There has been much in the media about the potential for in-home virtual assistants like Alexa and Google Home to listen in on and record the conversations where they are deployed. Amazon and Google have denied this.
The same has been said of the microphones in the smartphones that we all carry around. In fact, in 2016 Facebook issued a denial of the practice entitled "Facebook Does Not Use Your Phone's Microphone for Ads or News Feed Stories."
Similarly, Creedon Technologies notes that in many jurisdictions it would be a breach of the law to record the private conversations of people and denies that it does now nor does it intend to engage in such practices. We have nothing to gain and everything to lose in terms of public confidence; neither do we wish to expose ourselves to fines or censure.
Typical home assistants like the Echo, Google Home and Tmall Genie listen for a wake command then record voice following. The microphone in the Iris motion sensor does not do this. It simply detects changes in sound level in its immediate environment and then activates the screen to display photos.
Our device does not contain any voice processing components neither in hardware or software and only monitors the sound level threshold used to wake up the device. There is no sound data ever stored on the device or being transmitted out of the device. Other data such as photo information are retrieved from Nixplay servers over an encrypted channel.
Furthermore, firmware updates come from authorized Nixplay servers and are signed with a private key preventing tampering with package content. Third party components that could communicate with unauthorized servers are not included in the firmware.