Do you remember that viral video of the engineer that designed this glitter bomb for parcel-thieves? It was this over-engineered box that contained a motor, a centrifugal cup with glitter, a fart-bomb, and four smartphones that recorded the incredibly cathartic experience of seeing your parcel thief open the box only to be doused in glitter and sprayed with fart-spray. Thieves would see an unsuspecting box on a porch and pick it up. Once they opened it, the motor would trigger, sending glitter flying everywhere, and also actuating the fart bomb, giving the thief an appropriately frustrating lesson. Most thieves would immediately dispose of the box after they were ‘punished’ and the designer would use the smartphones’ GPS to locate his decoy glitter-box-of-justice.
While this glitterbomb box was designed as a purely vengeful tactic, it was the result of the engineer, Mark Rober, being a victim of parcel theft in the first place. Rober designed the glitter-bomb after being a victim to parcel theft. He was at work when an Amazon executive delivered a parcel to his porch. Hours later, a random woman appeared on the porch, picked up the parcel, and walked off casually. Rober had security cameras that captured the act of theft, but that’s all they did. He watched helplessly as the footage showed a guy come and make off with his delivery, while there was nothing he could do.
Imagine a world where that entire scenario could be avoided. That’s the world that Deep Sentinel is trying to create. The company develops security cameras and AI that set up a security perimeter around your house, but that’s not all they do. Deep Sentinel doesn’t just record any criminal activity… it prevents it. Behind the camera and the security hub is Deep Sentinel’s growing team of surveillance guards who tirelessly sit and monitor footage. They instantly get an alert when something seems off, like if a stranger is approaching your window, or trying to pry open your door. The ‘LiveSentinel Surveillance Guards’ have a two-step procedure for dealing with this. Deep Sentinel’s cameras also come with a speaker module, allowing the agents to warn the criminals to stop. As the criminal looks at the camera, Deep Sentinel’s agents send the evidence to the nearest police station, calling for help. The system relies on three components that work together to make it incredibly successful. A. Artificial intelligence that detects people, animals and objects and interprets behavior in real time, segregating friendlies from non-friendlies, B. a team of guards or Sentinels that bring the element of human reconnaissance to the experience, and finally, C. the police force, which gets alerted promptly and with the necessary evidence.
The Deep Sentinel unit comes in two parts. A hub, which houses its own processor that records, analyzes, and stores the security footage, alerting the LiveSentinels only when necessary, and the main camera itself, which comes with a high-definition 1080p camera, 850nm Infrared LEDs for night vision, a 130° field of view, a loudspeaker module, and an alert LED ring, all wrapped into a weatherproof IP65 casing that allows the camera to work in practically any weather. The setup also comes devoid of extraneous wires and such and runs on batteries, making setting up an absolute dream, and allowing you to swiftly and effectively deploy the most efficient security team of Human and AI to guard your home at all times!
Designer: Ammunition Group for Deep Sentinel