A smart pet door promises to recognize pets in the home – and only them – to let them in and out automatically. PetVation uses artificial intelligence (AI) to recognize the faces of specific cats and dogs, ensuring greater security and preventing intrusions.
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Common in the United States, most pet (especially cat) doors are basically a hole in a common door. A plastic flap, with a back and forth motion, covers the opening, allowing pets to enter and exit.
If the exit is to an open yard or alley, other animals in the neighborhood may eventually enter if they discover the system. Chance for chaos, disease spread and even invasion of wild animals such as skunks and snakes.
PetVation uses facial recognition technology (similar to that used for unlocking) smart fone) and machine learning. It slides upwards only when it “sees” a familiar pet, and closes as soon as it leaves or enters.
Like most smart home devices, it has a . is controlled by Application, You can access the camera, choose the time when animals can pass and even configure, for example, so that your cat can go outside, but your dog cannot – or vice versa. sight:
It also warns you of nearby movement if unwanted creatures attempt to enter, and even if your pet has brought unwanted companions, such as a mouse. An infrared camera on each side, with a wide angle (120º) and night vision, is responsible for finding the muzzle.
The silent motor is equipped with a locking mechanism and an anti-crush sensor so that it does not accidentally lock itself in the paws or tail. The frame is made with heavy duty aluminum alloy.
was in petvation kickstarter campaign, which has just been met with great success: the target set by the company (US$10k) was multiplied by 581 supporters, reaching US$90,782 (approximately R$486k). In such a situation, commercial production will start soon.
It is always worth remembering that, in accordance with the concept of responsible ownership, it is not recommended to let your pet out on the street alone.
*With information from futurism