Swann has confirmed the upcoming availability of HomeShield, an AI-driven voice assistant set to redefine home protection.

Developed with Amazon Web Services (AWS) technology, this state-of-the-art solution harnesses generative AI to communicate with visitors.

Launching in May 2024, Swann HomeShield will enhance compatible Swann video doorbells, cameras and devices, using the latest adaptive AI technology to automatically respond to visitors with natural, human-like interactions.

Employing heat and motion-based Passive Infrared (PIR) sensors, video analytics, and activity pattern analysis, Swann HomeShield can autonomously facilitate interactions in several scenarios including accepting packages and screening unexpected visitors.

This AI capability leverages the Amazon Bedrock service from AWS combined with the deep capabilities of AWS Lambda’s serverless computing service. Amazon Bedrock is a fully managed service that offers a choice of high-performing foundation models (FMs) via a single API, along with capabilities needed to build generative AI applications.

At the core of Swann HomeShield is Anthropic’s new Claude 3 Haiku advanced language model (via Amazon Bedrock), uniquely trained to act and answer with awareness of residents’ preferences. When a visitor approaches, HomeShield leverages AWS Lambda and Amazon Bedrock. The AI-generated response is then converted to speech and played back through the camera, providing a natural and responsive experience.

Swann Security CEO, Alex Talevski said, “Swann HomeShield represents a paradigm shift in smart security solutions. This launch is a big step of accessible AI among everyday consumers, offering an easy and affordable solution to not just easily accept deliveries and screen unexpected visitors when they’re not at home, but also help keep families safe.

“Powered by Amazon Bedrock’s AI capabilities with Anthropic’s Claude 3 Haiku, Swann HomeShield sets a new benchmark for intelligent home protection, reinforcing our commitment to innovation and customer safety.”

AWS Australia and New Zealand director of enterprise, Louise Stigwood added, “AWS is always striving to develop innovative technologies that enrich customers’ lives. AWS is democratising access to generative AI making it easier for customers across all industries, build and scale generative AI applications customised to their businesses.

“By harnessing the power of Amazon Bedrock, Swann HomeShield delivers an ability to engage visitors in natural voice conversations, representing a big leap forward in smart home technology and a great example of the power of generative AI.”

Swann HomeShield will be available for $12.99 per month as part of the standard Unlimited Plan within Secure+ membership via the Swann Security app.