• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to set up, easy to use.

    • Written by from CLAREMONT

    I bought the dropcam for work after a theft. Integrating into the work network was a bit of a challenge since the work network needed some kind of login credential. I then connected an Apple airport express to the work network which provided an always on wifi link for the dropcam. To protect my work network, I placed a password on the airport express. Logged into the airport express once with the dropcam and voila, 24-7 monitoring for thieves!.
    I plan to set one up at my aging parent-in-law's kitchen to keep an eye that everything is normal.
    I subscribed to the recording service (1 week) which lets me go back and "scrub the tape" every time the camera detects a motion/noise and alerts me by email.
    In a nutshell: It's like an Apple product, it just works! :-)

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Install

    • Written by from Niagara Falls

    After struggling for several years with various D-Link cameras this one was an absolute joy to set up and install. It easily integrated with our Mac's and iPad's and the quality of the image and angle of view are impressive. It is still early days but my initial impression is very positive.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera Monitoring Device!

    • Written by from SAN DIEGO

    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!

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product and Great Support

    • Written by from San Jose

    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!

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best product of its kind on the market.

    • Written by from Boulder City

    The drop cam performs as advertised. The picture is sharp and the colors are true. The set up is quick and easy not like similar products that create a nightmare trying to connect to the internet. Very Apple centric and not a Windows product with Apple compatibility as an afterthought. Good support with a user friendly website and informative forums. I would have given the product five stars if it were not for the additional charge for data storage for additional cameras. Data storage for one camera is comparatively expensive and charging more for additional cameras is just greedy. Good value and quality well worth the slightly expensive price.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Product for Some Not for Others

    • Written by from atlanta

    Some people will like them for what they do, but due to functionality issues and connectivity problems I was very disappointed. I would hope that there only a few software upgrades away from resolving the basic issues. The whole notification madness may be resolved if enough people complain. I could say more, but you will make up your own mind. Keep your receipt, you MAY want to return the camera/s.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Taylors

    Not too sure where all the negative comments come from but this little thing is a beaut! Home, out of the box, up and running in less than 10 minutes! SO very easy to set up and use! I have chosen not to activate the alerts so can't comment on that, just using it for a live feed to check in whenever I feel like it. Unplug the camera, move it to a new location, reconnect using the app and you have live video again! The account can be accessed by anyone with the password you set up so my wife and I can both be viewing at the same time on iphones. Very clear video, nice audio and I even tried out the mic telling my dog to stop barking... and he did! No glitches with wireless connectivity, has reconnected several times while viewing but does so very quickly, almost no lost live viewing time. The long power cord makes for very flexible placement. Love this thing and if it weren't so pricey I'd have more of them scattered about to switch between cams!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good webcam

    • Written by from Gatineau

    I love my dropcam, now if they could just make the scheduling on and off a little smarter

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great camera

    • Written by from MARINA

    This is a great product but most of all the company has great product support and customer service. My first camera had a defect and quit within seven days, I contacted Dropcam and they immediately sent me out a replacement camera and I was back up and running in no time. All this is very important to me and my wife considering that we have a 20-month-old baby and the Dropcam is our primary baby monitor. Thank you Dropcam for everything you guys are great.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My new Dropcam

    • Written by from PALM SPRINGS

    What a great company to do business with. My new Dropcam did not work - I returned it and within a couple days I got a new one. This is my Dropcam #3 - all are working fine. It is such a pleasure to see and talk to my dogs when we are away. And yes, because of the sound they have figured out where the Dropcams are located and look right at me.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    the good and the bad

    • Written by from toronto

    I did my review about this camera and I think apple did not like it cuz never was publish , this camera is great but also can be use by hacker, also at the minimum touch in application you and your house goes public in internet stream .
    thats all .

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    worked ok at first and then got worse.

    • Written by from Hilton

    When I first used them they worked and I was happy until Nest bought the company and I upgraded my iPhone 4s to a 6 and the alerts and auto on and off stopped working. The cameras had no idea when I was home or away and yes I trouble shooted and still didn't fix it. When the cameras are off they are hot to the touch telling me there are still on wasting electricity and or someone is spying on me. Its ok if you want a camera with no alerts that you manually turn on and off.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    EVERYTHING and MORE!

    • Written by from WHITEHALL

    I needed to monitor my two pugs as well as watch my apartment from work. My DSL signal is very slow (2.6 download and .63 upload; Dropcam stated that the minimum requirement is .5 Mbps upload. Well, even with my iMac running and a few other devices, my new Dropcam Pro works great! Set-up was fast; technical assistance by phone is there in a flash if it's needed, and all in all this is a great product at an excellent value. The free email activity alerts are excellent and I'll most likely purchase the optional cloud service. Love it.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dropcam pro camera

    • Written by from Lawrenceville

    Have experimented with various cameras and DVR systems, dropcam was the easiest installation and simplest to use I have encountered. I am looking to add another soon.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from PORTLAND

    I spent the extra $50 to get this product from the other one available and I am glad that I did. Picture is great and works just as advertised. Love keeping an eye on my house remotely! Make sure though that you have a fast internet connection at your house though. Def helps!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great addition to my security system

    • Written by from Rumson

    Excellent cameras, easy to set up, sharp images, and all in all, a superior product with fine customer service. Highly recommended

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT

    • Written by from Palm harbor

    Product works great. Easy setup and great streaming.

    Only issue I can see others having is if they have poor upload speed mine is great and so the dropcam works great.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great quality camera

    • Written by from Cupertino

    Currently using it outside my bedroom window pointed at a Cardinal nest. Great camera quality, and sound is very sensitive, so I hear all the bees flying around, as well. I will have to remember to bring it inside if there is rain in the forecast, but the sounds are very relaxing.
    Setup is very simple. You can opt to use the Cloud service if you wish to record, but live viewing is free and easy.

    This would be an excellent tool for nursing homes or shut-ins (so patients can see live streams of the outdoors on a connected device), if the camera is placed in a good spot outside. Hearing the birds and chimes from the garden makes me feel as if I am out there.

    I haven't used it much for home security, and there is some lag time of about 10-15 seconds.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best of the Best

    • Written by from provo

    The Best ! Great Resolution , Great Camera Design, Virtually setup free , very easy to use, Alerts is just Genius , More Value than money, I'm in love.

    1 of 2 people found this useful