• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera!

    • Written by from Walla Walla

    We have tried everything to keep a Peeping Tom away from our bedroom windows. If he's not peeking in, he's shining a bright flashlight at us all night long. The police have tried and failed to catch him for 4 years now. The wide viewing angle is fantastic and so far it's keeping him much farther away. We know he's still there because we see his flashlight occasionally, but he is no longer disturbing our sleep. We also love the Cloud Recording which allows us to look back and mark events just in case this guy is dumb enough to make an appearance! Thanks, Dropcam, for a really great product! As soon as you invent an outdoor version, we'll be on it!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Greenwood

    I recently purchased the Withings Smart Baby Monitor because we have a child on the way. when i hooked the Withings camera up everything was good except the picture quality. THE PICTURE QUALITY WAS HORRIBLE!!!! So i sent back the Withings baby monitor and purchased the Drop Cam Pro. The Drop Cam Pro is AMAZING!!!! PICTURE QUALITY IS AWESOME!!! There isn't one bad thing i could say about the Drop Cam Pro.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing absolutely love it

    • Written by from Burlington

    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

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Camera Requires a Monthly fee to work

    • Written by from Regina

    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.

    29 of 39 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!

    5 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 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 5 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!

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love the camera

    • Written by from Mesa

    I love the camera easy to set up and view via phone i pad computer its like having a house sitter to watch over my house but even better I can view my home from anywhere. and the feature allows a detection to be sent to my phone when I'am not home. The picture is very clear every time and having the detections stored on the cloud is convent so you can access the video any time without having to install a recorder. Plan to add more cameras to other rooms of my home.
    Thanks for such a great product.

    3 of 5 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.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Internet Camera Ever!

    • Written by from Sudbury

    I've tried different brands and models of internet cameras before, and non of them really worked, and the support was also horrible.
    Now that I've tried the dropcam, I think i found the best product any home owner or business owner could ever want. It just works, no hassle or fiddling with networking. It just works almost right out of the box. I had to call in for support on something I could not understand, and the support was almost instantly, and I even got a follow up to see if everything is working the way I wanted. Awesome guys, a big hand for you and your company. Great product and great service.

    3 of 6 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.

    7 of 9 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 5 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

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    huge disappointment - definitely a very limiting love/hate product

    • Written by from TORONTO

    This product gets a lot of positive reviews, and within a very narrow set of requirements, it can be great. For me it is the most disappointing product I have purchased in a long time.

    First the good.

    1) The image quality is very good in various lighting.

    That's it. No more good.

    1) ALL video gets sent out through the internet before coming back to your house. Besides the creepy factor of not being able to disable this, is creates huge delays, and lowers the video quality you can actually see in the end. I have a very fast low latency internet connection, and yet standing right there in the same room with the dropcam, I timed up to a 10 second delay in the so called "live" image. Yes, even if your viewing device is connected to your same home network as the camera, it still sends the video/audio out to the internet and back again. This is entirely inexcusable IMO. Checking on the support website this is the most requested feature yet dropcam by their replies seems to place little priority on it.

    Thinking of using this as a baby monitor? Better think again.

    2) Even though they use public licensed pieces of software to operate the camera, they connection is completely proprietary. That means you can only use their software to view the camera and their software is quite lacking. Other cameras can be used with a wide variety of 3rd party viewing software.

    Hmm. If you could use the dropcam with any standard software, you could choose any number of video recording options should you want such a service. Something is beginning to smell very rotten here.

    3) Dropcam claims you can view the camera through any web browser on a computer. This is not exactly true. The computer viewing experience requires flash which is an ADD ON to browsers, not part of the browser. Flash is such a poor technology that Apple for years now has refused to install it on their computers. You have to add it yourself. If is full of bugs, security holes, slows down your computer. There is a built in browser standard called HTML 5 that all newer browsers support, but forget about that with dropcam.

    4) Want to share you camera video with relatives? Forget about it. Seems you can either share it publicly with the world, or give away the farm by providing your full access login credentials.

    I can't help but come away with the feeling this camera for dropcam is all about continuing to extract money from customers after the sale. It seems the reason for such a poor experience and software design is to lock you in to their "cloud recording" as your only option should you want to record any of your video stream.

    I am returning mine, frustrated that my valuable time, was wasted. Dropcam leaves a bad taste in mouth as to me it seems they are more interested in locking customers into a shoddy proprietary experience in the hopes of ongoing revenue, rather than providing a decent customer product and experience.

    247 of 286 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 .

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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 7 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.

    30 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The Good and The Bad...honestly.

    • Written by from Glendora

    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.

    365 of 406 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dropcam exceeds expectations!

    • Written by from Massapequa Park

    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.

    144 of 189 people found this useful