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Dropcam lets you watch your home when you’re not home

When I was thinking of what to write for this post, I thought of writing a story about keeping kids safe, but the more I used the dropcam, the more I really just wanted to tell you about the product itself and why I love it.

Drop Cam

There are many types of security cams out there that claim to have easy setup and easy operation.  I am telling you that from my experience, they have NOTHING on the Dropcam.  Dropcam advertises 30 second set up and I was a little doubtful that any remote camera could offer such a claim.  However the setup was….about 30 seconds and I was ready to go.  Yes…30 seconds! FOR REAL!! All I did was plug the Dropcam into my computer, followed the prompts for setting up an account (no need to install any drivers), connected it to my wireless network…and boom, done.  The only thing I needed to do after that was unplug it from the computer and plug it into a plugin where I wanted it located. It was that simple and just like that I had access to seeing my home.

No matter where you are, you can see your home…with sound! I absolutely love that the dropcam can be used from any plugin without the need to be attached to a computer – genius!

dropcam

Thanks to the App Store or the Play Store, you can download an app to your smart phone that allows you to view your home no matter where you are.  Simply enter your name and password and you are rocking.  There is even an option to speak into your phone and allow your Dropcam to become a microphone.

Ok, here is a little story —> My husband had to fly out of town today so I had the Dropcam set up facing the girls while they were eating breakfast – they had no idea until they could hear my husband talking to them from the dropcam. He could see them eating and he said good morning, it made their day to hear daddy before they went to school. My husband said the sound and picture quality on his phone, from another province was perfect. I was impressed!

If you are concerned about the night, Dropcam still has you covered.  When light is absent, the inferred camera automatically turns on and you can see in the dark.

With real time viewing with sound and microphone capabilities you can stay connected to your home and feel safe and secure no matter where you are.  Whether its teenagers or babysitter or just the peace of mind, you can leave your home knowing you can check in when you need/want too.  If you ever leave your home and want that extra security, this is what you need.

DropCam

Giveaway Moment:

One Lucky Canadian Mommy Moment reader will win a Dropcam!

** due to the value of this giveaway it is not open to residents of Quebec **

The Dropcam is available at Amazon.ca and starting in a couple of weeks, at BestBuy.com.

To enter to win, Visit Dropcam.com then leave me a blog post comment telling me which feature you like best as well as why you want to win!a Rafflecopter giveaway

Comments

  1. Nena Sinclair says:

    I really like the Night Vision feature!

  2. Sabrina T says:

    I really like the two way talk feature…. Mommy is ALWAYS watching and that’s why I’d like to win keep ‘em on their toes lol

  3. Lisa Gillespie says:

    The easy set-up and talk-back features are great! Our son can get into mischief when not supervised…

  4. Erika Birrell says:

    I love the night vision feature. I have a lot of younger kids and teens that live in the neighborhood. they often are up to no good. This would be awesome to have

  5. While I would love to see what is happening while I am away from home, having a camera so daddy can talk to my boys without them fighting over the phone camera would be great. And He is away a lot.

  6. I think I like the night vision the best. It would be great to see someone at our door when its dark out there. You never know who is on the other side. We get a lot of marketers here so we just wouldn’t answer the door if it was them.

  7. Anne Taylor says:

    I love that it has night vision! I’d love to set it up at my front door; I’d feel safer!

    thanks

  8. SueSueper Sue says:

    I like the zoom and night vision features! How cool is that!
    This would be such a nice win so we can keep track of what’s going on when we are not around.

  9. I like the Night Vision feature the most. I’d like to win so I could “drop in” on my son while I’m travelling for work.

  10. I love that it is cloud based and that I don’t need to have it attached to the computer. I would like to win as it would give me a way to check in on the house (and house sitter) while I am away.

  11. I like the Two-Way Talk feature. I’d use the Dropcam to watch who comes and goes from the front door

  12. Cheryl Grandy says:

    The feature I like best is the Night Vision (low light vision).

  13. i love the night vision aspect, my hubs is a super tech nerd and would love this, we have one in the living room that we use to waych the kids when we are in the kitchen.

  14. stacey dempsey says:

    I really love the 2 way talk feature and the location awareness is great too . I can think all lots of reasons to want this as I have 3 teens so often they are home alone or they go out and don’t always remember to lock up right or I am always worried they will leave the stove on lol so this would sure bring me paece of mind when I cant be home

  15. Louise Gilbert says:

    the night vision feature is cool. I like some thing so I can see if my kids are getting into mischief

  16. Scheduling is the feature I like.
    Turn your camera on and off at specific times of the day or week.

    I would love to win this, as we go out of town so often and do not live in the best of neighbour hoods. This would be a great security device.

  17. Wanda Bergman says:

    My favourite feature: Intelligent Alerts – Receive notifications by email or directly to your device. This would make my life so much more worry-free.

  18. Teresa Claire says:

    I like the ‘2 way talk’ feature. This cam looks the biz!

  19. Dayna Wilson says:

    I like the easy set up, as I’m a luddite… and I’d like to use it to supervise the kiddos.

  20. The two way talk feature is amazing, and I’d love it because then Mommy really does see everything!

  21. The Night Vision feature is my fave and I’d love to win this for my mom so that she can see her backyard area day andnight – especially if there are strange noises or if the cat is out and wants to come in etc.

  22. Night vision is cool. i would like to win so i could try it out.

  23. I love the inferred camera for night time!

  24. sheridan corbeil says:

    i really like the 2 way talk feature. perfect for a quick check in on the kids ..what a cool product

  25. Deborah Caudill says:

    I like the two-way talk and vision, as well as the night vision. My mom lives nearby, but she is 89 years old and refuses to have anyone stay with her at night. I would love to win so that I could keep an eye on her at night without her thinking I’m checking up on her. Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. Doris Calvert says:

    I like the two way talk, not walking so good so this would be great!

  27. Debbie Bashford says:

    Love that it also has night vision!

  28. I like the night vision option. I would like to win as I am OFTEN away from home – so it would be nice to keep in touch with my home when I am away!

  29. Michelle K says:

    I like the night vision

  30. Joce Lyne says:

    i think it’s such a neat gadget…i would love one :)

    i like the 8X zoom!

  31. natasha severson says:

    i love the fact that you can zoom in anywhere!! and i would love to win it because it will be easier to communicate with my whole family anywhere in the house!! thank you very much!!

  32. I like the night vision and that is is easy to set up.

  33. I love this! It has night vision and can watch your home for you! Great Idea and would love to have one!

  34. I like the night vision. I would love to win, since I live alone and would like to see what is going on around the house when I am home or away.

  35. Carolle Hall says:

    I love the night vision …

  36. scott macmillan says:

    I really like the 8x zoom feature.

  37. I like the field of view and night vision. I want to know what my trouble making dogs are up to when we aren’t watching. LOL

  38. Victoria Ess says:

    I like the night vision capabilities!

  39. My favorite feature is the Intelligent Alerts. I would like to win because we have a peeping tom. Sooo creepy.

  40. Florence C says:

    I love the Night Vision Night Watch around the clock with automatic infrared LEDs. I love to win this for my daughter to use outside her home.

  41. Karen C Hill says:

    Two way talk feature is great! I’d love it in my sons room – he has a baby monitor up there but he’s learned how to turn it off when he wants to get into things he knows he shouldn’t

  42. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    Oh the night vision for sure

  43. diane king says:

    night vision feature looks great

  44. i like the nite vision the best.. we have alot of theifs in our areas .. would so love to have one

  45. I’d like the two way talk capability, sounds really cool. It’d be so great to have the Dropcam Pro, where I can communicate with family while I’m away and see what they’re doing inside the home and also provide added security to the home when no one is around.

  46. I love the email alerts! I would love to win because it would be nice to watch our cars in the driveaway

  47. see whats happening in my home when i am away

  48. Darlene Schuller says:

    I like the nightvision feature! I would love to win this as we currently have a sexual harassment and discrimination case against my landlord, we’ve had the feeling a number of times that someone has been in our apartment when we’ve returned from being away.

  49. Jennifer C aka JusticeSadie says:

    WOW! My kids would go Crazy for the Night Vision Feature. Very Cool!

  50. I like the night vision feature. I would like to win this so I could better communicate with family who live away from home.

  51. I like the remote viewing and the two way talking. Would love to watch my dogs during the day

  52. Lori Bazan says:

    I love the two way talk feature best! Not only can we talk to the children from work , we can also speak to our puppy! What a great invention!!

  53. I like the two way talk so I can talk to the kids or dog!

  54. jessica s says:

    2 way talk makes it easy to check in!

  55. Jennifer L. says:

    I like that it has two-way talk. I’d like to use it to speak with family members in different parts of the house.

  56. I love the feature where I can easily access it from my mobile phone.

  57. I like that it has 2 way talk and it would help me keep on eye on the kids when they play in the yard!

  58. the night vision is pretty cool

  59. lori butler says:

    wow it does so many neat things, from night vision, and zoom features. great product

  60. A two way talk feature?? That’s cool! Also, we have nothing like it yet.

  61. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    the night vision and why because I am curious what my dogs do during the day

  62. I really like the ease of install. That nothing is permanent and it can be easily moved to a new location. I love that you can just watch on your phone. This is amazing!!!

  63. marie cat says:

    i work alot of afternoons and would love to see my baby girl do her bedtime routine
    I love the most that i can see from anywhere. i might go out of town for business one day so it would be nice to see my family

  64. Like that the video is encrypted on the camera

  65. I love the night vision feature, I want to win because it would be great to keep an eye out when no one is home, or if the kids are out playing
    thanks

  66. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    love the night vision option!! I would love to win this for the house. to keep an eye on the kids while they are in their playroom

  67. Lindsay Cyr says:

    Wow, I love all of the features of the Dropcam, but especially the fact that it has Night Vision so that you can watch around the
    clock with automatic infrared LEDs. I would love to win this so I can keep an eye out on my children.

  68. Melissa D says:

    I love the movement notifications and would love this to see my driveway as I cant see it easily from inside the house.

  69. love the movement and sound sensors/notifications. home safety is really important where I live – this would be a great addition. thanks

  70. Winnie Baker says:

    Night Vision is so useful

  71. I like the night vision the best. I would use this to see who is at the door and with night vision even when it’s dark out.

  72. I like being able to turn it on or off at set times.

  73. Marjorie L. says:

    I like the night vision so I can check on the kids at night.

  74. I like the 2 way talk feature and I’d use it to talk to my cat when I’m away.

  75. I like the feature you can watch the video live via iOS anytime anywhere and I would love to win it to keep an eye on my dog when I am not at home

  76. Easy installation for my niece to use with her 2 month old.

  77. I like the 2 way talk and vision – great to watch the cook in the kitchen

  78. I like the night vision feature because well its night vision! :P

  79. Jonathan Baker says:

    I like that there’s no real range since you can view it over IP!

  80. Beth Gallinger says:

    I’d love to win a Dropcam for more security at home. I like that it has 8x zoom.

  81. Beanybopp says:

    Love the 2 way talk and how you can check the camera from your phone where ever you are. I would like this because we have an older cat and I would like to keep an eye on him when we are not home and also our front door has a huge window in it (we can’t change it)…it would be VERY easy for someone to break in if they really wanted to. Later, I would use it in our son’s bedroom when he is getting use to a toddler bed

  82. I love the two-way talk feature! Would love to win this to use with my kids when I am away from home.

  83. I like that it has night vision, now I can see who’s breaking into our garage!!

  84. I really like Drop-Cam’s Two Way Talk function and the fact that its a Cloud-based system with Wi-Fi. It looks like a really neat product and would really help me keep track of my niece and nephews when I am not in the room or out of the house (at work); those little rascals are always getting into things.

  85. I like that you can view this camera from a app on your phone. I have three toddlers so this would be amazing to win to keep them safer.

  86. Angela Mitchell says:

    I love that there is cloud recording. I’d love to watch our house when we are away on holiday.

  87. Holly Messana says:

    I love that you can talk through the dropcam. I would feel safer knowing that my kids can see who is outside before they answer the door.

  88. Veronica Tefoglou says:

    I liked the size

  89. I like the night vision option so I can see everything is okay out my front door at any time of day

  90. Debbie Petch says:

    I love the night vision!

  91. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    Love that it has night vision and it is easy to set up.

  92. as a double amputee surrounded by weirdos, I really need one of these

  93. I love that it has night vision! I’d love to win to set it up at my front door!

  94. I like the versatility

  95. Ronnie Owens says:

    night vision to watch my house.

  96. Jennifer Allen says:

    The night vision is very cool! I would like for when my husband is out of town for work so he can watch the kids play.

  97. I love that you can schedule it! I’d love to win because you can never be to safe!

  98. i really like the low light vision. i would like this to watch my cats. i’m pretty sure all they do is sleep all day but maybe they would surprise me.

  99. Sara Wilson says:

    Zoom! Zoom!

  100. Sarah Stickney says:

    i like the scheduling

  101. missbobloblaw says:

    I like the night vision! I’d love to win because we live in an area that has frequent property crime.

  102. I like the night vision,!

  103. Michelle armstrong says:

    I like that there is night vision and option to record. I want to win so I can have my kids be babysat and feel stress free about it.

  104. I like the night vision. Lately I suspect things are going missing and I would love to catch the culprets.

  105. Marrie Rachlen says:

    I lovew the night vision feature, I plan on getting an apartment soon and I plan on having a child with my boyfriend, and I’d love to know that they’ll be surveillance when were asleep at night.

  106. Lisa Smith says:

    I like the night vision feature, and the two way talk

  107. melissa teears says:

    That you can record clearly in the dark

  108. Mindy Reimer says:

    I love this camera. With 6 kids in the house 2 homemade 4 hand picked (foster) we would love to be able to see from afar. This might even help with figuring out certain behavioral issues :)

  109. I really like the night vision feature. We’ve had a few incidences of ‘nicky, nicky nine doors’ in the middle of the night! This would help us catch who it is.

  110. I like the fact that it can be remotely turned on or off. I would love to see what my dog is doing during the day.

  111. Julie Bolduc says:

    I like the Night Vision feature the most.perfect for checking in on the Kids

  112. mike gismondi says:

    love the night vision feature. I have a lot of younger kids and teens that live in the neighborhood. they often are up to no good. This would be awesome to have

  113. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I like the Location Awareness feature.

  114. Definitely the night vision, and it would be great for my Mom who lives alone to be able to see her backyard without opening the door.

  115. Night vision is so cool. Would be great for spying on my cats!

  116. melissa fowers says:

    That is awesome

  117. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I liked the Night Vision enabling one to watch around the clock with automatic infrared LEDs, especially handy when away from home for a few days.

  118. I like that it is wireless and has two way talk. I want to win so I can watch my kid who says he is doing his homework but is really reading a novel that has nothing to do with school! LOL

  119. Love this gadget! Always wanted one!

  120. I love that you can download an app and watch it everywhere you are

  121. nina bergeron says:

    I like the night vision. I would want to win so I can use it at home when I’m away.

  122. I really like the night vision, and that I’m pretty sure I could use it myself without my hubby’s help!

  123. I like the night vision feature and I would love to win this so I can see what is happening in the backyard when the kids are out playing.

  124. night vision, I would like to keep an eye on my home, I would have it overlooking our backyard as there has been some bike thefts in the neighborhood.

  125. Catharine says:

    Love the night vision feature

  126. Love the night vision so that I can see what keep an eye on my home if I am away.

  127. Kelly Kavanaugh-Egan says:

    this would be amazing for when im in the kitchen and the kids are in the play room

  128. Adriana F says:

    I love the 2 way talk feature. Would be awesome to be able to speak to my kids from the kitchen while they are up in their room

  129. roger simmons says:

    We live in a medium/high crime rate area andd this would be perfect for night time viewing when were out of the house. Being able to see what is happening at the front of our house would be a huge peace of mind.

  130. I like that it has night vision. This would be great when I ‘m on vacation

  131. I really like how I can talk through it and the night vision too!!

  132. I love the two way talk and the night vision… I would love to win this to keep an eye on a neighbour doing things to peoples cars!!

  133. Wow, this has night vision! Would love to be able to check who’s at my door before opening.

  134. sybrina westmoreland says:

    the two way talk and the night vision are great features I would love to win this I have family all over the us and the kids are all young one of them is in and out of the hospital all the time due to CF and it would be nice to be able to see and talk to my family talk to my daughter when she is with her dad in a more personal way

  135. I live in a neighborhood where that night vision would come in REAL handy! A great safety feature!

  136. Elaine Jasvins says:

    I like the 2 way talk, my boys moved their bedrooms to another floor than mine and this would make it a lot easier to wake them up.

  137. MY fave features are the night vision and that it’s supposed to be easy to set up. I want to win so that I can keep an eye on my kids.

  138. Wendy hutton says:

    I like the night vision and the two way talk, would love this the house would feel more secure

  139. Maegan Morin says:

    I like the night vision and I would like to have one so I could watch my kids and my house :D

  140. Tara Gauthier says:

    I like the zoom and would love this to be able to keep an eye on the kids downstairs.

  141. Christy Martin says:

    I like the Two-Way Talk and that they are easy to switch locations if needed. I would love to win and put to use in my parents house. Specifically, the stairs.

  142. Caroline M. says:

    I like the night vision best.

  143. Heather A says:

    I like all the features of the Drop Cam, particularly the 2-way talk function and the night vision. I would love to win this so I could keep tabs on what the dog is up to when we’re away and to keep an eye on the house when no one is home. Looks like a great product.

  144. I like that you can use it in the dark. I would probably use it as a video baby monitor.

  145. I love that it can be used in the dark. Would love to win this as we have a little one and do not know anybody in our area and we are currently interviewing babysitters for the occasional night out, so this would be great to put my mind at ease.

  146. I love the zoom feature.

  147. Paula huie says:

    I love the night vision feature! I would like to win because i have all boys so it would be nice to monitor things more closely when we aren’t home!

  148. Laurie Harrison says:

    The night vision is cool, we have our lights of all the time

  149. Night vision sounds interesting!

  150. two way talk

  151. wow I love lots of the features. I like that you can turn it off and on from and location, I also like the cloud recording and being able to view past recordings. I would love to win this because I think I would feel a lot safer. We live by two schools and my plants always seem to get roughed up, it would be nice to see who’s doing this. Thx so much.

  152. cheryl hodgkins says:

    NIght Vision is a great feature..dont have to worry about the poor grandkids seeing spots because of the flash lol

  153. Sharing is an awesome feature!!! I’d love to win this!

  154. jennifer capin says:

    The night vision sounds perfect… I live in the bush so this would be perfect to see who or what is outside my house at night!

  155. Two way talk is one of the many great features!

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