Dropcam for iPhone and iPad Now Support Location and Time-Based Scheduling

By on Apr 16, 2013 at 3:57 pm

DropcamDropcam, Inc., makers of Dropcam HD – the award-winning Wi-Fi video camera with cloud-based monitoring and DVR service – today announced the availability of new location and time-based scheduling for Dropcam iOS users. Customers with the latest version of Dropcam for iPhone or iPad can now set any Dropcam to turn off or on based on pre-determined settings such as location, time, or day.

“We designed Dropcam so you can start streaming and recording just two minutes after you take it out of the box,” said Dropcam CEO and Co-Founder Greg Duffy. “Now, with location-awareness and time scheduling, you have more control over streaming. It was one of our most popular requests from customers, so we’re happy to deliver scheduling as part of our ongoing strategy to make Dropcam smarter through app and cloud software updates.”

The new scheduling features let customers program their Dropcams in a variety of ways. For example with Dropcam version 2.1 for iOS it is now possible to:

  • Set Dropcam to turn off when you return home and turn on when you leave
  • Set Dropcam to turn on and off at set times within a day
  • Turn Dropcam on for a period of days while you are away for an extended period of time such as during a vacation

This new functionality is available as a free update today to Dropcam iOS apps in the Apple App Store. The new scheduling features work with all Dropcam models, including Dropcam HD, Dropcam Echo, and Dropcam Original. Location and time-based scheduling is not currently available for Dropcam users using the Dropcam Android app.

Dropcam is the only Wi-Fi video monitoring camera that offers truly simple, intuitive, and fast setup with intelligent monitoring features so people can check in on the things they care about from anywhere in the world 24/7. Dropcam utilizes bank-level security to encrypt all video so customers can rest assured that no one but them can ever access their video. Dropcam HD includes night vision, digital zoom and two-way talk back so you can respond to what you’re watching as it happens. Customers can also set up email and activity alerts triggered by Dropcam’s motion and sound sensing technology. Dropcam HD is available on Amazon and dropcam.com for $149.


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