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How to use Face Recognition with HomeKit Secure camcorders

How to use Face Recognition with HomeKit Secure camcorders

Starting this fall, HomeKit Secure camcorders are gaining the ability to recognize faces, allowing notifications to include the person’s name. The latest feature, like all things Apple and HomeKit, provides these smart notifications using local image processing through a HomeKit hub and the user’s photo library. If that wasn’t enough, HomePod will take action by announcing its arrival once it is updated later this year. If you’re already on the latest versions, here’s how to enable and manage Face Recognition.

Apple occasionally offers updates for iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS as closed developer previews or public versions. While sticks contain new features, they also contain pre-release bugs that can prevent normal use of your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or Mac and are not intended for everyday use. day on a primary device. That’s why we definitely recommend that you stay away from developer previews, unless you need them for software development and use the public version with caution. If it depends on your devices, wait for the final release.

How to enable face recognition in the Home app in iOS 14

  1. Launch The home app.
  2. Press rooms in the navigation bar at the bottom of the application.
  3. Swipe to left or right to navigate to the room where the room is located.
  4. Touch the button Thumbnail image of the camera.
  5. Touch the button Settings icon located at the top of the application.
  6. touch Facial recognition.
  7. commutation Facial recognition at the on position with a tap.
  8. Touch the button Face library option with your name.
    • Other users in the house will appear in the list of these Libraries, if they share them with everyone in the house.
  9. Catch Use Photo Library with a tap if it is not already activated to activate the function.
  10. Touch the for button Share faces to share this library with others in your home if you wish.

How to turn off Face Recognition in the Home app in iOS 14

  1. Launch The home app.
  2. Press rooms in the navigation bar at the bottom of the application.
  3. Swipe to left or right to navigate to the room where the room is located.
  4. Touch the button Thumbnail image of the camera.
  5. Touch the button Settings icon located at the top of the application.
  6. touch Facial recognition.
  7. commutation Facial recognition in the off position with a tap.

How to manage recognized faces in the Home app in iOS 14

  1. Launch The home app.
  2. Press rooms in the navigation bar at the bottom of the application.
  3. Swipe to left or right to navigate to the room where the room is located.
  4. Touch the button Thumbnail image of the camera.
  5. Touch the button Settings icon located at the top of the application.
  6. touch Facial recognition.
  7. Touch the button Name of the person you want to manage.
  8. Touch the button Name presently recognized for renaming the person.
  9. Press Hide notifications to turn off notifications for this particular person.
  10. Press Take your face off to remove it from the list of recognized faces.

How to manage unknown faces in the Home app in iOS 14

  1. Launch The home app.
  2. Press rooms in the navigation bar at the bottom of the application.
  3. Swipe to left or right to navigate to the room where the room is located.
  4. Touch the button Thumbnail image of the camera.
  5. Touch the button Settings icon located at the top of the application.
  6. touch Facial recognition.
  7. Touch an entry listed as Unknown.
  8. touch Add the name.
    • touch Take your face off if the thumbnail is someone you don’t want to recognize.
  9. Enter the key Name for the person you want to assign it to.
  10. touch Done to confirm the face.

How to turn on face recognition in the Home app on iPadOS 14

  1. Launch The home app.
  2. Touch the button The room the name in the sidebar where your camera is located.
  3. Touch the button Thumbnail image of the camera.
  4. Touch the button Settings icon located at the top of the application.
  5. touch Facial recognition.
  6. commutation Facial recognition at the on position with a tap.
  7. Touch the button Face library option with your name.
    • Other users in the house will appear in the list of these Libraries, if they share them with everyone in the house.
  8. Catch Use Photo Library with a tap if it is not already activated to activate the function.
  9. Touch the for button Share faces to share this library with others in your home if you wish.

How to turn off Face Recognition in the Home app on iPadOS 14

  1. Launch The home app.
  2. Touch the button The room the name in the sidebar where your camera is located.
  3. Touch the button Thumbnail image of the camera.
  4. Touch the button Settings icon located at the top of the application.
  5. touch Facial recognition.
  6. commutation Facial recognition in the off position with a tap.

How to manage recognized faces in the Home app on iPadOS 14

  1. Launch The home app.
  2. Touch the button The room the name in the sidebar where your camera is located.
  3. Touch the button Thumbnail image of the camera.
  4. Touch the button Settings icon located at the top of the application.
  5. touch Facial recognition.
  6. Touch the button Name of the person you want to manage.
  7. Touch the button Name presently recognized for renaming the person.
  8. Press Hide notifications to turn off notifications for this particular person.
  9. Press Take your face off to remove it from the list of recognized faces

How to manage unknown faces in the Home app on iPadOS 14

  1. Launch The home app.
  2. Touch the button The room the name in the sidebar where your camera is located.
  3. Touch the button Thumbnail image of the camera.
  4. Touch the button Settings icon located at the top of the application.
  5. touch Facial recognition.
  6. Touch an entry listed as Unknown.
  7. touch Add the name.
    • touch Take your face off if the thumbnail is someone you don’t want to recognize.
  8. Enter the key Name for the person you want to assign it to.
  9. touch Done to confirm the face.

How to enable face recognition in the Home application in macOS 11

  1. Launch The home app.
  2. Click the button The room the name in the sidebar where your camera is located.
  3. Click the button Thumbnail image of the camera.
  4. Click the button Settings icon located at the top of the application.
  5. Click Facial recognition.
  6. commutation Facial recognition to the one-click activated position.
  7. Click the button Face library option with your name.
    • Other users in the house will appear in the list of these Libraries, if they share them with everyone in the house.
  8. Catch Use Photo Library with a click if it is not already activated to activate the function.
  9. Click to switch to Share faces to share this library with others in your home if you wish.

How to turn off Face Recognition in the Home app in macOS 11

  1. Launch The home app.
  2. Click the button The room the name in the sidebar where your camera is located.
  3. Click the button Thumbnail image of the camera.
  4. Click the button Settings icon located at the top of the application.
  5. Click Facial recognition.
  6. commutation Facial recognition to the one-stop position.

How to manage recognized faces in the Home application in macOS 11

  1. Launch The home app.
  2. Click the button The room the name in the sidebar where your camera is located.
  3. Click the button Thumbnail image of the camera.
  4. Click the button Settings icon located at the top of the application.
  5. Click Facial recognition.
  6. Click the button Name of the person you want to manage.
  7. Click the button Name presently recognized for renaming the person.
  8. Click on Hide notifications to turn off notifications for this particular person.
  9. Click on Take your face off to remove it from the list of recognized faces.

How to manage unknown faces in the Home application in macOS 11

  1. Launch The home app.
  2. Click the button The room the name in the sidebar where your camera is located.
  3. Click the button Thumbnail image of the camera.
  4. Click the button Settings icon located at the top of the application.
  5. Click Facial recognition.
  6. Click an entry listed as Unknown.
  7. Click Add the name.
    • Click Take your face off if the thumbnail is someone you don’t want to recognize.
  8. Enter the key Name for the person you want to assign it to.
  9. Click Done to confirm the face.

Once you have Face Recognition enabled, faces passing in front of the HomeKit Secure camcorder will be automatically scanned by the HomeKit. Notifications will include a person’s name if recognized. HomeKit uses existing faces and people in the Photos application, which means no further steps are required.

If someone is not recognized, you can examine all the faces that were seen in the Home application, where you can assign further recognition, as appropriate. Need an update on how to use the Faces and People feature? Then check out our helpful guides here.

Our top equipment choose

Logitech Circle View is our favorite built-in HomeKit camera, with a setup process that doesn’t require you to download another application or create an account. Simply unplug your camera, open the Home app, and scan your HomeKit pairing code and you’re up and running. Weather resistance allows this camera to work indoors and outdoors and has clear 1080p images, 2-way audio and, of course, HomeKit Secure Video, which works with face recognition, and stores videos in iCloud.

Recognize

Of course, the Logitech camera isn’t the only one around that supports Apple Face Face technology in the HomeKit. Several others, including the fully wireless eufyCam 2 and the sleek Netatmo Smart Indoor camera also support the latest HomeKit feature.


How to use Face Recognition with HomeKit Secure camcorders

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