Most home security cameras are either mounted to a wall or sat on shelves, which may serve as a deterrent to would-be intruders looking through a window but can rather spoil the living room aesthetic. Panasonic’s latest addition to its HomeHawk range is designed to fit in with the decor by integrating a security camera into an ambient floor lamp.
The HomeHawk Floor comes in three sizes, two-floor standers and one shelf model. The 1080p monitoring camera in each features a 140-degree wide-angle lens and a motion sensor. The latter also serves to activate the ambient light when someone enters the room.
The device is connected to a home Wi-Fi network using a companion app, which can also be used to set up specific areas to receive motion alerts and view footage. A built-in microphone and speaker caters for two-way communications, and the setup is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.