This summer while I was running around from blogging conference to conference I met a lot of companies along the way. Some products I fell in love with, others just impressed me to no end. One product that did both is made by Dropcam, it’s not just a regular webcam or meant for making a vlog. Dropcam sent me one of their cameras to review, and I have to say it was just in time.
Right after the Dropcam came in we were heading out the door to go on our camping trip for a week. We have had some issues with the renters next door. While one of our neighbors always keeps an eye on our house, we can’t always trust they will be home. While we were
gone we were able to log on through our smart phone and check on our house and make sure nothing was bad was going on. There was an added benefit we could check on our cats and even talk to them if we needed to. It was fantastic to be able to check in on our “furr babies” while we were out and enjoying nature.
There are so many features we love about the Dropcam. Dropcams have a 107 degree range of view, so you can get our full room in the view and we can check on everything we want while we’re gone. I can get alerts on my mobile app when something moves or is out of ordinary. While I have the mobile app up on my phone I can use the “Talk” feature and it will come out of the speaker on the receiving end. We can talk to the cats, or I can talk to my boyfriend through the camera while I’m away from the house. The night vision on the camera is amazing. It is as clear of a view as the day time camera and you can see everything in the view crystal clear. And the sound – well you can find out about that below!
For obvious reasons I didn’t save off a video where you can see a lot of stuff in our house. Instead I decided to save a small clip of our cats at 9 pm. Their automatic feeder gives them food at 9 pm sharp every night, and it doesn’t matter what they are doing, or if they’re in mid-cuddle they will bolt for the food. I had hoped to catch that for the clip. Instead I found three other things:
- The sound on the camera is amazing, it picked up the end of our tv show on the other side of the house. I noticed while we were camping that I could hear our neighbors fighting next door (welcome to my daily work day)
- The cats are pigs – look at that mess by the food bowls!
- All my years of encouraging Godiva to be nice and “sharing is caring” has paid off, she lets our old girl Graysie get her food before trying to shove her way in. She just sits there patiently.
When you first get your Dropcam it comes with free streaming of your video, and two weeks of saving your videos to their cloud server. Since getting the Dropcam our free trial ended but I have decided to pay for the monthly service. Everything our Dropcam catches is saved to their cloud server and we can access at any point if we want or need it.
We mostly use our Dropcam to stalk our cats, just to make sure they’re behaving and not having mad parties while we’re gone. But I’ve heard of people using them for a baby monitor, security cameras and setting up a whole network of them. The possibilities are endless!
Dropcam is giving one of my readers their own Dropcam to call their own. Be sure to read how you can enter below.
How can you win?
Enter to win with the form below. The mandatory entry is leaving a comment on this blog post telling me where you would use your Dropcam for. If you do not do this entry – you will not win! So make sure you leave a comment and then enter using the form linked below!
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I would use it in the entryway. Thanks for the chance!
I would use this while we are on vacation to check on all of our furbabies!
I would give it to my grandson in Pennsylvania so we can Skype. I am in Ohio
I would use it for a few things… #1 as a baby monitor to check on my sleeping or not sleeping son. #2 as a nanny cam for when we have baby sitters so I can peek in on him.
I’ve looked into this and I have been wanting to buy one for a while- so I would LOVE to win!! Thank you for hosting this giveaway 🙂
Love my dropcam and would put another to good use!!
I would use it in addition to our alarm system. Our neighbors were robbed while out and they had an alarm system. I would use the video cloud service to store everything so we could feel safer leaving home.
I really want to see what my dog does when we’re not around. 🙂
I would use it at my hall.
This would be a great security device and to stalk our fur babies lol
To check on the kids and there hang outs to make sure everyone’s getting along and to keep on eye on things while we are out of town.
I would put it on my covered porch to record hummingbirds
I’d have to keep an eye on my living room for security and to see what my dog does when I’m gone.
I would put this in my driveway.
I would put this in my back hallway.
i would use this in my house for after school, to watch what my kids are up to. they are home by them selves for about 2 hours and i never know what they are up to
I would gift this to my son, he’s been wanting one.
I would use it for my baby’s room
My neighbors who live upstairs raid my freezer in the basement whenever they get a chance. I want to catch ’em in the act!
I would use in my garage
I WOULD USE IT TO SKYPE WITH FAMILY.
I would keep an eye on our home, while we are away.
as a baby monitor
spy on my kids
the city i live in there has been a lot of stealing and breaking into cars. even kidnapping. i wish every one has some type of camera put up to catch these suckers. I would def put this outside my drive thru where it will be able to capture my entrance, the outside of my house and the neighbors as well. Im sure they would appreciate that from me.
I would use it in the living room to keep an eye on my dogs when I can’t be around them.
I would use this for home security while we are out of town.
we would us this to monitor our front door
I would use it to Skype my brother in California
i’d aim this out my front door
I’d use it to communicate iwth family when I’m home and to keep an eye on the home office when I’m not.
I’d keep an eye on our dogs.
I like the idea of checking on the cats from mobile on vacation
I would love to have this to check in on my dog, Pippin and our parrot, Kaz throughout the workday. It would also be neat to talk to them!!! As an added bonus, you can keep watch on your house when you are away to make sure everything is ok.
I would use this to try to determine what keeps making a scratching noise outside my window around 3AM. I know it must just be some sort of nocturnal animal, but I’d like to know exactly what it is and what it’s up to!
I would like to use it to create video reviews/posts for my blog. 🙂
I would give it to my friend for her baby shower gift.
i would use this for my front door
Use as a baby monitor!
This Dropcam would give me much needed peace of mind while we are gone for the Holidays. I love the idea of being able to check on our furbabies and talk to them as well. I think this is an awesome concept!
I would use it as a Baby monitor.
I would use the drop cam in my living room, at the front door
I would use on my front porch on the front door
I would give this to my mother so we can Skype each other. THanks for offering this giveaway!
I would use it as a security device to watch the front door or living room.
To keep an eye on my daughter whenshe is in her room
I would use this in the living room to watch over things when I’m not there.
My husband works out of town a lot and this would be great to have for security reasons so that I could keep a watch over everything that needs to be when I am alone with the kids.
If I won I would gift it to my daughter who is a new mom for the nursery. It would cut down on alot of running.
I would either use it in the baby’s room or by the back door.
I would use it in my living room to find out who is doing weird things in the night. Not sure if I have a sleepwalker or a crazy cat.
I’d use the DropCam for security. I like that I could move it to different rooms for viewing.
I would use for the front room where the main entry door is
Front porch. Someone keeps taking my glider cushions, flowers, and other porch decorations.
i wanna see what the dog and cat are up to when im at work LOL
I’d use it when we are on weekend trips to check on my pets. It would give us a lot of peace of mind!
i would use it for home security.
I would use it to keep an eye on our dog when we are away. We have found he loves to explore where he usually can’t go when we are at home. I would also use it for security reasons because we had a few issues with that this past Halloween.
I’d use the dropcam in my boys room- make sure my 4 year old is sleeping!
would use it in the baby room
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I would use as a baby Monitor!
I would use for piece of mind while we are away.
I would probably use it more for security! Also to keep an eye on the older kids.
I would probably use it to point into my backyard to keep an eye on my dog and my garage.
I would love to use this in my baby’s room so I can always see her
will be used in the carport
I would use it for security purposes
I would use this for when we are away from home to check and make sure the house is still up, for any break ins, and to check on my cats. It’d give me peace of mind.
I worry that my younger boxer sits on the older one when we are out and would love to see exactly what they are up to.
I’d use it in my daughters room
We would probably uise it to watch our cats too!
In my living room.
I would use it for a security device. We live out in the country
I would use it to monitor our property while away on vacation.
In the girls’ room.
i would use the drop cam in our daughter’s room so we can check on her for safety!
I would use this to see how things are going in my boys’ room.
Thanks for the giveaway…we would use to monitor a detached garage.
I would use the dropcam to watch my kitty’s while I’m out of town on work trips.
I would prob use it to keep an eye on the kids when they’re in the yard.
wow never heard of this before now what an amazing gadget. I’d use this for when I am working late nights to check in on my dog and make sure everything is okay at home
I’d use it to watch my front door
I would use it to watch my kids watching TV instead of learning 🙂
I would use it to view my back door.
I would use this on my back patio
We’d use it in the living area to watch our kitty do crazy things. Hehe.
I would aim it at my front yard.I had my car and house egged before.I also had some jewelery stolen out of my house while I was staying with my mom inn the hospital.
I would use it to watch my dogs when i am not home..I always wonder what they do
We always blame the hound dog for chewing things up, but I would love to use this camera to know for sure. It really could be the chihuahua and the hound is just getting a bad rap.
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