We recently came across a gadget that we think could be a valuable asset for second (and first) home owners here in Schroon Lake. It's the Dropcam HD Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera
The device works off your home’s Wi-Fi network and plugs into any power outlet. It even has an automatic night vision setting if you want to see what critters might be roamin’ around your yard in the wee hours!
Besides the ability to get lost in our ADK Beauty, it’s perfect for those looking for a way to keep an eye on the kids or pets. It even has a two way talk back feature. Need to chat to your snow removal guy? No worries: you could be chatting from Down Under while he’s standing on your snow covered driveway.
By far the most tantalizing feature of the Dropcam is its price: $149. A few short years ago systems like this would sell for several hundred dollars. And if want round the clock monitoring backed up to a DVR, the company offers that service for $9.95 per month. From the company:
Unlike a traditional IP camera, Dropcam HD is made to stream live, wide-angle, 720p video around the clock. Intelligent networking algorithms ensure Dropcam HD avoids throttling and bandwidth caps from your service provider.