The (r)evolution of night vision

It’s the ultimate tool to help characters see dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, soldiers spot an enemy in a blockbuster battle, or TV cops stake out a criminal in CSI – night vision technology. Does it exist beyond popular culture interpretations? The answer is a resounding yes. But as Smartfrog shows with its state-of-the-art night vision technology, the solution for seeing in the dark need not be gimmicky or dramatic, as it is so often portrayed in Hollywood.

The newly released Smartfrog Cam allows users to view their home or business interior in the pitch black as well as during the day. Superior night vision technology lets you monitor your baby’s sleep patterns via your smartphone or tablet, without needing to wake them with a nightlight. It makes it possible for Smartfrog to alert you if suspicious activity is detected in your home at night – whether it’s an elderly relative walking alone in the dark, or a stranger snooping around in the garage.

Night vision technology can be split into three broad categories: Low-light imaging (typically used by military or CCTV), thermal imaging (e.g, for firefighters finding people through smoke) and near infrared illumination (used particularly for video motion detection).

Smartfrog has worked hard to develop a night vision solution that is trustworthy, sensitive and clear to watch on screens both large and small. We use near infrared illumination that is made possible by LED lighting around the lens of the camera, and sophisticated technology that allows for facial recognition and motion detection. All this is wrapped up in a sleek, small and great value package – no larger or heavier than your hand. Sounds like a nifty nocturnal device, right?