• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Security // Not good for Baby Monitor

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    After reading many reviews, I excitedly purchased to use as a baby monitor. Network in my home is fast, and despite that, the camera consistently lagged 5-10 seconds as well as dropped offline. When it worked, it was awesome -- but those times were unreliable. I can see how this is a tremendous product while outside of your home or business, but using it at home during peak hours of network usage this thing does not work well. Returned it within a week.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Dropcam Pro considerations you may not know about

    • Written by from Wyandotte

    You know about the cost for cloud storage...for most people a negative.

    What you may not know...things I did not know until I used the Dropcam:

    1. You cannot set zone notifications unless you purchase cloud storage. Problem is without zones set I keep getting false notifications...many a day. I think when my furnace comes on, my vertical blinds move slightly...not a good thing.

    2. The picture they email for notifications is small, low resolution...hard to see any details. I suggested they offer customer selected image size/resolution.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall Great Product

    • Written by from Welland

    Everything from design and construction to packaging and customer service is great! Just a couple things that would improve this camera: A remote zoom feature would be a definite plus and a weatherproof housing (to allow outdoor use) would make this thing perfect.
    Having to pay for the CVR is a bit disappointing (I would have preferred to pay a little more and had a lifetime recording service included).
    For the most part, I am quite happy with my dropcam.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs work

    • Written by from Brandon

    So far not too impressed.
    FYI phones require iOS 6 or newer.
    I was running the old 5.1.1 and had the update phone.

    Now I rum the iOS 7.0.4 (which I don't care for) however I updated phone just for this product.
    The camera disconnects every 2 -3 minutes and has about a 20 second delay if/when it connects

    Maybe the app requires an update to run the 7.0.4 iOS .??

    The cost of iCloud recorded video storage seems quite reasonable ...,. If camera is actually recording.

    Great idea & hope app updates arrive.

    34 of 57 people found this useful