Two generations of the goods from Stem
Professional systems of remote video surveillance cost expensive, thus speech not only only in the equipment and in payment of work of professionals which will adjust and support all this. In general, not discrepancy. Time was required to the organization such piece, and means it will find. Discrepancy only that all package deal and high reliability on all standards of the industry far is not always necessary. Well and abilities of the professional equipment too for the ordinary petty bourgeois are excessive. Stop, and for what to the ordinary petty bourgeois video surveillance system? In fact use options that in a life the weight, since remote supervision over the kid or the child is more senior, and looking for where нашкодить, and finishing obvious shadowing the dwelling. And time is demand, there will be also an offer. For example, in this case it is the hardware-software Stem IZON 2.0 complex of which and it will be a question below.
Preparation for espionage
Stem IZON 2.0 represents the wireless chamber with the integrated Wi-fi module and a set of the sensors, allowing to adjust a condition of reaction of the device. In respect of a hardware interior — it is a product not the most difficult, but after all all of us know that "iron" without software is only an inutile cover. Stem offers ready and that the most basic, usual decision in use. But before passing to basic setup of the device, let’s understand that it is able and that offers for the means.
The chamber is delivered in a transparent acrylic box in what also there is a magnetic base for the chamber, pair of dyubely system for fastening on a wall, a 2,7-meter cable of miniUSB-USB for additional charge and the power unit. As required it is possible to feed the device not only only from the power supply network and from the personal computer.
Very much was pleasant the decision with the magnetic base, allowing to change a chamber corner without any hinges and fastenings. Simply we choose necessary situation and primagnichivay IZON one movement.
At a technological level the chamber does not suffice stars from the sky, but it is enough its abilities to master an objective. She is capable to write down video in permission of 640х480 points with frequency of 30 shots in a second and bitrate of 1,5 Mbps. The corner of the review makes 60 °. At a live broadcast in real time quality of a video stream goes down (320х240 points, 10-shots in a second, 300 Kbps), but the picture without troubles is transferred even through mobile EDGE connection, though 3G, naturally, better. I assume that the reader already guessed about ability to be connected to the device from though what point of a planetka where there is an access to the Web.
Except video writes down and the sound in a range from 40 Hz to 8 kHz is broadcast. IZON reacts to sound level from 35 to 95 dB. To chagrin, in the chamber there is no built-in infra-red lamp and ability to work in a full haze. The producer declares, say, application of such means negatively influences quality of record of video in ordinary criteria of lighting. It is not sure that it so, quicker, matter in economy. But the device very well works even at weak lighting. Light from a 7,5-vattny bulb suffices.
Naturally, work of IZON 2.0 needs connection to the Network and here already without software not to manage. The device is supervised only through an iOS-application and through it access to translation in real time or to archive of records is provided. The free supplement with the same name is available in App Store [iTunes link].
Before starting specifically monitoring, it is necessary slightly натужить crinkles and to connect the chamber to iPhone or iPad, to a home network and to adjust working conditions. Process easy, but can burden the inexperienced user a little with a task therefore a little it here I will paint. For a start we add the chamber (it is possible to use at once some devices):
That the system thought that the owner, instead of neighbor Vasya is connected to a device, the usual system of a light code is used. A light-emitting diode on the chamber промигает in a certain sequence orange and greenish color after that the aaplet will suggest to choose true option.
Guessed? Perfectly, but it is only the 1st step. Then we connect the chamber to the Wi-fi network and after on the display there will be a QR code, it will be necessary to show it to the device.
Everything, here now the chamber is synchronized with iPhone, it is possible to start a shpionstvo!
Basic feature of Stem IZON 2.0 system is the elastic system of an option. After all utility from that sort of a device will be not enough if you will pass the most fascinating. Such makary, the device can be adjusted, that it became more active at a certain change external criterion and sent at all this the notice on iPhone. Reaction to a sound and to movement is provided. In the latter case it is required to set an active zone. It can be, for example, an entrance door, a bed with the kid, a certain part of a room where the pet, etc. likes to play the fool.
I congratulate on independent installation and control of own system of video surveillance. Now, where you were, will receive notices at chamber reaction according to these conditions, plus it is possible to be connected simply to it and to observe that after all is created on the under control district.
By the way, not by all means to react to the notice it is one-stage. The system is capable to write down without the aid of others video at activation of the chamber and to keep it on the Stem server. But for use of this function it is necessary to be registered. Procedure usual (email, the password) also will not take more than a minute.
To chagrin, there are restrictions. So, the length of a roller does not surpass 30 seconds and such rollers in day it is possible to write down to 25 pieces. Besides, to transfer them on the personal computer or the external store it is impossible. Stem allows to look through only a content through the firm appendix.
As to property of video, it leaves to long for the best. Though, I already wrote about its parameters above and about the reasons — economy of a traffic. Nevertheless, given out drawings it is completely enough for understanding of that occurs on the under control district. And if automatic recording, and then a picture is conducted it will be better.
Pleasant prize and conclusion
In the review there is a speech about system of video surveillance of Stem of the second generation, but is hardware from the original it differs nothing. Unless the title (in the first generation in the title «i» small letter, in the 2nd — «I»). Such makary if you the happy owner of model of the first generation, can receive everything described above a bun gratuitously. It is enough to update an insertion of the device and to install the firm application in iPhone.
For it to the producer big plus. After all it could is weakened to hammer on the old device and to advance only a novelty. By the way, new ON it became essential more functionally and more conveniently previous. On the other hand, the companies are over what to work, including improvement of productivity both the local appendix, and on-line service. After all restriction on a live broadcast not hardware, but program. It would be desirable to have possibility to write down rollers more long 30 seconds and more than 25 pieces a day.
On the one hand, Stem IZON 2.0 совладевает with the put problems and that essentially to adjust a set not so difficult. On the other hand, very much there are a lot of restrictions from the server party. Perhaps, the producer will remove them eventually, but while we have that we have.
It is necessary to refer good design of the device and convenience to pluses in its installation. The piece truly cool, not in vain it is on sale in firm retail of Apple.
As to alternatives, such there is, for example, Ivideon. However, it is only software solution, and the hardware should be found most. Though what webcam or the IP chamber will approach not very well. But in the first case it is necessary besides the computer, in the 2nd — it is necessary to fork up that on expenses puts that option on one step with the solution of Stem.
- tremendous design;
- convenience in installation;
- elastic control of characteristics of reaction;
- support of function of notices;
- work through a cellular network.
- restriction on length of video and everyday quantity of rollers;
- weak quality of video at a live broadcast.