It's sort of an intrusion detection system? Help me understand...
Btw, this quote from Dropcam does explain the overall business motivation:
"This is part of Dropcam's broader strategy to build out a platform, rather than focusing on individual hardware items. By focusing on the software aspect of the tools and how devices can work together, Duffy thinks his company has a shot at making the idea of a "connected home" a reality."
Also, another new feature:
"Dropcam is adding a new feature called people detection for its Cloud Recording subscribers, which Duffy says is about 40% of its users. According to Duffy, people detection is one of the service's most-requested features.
Dropcam won't be able to identify individuals (yet), but it can tell the difference between the movement of a human and that of a dog or cat scurrying around.
The detection, which Duffy says requires almost as much computer power as all of Dropcam's other services combined, takes place instantaneously. Users can choose to receive movement alerts related to a human in an area, but skip getting other types of alerts."
IPVMU Certified | 05/12/14 04:08pm
Getting closer to not needing any type of alarm system (other than Dropcam) at home....
Update, Dropcam has cancelled pre-orders for Tabs and the whole product right now is in limbo, as they work out the Google acquisition.
I can basically tell you why they are doing this. Currently it records 24\7 even though it has motion detection. People usually buy 1 DropCam and like it so much they go out and buy 2 to 7 more and when they go to set them up...they are majorly disappointed due to bandwidth and the storage. They assumed, like most people, that it could record on motion only. DropCam has received hundreds of requests for this. The reason they have not did this yet is because they track movement at the server.
This new thing makes sense of what they will do to make people happy. Without recording, DropCam is basically worthless.