come up to the front door from the street which is about 50 ft away.  I would like the smartphone camera there to be good enough to see activity actually at the street level.

I am really looking for best in class here within reason cost-wise, and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
How about a few wyzecam setups? They are 19.99 each and you can put in a microSD card to store images.  It has a setting to be triggered by motion,  among other things.

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frugalmuleAuthor Commented:
Can wyzecams be accessed via a smartphone app in real-time?
You have described a CCTV Security System, the smartphone is only used for viewing or receiving notifications, there is no "processing" done on the phone.

Detecting the presence and size of a moving object is not in the same ballpark as accurate facial recognition. Accurate Facial recognition for a 50ft distance at the price point of the items in your google doc is a few years away.

If the CCTV camera needs to see faces clearly at 50ft, the field of view will be small, unless you go up to 4k camera, which will put the system at least an order of magnitude higher than you have been looking at so far, or unless you went with a smart tracking PTZ (Point Tilt Zoom) camera.

I would be surprised if the actual images from the Netatmo system match the quality of the video in their advert.
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
IANAL: Please tell us the country where you like to use such a system. Cause it is illegal in some countries under some circumstances.
frugalmuleAuthor Commented:
Arne.  PTZ is a good term.

I agree that "accurate facial recognition" might be the wrong objective.

My Ring doorbell camera is working well but can't see very far.

So what I probably need to start with is an inexpensive IP based PTZ camera without worrying about the facial recognition piece.

The software it comes with might be good enough to give me what I want as part of a larger home security "system"

OR (cheaper still)

I could use the iSpy software with any IP camera directly and just see if it is capable of sending alerts when it senses motion.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Ring also has a security cam opton with lighting
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