Testing New Dropcam Pro Camera

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 25, 2013

VSaaS, overall, has been a disaster with nearly every provider, including gorilla Axis, struggling to make it big.

The one clear exception has been Dropcam. It's end to end solution, targeted for maximum simplicity and its direct to end user business has resulted in surging sales and top ranking in Amazon.

Now, Dropcam has introduced, what it calls, a Pro camera. We bought one and put it to the test.

This report shares our testing finding of the new Pro camera contrast to the previous generation camera (which was tested and reported here).

Our goal in this test was to determine what impact does the 'Pro' camera deliver and whether it can push them into the broader market.

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