Totally Wireless IP Camera (IPVideo Corp NomadHD)

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 21, 2016

Wireless battery powered cameras have been a surveillance pipe dream for years, limited by camera power consumption, battery technology, and more.

Now, IPVideo Corporation is looking to change this with the NomadHD [link no longer available], a "wire free" camera system including built in IR, wifi, and cellular, boasting up 8 hours of battery life. 

In this note, we look at the NomadHD's features and specs and how it compares to existing options.

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Comments (5)

Ethan,

It seems like battery cameras are becoming more trendy these days. Couple of days ago, canary has announced their battery camera as well.

Do you see this trend as well?

I think in the consumer market, it's been more of a trend. We tested two other battery cameras, Blink and Arlo, earlier this year.

In the commercial market, I haven't seen much movement.

Partly it's because lithium batteries are still quite expensive for capacities comparable to older style sealed lead acid batteries most are used to. But they're coming down, and I think we will likely see more wireless battery commercial cameras trickle out in the next few years.

So it's basically a $2,000 MSRP smart phone in cube shape with a bigger battery and an IR Illuminator.

I love the concept, has some great covert/temporary camera applications for retail and other uses, but I think the price point for the markets it will serve is about 50% too high.

2000 dollars for anything is a stretch in this market unless your indispensable. I can hear the herd coming at 249 US dollars soon.

The only products that are defenseable are culturally bias products and ones that work ultimately in a enterprise or architecture with key North American or European references.

I love the concept too. I wish everyone could make normal money from it.

Update: Nomad cameras are now listed as conformant on ONVIF's site.

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