Dropcam Pro – Wireless Video Monitoring Security Camera

Dropcam Pro
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Summary

Mounted on Wall

Mounted on Wall

One of the smallest yet high-quality camera comes from Dropcam company. If you look for a sharp, detailed video and the best way to protect your home, Dropcam Pro is ideal.

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  • Features - 10/10
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  • Specifications - 10/10
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Pros

  • Quality
  • Sharp Video
  • Cloud Storage as Option
  • Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Small Size
  • Simple to Use
  • Fits in All Places

Cons

  • High Price

Dropcam has established itself as a market leader in the surveillance camera industry. What makes Dropcam (the company) so unique? The short answer is the focus (not camera focus, although their cameras do have excellent video quality). Dropcam doesn’t flood the market with hundreds of different cameras. Dropcam, Inc. focuses on bringing one camera to the market at a time. So far, they have two, Dropcam (formerly Dropcam HD) and Dropcam Pro. Both cameras have received exceptional ratings from consumers and tech experts alike.

Dropcam Pro

Dropcam Pro

What makes Dropcam surveillance cameras so unique?

Simplicity. Easy wireless installation, quick and simple steps to connect to your Wi-Fi network in minutes. 8x zoom with excellent video quality and cloud-based recording. The Dropcam Pro stands alone versus the competition by featuring dual-band wireless technology, both 2.4 and 5GHz. The Dropcam Pro has a 130-degree field of view and 1920 by 1080 video stream. You’ll have a tough time finding better image quality in the home surveillance camera market.

Stunning video quality with new optics provides two times sharper video. Two-way talk is something a camera must-have today. Together with intelligent alerts, scheduling, and connectivity with the mobile and web apps, this company provides everything a surveillance camera needs to have.

With a cloud video recording, you can store 30 days of video, which you can review after. All activity is highlighted, which means that you won’t spend lots of time studying video with nothing on it. Cloud video recording comes as an option. You can subscribe or unsubscribe anytime you like.

They packed a lot of technology in the 4.5 by 3.15 by 3.15 inches Dropcam Pro.

Size Comparison

Size Comparison

The camera sports LE Bluetooth technology. Why?

Two reasons:

  1. With the Dropcam smartphone app, you can connect to your Dropcam Pro via LE Bluetooth and adjust settings for Wi-Fi use.
  2. Eventually, Dropcam plans on expanding its technology to other devices that will communicate with the Dropcam Pro.

How does the smartphone even see your Dropcam Pro if it’s not yet on the Wi-Fi? Dropcam Pro also integrates Bluetooth LE, the low energy tech part of Bluetooth Smart (4.0)—the same Bluetooth available on the latest iPhones and Android devices. Not only is Bluetooth LE an integral part of the setup via mobile, but it’s also a future-proof scheme.

The company claims Dropcam Pro will use Bluetooth LE to talk to other peripherals in the future instantly, and Dropcam may open its API for programmers that want to make devices that speak to the Dropcam Pro.

Conclusion

Dropcam Pro works best with high-speed internet because the video quality is sharp, which requires high bandwidth. However, you can use cloud-based storage and review videos after. Setting a whole camera is easy, and you won’t need a handyman to do it. In fact, it is possible to get it ready in under one minute. Ok, after it is up on the wall or desired position, you will need to play with the software to find the best angles. All in all, you will love to play with it for a few days, but after that, you will just use it as an advanced surveillance video camera.

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