We lifted more than once a subject of remote video surveillance and on in other words preconditions. Till this moment availability of that sort of technologies seems to ordinary users something outstanding because extensive distribution and active development in this sphere began only in the last a two-three of years and what development! Remember Ivideon when for creation of ready system it is possible to use already available webcams. Moreover, all become more popular ready hardware decisions, like Stem IZON. But, who was interested in a question of that sort of devices, remembers that to professional decisions the household is far. But time flies imperceptibly, and technologies develop promptly. And here, the decisions broadcasting video in permission of HD with frequency of 30 shots in a second, thus with a sound, capable to reproduce a voice of the owner and completely perfectly operating in a haze are already completely available. Of such also it will be a question of one in this article. Meet — Dropcam HD.
Small, round, is able much
The Dropcam company — is one of veterans in the consumer market of systems of remote video surveillance and not the 1st year it amuses people of that sort devices. And began all with Dropcam Echo made forces of Axis and capable to transfer a picture with amusing QVGA permission on modern measures. Well and in the brick sizes was impressing. Nevertheless, half a loaf is better than no bread. Here only at present times others, competition became aggravated, plus many Chinese producers divorced, ready to give that sort of the decision for are comparable the moderate sums. In Dropcam did not become puzzled and gave out to the surface one of the best systems for the means, thus now it did already снутри the companies.
Small-sized, elegant, and as required it it is easy to disguise Dropcam HD. The small-sized module with a diameter about 80 mm takes place on a multipurpose dural support from which as required it is simply taken. The support can do both a role of a desktop emphasis, and a wall fixing element.
The integral case of the chamber in what there is only one opening — the micro-USB socket attracted. Through it the device eats and connected to the personal computer for a basic option about which speech a little will go below for now let’s look at technical properties of an espionage device.
In a device the high-quality matrix and a wide-angle photosensitive lens is used. Such sheaf allowed to conduct record in criteria of very weak illumination and even in the twilight, thus the total picture leaves in permission of 1280х720 points and stands out with frequency of 30 shots in a second that very abruptly. At standard household decisions usually record VGA (640х480) permission, well and speed if achieves 15 shots in a second, is already excellent. It should be noted that coding of video occurs to H.264 codec introduction, in other words is well compressed, but because of HD permission the stream all the same leaves rather big and its support needs quite wide channel. It is recommended from 10 Mbit, though in a standard — 50 Mbit.
But with a quick Web at present as though as troubles also are not present. Besides Dropcam HD remains multipurpose even actually in a full haze. This dely is solved by the integrated set from massive infra-red light-emitting diodes and existence of a respective operating mode. The corner of the review makes 107 °.
One more basic counter of the chamber — this existence of own high-quality and sensitive microphone. Often on it other producers save up. Moreover, even there is a loudspeaker and at desire it is possible to bellow far off at the violator or impudent house a cat, creating Skoda. The integrated loudspeaker and function of transfer of own voice in principle give mass of ridiculous abilities.
The set of delivery is very poor, but all necessary for quick installation of system in it is, including a 3-meter cable of USB.
The chamber wireless, contacts a home network through Wi-Fi, however, own аккума at it is not present. So upon one wire of the device will stick out povsevremenno, and electrosocket existence close is required. But before a device to establish on an invariable habitat, it should for be connected earlier to a computer and to adjust, than and we will be engaged below.
System in work
The producer assures that on the Dropcam HD control less than 60 seconds will leave. If very to hurry up and for 100 % to know a method of actions, it is possible to keep within and at this time. But for what once again to make an effort? Let’s spend not minute, and three, but we will create everything it is weakened. Having connected the device to personal computer USB port we will get access to firm ON for Windows and OS X. Pair of clicks after that it is offered to get the account in the on-line Dropcam service — without it in any way, after all all data are ciphered and stored in a cloud. Registration prompt and easy. Then it is enough to choose a point of access of Wi-fi and everything, it is possible to use.
The company offers some options of access to translation: through though what web browser on the personal computer, by means of the iOS-device [iTunes link] or an Android-gadget [Google play]. Not including that, for mobile Apple OS Push-notices are supported, plus is notifications on an E-mail. Such come, if the chamber defines movement or a sound.
Voobshchem, record occurs povsevremenno, moreover, all it can be stored on Dropcam servers, but only for means. To support a 7-day data archive will cost $10 in a month, 30-day — is three times more expensive. For the 2nd and all following chambers the 50 percent discount for service operates. And here basic support will manage gratuitously, but it includes only live translation. At desire the video stream can share with friends on an E-mail (but they too should be registered in service) or to publish it in open access.
With chamber connection in the protected networks of troubles should not be, because the WEP protocols (40-bit, 128-bit), by WPA (TKIP, AES) and WPA2 (TKIP, AES) are supported. The wireless module works in a mode 802.11b/g/n. The stream is ciphered with application of the 256-bit AES method and SSL connection.
Quality of video very much at level, but do not expect it is crystal exact drawings. Nevertheless it will be worse, than at abrupt HD рипов films extended from bottomless torrent-networks. But at the expense of the highest frequency the total result leaves better, than practically at all competing decisions, and in criteria of quite good illumination the image simply magnificent. The optical zoom or ability to move the chamber far off is not present. Only the digital zoom is available — the active area shares on 5 parts and each of them can be developped. But the picture will turn out muddy — better system to use without digital growth which is only a toy, less.
In the dry rest
In bodrenky "zabugorye" such chamber will cost $150, and for these means of rivals at it practically and is not present. In native Penates the device is more expensive, and specifically 7500 rub or about that. A level for fans пошпионить in HD a little подымается, but naiblezhayshy rivals will manage and than that is more expensive.
So, in the middle of pluses of Dropcam HD we will allocate ordinary installation and control, oboyestoronny audiocommunication, a mode of night vision, a free striming in a mode 24/7, possibility to share a stream with friends and access from mobile devices through the specialist clients.
Minuses are too, as without them. So, function of record and storage of video costs tangible means, there is no ability of local storage of the finished shooting copies, is not present built in аккума (the chamber is adhered to the power supply network) and is not present a heat-vlagozashchishchennosti (it is possible to use only снутри rooms).
In the middle of rivals it is necessary to mention system of video surveillance Logitech Alert 750e protected from though of what nepogoditsa, capable to eat even from an Ethernet-network and to store video locally. Here only there is it already $350 and it in the USA. In the Russian Federation at least there will be the same, but in euro, in other words is very more expensive. Still it is possible to mention truly wireless system Avaak VueZone with integrated akkumy, but she writes down video in SD quality, and is more expensive — ($200 in the USA).
Finally Dropcam HD though is not deprived of minuses, but gives out one of the best pictures on quality, at all this allows to store about a month of records in the highest permission, let and for means. Not including that, in respect of an option and installation — it is simple system what the housewife, mastered "Vkontaktik" and "Odnoklasniki" will understand even.
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