simplicam® Announces New Security Upgrades

ArcSoft’s home monitoring Wi-Fi camera is upgraded with improved security, giving simplicam customers even more peace of mind when they’re away from home

FREMONT, Calif.--()--ArcSoft, the global leader of image-intelligent technologies, announced today a new set of security upgrades for simplicam® powered by Closeli®, the first home monitoring Wi-Fi camera with Face Recognition.

“As we continue to push the boundaries of innovation in the IoT with developments like Face Recognition, we also want to continue innovating and improving simplicam’s security,” said Caroline Tien-Spalding, Sr. Director of Product and Marketing, ArcSoft. “By releasing this mandatory security update, we ensure our users continue to enjoy the peace of mind simplicam offers, knowing their videos are protected against all hackers and online attacks.”

With help from security startup Synack, Inc., the simplicam security team identified places in the simplicam and Closeli software where the existing protection could be improved even more. The resulting improvements have been released to all simplicam customers over the past month through a mandatory firmware upgrade, ensuring every simplicam in use is outfitted with the best security possible.

Says Tien-Spalding, “we look forward to a continued partnership with the security community as we all work toward a common goal – making sure Internet of Things users are safe and well protected.”

In addition to the existing security in simplicam and Closeli – bank-level AES 256-bit encryption on all videos, proprietary video formatting that can only be interpreted by ArcSoft’s software, and HTTPS communication connections – the following improvements have been made in the newest mandatory simplicam firmware upgrade:

  • Improved communication security - ensure all communications, including initial connection requests and streaming communications, are performed using a secure SSL/HTTPS connection.
  • Improved SSL certificate validation - HTTPS communications between simplicam and the Closeli servers are now even more secure.
  • Improved private keys – upgrade private keys to longer length, and ensure all API keys are generated securely and properly protected.

These improvements will be presented by Synack, Inc. next month as part of Def Con 23 and the IoT village.

About simplicam

simplicam® powered by Closeli® is the first and only home monitoring Wi-Fi video camera with both Face Detection and Face Recognition capabilities. Users can go from the box to watching live streaming HD video in about three minutes, and take advantage of motion/sound alerts via the free Closeli app. In addition, users can talk to family or pets at home through the camera using the microphone on their phone. Premium Closeli Recording Services provide enhanced features such as recording in the cloud, easy editing and sharing options and unique Face Detection and Face Recognition technology.

simplicam powered by Closeli is available for $149.99 on or

For more information on Closeli Recording Services and pricing options, please visit Follow @simplicam on Twitter or visit us on Facebook:

About ArcSoft

ArcSoft is the global leader in imaging intelligence technology. Now in our 20th year, we use our world-class Intelligent Imaging™ to enable visual ‘thinking’ capabilities in more than 1 billion of today’s most popular smartphones.

ArcSoft is the creative team behind a line of innovative consumer products including Perfect365®, the world’s most popular FREE portrait enhancement and makeup app for iPhone, Android, and Windows phones.

For our device partners in computers, digital cameras, the hottest wearables, TVs, home appliances and cloud storage, we provide a full line of advanced imaging solutions including face and object recognition/detection, content-based analysis for pictures and video, studio-quality image and video enhancement. Our corporate customers and partners include many of the world’s leading OEMs and chip manufacturers, including companies like Amazon, Samsung, Nikon, Olympus, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Lenovo, Sharp and Qualcomm. For more information, please visit: Follow @ArcSoft on Twitter and visit us on Facebook:

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Kelsey Verdier, 510-440-9901

Release Summary

With help from security startup Synack, Inc., the simplicam security team identified places in the simplicam and Closeli software where the existing protection could be improved even more.


Kelsey Verdier, 510-440-9901