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I am using this sheet to start doing some camera research.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xEKLjHTZjs8ROewbyuQiiH5wcFs8A_AEdF7c9lDgeRU/edit#gid=0

I am looking for a camera at amazon.com that will allow me to be notified when a human is detected.
I don't need facial recognition as much as just 'human recognition'.
Ideally, I would just like to be notified, when a human presence is detected.

I am looking for a reasonably inexpensive but effective way to resolve this.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
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Martin NguyenMember Experience manager
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The Ring doorbell will notify if you if it notices movement. They have security cameras as well.
Tom CieslikIT Engineer
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BLINK XT2

Extended battery life – 2 year battery life on two AA lithium batteries with a combination of two-way talk, live view, and motion recording. Double the usage of the XT on a single set of batteries when recording video.
2-way audio – Talk to visitors through the Blink app on your smartphone or tablet.
Customizable motion detection – Use activity zones to choose where motion is detected so you receive the alerts that matter.
Free cloud storage – Keep hundreds of clips stored up to a year with no monthly fees or service contract required.
Works with Alexa – View live streams, motion clips, or arm and disarm your camera through select Alexa-enabled devices.
Day and night coverage – Record and view in up to 1080p HD video during the day and with infrared HD night vision after dark.
Use indoors/outdoors – Blink XT2 stands up to the elements. Place or mount it inside or outside for whole home security.
Easy setup – No tools, wiring, or professional installation required.

https://www.amazon.com/All-new-Blink-Outdoor-Security-included/dp/B07MN67BCR/ref=sr_1_1?crid=34KRPGMVJ8GSO&keywords=blink+home+security&qid=1564703229&s=gateway&sprefix=blink%2Caps%2C143&sr=8-1

Or similar
ZeropointNRGHedge Fund Manager
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Edward Snowden made an app called Haven that detects intruders, starts recording, sends alerts etc..but only works on phones and tablets.
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Is this for home or business?
Scott FellDeveloper & EE Moderator
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Most security camera software as a feature for motion detection that you can program.

https://blueirissoftware.com
https://www.ispyconnect.com (see plug ins)
https://zoneminder.com
https://camlytics.com/help/api.html#rest-example
Ted PennerData Structures Engineer

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Martin, Tom, Scott
Thank you for your comments regarding 'motion detection'. They do in fact support that.

What I am looking for is 'human' detection.
So far, this still seems like the best option.
https://www.amazon.com/Generation-Wireless-Detection-Smart-Clip-Compatible/dp/B07T71Q758/ref=sr_1_5?crid=3AIN8PGUT5K1W&keywords=human+detection&qid=1564699491&s=gateway&sprefix=human+detection%2Caps%2C161&sr=8-5
Martin NguyenMember Experience manager
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Hi Ted,

Sorry haven't had any experience with cameras that are more focused on "human" detection.
Scott FellDeveloper & EE Moderator
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yea, it is really not the camera, it is the software. And more specifically it is motion detection with advanced ai. You will start seeing more of it than you do now.

https://www.sighthound.com/products/sighthound-video
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/dropcam-adds-human-detection-software-motion-sensors-hardware/
https://www.swann.com/blog/put-the-heat-on-crime-with-pir-motion-heat-sensor-cameras-new-from-swann/
Ted PennerData Structures Engineer

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Scott,
Thanks. I agree. It is all about the software, but most camera vendors supply "something" with the camera. The one I referenced does seem to advertise it but requires Alexa, so I am going to try this one for under $60 and see what happens. https://www.amazon.com/blurams-Security-Surveillance-Detection-Available/dp/B07NRXDWVS/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=Camera+AI+human&qid=1564817943&s=gateway&sr=8-5
Michel SakrRounded IT Consultant / Projects manager / Cloud Consultant / IT Planning
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After testing tons of Cams, Nest Cam nest.com is the best, you can buy used also for the fraction of the price
for roughly 50$ a year you get cloud video storage for several days and get the Nest aware feature that uses cloud based AI power to run advanced algorithms to analyze activity as much as you can select activity zones.
You can also go without subscription and get notifications plus see snapshots of activity in your app..