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Watch your House with Dropcam

December 2, 2013

David and I have been on vacation in Madrid this week! We’ve had a wonderful time, but when preparing for the trip, we were a bit anxious about leaving for an entire week over Thanksgiving, one of the most travelled holidays of the year. Our neighborhood is relatively safe, but the home across the street for us was robbed last year, and our own home was broken into several years ago, so we’d rather be safe than sorry in terms of our home’s security.

David had been using a DropCam for work, and thought one might serve our purposes while we were away, so we picked one up and set it up in our dining room, and it has worked like a charm! DropCam is a webcam that connects with your wifi and streams to the internet. It doesn’t need to be hooked up to a computer and you can log in on your phone or from another computer and see what’s going on in your house. If noise or movement is detected, DropCam notifies you via a message on your phone, and you can log in and see what’s going on, and then take the appropriate action yourself after checking things out. You can also zoom in and use night vision to see things more clearly, if you need to. Here’s what our dining room looks like via the app.

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A camera like this has so many uses, and at just $150, it’s way cheaper than any home security system out there. We’ve been really pleased with ours, and I definitely recommend it. Check out more information about DropCam here.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Amy Irene permalink
    December 2, 2013 10:20 am

    The Dancing Banana wanted to make a cameo appearance – – if only the shades had been open!

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