Most people spend at least 8 hours a day at the office and constantly worry about what might happen at home in their absence. Fortunately, now they have the chance to rely on sophisticated surveillance solutions, to protect their assets and their loved ones and to detect and address potential safety threats in a timely manner. However, advanced home security systems are expensive, require technical skills to set up and intimidate first-time buyers who are more interested in more accessible security equipment for their properties.
Dropcam cameras have been around for a while, enablingthe user to keep an eye on his pets and identify safety risks in real-time, even while the user is at the office or on vacation. This simple device, launched in 2009, is a great investment at $149, allowing homeowners to attain peace of mind knowing that they can check in on their home at all times. No financial losses and no property damage- these are the main advantages experienced by people who choose to utilize this basic DIY security system.
Encouraged by the positive client feedback after Dropcam’s initial launch, the manufacturing company has come up with an improved version, equipped with better lens, a well-liked zoom feature and wider coverage, which costs only $199. People who are travelling or working can use the Dropcam camera to monitor their property; when their system detects a threat it sends amotion alert to the owners via the iPhone app.
The app can be downloaded for free and users have the opportunity to watch live footage at no cost; however, people who will want to analyze older video recordings from the last week or month will have to pay a fee. The cloud service costs up to $30 on a monthly basis and attracts approximately 40% of all Dropcam users at this point, proving that a simple yet reliable DIY security system can attract a large segment of clients over a short period of time.
“Dropcam is a cloud-based Wi-Fi video monitoring service with remote viewing and two-way talk that makes it easy to stay connected with places, people and pets, no matter where you are”
explain company representatives on their website.
The smart security solution also allows users to interact with their family members and pets via a built-in microphone and speaker. Cloud recording, scheduling, web and mobile apps, automatic updates and intelligent alarms are also a part of the deal, enabling clients to make the most of a truly intelligent, affordable DIY security system.
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