From the article: One Ring patent, filed and awarded within the U.S., is titled “Neighborhood Alert Mode.” At its core, it’s basically group surveillance, with a touch of suburbanites-complaining-on-Nextdoor power. As an alternative of your neighbor typing out a loaded put up describing an individual they deem to be a risk to the neighorhood—as a result of what may go flawed there?—all they must do is share an image or video of somebody they resolve is suspicious to different Neighborhood customers inside the neighborhood. Ring will then immediate different video doorbells inside the community to begin recording the so-called suspicious individual, even when they don’t strategy the entrance door.
Though Amazon’s Ring doorbell doesn’t at the moment supply facial recognition like Google’s Nest digicam lineup does, the potential is talked about a handful of instances within the patent, together with a number of biometric identifiers. From the patent:
Biometric identifiers could be physiological traits and/or behavioral traits. Physiological traits could also be associated to the form of the physique. Examples embody, however should not restricted to, fingerprints, palm veins, facial recognition, three-dimensional facial recognition, pores and skin texture evaluation, DNA, palm prints, hand geometry, iris recognition, retina recognition, and odor/scent recognition. Behavioral traits could also be associated to the sample of habits of an individual, together with, however not restricted to, typing rhythm, gait, and voice recognition.