The Camera Hub G3, Aqara’s AI-powered next-generation flagship home security camera, was recently announced by Aqara, a prominent producer of smart home goods. The new camera is a 2K pan-and-tilt camera that can recognize faces and gestures.

It comes with a built-in Zigbee 3.0 hub, enabling it to connect to up to 128 Aqara accessories. The new camera is available at Aqara Amazon storefronts in the United States, Canada, and France. It will also be available soon at authorized Aqara retailers in North America, Europe, and Asia. The Aqara Camera Hub G3 uses a powerful neural processing unit (NPU) processor to support facial recognition and gesture recognition, which can both be used to trigger home automation.

Users can set up push notifications for when their small children arrive home or if a stranger is discovered, as well as to halt video recording whenever a family member’s face or a pre-programmed hand signal is recognized. Users may now trigger home automation with certain hand movements or merely a recognized face, thanks to AI-enabled capabilities that will make houses safer and people’s lives easier.

The 110° wide-angle lens and the pan-and-tilt motor, which enables up to 340° rotation angle, enable automated cruising, face tracking, and pet tracking on the G3 camera hub. The pan-and-tilt motor can be operated manually, via a pre-programmed cruise path, or through home automation. The G3 protects homes in 360-degrees with no blind spots, day and night, thanks to its high-resolution 23041296-pixel sensor and infrared night vision enabled by the 940 nm LEDs, which are invisible at night.