Facial recognition isn’t just for people: This cat flap keeps out animals it doesn’t recognize
If you live in a house or in a rural area and have pets that are interested in roaming outside, this cat flap with facial recognition can be very useful.
Technology has advanced to such an extent that today we have elements of science fiction. In fact, it is even strange that, right now, there are mobile devices that are capable of recording our face and then using it to unlock the device itself.
But what if we told you that this can also be translated to pets? Yes, you read it right. In recent years, a series of accessories and complements for homes with pets have begun to be generated. The last of them is a cat flap that is able to recognize your pet and not let other animals enter the home.
It sounds extremely futuristic and, in fact, even a little ridiculous the fact of getting a system to be able to recognize the pet to such an extent that, in truth, just by seeing its face you can decide whether to let it enter the home or not. But let’s see how this futuristic device works.
The first thing to keep in mind is that despite being a cat flap, it is also designed for dogs. In fact, works like a door that opens at will and according to the needs of the animalstherefore, its usual position is to keep it closed to prevent any type of animal from outside the home from entering.
When it comes to identifying pets, its operation is based on facial recognition that is supported by artificial intelligence. The hardware that it integrates are several infrared cameras and also night vision. By including these two types of cameras, what it does is ensure that the animals can be recognized at all times.
In fact, It is a door designed to work 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. This is also reinforced thanks to the fact that all the cameras are placed in such a way that they are capable of covering up to 120 degrees, making it possible for the animal to approach without any problem in any position and only in front of the cat flap.
The animal that has been entered in the database of the cat flap will have access to it, causing it to open when it wants to go out as well as come in. Yes indeed, the owner of the dog or cat will receive notifications on their mobile phone thanks to the fact that the door is connected to an application. In addition, you can program different settings such as hours in which the door is locked.
The truth is It is quite an interesting device. and, in fact, the best thing about it is that it can be a relief for those who are concerned about the habits of their pets or who live in places where the local fauna is prone to roaming residential areas and this can pose a danger for the pets.