IP We­b­cam

IS THE UL­TI­MATE IP CAMERA APP?

TechLife Australia - - BARGAIN HUNTER -

IP CAM­ERAS CAN be bought quite cheaply, but still can’t com­pete the price of IP We­b­cam — free. Sure, you do need a spare or old An­droid phone to run it on, but even buy­ing a (cheap) brand new model is still very af­ford­able. More im­por­tantly, us­ing an app and phone gives a much higher qual­ity and pow­er­ful IP we­b­cam. The trade­off is ease of use, as the app is a bit more hands-on to get up and run­ning. The res­o­lu­tion is lim­ited by your phone’s camera, but 1080p+ is typ­i­cal, and the app can han­dle mo­tion de­tec­tion and send alerts. You can also record to the de­vice, a NAS or even cloud stor­age such as Drop­box. The app even en­ables two way au­dio and can in­te­grate into other ser­vices, such as Tasker.

Of course, there is no IR night vi­sion mode, but you can re­motely ac­ti­vate the phone’s torch. Thanks to the in­built bat­tery, your we­b­cam also keeps work­ing through any power cuts. The app also has fea­tures geared to­wards baby and pet mon­i­tor­ing.

IP WE­B­CAM

Free with IAP paid up­grades www.www.ip-we­b­cam.appspot.com

CRIT­I­CAL SPECS

Mo­tion de­tec­tion and alerts; two-way au­dio; cloud record­ing or to ex­ter­nal de­vice

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