Using the Dropcam Pro camera, Dropcam's cloud-based Wi-Fi video monitoring service, and the free app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can keep an eye on your home, baby, pets, and business. Plug your camera in, connect securely to your Wi-Fi network, and start streaming in under a minute. You can also receive activity alerts on your iOS device or Mac so you know when anything significant happens. There's even an optional Cloud Video Recording (CVR) feature that lets you access video from the past week or month.
With an unmatched 130 degree field of view and 8x zoom, the Dropcam Pro camera delivers a remarkable video experience. Combined with iOS mobile setup capabilities, it helps you stay in touch easily from wherever you are.
- New optics and a new image sensor that provide video that's two times sharper than before
- Dropcam Pro supports an expansive 130-degree field of view
- Zero in with pinch-to-zoom with up to 8X zoom
- Use your iOS device or Mac to find a Wi-Fi network and complete setup within 60 seconds
- New microphone with double the sampling rate and a larger speaker for two-way talk that's louder and clearer
- Dual-band Wi-Fi support—both 2.4GHz and 5GHz—provides improved wireless connectivity
- Intelligent Alerts sent to your iOS device in response to motion and sound
- Optional Cloud Video Recording saves up to 30 days of video; lets you review footage and make clips
Did you notice?You can set up Dropcam in minutes from your iOS device.
Apple Recommends ForKeep a close watch on your children, home, pets, or business via iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
What's in the Box?
- Dropcam Pro HD camera
- Aluminum stand
- Wall mounting hardware
- USB cable (10-foot/3.05 m)
- USB power adapter
- Quick start guide
- Material: Aluminum
- Height: 4.5 in./11.4 cm
- Width: 3.15 in./8 cm
- Weight: 5.5 oz./156 g
- Length: 3.15 in./8 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: DCAM-002-0AP
- UPC or EAN No.: 856568003072
- Warranty: One-year for parts
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What is Dropcam?
Dropcam is a cloud-based Wi-Fi video monitoring service that makes it easy to stay connected with places, people and pets. After your camera is activated, you can drop in live using our mobile and web apps and receive alerts when motion or sound is detected.
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Ratings & Reviews
The Good and The Bad...honestly.
First, the bad...which is the most important.
Does it work reliably?
The answer is NO. As of this date, it doesn't matter who First, the bad...which is the most important.
Does it work reliably?
The answer is NO. As of this date, it doesn't matter who else has posted reviews, the DropCam is NOT 100% reliable! I can say this with confidence because of others' experience whom I'm working through the same issues. The DropCam CVR servers/network causes multiple drop-outs. This knocks the camera AND recording offline. These drop-outs can range from 30 seconds to permanent.
There's no mechanical Pan/Tilt/Zoom; any adjustment is done digitally, and must be within the current frame. Artifact become pretty severe at full zoom which is around 8x by their claim.
The microphone (for talking through the camera) function is virtually worthless due to extreme network lag of at least 10 seconds. Recording is fine, however, since it's synced with the video.
This is a SINGLE CAMERA monitoring system; one at a time. So, even if you have multiple cams, and use the iPad, you'll only be watch LIVE on one camera. Plus, at $200 each, I don't know how many people would want to install 4 or 5 of these.
As for the good...
The technical support staff seems to be very busy, probably handling all the latency issues, but is very courteous and fairly responsive. They seem to want to address the network issues as hardware, but...we'll see.
This is a very nice camera with a very good picture, wide angle, and REALLY GOOD IR for night-vision!
The motion-sensing works very well as does the sound-triggers.
The software-both iOS and MAC-is decent albeit very basic. The UI is pretty and ormal and takes some getting used to in order to navigate.
The setup is near perfect; about as simple as you can get.
Range is "ok"; not quite as strong of a receiver as an iOS or Laptop, but not too bad.
It's powered by a USB cable, which is kind of good. It means a fatter cable than necessary for just power, but it serves as the setup cable as well...which isn't needed except for setup. You can use their power adapter...or, you could use any other USB source such as a battery-pack, laptop, etc. This is useful for locations that don't have a plug, but limited to battery life. This little camera gets pretty warm, so I'm guessing the current draw is pretty heavy.
The design is cool, efficient, and the quality looks near perfect. …
- Written by Steve V from Glendora
128 of 140 people found this useful
Dropcam exceeds expectations!
Better than advertised/ Exceptional audio detection, two way microphone, exceptional night vision automatically as it gets dark, a Better than advertised/ Exceptional audio detection, two way microphone, exceptional night vision automatically as it gets dark, alerts for motion and/or audio as desired, allows multiple private viewers anywhere in the world with login and password on the internet, make video clips and e-mail, tweet or put them on YouTube, wide view, crystal clear picture, move it around the house as needed, remote storage of video by Dropcam and even if they steal the cameras you still have access to the video. Much more than meets the eye. …
- Written by Richard B from Massapequa Park
70 of 81 people found this useful
Great Product and Great Support
Hallmarks of an Apple product: it just works! I purchased quite a few Dropcam Pros and one of them actually stopped a burglary in Hallmarks of an Apple product: it just works! I purchased quite a few Dropcam Pros and one of them actually stopped a burglary in progress: the perp took one look at the Dropcam and fled! Now my neighbors are buying them and the local police are using my footage to help catch the crook! You can't go wrong with Dropcam! …
- Written by Steve C from San Jose
4 of 5 people found this useful
Amazing absolutely love it
not sure y all the negative reviews, as long as you have a good internet connection your good to go, its plug n play, outstanding not sure y all the negative reviews, as long as you have a good internet connection your good to go, its plug n play, outstanding hd quality, seriously best new purchase I've made i just wish i had more money id monitor my whole house with these, love the fact u can set multiple cameras too. simply amazing …
- Written by mike S from Burlington
1 of 2 people found this useful
This Camera Requires a Monthly fee to work
They should be giving out the camera's for free because they are going to charge to either $10/ month or $30/month in order to use They should be giving out the camera's for free because they are going to charge to either $10/ month or $30/month in order to use this camera. Plus if you buy a second camera they charge even more for EACH camera This is hidden from the requirements and a total rip off IMVHO. If you don't mind over paying for these subscription fees- then it's a OK camera sound is good. The zoom is waste of time - it would be better to have a narrow field with better picture quality there are 7 zoom levels all of them are useless. The picture quality is passable but I would NOT call it HD even thought they do. Super disappointed it's going back to Apple for refund. …
- Written by Grant H from Regina
1 of 6 people found this useful
Great Camera Monitoring Device!
The Dropcam Pro exceeded all my expectations! It was easy to install. The camera has been very reliable and having it gives me a The Dropcam Pro exceeded all my expectations! It was easy to install. The camera has been very reliable and having it gives me a great sense of comfort because I can check in on my home anytime I want when I'm not there. The email alerts when there is a noise or activity are useful and if I'm not near my computer, but I do have my iPad or iPhone handy, I can easily check the camera using the appropriate apps to see what caused the alert. The low cost of the camera and cloud subscription are well worth it for the comfort I have knowing that my home has not been broken into while I'm not there. If my home was broken into I'd be able to take quick action and call the police. I'd also be able to give the police a recording from the cloud recording. Thanks Dropcam! …
- Written by Carol L from SAN DIEGO
3 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
What kind of web camera can I use with a mid 2012 Mac Pro?
- Asked by Robert S from Chesterton
- Dec 27, 2013
Can I install the camera in my upstate house and pick up video downstate on my IPhone 5.. What are the requirements?
- Asked by Joan D. A from Rockville Centre
- Jan 2, 2014
Can this camera be used with Skype or FaceTime instead of the built -in camera of the Mac Book pro?
- Asked by Daniel B from Abbotsford
- Nov 26, 2013
Can anyone hack into my camera? Are there privacy protections? I don't want people to view my children.
- Asked by Laurie W from Stroudsburg
- Dec 15, 2013
Can the App work with more than one dropcam?
- Asked by Leo D from Brooklyn
- Oct 25, 2013
Yes it does.
- Answered by Ivor G from Austin
- Oct 27, 2013
Can it be used for FaceTime with Mac Mini?
- Asked by Jacob V from Reno
- Nov 5, 2013