Dropcam Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera

Dropcam Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera

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  • Field οf View – 107 degrees diagonal, plus Night Vision аnԁ Zoom, means уου don’t miss a thing.
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  • Stay connected wіth Two-Way Talk, Gifted Alerts, Scheduling аnԁ Mobile & Web apps.

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  1. 1,973 of 2,041 people found the following assess helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Uses ~60GB of Bandwidth Each Month, July 25, 2012
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    This assess is from: Dropcam Wi-Fi Wireless Record Monitoring Camera (Electronics)
    My assess is focus on one aspect so as not to be too long, but still useful. **Please note the updates at the end**

    The Dropcam is a very excellent, very simple to use device. Many of the top rated reviews here do an exceptional job of listing the pros and cons. Also, the firmware has been updated since many of the negative reviews were posted, so there have been subtle improvements (not enough) with motion detection, and also the iOS and Android apps are now simple and fantastic.

    The best use case of this camera, by far, is indoor remote surveillance of a kids room, a family tree room, or a workplace.

    Here’s the real, overpowering negative about the device for me: it uses about 60GB of upload data capacity each month. The camera transmits its HD record feed to the DropCam cloud servers ALL DAY, EVERY DAY. The cloud service is what makes the user experience so simple, and what allows you to view your camera from multiple places, phones, tablets, all with just a userID and password. It’s excellent in that you don’t have to learn about firewalls, IP port forwarding and such just to make it work. But, that also means that it sends enormous amounts of record of a room with nothing at all happening in it. If your ISP has a quota or a limit to how much you can send per month, this camera WILL DEFINITELY USE A LARGE PORTION. In Canada and with some US ISPs, the limit is 50GB…i.e. less than this camera sends!

    - Lots of ISPs offer a quota of 250GB, so this camera won’t place most US customers over their limit. Just know that this will soak up a excellent part of your allotment.
    - Each additional camera will add to the bandwidth you use.
    - Consider that you are also downloading the record feed from your ISP, so if you are in the same house as the camera viewing it, it doubles the bandwidth used. Yep, that’s right, your record goes up to the cloud server, then back down to you.
    - FYI, the upload rate is about 400-600 Kbps
    - The camera does use exceptional compression, so the HD record is as compact as it can be in 2012.
    - If you have anything less than awesome Internet service, the camera will slow down your uploads of other stuff, like photos, attachments, etc. Upload alacrity is always much slower than download on consumer Internet service, and that’s what this camera uses.

    So, take this vital point into consideration. It may still be a fantastic product for you, but you need to know the costs. For me, I plotted on using this at a lake household with slow Internet, so it doesn’t work for me. I’ll have to find another use for it.

    ****Update, September 2012
    The camera has just received a software update that lets you switch between SD mode and HD mode. All DropCams that are turned on and connected to the Internet will get the update automatically. The standard definition mode uses half the bandwidth of the HD mode. Overall, there is a huge improvement regarding the problem I cited in my original assess. The update has other benefits in motion detection, etc.

    As for me, the 30GB a month is still too much, so I will continue to use the available software switch to turn the camera on and off, and only enable it when I want to watch.

    ****Update, May 2014
    Dropcam keeps on adding features that improve the camera. This is the upside of a cloud service. They can update features on the cloud, and then you get them, even on your older Dropcam. Lately, they’ve added ACTIVITY RECOGNITION, which is really fantastic. This means that their servers storing your record can recognize certain patterns that tend to occur on your camera, and then distinguish those patterns going forward. An example would be a camera pointed at a front door with the street in the background. The Dropcam cloud might identify cars moving on the street as one activity, and a self walking up to the door as another, and a self walking away from the door as a third. You can then go into the web site, name the activities, and then set up alerts and search on each individual activity. Thus, you could quickly find all instances of somebody walking up to your door, or get a notification each time it happens. Or you could wonder “What time did the kids leave” and then filter only by people walking away from the door. Excellent stuff.

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  2. 685 of 733 people found the following assess helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Pleased with my scale after researching (Simple to setup. Works as advertised.), April 4, 2012
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    This assess is from: Dropcam Wi-Fi Wireless Record Monitoring Camera (Electronics)
    I spent some time researching the different options (Logitech, foscam, dropcam, adt, x10, cisco, …) in this product category. I chose to try out a DropCam HD. So far (3 days of use), I’m delighted. The product does everything it promises.

    It took me about 5-10 minutes to complete the full setup process (open the box to getting record streams online). In fact, it took me longer to figure out everywhere I was going to place it.

    Other solutions require special software to be installed and/or a PC/Mac system to be in succession to capture the record. I don’t want to keep a computer on while I am away on travel + have to maintain/update the software. The DropCam HD solution removes all this extra effort/time/pain.

    pros
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    – simple to setup (5 minutes of work)
    – can view online or via android/iphone
    – can share your camera with friends securely
    – motion tags allow you to jump to appealing sections
    – no need for special software or a PC in succession to capture all the data
    – surprised by 2way audio figure. Fun to use while you are away.

    cons
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    – monthly dvr pricing for saved streams (free if you just want live views)

    still testing
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    – low light/night record capture

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  3. 979 of 1,071 people found the following assess helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Thief caught on dropcam, February 9, 2013
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    Romano

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    This assess is from: Dropcam Wi-Fi Wireless Record Monitoring Camera (Electronics)

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    Our household got burglarized yesterday. I was working 30 miles away from home when I received a dropcam alert on my iPhone informing me that my dropcam was disconnected. When I checked the online tape, it showed the face of the thief who disconnected the dropcam. When I got home, I gave the police officer a copy of the intruder’s face. Using the photo, the police officers made an arrest on the same night. Our stolen property has been recovered and we will be retrieving them from the police rank everywhere they are being photographed for evidence in a few days. My 2011 Dropcam echo has been so effective I am certainly getting a second Dropcam HD to monitor the interior of our household.

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