Swann unveils AI-driven HomeShield – The future of smart home security

Swann unveils AI-driven HomeShield – The future of smart home security

Swann, a global leader in do-it-yourself security, today announces the availability of Swann HomeShield, a powerful AI-driven voice assistant which is set to redefine home protection. Developed with Amazon Web Services (AWS) technology, this state-of-the-art solution harnesses generative AI to communicate with visitors, providing an unparalleled level of deterrence and peace of mind.

Launching in May, Swann HomeShield will enhance compatible Swann video doorbells, cameras and devices, using the latest adaptive AI technology to automatically respond to visitors with natural, human-like interactions.

By employing heat and motion-based Passive Infrared (PIR) sensors, video analytics, and activity pattern analysis, Swann HomeShield can autonomously facilitate interactions in several scenarios that include accepting packages and screening unexpected visitors all while giving the impression there is a real person at home with an active presence.

This innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) capability leverages the cutting-edge Amazon Bedrock service from AWS combined with the deep capabilities of AWS Lambda’s serverless computing service. Amazon Bedrock is a fully managed service that offers a choice of high-performing foundation models (FMs) via a single API, along with a broad set of capabilities needed to build generative AI applications, while simplifying development with security, privacy, and responsible AI.

At the core of Swann HomeShield lies Anthropic’s new Claude 3 Haiku advanced language model (via Amazon Bedrock), uniquely trained to act and answer as a knowledgeable housemate, aware of residents’ preferences. When a visitor approaches, HomeShield™ leverages AWS Lambda and Amazon Bedrock. The AI-generated response is then converted to speech and played back through the camera, providing a responsive experience that emulates interacting with a resident in real-time.

“Swann HomeShield represents a paradigm shift in smart security solutions,” said Alex Talevski, CEO of Swann Security. “This launch is a big step of accessible AI amongst everyday consumers, offering an easy and affordable solution to not just easily accept deliveries and screen unexpected visitors when they’re not at home, but also help keep families safe. Powered by Amazon Bedrock’s cutting-edge AI capabilities with Anthropic’s Claude 3 Haiku, Swann HomeShield sets a new benchmark for intelligent home protection, reinforcing our commitment to innovation and customer safety. When Claude 3 Haiku launched on Amazon Bedrock, we switched from Claude 2.1 in a couple of hours, and the speed of responses is 30% faster and significantly more accurate.”

“AWS is always striving to develop innovative technologies that enrich customers’ lives. AWS is democratising access to generative AI making it easier for customers of all sizes, across all industries, build and scale generative AI applications customised to their businesses,” said Louise Stigwood, Director of Enterprise, AWS Australia and New Zealand. “By harnessing the power of Amazon Bedrock, Swann HomeShield delivers an ability to engage visitors in natural voice conversations, representing a big leap forward in smart home technology and a great example of the power of generative AI.”

Swann HomeShield is affordable for everyday home users as part of the standard Unlimited Plan within Secure+ membership via the Swann Security app, compatible with iOS and Android.