Dropcam has pulled out all the stops with its new Dropcam Pro monitoring camera by vastly improving its clarity, control and, better yet, brains. Physical improvements account for a better picture than previously possible on a camera that could fit in your pocket, but it’s the touchscreen-optimized controls (such as pinch-to-zoom) and machine-learning-based activity recognition — powered by Dropcam’s massive cloud platform — that really steal the show.
Better hardware, better software, better experience
Admittedly, I haven’t used a cloud-connected home-monitoring/surveillance/however-you-want-to-use-it camera before, so perhaps I’m easily impressed. But it’s really easy to see where all the work went into the Dropcam Pro. As soon as I plugged in a test unit and began watching my cats mill about (OK, laze about) the fairly wide expanse of my living room and kitchen, I was struck by the clarity of the picture and the new 130-degree viewing angle.
Dropcam Co-founder and…
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