|Tuesday, 15 November 2011|
CloudCam Review -WebCam For Everyone Else
Have you ever wanted an IP Camera or Webcam, but were concerned about how difficult the setup may be? Now, imagine a camera that you can have up and running in a few minutes anywhere in the world! 3Gstore is happy to announce the CloudCam, which uses cloud-based management, allowing you to view your cameras anywhere you have Internet access. The CloudCam is so easy to set up that your grandmother could do it, but also offers advanced features for users looking for more options.
What separates CloudCam from standard IP cameras?
Standard IP cameras and webcams aren't the most user-friendly devices and can be difficult for novices to understand and configure; there are also limitations about what type of internet connection you can use with them. For instance, with a standard IP camera or webcam you can't use them over Verizon's 4G LTE network due to network limitations. If you've never set up a standard IP camera or webcam you can see all the complicated steps involved here: How to Configure an IP Camera or Webcam
With a CloudCam, all you need to do is connect an Ethernet cable from the CloudCam to your router and turn the device on (some models also allow you to connect via WiFi instead if you prefer). After you've connected the device to your router and set the CloudCam where you'd like to monitor, simply download the mCamView app to your iPhone or Android smartphone and launch the application (if you're using a Windows computer, you could use the included Cam View software instead of the app if you'd like). After the app or software is installed, click "add camera" then enter your CloudCam ID and password (this info comes with your camera) and you'll see your video within seconds! There's no complicated "DHCP this" or "Forward this port", just two numbers you need to enter and your cameras can be accessed anywhere in the world (with your password, of course). Checkout the video below to see how easy you can setup a CloudCam:
Can I access my CloudCam on the go?
Yes, if you have either an Apple iPhone or Android handset you can download either the free mCamView app or the paid mCamView Pro app to view your cameras remotely. In fact, if you don't have a Windows computer to work from directly, you can use your iPhone or Android smartphone to do the initial setup for the camera. This can be extremely useful when setting up your CloudCam - instead of having to run back and forth from your camera to your computer to see if you've got it aimed in the direction you want, you can stay near it and check it on your phone! Whether you've got your computer with you or just your smartphone, CloudCams allow you to know exactly what's going on at your home or office at all times.
GlobalView Pro iPhone AppWhat can I do with a CloudCam?
Instead of what can I do, the question should be "What can't I do?" because you get a great deal of flexibility and choice with the different CloudCam models. We offer both indoor units as well as outdoor units that you can deploy around your home or office. With the quick CloudCam setup you can quickly integrate them into your day-to-day life and soon wonder how you lived without them. Below are just some of the popular uses you may find for the CloudCam:
CloudCam Business Uses:
CloudCam Personal Uses:
These of course are just some examples of what a CloudCam can do for you. We're sure that you'll find all kinds of interesting uses after you discover how easy a CloudCam can be implemented virtually anywhere.
What is the Cam View Software for CloudCam like?
Now that you know how easy CloudCams are to set up, let's take a look at the experience on a computer. Every CloudCam purchase includes a software CD loaded with Cam View, which is the application you'll use to view your cameras from a computer (Windows and Mac versions available).
Just like the CloudCam, the Cam View software is incredibly user-friendly and allows you to quickly access up to 36 CloudCams! Similar to the iPhone/Android Global View application, simply click "Add Camera," give your camera a name and enter the included CloudCam ID and Password. Within a few seconds you'll be greeted with a video feed wherever your CloudCam is aimed. The software also allows you to view multiple cameras, which can come in handy if you've purchased multiple CloudCams to monitor different areas of your home or office. Rather than tell you how easy the Cam View software is to use, check out the demonstration video below:
What type of CloudCams are available?
3Gstore offers a variety of CloudCams based on your specific needs: a standard indoor unit with IR (infrared), an indoor camera with pan and tilt capabilities, and an outdoor CloudCam. All of the solutions are compatible with all the software listed above so you can mix and match cameras for your home and office. For example, you could have a couple indoor cameras to monitor the inside of your house as well as an outdoor one monitoring the backyard and easily view them all at once. Let's break down the different CloudCams (NOTE: Standard Definition and High Definition models available):
For more information on this Cloud Cam visit: CloudCam Indoor Wireless Pan Tilt Features
Do I get any "advanced" features with a CloudCam?
If you're interested in doing more than just watching your home or office, CloudCams do offer more advanced features. The Cam View software and "Pro" versions of the iPhone/Android applications will allow you to configure scheduled recording, or only record when the CloudCam senses motion. If you already have a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device set up you can easily add this to keep extensive video recordings for your records. You can also quickly configure wireless so you don't need to use an Ethernet cable, and set up email notifications to receive real time alerts if the CloudCam detects any activity. For even more advanced users, you can also configure an FTP if you'd like to display specific CloudCam feeds on your websites. Stay tuned for feature articles that take an in depth look into advanced CloudCam setups!
There is nothing else on the IP camera market that offers a hassle-free setup like you get with a 3Gstore CloudCam. You don't need ANY networking knowledge to set up a CloudCam and can easily deploy them anywhere you have Internet access. With the cloud based control you don't have to worry about any special configuration with your Internet service provider, and can have your CloudCam up and running within minutes! The 3Gstore CloudCam is the easiest way to help you stay connected to the things important to you!
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