How We Built the Worlds First (Truly) Private Home Security Camera

In September, 2019 a series of Nest devices began disregarding their regular video and temperature settings oscillating wildly and in the case of one Wisconsin couple, feeding strange voices through their Nest kitchen camera while setting the homes temperature to 90 degrees fahrenheit.Consumer IoT device hacks reached a historical and notably dystopian crescendo this past fall. With Nest claiming to have sold at least 11 million home IoT units since launching in 2011 and Wyze and Rings eye popping sales numbers in the many millions respectively: the total internet connected home security camera market in the United States is easily in the tens of millions.

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Sitting in the Menlo Park office this past fall, the team at IoTeX recognized this troubling trend of breaches in the home security camera market as an obvious example of how blockchain-based privacy controls are necessary to make IoT devices work for their users, not against them. For buyers of home security cameras, nothing could be more perverse than to have the very thing you purchased to try and protect your home be used in a way that directly makes your family less safe.Im your best friend, Im Santa Clause!

Hackers talking to an 8-year old girl through a compromised Ring Camera. Since IoTeXs founding in 2017, our mission has been to empower our world with trusted devices and trusted data the Internet of Trusted Things. That ultimately means devices will begin working directly for users and with users.

In other words, IoT devices will begin to align with Steve Jobs legendary vision for technology as a bicycle for the mind. The launch of Ucam is more than just a product release it represents a new paradigm for consumer data ownership. Developed in partnership with Tenvis, a leading IoT manufacturer since 2005 and Amazons Choice for security cameras, Ucam delivers cutting-edge features, enhanced security, and full data privacy.

Over the past several months, IoTeX and Tenvis have worked closely to develop this first-of-its-kind product what a journey it has been!In this blog, we share our journey of making a new kind of user-centric security camera: Ucam, spanning blockchain, firmware, mobile application, and hardware design. -BlockchainUnlike most blockchain apps/products today, Ucam is meant to be used out-of-the-box by mainstream consumers, many of which will experience blockchain for the very first time.

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When designing Ucam we knew we had to utilize blockchain in meaningful and intuitive ways to guarantee both functionality and a great user experience.Blockchain is the root of trust for the IoTeX Network. When designing Ucam, IoTeX and Tenvis discussed several novel approaches to incorporate blockchain, eventually reaching the perfect balance of user experience and functionality.

The final result? Real, easy, and affordable privacy for all users:Blockchain-based identity for enhanced security: with one click, users generate a unique blockchain login that is not brute force hackable and also separate from ones Internet identity, directly addressing the root cause of most security camera hacks today such as the Ring and Nest breaches.Decentralized issuance of encryption keys for full data privacy: seamless delivery of a one-of-a-kind encryption key to users via blockchain.

Unlike other cameras, Ucam users are the only ones with the encryption key not IoTeX, not Tenvis, and especially not hackers!Customizable blockchain parameters: for advanced users, Ucam offers developer-friendly features, including decentralized storage of files (e.g.

, IPFS) and fine-grained access controls via Decentralized Identity (DID) and a smart contract.FirmwareA non-visible yet crucial component of Ucam is custom firmware built from scratch by the IoTeX team. Firmware in IoT devices interacts directly with various electrical components and is critical to both hardware and software operation.

Unlike software, firmware must be 100% bug-free months of dedicated development (i.e., complex, low-level C code) were required to make Ucam feature-rich, robust, and compatible with IoTeX blockchain.

The most complex (and rewarding) aspects of Ucam firmware development were integrating custom end-to-end encryption and performing various optimizations to accommodate Ucams resource-constrained hardware environment. The resulting firmware allows users to enable full privacy mode and protect both livestreams and video clips with end-to-end trust.IoTeX will continue to enhance the Ucam firmware with new features, which will automatically be added to users cameras through the over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates.

Mobile Application (UI/UX)For a mainstream audience, even the most technically sophisticated devices are meaningless if users cannot easily use them. This is why it was a top priority for IoTeX to pair Ucams first-of-its-kind technology with an attractive user interface (UI) and seamless user experience (UX). After evaluating thousands of product reviews of other security cameras, we realized great UI/UX is centered around simple setup, intuitive dashboard, and accessible features, all of which are delivered in the Ucam mobile app.

One of the largest hurdles to blockchain adoption is account/key management. While blockchain enthusiasts are used to public/private keys and multi-step signing processes, everyday consumers expect turnkey services. As such, we held countless working sessions to design/develop a one-click setup process that even users unfamiliar with blockchain will find intuitive.

Its even easier than setting up a device with email/password login!Hardware & Aesthetic DesignThe final piece of the puzzle was to package our state-of-the-art technology in an aesthetically pleasing hardware design. After all, nobody wants to put a clunky and unattractive device in their home!

To solve this challenge, we consulted many of our connections in the hardware industry to land upon the perfect design for Ucam.Ucams design was inspired by the industrial design philosophy of form follows function the shape (form) that something takes should be chosen based on its intended purpose (function). The design of Ucam is meant to impress upon users that Ucam works for You and delivers the feeling of security/privacy to users.

This led to design decisions, such as Ucams friendly robot shape (i.e., BB8), matte black color, and compact size.

Whats Next?Throughout the next two weeks January 20February 3rd, IoTeX will release details about Ucam, including amazing camera features (e.g.

, 1080p video, 360 coverage, motion detection, two-way audio, night vision) and, more importantly, unique Powered by IoTeX features (e.g., blockchain authorization, end-to-end encryption, full data privacy, private storage).

To stay updated on UCam product updates and to receive first access to our waitlist sign up on the UCam website. -About IoTeXFounded as an open source platform in 2017, IoTeX is building the Internet of Trusted Things, where all physical and virtual things humans, machines, businesses, and DApps can exchange information and value at global scale.Backed by a global team of 30 top research scientists and engineers, IoTeX combines blockchain, secure hardware, and decentralized identity to empower intelligent IoT networks and machine economies.

By serving as a decentralized trust fabric for IoT, IoTeX will empower the future decentralized world by connecting the physical world, block by block

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Speaking of people's parking pain points, in fact, they are not as serious as everyone said. As a manufacturer specializing in the production of intelligent parking lot management system, the parking pain points are nothing more than two points: one is the problem of waiting in line for vehicles in and out of the parking lot; The other is the charge. To solve these problems, what should the manufacturer of parking lot system do? For people's parking pain points, the first is the problem of waiting in line at the entrance and exit of the parking lot. Many car owners know that sometimes it takes us nearly an hour to get in and out of the parking lot, which will lead to traffic congestion in serious cases. In fact, I think the problem of queuing in and out of the parking lot is related to the number of parking lots. With the improvement of people's living standards, the number of cars is increasing, but the number of parking spaces in the parking lot is not increasing. Although many parking lots use the license plate recognition parking lot system, this intelligent equipment alone can coordinate and solve this problem, There are still some difficulties. As for the parking fee, it also takes up most of the parking time for people. The traditional parking fee collection method is single and the supervision is low, resulting in a lot of arbitrary charges; Now belongs to the information age, we need to realize the parking payment function through advanced technical means. At present, many local parking lots can pay parking fees by means of handheld charging, central charging, or mobile payment. At the same time, no matter which charging mode, the parking lot charging system has the function of automatically printing charging tickets, and the whole charging process is clear at a glance. For the management of multiple local parking lots, we can manage them uniformly through the cloud platform, The real-time upload function of data is realized, which is convenient for parking lot managers to understand the operation of each parking lot in real time. At present, the functions of the intelligent parking lot management system can actually meet our parking needs. However, due to people's insufficient understanding of the functions of the parking lot system and some reasons of the parking lot itself, it becomes so difficult for people to park.
License Plate Recognition System Will Become an Innovator of Traditional Parking Lot System_ Taigewa
License Plate Recognition System Will Become an Innovator of Traditional Parking Lot System_ Taigewa
According to the market demand in the past two years, the license plate recognition system is growing at a double rate every year. It can be seen that the demand for the parking lot system is unspeakable. Especially in the first and second tier cities, various communities, shopping malls and other places, the parking lot system has become one of the essential facilities. The increasing demand for parking lot system has greatly promoted the expansion of security market and the development of products. When it comes to parking lot system, I believe many people will not be unfamiliar. Now many places need to use parking lot system to manage vehicle parking, which effectively prevents the phenomenon of vehicles entering and leaving at will and plays a role in safety protection for vehicle parking. Although the parking lot system is more convenient in managing vehicles, one car at a time, and can also well manage every vehicle entering and leaving the parking lot, due to technical reasons and the increasing number of vehicles in the parking lot, the use of the parking lot system in life can not meet people's parking requirements, but is easy to cause congestion when the traffic flow is large. The parking lot system based on the technical principle of license plate recognition has been gradually recognized and popularized in recent years. The biggest feature of license plate recognition is that it is safe and simple without any form of management mode. It realizes the connection with the parking lot system through license plate recognition technology, takes the license plate number as the user's vehicle identity symbol, and verifies the incoming and outgoing vehicles through the collection and storage of license plate number. In recent years, the license plate recognition system has been developed in a large range, not only in communities, institutions and other places, but also gradually towards parking places with different requirements such as large commercial squares, property groups and logistics parks, and gradually realize non-standardized customization according to different users. From the current demand, the license plate recognition system has a good prospect. Continuous technological innovation can meet the needs of more parking places.
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