Vue Home IP Video Cameras Examined (Avaak)

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 09, 2009

Many new products are being introduced for the home IP video market. One that is drawing significant interest is Avaak's Vue.

Overview of Avaak's Vue

Avaak pitches super simple setup as the Vue requires no cables for power nor communication (wireless and battery operated). The downside is that Vue records neither continuously nor based on motion. Plus the battery lasts a year only if the camera is viewed for 10 minutes per day.

Below is Avaak's pitch for the Vue:

Should You use the Vue?

While there's many reviews on-line, the key consideration is understanding your needs and the competitive options available. If you want more to simply check in on your home, this may be a strong option. More than that, many other options are likely more attractive. Even for simply checking in on your home, the technology for home IP video is rapidly improving.

In our premium report, we contrast Vue to competitive solutions including analog CCTV systems, WiLife, D-Link, Yoics enabled webcam, 'plug n play' IP cameras like Lorex and Starvedia

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