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Dropcam Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera
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- 60 Second Setup - Use your computer to find your Wi-Fi network, live stream in under a minute.
- High Quality Video - Get into the details with 720p high-definition video.
- Fast and easy setup - online and securely streaming 720p HD video in 60 seconds.
- Field of View - 107 degrees diagonal, plus Night Vision and Zoom, means you don't miss a thing.
- Cloud Video Recording (CVR) - Review footage and make clips with optional secure offsite recording.
- Stay connected with Two-Way Talk, Intelligent Alerts, Scheduling and Mobile & Web apps.
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|Item Dimensions||4.5 x 3.15 x 3.15 inches|
|Item Display Weight||4.5 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.34 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||1.45 pounds|
|Video Capture Resolution||720p|
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From the Manufacturer
Dropcam + Nest ProtectWhen a safety event occurs (smoke or CO is detected):
> Cameras in your home turn on automatically
> A clip is generated and saved automatically during an event, even if you’re not a subscriber
> User receives a notification of the event on their mobile device
> Event is added to your activity feed and Cloud Recording timeline (as applicable)
Dropcam + Nest ThernostatWhen a user manually sets Away/Home mode:
> Alerts turn on or off, respectively
> Cameras turn on or off, respectively
Dropcam is a cloud-based Wi-Fi video monitoring service that helps you stay connected to places, people and pets. Receive activity alerts on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Add optional Cloud Video Recording (CVR) to access video from the past week or month.
With a 107 degree field of view and 4x zoom, Dropcam keeps you connected to people, places and pets in vivid 720p HD video.
How It Works
Open the box and remove the camera. Connect to your Wi-Fi network via your computer. Name your camera and create an account. You're ready to stream!
Connect on the Go
Receive alerts for motion and sound on your smartphone or other device. Drop in live and talk directly with people and pets.
View it Later
Add our optional Cloud Recording service to save up to 30 days (720 hours) of continuous video. Review footage on your device and share favorite clips with family and friends.
Mobile & Web Apps
Watch remotely from your devices.
Receive notifications for motion and sound.
Keep an eye on things, even in the dark.
Talk directly to people and pets.
Set alerts based on time of day or your location.
Live Secure Streaming
Stream safely with bank-level encryption.
Get new features with camera and app updates.
Share your stream with friends or make it public.
Cloud Video Recording (CVR)
Add our optional Cloud Video Recording to save up to a month of video and make clips.
Save 7 days of video
Save 30 days of video
50% off CVR pricing for additional cameras.
- Product Dimensions:4.5" x 3.15" x 3.15"
- Weight: 5.5oz (156g)
Input: 50/60Hz 0.5A
- Camera: Color with digital zoom
- Video: H.264 encoding, up to 720HD (1280 × 720) at 30 frames/sec
- Field of View: 107° (diagonal)
- Audio: Speaker and microphone
- Night Vision: High-power IR LEDs
- Warranty: One-year parts
- Operating Temperature: 0 - 35°C, designed for indoor use
- Computer (for setup)
- High Speed Internet: DSL, Cable, FiOS
- Web Browser: Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, Safari 3+, Chrome
- Optional Devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and/or Android Device
- Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
- Supported wireless security:
- WEP (40-bit, 128-bit)
- WPA (TKIP, AES)
- WPA2 (TKIP, AES)
In the Box
- HD Camera
- Aluminum stand
- Wall mounting hardware
- 10-foot USB cable
- USB power adapter
- Quick start guide
Hours of Operation
Monday through Saturday: 6am to 6pm PT
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|Field of View||107°||130°|
|Mobile and Web Apps||✔||✔|
|Wi-Fi||2.4GHz||2.4GHz and 5.0GHz|
|Setup||Computer||Computer or iOS device*|
|Video||H.264 encoding, 720p HD |
1280 x 720 at 30 frames/sec
|H.264 encoding, 720p HD |
1280 x 720 at 30 frames/sec
*To set up Dropcam Pro using an iOS device, you need an iPhone 4S or later, iPad 3rd generation or later, iPad mini or iPod touch 5th generation or later running iOS 6 or higher.
Top Customer Reviews
The Dropcam is a very good, very easy to use device. Many of the top rated reviews here do an excellent 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 easy and great.
The best use case of this camera, by far, is indoor remote surveillance of a kids room, a family 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 video feed to the DropCam cloud servers ALL DAY, EVERY DAY. The cloud service is what makes the user experience so easy, and what allows you to view your camera from multiple places, phones, tablets, all with just a userID and password. It's good 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 video 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 put most US customers over their limit. Just know that this will soak up a good portion of your allotment.
- Each additional camera will add to the bandwidth you use.Read more ›
It took me about 5-10 minutes to complete the full setup process (open the box to getting video streams online). In fact, it took me longer to figure out where I was going to put it.
Other solutions require special software to be installed and/or a PC/Mac system to be running to capture the video. 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.
- easy 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 interesting sections
- no need for special software or a PC running to capture all the data
- surprised by 2way audio feature. Fun to use while you are away.
- monthly dvr pricing for saved streams (free if you just want live views)
- low light/night video capture
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Setup was very simple as other reviewers have noted and I was up and streaming live video in just a few minutes...very cool. The hardware is very simple and modern, dare I say even Apple-esque and seems to be of very high quality. First impression of the video feed was, "this is HD??; Even with a very fast broadband home connection the video was somewhat choppy and the resolution was far from what I would consider High Definition. It is quite acceptable but just don't expect it to look anything like the 720p cable you watch on your HDTV.
The "Purple Haze">>> Once I got my 2nd Dropcam setup and viewed the streams side by side I noticed one of the cameras video feed was very "purple" as colors were not true to life. Green grass looked gray, Blue sky looked not so blue, green trees were just outright purple = This is what people that do acid must see lol...
To demonstrate this (see user attached pictures), I set the cams up right next to each other looking at the same view from the same vantage point. I then went upstairs to view the video streams on my dual monitor PC. One cameras video is normal (left screen), the other has aforementioned "purple haze"(right screen) This ain't cool...
I have seen other complaints about this color issue and it seems Dropcam is aware of the issue. I have a support ticket in as I write this and will update this review when it is resolved. Hopefully it is just a firmware/software update and not a hardware flaw that necessitates a return.
Other than the color issue the camera is great.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Connection is sporadic even though all other wi-fi devices in the house works fine. Resolution is poor. Read morePublished 2 days ago by a.c.
Item worked sporadically and Internet connection would cut in and out. Would not recommend this product.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Though NOW owned by Google
The DropCam might stil be the best on the market
their customer service, when needed
was A... Read more
There is a reason for the 1 star. I actually love the product, but if you do not use their subscription, you can not adjust the motion area and you have a banner ad down bottom. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Couture
Night vision did not stay in focus. The screen kept fading the brightness in abd outPublished 3 months ago by terence