10 May 2013

Witness feature in the picture: Face detection

Do you have a stay-at-home Mac, but a stay-at-home pet as well? If you’re less interested in knowing what your cat is doing during the day, you can set up Witness so it will only trigger the alarm when the camera sees a (human) face. That way you’ll only get alerted when there really is something up.

Go to the Witness Preferences on your Mac (under System Preferences, or via the Witness menu item), and choose the Cameras tab.

At the bottom of this pane, select the option to "Alert me: Only when a face is detected"

Et voila: no more false alerts from Fido!

This option may also come in handy when you have your camera pointed at a moving object, like a ceiling fan or a window with a tree behind it.

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