Dropcam – Watch your World from Anywhere
Every time I come home from work, my dog looks so guilty, I try to touch the pillows on the couch to see if they’re still warm, I check for tell tale signs of dog hair in the middle of my nice clean bed, all while he slinks around knowing he’s done something. I don’t know what he’s up to, but I’m just about to find out…
Meet Dropcam, the new wifi webcam that allows you to monitor video of whats going on at your home or business from anywhere, via the web or even on your mobile device. The Dropcam is very small, easy to set up and very easy to use.
Simply connect the Dropcam to your Wi-Fi network using 802.11 b/g. You can also use a wired connection with the included ethernet cable. Dropcam works with most types of consumer routers and supports WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption. The Dropcam sets up in a flash and because there are no technical skills required, you just need to plug it in, and you’re done. Watch a demo after the break.
The Dropcam is perfect for those who travel frequently, or even just work away from home. Just set up a Dropcam in your home or business and watch what happens while you’re away, from almost anywhere in the world. See the demo HERE. Rover is just about to get his, I can tell you that.
You can also set up the Dropcam (or a few of them) to feed you automatic alerts of any activity while you’re gone, Dropcam can automatically detect motions or sound in order to record important events that happen while you’re not there. When something happens, you receive an email or iPhone push notification immediately and, you can watch it on the web or on your iPhone or Android device.
Dropcam.com currently offers two different models, the Dropcam Original ($199), which is video-only, and the Dropcam Echo ($279), which also captures audio the basic service is free, but if you add $8.95 a month, you can actually record 7 days of video and get notifications when the camera detects movement. Cool.