HomeCamera Service Is Open
The new HomeCamera service uses a webcam to let you see just what's going on at home from wherever you are in the world. Simply by logging on to the site from any web-enabled PC or mobile phone, you can use your webcam to take a "live" picture of what's happening at home at that exact moment. Users can also access pre-recorded images and video clips.
HomeCamera is truly the first of its kind – an easy-to-use home surveillance service, conceived and developed expressly with the end-user in mind. No time-consuming installation, no complex configuration, no expensive hardware to purchase – unlike other Internet Home Surveillance products, you can use any webcam on the market to get up and running with HomeCamera.
You can set up a HomeCamera monitoring system in less than two minutes. Having registered free-of-charge for the service, you simply enter your special HomeCamera user ID and password, together with a name for your webcam at home, and you're ready to go.
A subscriber can also receive updates on their mobile phone when they're on the move, using WAP mobile technology. Whether you're a 3G user or not, you can either log in directly to your HomeCamera account from your phone's own browser, or set your account to automatically send updates directly to your mobile. The cost for receiving these mobile updates will depend on your network operator's own data charges.
Other innovative HomeCamera features include a motion detection function, which automatically takes a picture every time your webcam detects movement; and webcam sharing, so that friends and family are also able to access to your HomeCamera account, wherever they may be.
There are also plans to add a "multi-image" feature, where the live image from your webcam is updated every three seconds on your account; plus a "real-time" live video streaming option that is set to be introduced early next year.
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