The premise of IC Realtime's Ella search engine is pretty simple: to analyze your camera's video footage and isolate only the events that matter most to you. But Ella's true charm is in how it achieves this -- with natural language tech.
That means you should be able to search your security camera footage (using the Ella software AI) with phrases like "school bus" or "red truck." From there, Ella is supposed to take over and share all of the instances your camera records that specific thing.
IC Realtime says its search engine can ID vehicles, animals, objects, colors and even people.
Of course, Ella isn't the only security software out there that can identify specific things.is supposed to be able to pick up on the make, model and color of a passing car. And plenty of other security cameras can -- or even . What's unique here is the ability to use natural search language to find footage you care about.
The software claims to work with a wide range of security cameras in use today. So, in theory, that old security system in your house should work, as well as a newer self-install camera.
Of course, you have to pay for the Ella service, starting at $7 per month. Ella is available now; find out more here.
: We take a look at the smart home and appliance trends we expect to see this year.
: CNET's complete coverage of tech's biggest show.
reading•Ella searches your security camera footage for cars, people
Jan 4•Samsung's Space monitors bring its minimalist TV aesthetic to your desk
Jan 4•Test-driving Vuzix Blade on my face before CES
Jan 3•LG's 2019 TVs at CES 2019: 88-inch 8K OLED, Alexa and HDMI 2.1
Dec 27•LG's new 2019 sound bars include Dolby Atmos and Google Assistant