Dropcam Uses Cloud to Keep an Eye on Users’ Homes

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DAILYHOSTNEWS, January10, 2012 – Dropcam has unveiled the Dropcam HD Wi-Fi Video Monitoring Camera – its newest camera for the connected home. From initial setup to daily dependable service, the Dropcam HD camera makes it effortless to use live and recorded video to check in on the kids, share moments of a new baby, keep an eye on a pet, or make sure your home is safe when you are away. The easy-to-set-up video camera integrates seamlessly with Dropcam’s enhanced online video streaming and cloud-based DVR services, which also go live today.

With access from any computer, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet, the live and recorded video from your Dropcam HD camera is available to you anytime, anywhere. When you’re not actively checking in on your home, you’ll still stay up to date with email and push alerts when motion or audio is detected. You can also take a look back through events with Dropcam’s DVR service, which can record up to 30 days of video. All video is encrypted using bank-level security standards to ensure user privacy.

Dropcam HD ($149) is now available for preorder on  and will begin shipping later this month.

Dropcam HD enters the scene as the most full-featured Wi-Fi video monitoring camera in its category. Features include:

  • 60-second setup – Plug it in. Select your Wi-Fi network.
    Personalize it. Your Dropcam HD is online in three intuitive, simple
  • Watch and check in 24/7 – AC-powered Dropcam HD gives you
    reliable, quality video at all times. It’s plugged in, so you don’t
    have to worry about missing video due to drained batteries.
  • Night vision – Reasons to keep an eye on what you care about
    don’t stop when the sun goes down. The night vision mode turns on
    automatically when a room darkens to make sure you don’t miss a moment.
  • Talk back with two-way audio – Respond to what you’re watching
    as it happens with two-way audio. Ask who is at the front door, check
    in on the kids while chores get done.
  • Digital zoom – Pick which part of the room to focus on. Zoom in
    on the baby’s crib, the front door, or one of the cars in the driveway.
  • Versatile placement – Dropcam HD is adjustable to quickly mount
    on a wall, stand on a table, or you can pop out the lens to create a
    smaller, more discreet profile that can be placed anywhere.

Thoughtful design with a focus on simplicity and usefulness was paramount in creating the new Dropcam HD camera and the accompanying online services. The camera’s monochromatic colors and unique shape blend naturally into a living room or office.

Along with Dropcam’s new camera come best-in-class video streaming and DVR services. Video from your Dropcam HD camera is stored in the cloud, so it doesn’t slow your computer and you never have to worry about running out of memory on your PC. Recording plans to capture moment-by-moment HD video start at $9.95 per month. Your video stream can also be safely shared with friends and family for free by inviting them through a secure link, so they can share in the things you care about most.

Dropcam’s cloud-based viewing and recording service is all you need to access your Dropcam HD camera 24/7. There’s no need to keep a computer running – just connect to your Wi-Fi network. Dropcam DVR can record up to 30 days of continuous video from each camera.

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