SPOTBOT is an AI-hardware device that monitors up to 8 CCTV cameras for human intrusion on your property, thus, it monitors your camera feeds to detect the human form. If a human is detected, a Telegram app notification is sent to you from the SPOTBOT device. You are also notified of this human intruder through a speaker that is connected to your SPOTBOT.
An effective security system requires motion detection, however, false alarms occur so frequently that they render most systems ineffective. SPOTBOT eliminates 99% of false alarms. So, we would certainly say yes, if you need a security system with integrity with regards to the alarms you receive, you need SPOTBOT.
Once it is installed, you can control SPOTBOT using your smartphone. You can activate and deactivate it manually, or link it to a schedule to be automatically activated or deactivated. When SPOTBOT identifies an intruder, it will send an image to your phone with the intruder circled in red. You can then decide whether the person is an intruder or not and take the necessary steps.
Yes, it is. No video streams are made available online to any third party. Also, intruder-detection photos are only made available to the users that are added to the SPOTBOT by the owner. Additional security measures using security verification methods are in place for when new users are added.
Yes, SPOTBOT can be used as a local system and will still inform you of an intruder even without the internet. If you have your USB speaker connected to the SPOTBOT, the speaker will verbally inform you of an intruder when your SPOTBOT is activated. Furthermore, if you have an HDMI screen incorporated with your SPOTBOT, a photo of the intruder will also be displayed even without the internet.
All AI-detection processing is done on the SPOTBOT unit, so there is no time delay in your intruder-detection notifications. We also respect your privacy, so we do not stream any video material offsite for AI-detection processing. The internet connection is only needed to send the detection photos to your smartphone on the Telegram app. We also need the internet connection when we run updates on your SPOTBOT device.
SPOTBOT cuts out false alarms and other hassles. In the past when you had CCTV cameras installed, you would either have to monitor them manually or get a motion-detection system which would be set off by moving vegetation and animals. SPOTBOT detects humans (or vehicles) instantly and sends you a picture. SPOTBOT is also extremely affordable and easy to install.
It would be very difficult for a burglar to disable SPOTBOT. They would need to gain access to the interior of the property and know where SPOTBOT is located. SPOTBOT would already have detected them by this time.
All you need is the CCTV system you already have and an internet connection. SPOTBOT will plug into that without requiring extra equipment, apart from some screws to mount the small, steel box it comes in.
SPOTBOT, the CCTV cameras it connects to and your internet router all require a power source, hence SPOTBOT will only work during load shedding if you have a backup power supply, such as a UPS system, inverter or generator, available.
SPOTBOT needs power to be functional. This power source can be your standard electricity supply or, if you have gone off grid, you can connect SPOTBOT to your own power system. SPOTBOT is supplied with a 220Vac to 5Vdc power supply.
Yes, you can simultaneously integrate more than one SPOTBOT with your CCTV-camera system. If you, for instance, have 16 cameras that you want to monitor with SPOTBOT technology, you can add two SPOTBOT devices. SPOTBOT will then monitor 8 cameras.
The SPOTBOT device needs to be connected to the same internet connection that your CCTV-camera system is connected to. If you have cameras at different locations, but they are all connected to the same internet platform, they can all be connected to your SPOTBOT.
The SPOTBOT Telegram Bot installed on your smartphone is the portal to all your SPOTBOT features and settings. These features and settings include: – Ability to turn SPOTBOT on and off.
– Take snapshot pictures of your cameras.
– Mute and unmute the USB-connected speaker. – Enable or disable armed response (if your SPOTBOT is linked to your security company).
– Set up automated schedules to activate or deactivate your SPOTBOT according to your preferred schedule.
– Set up automated schedules to activate or deactivate your armed response according to your preferred schedule.
– Add or remove more users on your SPOTBOT device. – Add or remove cameras on your SPOTBOT device. – Change SPOTBOT features, such as camera names, accuracy levels, add masks, regions of interest and custom voice notifications.
The SPOTBOT device comes standard with human-detection capabilities. If vehicle detection is also needed, it can be purchased separately on our online shop . The vehicle detection module is an added software feature on your standard SPOTBOT hardware device. The SPOTBOT vehicle-detection module is a separate product. See here for further details.
Instructions can be found here. In short, you connect SPOTBOT to the same LAN (router) that your CCTV-camera system is connected to, set up the Telegram app on your smartphone, and then select all the cameras you wish to monitor.
In comparison to other AI systems, SPOTBOT is effectively plug and play. All that is required beyond plugging SPOTBOT into your network is installing and setting up the Telegram app, which is a fairly easy task. Log into Telegram and follow 5 to 10 easy steps and you’re done.
Yes, definitely. SPOTBOT has a built-in armed-response function that enables your SPOTBOT to be integrated with your choice of security company. If your security company has not yet signed up with SPOTBOT Armed Response, they can contact us and we will guide them through the set up on their side.
Yes, it can. If your CCTV cameras are currently being monitored by human personnel at a security company, you will generally pay per camera that is being monitored. This normally costs a few hundred rands per monitored camera. If you have a SPOTBOT that monitors your CCTV cameras, your armed response only has to respond to the detection notifications they receive from your SPOTBOT. They can determine, through the SPOTBOT intruder pictures they receive, if they need to send out a response team to you. This method of monitoring is not expensive.
A lot of applications require detection at night. SPOTBOT performs well at night, even on the weaker night-vision video streams. Make sure your CCTV cameras perform well at night with sufficient IR range or additional flood lights. Low-light cameras, such as the HikVision ColorVu range, will also enhance your SPOTBOT’s performance at night.
SPOTBOT is ideal for protecting a property that is large and varied with a lot of vegetation, like a large home with a garden, or a farmhouse or livestock. This is because its technology will ignore moving vegetation or insects or animals. It will only send an alarm when it detects a human being or a vehicle.
Analogue or IP-camera systems can be linked to a SPOTBOT. SPOTBOT supports most mainstream camera brands like Hikvision, Provision and Dahua. Less well-known camera brands have also been successfully added to and supported by SPOTBOT.
SPOTBOT does not need very high-resolution cameras. The resolution you need will depend on the application and the level of detail required. For SPOTBOT, 720p HD cameras will be sufficient and it will still perform well on an even lower resolution. Even low-resolution camera feeds (352×240 pixels) delivered good detection results. SPOTBOT will not affect the normal application and use of the CCTV system.
CCTV-camera feeds provide footage of what is going on around your property, but that footage needs to be monitored by a person or a motion-detection system. SPOTBOT does exactly this, but is even better. It automatically identifies intruders ONLY, cutting out false alarms usually caused by moving vegetation or animals.
CCTV stands for Closed-Circuit Television. It cannot be viewed by the public, but instead sends its feed to one place to be monitored for security purposes. It works like the updated, automated version of a night watchman.
CCTV is an example of a security system. Instead of using many watchmen to keep watch, it uses cameras that feed to a central hub from which all footage can be monitored simultaneously by one person. SPOTBOT replaces that person with AI.