I received a Dropcam in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
Wouldn’t it be nice to see what is going on when you are not around? Ever want to be that fly on the wall? Well then let me introduce you to Dropcam.
In the picture above, you can see what is happening in the front of my house. We only have the kitchen window to look out of the see into the driveway and know who is coming and going. I love the fact that I can look out and see who is at the front door, before going over where they can see me. This makes me feel much more secure, living out in the country as we do. You might wonder what else there is to look at all day long. If you look closely you can see I do have a humming bird feeder right outside the window, so when nothing else is going on, I get to enjoy the wildlife. 🙂
If you look closely at the top of the window sill you can see the dropcam. It is facing out into driveway. Unless I tell people, no one even knows that it is there. I love the fact that we can turn off the sound, so we don’t have to hear ourselves talking, but we can be aware of what is going on out front of our house. You can set it up to get notifications about the activities you care about. Whether it’s your kids sitting down at the kitchen table or your pet passing through a room, Dropcam learns typical motion patterns in your video stream so you can customize the alerts you receive. When you are away from home, you can go on line and check what has been happening while you are away. Dropcam runs live feed all the time. You can also subscribe and view you clips for up to 30 days back.
Dropcam is a cloud-based Wi-Fi video monitoring service with free live streaming, two-way talk and remote viewing that makes it easy to stay connected with places, people and pets, no matter where you are.
- Zoom:Zero in on one aspect of a room with up to 8x zoom.
- Two-Way Talk:Connect with people and pets via built-in mic and speaker.
- Night Vision:Watch around the clock with automatic infrared LEDs.
- Intelligent Alerts:Receive notifications by email or directly to your device.
Mobile and Web Apps:
Watch free live streaming video via iOS, Android and web apps anytime, anywhere.
- Automatic Updates:Get new features with camera, cloud and app updates.
- Location Awareness:Turn your camera on and off based on where you are.
- Scheduling:Turn your camera on and off at specific times of the day or week.
- Sharing:Invite your friends to view your stream or make it public and show the world.
Cloud Recording (optional) (CVR) automatically saves video on a rolling basis, so you can easily review footage from the past week or month.
Review footage from the past week or month. Save and share favorite clips. The basic live feed is free for everyone. If you want to subscribe for the 7 day review plan it cost $9.95 per month or $99 a year. The 30 day review plan is $29.95 per month or $299 a year.
My only wish is that it was weather proof and could be used out doors. You can go and see some of the Feature Dropcam sites to get an idea of how this really works or can be used.