CES 16 - Tend Named As CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree In Smart Home Category

Tend Secure is a smart security device designed and built around protecting user privacy.

FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 16, 2015 -- Tend, a maker of award-winning lifestyle smart home products powered by computer vision technology, today announced it has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree for Tend Secure, a smart security product that goes where you go. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 27 product categories.


Tend Secure is a smart security device designed and built around protecting user privacy. It supports cellular connectivity, is battery operated, and delivers powerful people detection and recognition capabilities without capturing, transmitting or storing video. Tend Secure automatically arms when you leave, recognizes when you or loved ones return, and alerts you if a stranger shows up. By combining recognition, awareness, mobility, and privacy, Tend Secure provides on the go smart security.

Tend Secure's powerful embedded vision processor is the first of its kind to perform people detection and recognition on the device itself—via edge computing—providing robust, accurate recognition in real-time. Built-in facial recognition and face capture alerts users if an unrecognized individual is detected, providing peace of mind and security, without annoying, nuisance false alarms. This makes Tend Secure well suited for general home security and remote property monitoring—for example, at a cabin or vacation home, or for everyday use, such as verifying that children arrive home safely from school.

Unlike security camera systems, which protect people at the cost of invading their privacy, Tend Secure's recognition and awareness engine captures and transmits only metadata. It detects people in the room and tracks their activity with descriptive, text-based logging to allow consumers to know exactly when and who are present in the space, without capturing, transmitting, or storing any video. This allows consumers to safely use Tend Secure to protect semi-private and private spaces in their homes, such as bedrooms and bathrooms, without compromising their privacy. It's the perfect marriage of security and privacy.

Built for mobility, Tend Secure connects to cellular, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and low energy Bluetooth networks, and offers sophisticated power management in conjunction with its rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can run months per charge. This expands the ability to set up Tend Secure in any space beyond the home—including in a car, hotel room, vacation rental, or while staying with friends or family.

"Tend Secure ushers in a new paradigm in home security, combining recognition, awareness, mobility, and privacy in one package," said Herman Yau, Co-founder and CEO at Tend. "It sets home security free, allowing consumers to take it with them—and empowers protection and peace of mind for their home away from home."

Tend Secure will be displayed at CES 2016, which runs January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. To schedule an exclusive live demo of Tend Secure at CES, register at tend.eventbrite.com.

About Tend
Tend is a maker of award-winning lifestyle smart home products powered by computer vision technology. Fueled by a passion to bring people together, we deliver smart detection, live streaming, and cloud storage services to provide immersive experiences that elevate recognition, awareness, mobility and privacy in the connected home. Tend serves one of the largest installed bases in vision for the Internet of Things and is a member of the Embedded Vision Alliance. For more information, visit tendinsights.com.

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