Review of Dropcam HD Wi-Fi Video Camera


Specifications and Features

Dropcam HD


Dropcam is the only Wi-Fi video monitoring camera that offers truly simple, intuitive, and fast setup with intelligent monitoring features so people can check in on the things they care about from anywhere in the world 24/7. Dropcam utilizes bank-level security to encrypt all video and stores it securely offsite in the cloud so users can rest assured that no one but them can ever access their video. Dropcam HD includes night vision, digital zoom and two- way talk back so users can respond to what they’re watching as it happens. Users can also set up email and activity alerts triggered by Dropcam’s motion and sound sensing technology.


Meet Dropcam.

Dropcam is a high-definition Wi-Fi video camera with remote viewing and two-way sound for your home or business.


Camera Features

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.



Tech Specs

  • Dimensions: 4.5″ × 3.15″ × 3.15″
  • Weight: 5.5oz (156g)
  • Power: Input 50/60Hz 0.5A
    Output 5V
  • Camera: Color with digital zoom
  • Field of View: 107 degrees (diagonal)
  • Video: H.264 encoding, up to 720HD (1280 x 720) at 30 frames/sec
  • Audio: Speaker and microphone
  • Night Vision: High-power IR LEDs
  • Warranty: One-year parts



Tech Requirements

  • Computer (for setup)
  • High Speed Internet: DSL, Cable, FiOS
  • Web Browser: Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, Safari 3+, Chrome
  • Optional Devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and/or Android Device
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • Supported wireless security:
    • WEP (40-bit, 128-bit)
    • WPA (TKIP, AES)
    • WPA2 (TKIP, AES)


In the Box

  • Dropcam HD 720p
  • Brushed aluminum base
  • Hardware for wall mounting
  • 10ft USB to Micro-USB cable
  • USB power adapter
  • Quick start guide


Price: $149.99 (from Amazon at time of review)

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