Dropcam bills their products as small, easy to setup and affordable wireless home monitoring systems. Their latest offering is the Dropcam Echo. It’s a essentially a wireless webcam that connects to your home’s router over WiFi – it just needs to be plugged in. They’ve produced an iPhone app as well as a web interface that allows you to access the video feed complete with sound from any where you’ve got an Internet connection. For a small monthly fee you can record up to 1 month of footage to Dropcam’s cloud storage service, or set the camera to detect motion and ‘push’ an alert to your iPhone or send an email containing a snap shot and playable footage.
Can’t wait to monitor the baby sitter? Good, because the Dropcam Echo is available now for $279 with additional features rolling out this summer.