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Nest adds support for major home automation systems to devices

09/09, 11:13am

Control4, Creston, RTI, URC work with Nest Protect, Thermostat

Nest Labs has confirmed its range of devices are compatible with a number of major home automation systems. Revealed at CEDIA, the company advised its Learning Thermostat and Protect will work with Control4, Crestron, Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), and Universal Remote Control (URC) systems, with Dropcam also joining the list of companies in the Works with Nest program.

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Review: Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi home-monitoring camera

11/07, 9:45am

Cloud-based home surveillance

Dropcam recently introduced an upgraded "Pro" version of its cloud-based Wi-Fi video camera, improving nearly every aspect of the original Dropcam HD. The new model features a wider field of view, twice as much zoom, better low-light performance and a sharper image. In our full review, we spend a week with the new camera to determine if it is the best surveillance camera for the average consumer.

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Briefly: Dropcam Pro in Apple Stores, Facebook Home gets more social

10/24, 4:09pm

Remote monitoring system now live in Apple Online Store

Dropcam Pro, the cloud-enabled Wi-Fi video monitoring camera is now available in Apple's Retail and Online Stores for the first time. Launched on October 10, the Dropcam Pro camera is Dropcam's latest product, with improved internals allowing for better video and audio quality. Prior to the Pro's launch on Apple outlets, Dropcam products had only been available through Amazon.

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Dropcam intros Pro camera with upgraded optics, zoom, Bluetooth

10/10, 9:00am

Pro model sells alongside basic Dropcam

Dropcam has introduced an upgraded version of its Wi-Fi video monitoring camera. The next-generation Dropcam Pro brings a long list of improvements, centering around a new six-element all-glass lens with a 130-degree field of view. Better optics are paired with a larger image sensor that is claimed to provide 2X sharper video during the day and a seven-fold sharpness improvement in low-light conditions or at night.

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Dropcam launches app for Android handsets

02/02, 3:35pm

Dropcam outs app for Android devices

Dropcam, maker of the Echo network camera system, has written to us on Wednesday, informing of a new app for Android handsets. During our review, we were limited to an iPhone app that allowed us to view live and recorded content from the wireless video cameras. Now, the same functionality, including receiving instant activity alerts, is being extended to Android handsets.

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Review: Dropcam Echo network camera

11/21, 4:10pm

We test the Dropcam Echo camera

We've recently received another product meant for those who wish to keep an eye on their homes or loved ones while away. Dropcam offers two networked cameras, and sent us their higher-end Dropcam Echo unit to check out. Unlike the basic, $200 Dropcam, the $279 Echo gets a microphone, light sensor and motion sensor, and can be set up to send notifications to users of motion or sound. We'll learn how well that and a companion iPhone app work in a review of the Dropcam Echo.

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