CES 2018 Home Automation

EZVIZ Lookout is a Doorbell Camera for Peepholes

One group of people that are frequently forgotten about in the smart home craze are those who make their home in apartments or condos. Video doorbells have quickly risen in popularity as a great way to keep tabs on who is coming to your home regardless of where you might be, but what if you live in a multi-unit building? EZVIZ has come to the rescue of those looking to bring expanded functionality and smarts to their peephole.

Today EZVIZ is announcing a video peephole camera called Lookout. It’s a direct replacement for your existing peephole and viewer. The part that sits on the outside of the door is very obviously a camera, but it also includes a doorbell button. On the inside of the door, you’ll find a 4.3″ touchscreen video viewer.

The EZVIZ Lookout is battery powered, so you won’t need to worry about running wiring to it. The app will notify you whenever the button is pressed or when it detects a person is at the door. It has human detection, so it won’t notify you if a dog runs down the hall. The Lookout also sports facial recognition. With that, you’ll be able to set up special notifications for different people.

While you can obviously view who is at the door from the attached touchscreen, you can also use their mobile app. That works even if you’re not at home. The peephole camera in the EZVIZ Lookout also has microphones, so you can voice chat with whoever might be at the door.

The EZVIZ Lookout is expected to be released in the second quarter of this year. It will retail for $229.

Press Release (DOCX) and Fact Sheet (PDF)

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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.