Dropcam is a new company devoted to helping people keep an eye on the things they love. Made for monitoring a new baby, a family pet, or checking in on home from afar — Dropcam installs in minutes and is viewable from a PC, Mac, or iPhone. "newsThe Dropcam Internet camera comes with several mounting options, including a table stand and wall mounting accessories. The user simply provides power and a Wi-Fi connection, and the camera links instantly to their account.
Users can choose between three different plans. Live-only viewing is free, 7 days of online DVR storage is $8.95 per month, and 30 days is $24.95 per month. With DVR service, the Dropcam becomes a great security camera, providing a simple timeline interface just like a television DVR.
Normal security cameras and baby monitors produce choppy, black-and-white video. The Dropcam security camera uses the latest H.264 video technology to stream smooth color video without bogging down users’ Internet connections.
The Dropcam connects securely to any Wi-Fi network using industry standard Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) technology, ensuring that only authorized users can access the video. With online DVR service, the video is stored in secure data centers, preventing theft of the recorded footage.
"Dropcam gives people a fun and simple way to check in on the things they love," said Greg Duffy, CEO of Dropcam. "Normal security cameras are a huge hassle. Less than 1 in 6 homes install security systems due to high fees and 36 month commitments. Do-it-yourselfers can simply plug in the Dropcam camera and watch over their home from anywhere. Whether it’s your front door, your baby, or your new pet, you’ll get unparalleled peace of mind for your dollar."
The Dropcam camera retails for just $199. Free public camera views are also available on the Dropcam website or by installing the Dropcam iPhone app.