Plug & Play Wireless Pan, Tilt, and Zoom Network IP Camera w/ Audio - MPEG4
Do you need a small scale indoor video surveillance setup, but don't want to go through the hassles of installing cameras, running video cables, and setting up a DVR? Do you want to add an extra layer of security to your home while you're on vacation? Do you want to keep an eye on the baby while she is sleeping in the other room? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes", then this Pan & Tilt IP Camera from Monoprice is just what you've been looking for!
This camera is a simple, enclosed unit with both keyhole and screw mounts on both the bottom and back of the unit. It can be mounted on a tripod, set on a shelf, attached to the wall, or hung upside down from the ceiling. It is powered by 5 VDC power adapter (included) and transmits its signal over Ethernet cable or WiFi. The camera features a microphone, so you can both see and hear whatever is happening within the camera's audio and video range.
There are two really great features that make this a must-have security accessory for most home and small office users.
First, it is a true "Plug and Play" solution. You install the camera view software on your PC or mobile phone, plug the camera into your wired LAN, then input the camera ID and password into the software and you can view, record, and control the aiming of the camera. You don't have to setup any port forwarding, open ports in the firewall or do anything else. It just works out of the box.
Second is the flexibility in use. Unlike most security systems, which require expensive dedicated DVRs to control the video, you can control everything about this camera from your PC or mobile phone. You can record video to a Network Attached Storage drive or to a standard micro-SD card inserted into the side of the camera. Where ever you have internet access, you can run the camera view application and see what's going on within the camera's field of view. If you have a iOS or Android mobile device, you can run one of the mobile apps and can view/control the camera from where ever you happen to be.
The number of concurrent viewers of the camera's video is dependent on the bandwidth of your network, particularly the upload speed, and the resolution settings for the camera. Most home broadband connections have sufficient upload bandwidth to support full size (640x480) video for up to four simultaneous viewers (note that when the camera is recording that counts as one viewer).
The premium Apple iPhone® app includes a special "push" feature, which alerts you whenever an event occurs. You can setup the camera and software to alert you about various types of events, such as motion detection. The alerts can also be used to automatically start recording video so you can only record when something important happens. Videos can be saved and viewed at a later time using the PC software application.
Because it is easily portable and uses WiFi for communications, you can move the camera to where ever you need it. Put it on the back porch to keep an eye on the kids as they play in the yard while you work in the other room. Put it in the baby's room to keep an eye and ear (the camera includes a microphone for audio) on the baby while she takes her nap. Put it in your home while you're on vacation for an extra level of security and an alert if any motion is detected inside your house.
Wherever you need an extra set of eyes and ears, this camera is the simple and easy-to-use solution to your problem!
Note that the basic iPhone/iPad® app is now available as a free download from the Apple Apps Store on iTunes. Additionally, the Android app is now available as a free download from the Google Play Store. The apps are named Monocam and they come pre-configured with the addresses of three demo cameras, so you can try it out risk free! Click the one of the icons below to get the app!