frSecurity is an alarm that is designed to detect unauthorized entry by combining Clarifai’s face recognition API with a webcam and Amazon Alexa. When unknown people approach your home, frSecurity will send an alert and let you know you’re about to be burgled.

There are three ways to prevent burglary – locking your doors, setting an alarm, and/or not owning anything worth stealing. Even though we mostly fall into the third category (#hardknockstartuplife), we appreciate that some people might need some additional security for their homes. frSecurity is a smart alarm system that can recognize intruders and sound an alert when you’re being visited by unwanted visitors.

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WHY WE ❤ IT

We love it when people combine hardware like the Amazon Alexa and webcams with our visual recognition software. Also, we love apps that help us protect our things from our neighbors’ grubby paws! Read more about frSecurity on Devpost!

HOW YOU DO IT

We caught up with Victor Le from New Jersey to talk about the inspiration for frSecurity.

Clarifai: What inspired your idea for frSecurity?

Victor: Our team believes safety is a growing matter of concern. We wanted to create a program that would benefit society in a revolutionary way by means of affordability, efficiency, and creativity. The program is an alarm that is designed to detect unauthorized entry by implementing face recognition using a webcam and Amazon Alexa. Clarifai’s API was a big help in determining who was an intruder and who was a friend.

A large amount of home owners are relying on a locked door as their only security measure. Don’t you think a thief would know that already? Some sort of sound, alert, attention is what what will scare the thief away. Not a locked door.

How did you build the app?

My team and I are insanely in love with Javascript. Angular JS for the front end. Node js for the back end. Some challenges we had to face was having Amazon Alexa sound the alarm without having the call its wake word. We solved it by having it connected through bluetooth to generate the sound from the server.

What was the best part about working with the Clarifai API?

The Clarifai API is extremely easy to use. Love how Clarifai has a live chat with a representative to help you out with any sort problem you have!

Thanks for sharing, Victor!

To learn more, check out our documentation and sign-up for a free Clarifai account to start using our API – all it takes is three lines of code to get up and running! We’re super excited to share all the cool things built by our developer community, so don’t forget to tweet @Clarifai to show us your apps.

And give Victor and the frSecurity team some props in the comments below. Until next time!