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Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Security Camera
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- Stunning Video Quality: New optics and updated image sensor provide 2x sharper video
- 60 Second Setup: Connect to Wi-Fi via computer or iOS mobile device via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), live stream from your Dropcam security camera in under a minute
- Incredible Field of View: 130 degrees diagonal, plus Zoom and Night Vision, so you don't miss a thing
- Stay Connected with Two-Way Talk, Intelligent Alerts, Scheduling and Mobile & Web apps
- Cloud Video Recording (CVR): Review footage and make clips with optional secure offsite recording. Dropcam cloud recording securely records up to 30 days of footage for you to review after it's happened. Activity detected by your camera is highlighted on your cloud recording timeline for quick reference, and you can share and save clips of your recorded footage. Dropcam cloud recording is optional and you can subscribe and unsubscribe any time you like.
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Open the box and remove the camera. Connect to your Wi-Fi network via your computer, iOS, or Android mobile phone. Name your camera and create an account. You're ready to stream!
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.
Stunning Video—130° field of view, 8x zoom, and 720p HD Video.
Night Vision—Keep an eye on things, even in the dark.
Optional Sharing—Share your stream with friends or make it public.
Two-way Talk—Talk directly to people and pets.
Intelligent Alerts—Receive notifications for motion and sound.
Scheduling—Set alerts based on time of day or your location.
Mobile & Web Apps—Watch remotely from your devices.
Live Secure Streaming—Stream safely with bank-level encryption.
Automatic Updates—Get new features with camera and app updates.
Dropcam + Nest Thermostat
When a user manually sets Away/Home mode:
> Alerts turn on or off, respectively
> Cameras turn on or off, respectively
Works with Nest
Dropcam + Nest Protect
When 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)
- 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 (WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption supported)
- iOS Mobile Setup works with iPhone 4S (or later) including iPhone 5,5C, and 5S & iPad 3 or later
- Android Mobile Setup works with the Nexus 5 and all Samsung devices running Android 4.3 or later
In the box:
> Pro HD Camera
> Aluminum stand
> Wall mounting hardware
> 10-foot USB cable
> USB power adapter
- Product Dimensions:4.5" x 3.15" x 3.15"
- Weight: 5.7oz (162g)
- Power: 5V DC, 2.0A
- Camera: Color with digital zoom
- Video: H.264 encoding, up to 720p HD (1280 x 720) at 30 frames/sec
- Field of View: 130 degrees
- Audio: Speaker and microphone
- Night Vision: High-power infrared LEDs
|Item Dimensions||3.15 x 3.15 x 4.5 inches|
|Item Weight||0.34 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.66 pounds|
Dropcam Pro Internet Wi-Fi Video Monitoring Cameras help you stay connected with what you love, no matter where you are. In less than a minute, you'll have it set up and securely streaming high-definition video to you over your home Wi-Fi. Use it to watch your home, your baby, the dog or your small business. Every camera comes with Night Vision, HD video, Two-Way Talk and Digital Zoom. Paired with secure online Cloud Video Recording (CVR), you can watch live and recorded video from anywhere on any device. Dropcam makes monitoring what you love and finding peace of mind easier than ever. Watch from any device such as your Apple Mac, Windows PC, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device. All you need is a Wi-Fi network paired with the free and easy-to-use Dropcam App. Watch what you love while away with Dropcam. Please note: If your camera is having trouble connecting to your Wi-Fi network you may have a weak connection between the camera and your router. To test the Wi-Fi signal that your camera is receiving, To test the Wi-Fi signal that your camera is receiving, move your camera closer to your router. There might be interference coming from other electronic devices near your camera. Try to reduce the number of connected devices near the camera. Cordless phones, baby monitors, microwave ovens, garage door openers and Wi-Fi speakers are just a few of many devices that are notorious for causing interference. If your camera is located close to electronic equipment with a large power source, such as a large screen television or home theater system, try moving the camera further away from these devices. Sometimes only a few feet will make a difference. You can turn HD video off to reduce the bandwidth the camera uses by half. This will help improve the camera's reliability, but it could result in lower video quality.
Top customer reviews
(Quality) Its very modern, sleek, the materials its made out of are premium.
(Setup) Very Simple - Just plug it into your computer then into a outlet and connect to WiFi and thats it.
(Video) Very clear video both on your computer and iOS app in normal zoom mode
(iOS 7 App) Great App. I get notifications all the time that the camera picks up (dogs barking) it even picks up birds outside.
(Audio Feature) The audio talk back feature only works when NOT in the night vision mode. I have been in touch with tech support to the point they replaced the camera and the new one has the same issue. Talk-back works great in daylight.
(Streaming) I have Verizon FiOS 50Mpbs/30Mbps Wireless and there is a slight streaming delay with both video and talk back feature on LTE and WiFi.
(Night Vision) Video Streams good when in night vision mode on both my computer and iOS app and the video is very clear. However the talk back feature while in night vision mode on the computer and iOS app does not work period. I could open the iOS app and say something and it would come across the camera so distorted you can't even understand it, and it will continue to come through the camera in bits and pieces even after i close the app, then the camera usually disconnects from the WiFi connection so I don't use that feature anymore ( i have worked with tech support for days and they did replace the camera but the new one is having the same issue).
(Zoom) the zoom feature for me isn't useful. I zoom and the image is blurry to me, but when its not in zoom its very clear
(Storage) You can't save video on your phone or computer its only saved "in the cloud" on Dropcams web database and you have to pay for it.
Thanks for sharing your review of Dropcam Pro. I wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge some of the "Cons" you mentioned. We are aware that some customers are experiencing problems with audio (including two-way talk) with the new Pro cameras. Our engineering team is investigating possible causes and we hope to identify some solutions very soon.
Regarding the Zoom feature -- this tool was recently updated with new functionality. After you zoom your image, you'll need to enhance or save the zoom by clicking the magic wand icon on the lower right corner. This will reset your view in HD mode as well as save the new view. Hopefully you'll notice a much sharper image. Please let us know if you don't.
Thanks again for your comments, they're very helpful as we work to fine tune our new produce. We appreciate your feedback.
Director of Customer Relations at Dropcam
I'll post a screenshot pic that shows the original compared to the Pro.
1) I hate that you can't record to your own source and have to use their subscription service, but of course I understand they want to make a profit. Oh well.
2) I hate that it isn't easy to mount this thing in various positions. For instance, no suction cup accessory to attach to window to record front porch.
Laptop and mobile phone software
NO OPTION TO RECORD LOCALLY. You must pay $100-300 per year to store video on THEIR website. And they purge after 7 to 30 days!!!
This item could have been a market-leader, but its requirement for an incredibly expensive and short-term video storage service subscription makes it a non-starter.
I mean, really, $300/year to save only 30 days of motion-activated video?!? I get 5 GB free from DropBox, and 20 GB free from Google. This company's marketing department is 10 years behind the curve. (They probably all have AOL and CompuServe email addresses.)
Thank you for your honest feedback. I'm sorry to hear that Dropcam was not the right solution for you. We take customer feedback very seriously, and will certainly take your comments into consideration for future updates and releases. We do our best to make our pricing plans clear on our website and Amazon's product page, and I apologize if there was any confusion, or if you feel that it is not a fair deal. Based on the price of maintaining and storing large amount of footage, we try to make our pricing competitive and fair.
If you ever decide to give us another shot, we would love to have you back! Please reach out to us at 877-345-3767 (Monday - Saturday, 6am - 6pm PST) or by e-mail at support(at)dropcam(dot)com, and we will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Thanks again.
Senior Technical Support at Dropcam
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