Outdoor cameras can be expensive or hard to set up. Some cameras require you to run long cables, others require that you drill into the wall or fascia of your house. That’s where remo+’s latest product comes into play, the DoorCam. DoorCam is a battery-operated HD camera that hangs over your door to give you two-way communication with anyone who’s outside your home, with no installation required. This motion-sensing hanging camera is really unique, and that’s what I love about it. It’s the perfect tool for apartment dwellers who can’t mount a camera outside or business owners who have nowhere to mount that camera.
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DoorCam runs off of 3 D-cell batteries, but remo+ claims that it will last up to 12-months on a single set. This camera also has night-vision by using infrared lights, meaning you’ll be able to see who’s outside anytime.
The unique hanging camera from remo+ also features cloud recording, storing all videos from the last 30 days on their servers. Now through October 31st, remo+ is offering a free 1-year subscription to their cloud plan with all DoorCam purchases, saving you around $30/year. DoorCam is able to store recordings on the cloud through the onboard Wi-Fi that’s housed inside of your house on the opposite side of the door that the camera is. This is both for security, so no one can try and remove the batteries or steal the unit, as well as connectivity. By placing the Wi-Fi antennas indoors, remo+ is able to remove another barrier some homeowners face bad signal due to thick or metallic walls.
Another unique feature that remo+ offers for the DoorCam is a free replacement if stolen. Yes, that’s right. If your DoorCam is stolen, remo+ will replace it for free. The only stipulation the remo+ has for this is that you must file a police report and send them a copy to prove that it was, in fact, actually stolen.
DoorCam features a 160-degree field of view, a camera resolution of 1280 x 720, and the ability to see up to 3 meters (approximately 3 yards) away at night. Sadly, it doesn’t look like there is any way to record locally on DoorCam, so if you want to keep your recordings you’ll have to use their cloud service.
The biggest benefit to DoorCam is just the fact that it hangs on any door, without the need for any wires. You can easily move it from door to door, house to house, or business to business with no hassles. Just reconnect the Wi-Fi and go.
DoorCam will set you back $199 including shipping. While there are certainly more affordable alternatives out there, remo+’s DoorCam is a very unique take on home security, and one that I think will rightfully take off quite well.