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.
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!
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.
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.