Company Launches Grave Cameras So Grievers Can Have 'Virtual Burial Visits'

Tarrah Gibbons
August 02, 2020 - 4:04 pm

A new product allows mourners worried about COVID-19 to virtually visit loved ones who have passed on.

The New York Post reported a company is offering people who are nervous about going outside during the coronavirus pandemic to have “on-demand virtual burial visits” with the departed.

AFTR, a tech company, released two solar-powered, weather-resistant cameras that grievers can put on a headstone or place in-ground at gravesites to access their loved ones resting place digitally.

The camera features night vision, HD video, two-way audio, and 24/7 streaming access to a gravesite through a mobile- and tablet-compatible app. The app can also be used as a diary where family and friends can save notes, videos, music, and pictures.

Joseph Schechter, the company’s founder, said he was inspired to “bring burial visits into the digital age” by his father’s death, per a press release.

This invention comes after funeral homes learned to navigate a new normal of mourning under the COVID-19 global outbreak, as long-cherished embraces have been barred, and memorials must be limited in size and scope.

You can order the ground camera for $499.

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