Withings is a company that has been building "smart" products since the company released a "smart" scale in 2009. That's way before the newfangled "Internet of Things" concept hit the mainstream.
Hunting around the company's website, it's clear that its mission is to develop a suite of products that can track and report on you and your family's health and welfare 24/7. The company's next product, Home, is a next-generation nanny cam.
The smartcam comes, of course, with a Hi-Def video feed wherever it's placed. It comes with a 135-degree viewing angle, night vision and two-way audio. Its face-recognizing capabilities, though, are potentially game changing.
If you place the camera in a baby's room, the phone will track and notify you about the infant's movements, sounds and facial expressions. You can pick priorities, or just look at a to-the-minute feed of what your baby's up to.
This technology is great for childcare, but I'm really excited about the home security possibilities. The listening and facial recognition software could potentially alert you of doors opening and closing.
Not only that, but the device also tracks air quality. If you've ever been worried about gas leaks or other dangerous air particles, this camera could provide the all-in-one peace of mind that - for me at least - could validate the "Internet of Things" moniker.