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Saturday, July 27, 2013

DropCam high-definition, Wi-Fi video camera

 
DropCam Giveaway

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What's a DropCam? Dropcam is a high-definition, Wi-Fi video camera with remote viewing and two-way sound for your home or business.

I’ve been looking for a wireless camera to use as a baby camera for Fallon when I came across the DropCam.  The company was nice enough to offer me one of the cameras for review.

This amazing little contraption doubles as a video camera and a baby monitor.  It's a high definition, Wi-Fi video camera with two-way sound. You can download their app onto your smart phone or tablet, and view what’s going on or login from a computer. I had a difficult time with setting up, since I had the wrong Wi-Fi connection. Not a big deal, I just switched the settings, and my Dropcam was up and running in no time at all. I plugged it into my computer for initial setup, plugged it into the wall. After that? I just pointed it where I wanted it to record.

The picture is great, and the two-way sound feature is pretty cool. I can talk to people and see things in my house even when I’m not there, which is pretty cool. The HD video is 720p. For those who know what that means, that’s pretty good.

I wasn’t able to attend one of my daughter’s physical therapy sessions because I was working; however, I was able to watch part of it because of this camera. This camera has allowed me to participate in her therapy even though I'm not actually there in person. It helps me keep up with our home activities, since I'm able to watch what the therapist does and can try to work on those things later on.
 
As long as you have an outlet and Wi-Fi access, you can use the camera. They also include wall mounting brackets, in case you want to mount the camera on the wall. This is so much more than your average baby monitor: it can be used as a security camera, as well as you can set it to notify you when something walks by it or when it senses noise. The only thing that it doesn’t do is rotate, but I’m sure they will be coming out with that soon. Can’t wait for that option.
 
About the DropCam:



Quick setup: Connect and place in less than a minute.
Mobile apps: Watch remotely from your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
HD video quality: Get into the details with 720p video and a wide angle lens.
Two-way audio: Connect directly via built-in microphone and speaker.
Bank-level security: Stream safely with state-of-the-art SSL encryption.
Night vision: Maintain visibility around the clock with automatic infrared LEDs.
Location aware: Turn on and off based on your location.
Scheduling: Turn on and off based on the time of day.
Digital zoom: Focus on what's happening in one area of the room.
Optional sharing: Share your stream with friends or make it public and show the world.
Activity alerts: Receive motion and sound alerts by email or device notifications.
Automatic updates: Get new features with regular camera, cloud and app software updates.
Two ways to view: Dropcam Live and Dropcam DVR
Dropcam Live: Free with your camera
Watch moments as they happen from your smartphone, tablet or computer.  
Dropcam DVR: Optional storage plans
Save and review up to 30 days of footage after it's happened.
Watch what you love when you're not around. Check on your home, your baby, and your pets. Great for when you're running errands, at work, or on vacation.
 
Dropcam has agreed to give away one camera to a lucky winner. If you don't win, definitely buy yourself a Dropcam from Amazon and get peace of mind while away.

Enter via Giveaway Tools form below.
Restricted to US only, 18+
Giveaway Ends 8/14
ALL WINNING ENTRIES ARE VERIFIED.
Winner has 48 hours to respond to notification email or another winner will be selected.



Disclosure: Katrina received the above mentioned item in exchange for review. No compensation was received for this post. The Nurse Mommy blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers. The Nurse Mommy and promoting bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. This giveaway is not associated with, affiliated with, endorsed by, sponsored by, or connected to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other social media outlets and released of any liability. Links above may contain affiliate links.

59 comments:

  1. I like that the Dropcam has mobile alerts, night vision, two-way audio, and offsite DVR.

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  2. This sounds like a great product. I like that you have the option for live viewing as well as DVR. Would like the sponsor to talk on how they use this product in their home. Do they move it around? Have multiple set up?
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  3. I would use the DropCam for added house security!

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  4. I really like the activity alerts, those would be so important when we were gone.

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  5. I would use it for watching the baby while I work and start my online college classes. As well as security when we're away from the house.

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  6. A co-worker has this. She installed it at her in-laws house, because they watch her son when she's at work. So, she can see her son during breaks at work! I'd personally use this to spy on my cats at home during MY breaks at work!

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  7. For extra security when I have someone the babysitter comewatch my little ones

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  8. I would use the dropcam to watch my daughters when they're upstairs playing. :)

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  9. I would use mine near the garage entrance, so I knew if anyone was in there!

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  10. We have had some suspicious things going on around our property and would use the DropCam to help monitor and protect.

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  11. I'd use it for the nursery.

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  12. I like that I can live view, or save it to review later. I would use int he kid's room.

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  13. I have a baby monitor in my son's room, so I'd set this up in the living room to watch him when he's playing alone. I would monitor him with a sitter, view the cats, keep an eye on the house when we are away, etc.

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  14. looks great for keeping an eye on the kids - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  15. I would use this in my daughter's room. It would be nice to know what she's doing behind closed doors

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  16. I would use it in our first baby's room!

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  17. I'd like to use this for the baby's room and when we are not at home.

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  18. ooh, I love this, it looks so easy to use... I would use it for monitoring the house while we are at work or on vacation.

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  19. I would use this for when we are on vacations

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  20. I'd use this in the nursery once our daughter is old enough to stay in there.

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  21. I like the live feeds or record features

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  22. Added piece of mind! thanks for the chance!

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  23. I would use it for extra security in our basement since we hardly go down there!

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  24. I would like to see what my preschooler is up to after being put to bed. Our baby video monitor we got for my oldest finally quit and would like to still see what is happening upstairs and then later be able to move to another room. I love the wireless so it is easy to move then being able to access on phone is AMAZING

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  25. Rafflecopter name: Monica Meza


    I would give it to my sister since she has a newborn and this would be so much help for her!!

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  26. It's cool that you can see live footage on your smart phone. Also you could talk to a person or pet. Hope I wouldn't scare my cat the first time.

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  27. I would use this to watch my kids while I am away from home.

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  28. EXTRA SECURITY,,,,ALWAYS CAN REVIEW LATER,,,,THANKS

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  29. We are moving in my MIL in two days. She is in a wheelchair and it would help to keep tabs on her if we are not in the room or have to run out.

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  30. There's been a creepy guy sneaking around our apartment complex; definitely want to catch him.

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  31. For extra security when away from home.

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  32. Where to start? Quick set-up, bank-level security, wi-fi, night-vision, two-way audio, activity alerts and automatic updates; this is one sweet device. I'd use it to capture those times when I just cant be there. Really cool thanks for the giveaway and keep up the good work. Amanda Lancaster Smithfield NC

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  33. I learned it has the night vision feature

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  34. I'd use it to use a different babysitter when neither my mom nor MIL can watch out daughter. My husband's paranoid, haha.

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  35. I learned that the Dropcam has NIGHT VISION!! IT can maintain visibility around the clock with automatic infrared LEDs.

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  36. I would use my Dropcam to see which of my pups initiates the mayhem when I am away from home. :)

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  37. I like the night vision feature. We are having trouble with a raccoon and skunks. Would love to know when they are getting into the garbage.

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  38. I would use it for added home security. We live in a rural area and at times I am home alone so this would be good to have at the entrance

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  39. I like the Mobile apps feature. Watch remotely from iPhone

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  40. I've always wanted to have a motion activated video camera. Now is the perfect time for me too. I would really like to be able to capture on video who the culprit is who's knocking over our garden gnome nearly every night. This cam would not only do that, but I could set it up to send me an alert when it's motion-activated.

    Sign me up!

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  41. I learned that it can be used to watch the critters that come around at night.

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  42. I would love to use this dropcam to spy on my family. :)

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  43. I live in a nursing and there's someone who is stealing. I would use the Dropcam to try and catch the person doing it. I've been looking for something like this for a while but unfortunately I am unable to purchase one, due to the cost.

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  44. I learned there is a night vision feature.

    Michelle D...

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  45. I'd use it to keep an eye on my kids during naptime.

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  46. I'd use it to keep an eye on our backdoor.. I'm disabled and can't see who is there when knocking

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  47. Id use dropcam to watch my 8 month old in her crib.

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  48. I love that it has Night Vision, mobile apps, and activity alerts! All of that would be so helpful when we're out of town.

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  49. I wouldn't use it but give it to my daughter to use with her daughter.Thanks!

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  50. I would use it to keep an eye on the kids

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  51. I need this for my son Henry's room!

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  52. Love that it has a DVR feature

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  53. I'd use it as a baby monitor

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  54. I learned there is a night vision feature.That's so cool!!

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  55. I would use it for watching my house with out of town went on vacation since it sends activity alerts a year ago my house was robbed from kids cloths, all electronics from tv to computers even food from my frig and deep freezer sadly it was my so called best friend but there was proof except on tv left behind that only she knew was messed up.

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  56. I would use this for both the back doors of my house and the front doors. It would be re-assuring to know that if something were to happen, I'd have video evidence and be alerted even if I'm halfway across the world on vacation.

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