LIVERMORE, CA – June 15, 2017 – Olive & Dove Inc., who brought you RemoCam® and RemoBell®, has announced a new addition to their smart home security product line – DoorCamTM. The world’s first wireless, over-the-door smart security camera is powered by 4 D-type batteries, so you can simply place it over your door and not worry about power for up to 12 months.
Built for Accuracy
This Wi-Fi enabled camera sends an alert to your phone as someone is approaching the door. You can either view it live in 720P HD video quality and communicate with the visitor in full duplex audio (no walkie-talkie), or watch the event later.
DoorCamTM has a 130º field of view, and is equipped with a PIR sensor to distinguish human and animals from ruffling leaves. With its free mobile app, you can keep track of all activities happening on their entry way through timestamps and video recordings, and save any special moments captured by DoorCamTM.
Designed for Accessibility and Reliability
DoorCamTM ’s unique, over-the-door design offers several advantages over other smart outdoor cameras:
Tenants in condos, apartments, and homes who cannot install security systems due to concerns of damaging property and violating regulations can now monitor their units or exclusive rooms. With its adjustable bracket, DoorCamTM can fit any door and be self-installed in seconds by simply hanging the device on top of your door.
DoorCamTM is engineered to provide you with the most stable network connection compared to its counterparts. The antenna responsible for connecting to the router is placed inside the home, so that bricks or heavily insulated walls cannot interfere with the Wi-Fi connection.
DoorCamTM will be available early September for $199 on Amazon and at olivendove.com
About Olive & Dove
Olive & Dove builds smart home security products so that reliable security is more accessible and easy to use. The team is composed of pioneers of real-time MPEG encoding/decoding software technologies with decades of experience introducing state-of-the-art digital multimedia products. Olive & Dove is headquartered in Livermore, CA with offices in South Korea. For more information, visit www.olivendove.com.
When we drew up the RemoBell Cloud Plan we wanted something different. A plan that was cheap, convenient, and simple to use. A plan that will give you the most bang for your buck, but also not overly complicated. Since the RemoBell Cloud Plan will start March 1st, we stuck with a one fee for one plan model: Unlimited videos per day for $3/ 30-day.
Here are some frequently asked questions:
Can I browse my Cloud videos on the RemoBell website?
No, the videos stored on your Cloud can only be played on the RemoBell app on your smartphone.
How many videos will the cloud store?
You can store unlimited videos per day for 30 day storage
How long does the cloud record for?
Each video will be one minute long, whether it is a ring or motion video.
Is a Cloud plan for all my cameras or is it per camera?
Each plan is per camera. You will need to purchase Cloud plan for each of your cameras.
What videos are stored in the Cloud?
All videos will be stored in the Cloud if you have your settings set up to record to the Cloud. That means answered motion videos, missed motion videos, answered rings, and missed rings.
How do I pay for my Cloud plan?
You can purchase your cloud subscription on our website. Just go to remocam.com from a web browser→ login to your RemoBell account→ click “Your Account” at the top right → Select “My RemoBell” → select your plan then proceed to checkout.
What happens when my 30-day free trial ends?
You will not be able to see your cloud videos on your RemoBell Recent Activity. You will only be able to see a call log of your motion and rings.
How do I save videos?
Videos from rings will automatically be recorded when you have a Cloud plan. To save motion videos you’ll need to turn on the Motion Sensor and turn on Cloud recordings.
Is there a fee for canceling?
Nope! We do not charge any cancellation fees.
Can I get a refund?
We do not offer full or prorated refunds for canceled Cloud plans.
Posted on January 13, 2017 at 6:45 pm by Olive & Dove / Blog, Doorbell, IoT | Connected Device | Smart Home / 1 Comment
In the Smart Home industry, the biggest trend among security cameras is outdoor wireless video doorbells. For those of you who do not know what wireless video doorbells are, in a nutshell, they are security cameras that connect to your WiFi so that you may monitor the outside of your door through your phone when a guest rings.
The popular misconception with wireless video doorbell is that there is an assumption they do not need to be connected to a power cable. That is not completely true. The “wireless” part means that you do not need an ethernet wire to connect your device to the Internet.
By looking at the title of this blog, you probably can piece together that there are video doorbells that are wireless in every sense of the word. Battery powered doorbells are also available, but which one is better?
Place it anywhere you want
When you have a wire powered video doorbell, your video doorbell placement is excluded to where the pre-existing doorbell was. The perks of battery powered video doorbell is that you can install the device anywhere around your house: your front door, your porch, your backyard, or maybe even by your master bedroom. There is more freedom with battery powered doorbell since– the power source is within the device.
Winner: Battery Powered Doorbell
Batteries, at one point or another, you are gonna have to switch them out. The good thing about Battery Powered Doorbells is that most devices last for at least 4 months and they come with rechargeable batteries; however, if you’ve already installed a wired power doorbell, then power shouldn’t be an issue.
Winner: Wire Powered DoorBell
With battery powered doorbells, all you need to do is connect the device to your app through your WiFi. Imagine unscrewing your pre-existing doorbell, handling electrical wires, messing with the breaker, and hoping your house has enough power to power the doorbell. It’s a nightmare, and that’s why many customers who own a wired powered doorbell needs to call in an installer to set up their camera.
Winner: Battery Powered Doorbell
Wire powered video doorbells, most products can shoot up to 1080p resolution, while battery powered video doorbells can only go up 720p. In this aspect, wire powered video doorbells are clearly the winner; however, internet plays a huge factor in resolution. If your internet is not as good, then your 1080p can drop down to 480p the whole time you use your camera. The doorbell comparison on resolution can always vary.
Don’t have electrical wires?
Do you live in an apartment? Do you have a gate? Do you live in the city where there are no doorbells? These are the limitation with wired powered doorbells. If you don’t have a pre-existing doorbell, then you have a $200 device collecting dust in your garage. With Battery powered video doorbells, you don’t need to live in a suburban home to surveillance your front door. It’s accessible.
Winner: Battery Powered Doorbell
In the end, Battery Powered Doorbells are more convenient, easy to setup, accessible, and with less limitation. However, if you are looking for a doorbell that does not require the constant changing of batteries and better resolution, then wire powered video doorbells is a good option. The facts are on the table, it is your choice to decide which wireless security camera is the right fit for you.
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It is amazing how many residents do not think about home security because they live in an apartment complex. Breaking into an empty apartment is almost as easy as breaking into a house. In fact, there have been cases where some “cunning” home intruders, who dressed up as police officers, broke into two apartments.
Just as how burglars target apartments different from single family houses, we also have to approach some home security measures differently. Here is a list of security tips you should use if you live in an apartment.
1. Avoid Ground-Floor Apartments
Selecting which floor you live in an apartment can determine how much more you have to worry about your home security.
Ground floor apartments are vulnerable for break-in because tenants will have to worry about both the front door and windows, while most higher floor apartments only need to worry about the front door. So, if you plan to live on the ground floor, just remember to take extra precautions.
2. Create a Security Pact with Neighbors
If you live in an apartment complex, befriending a neighbor is way more effective than if you lived in a neighborhood of 2-story houses; your neighbors are literally a door over.
40% of burglars have stated that the proximity of neighbors is an effective deterrent. Create a pact with your neighbors and look out for each others’ homes.
3. Ask the Landlord A LOT of Questions
It is always smart to befriend your landlord and ask them any questions regarding the apartment security and any past incidences of break-ins. You want to know what extra security measures you need to take in order to ensure your apartment is safe.
Another question to ask your landlord is whether your door locks have been changed from the previous tenants. Sometimes landlords forget, so always keep your landlord accountable.
4. Place a Security Camera Inside Your Home
It is no surprise why burglars find security cameras as the number one factor to consider when targeting a home. Home Security Cameras provide surveillance, alarms, and concrete evidence.
However, security systems can become very expensive, if you purchase from companies like ADT. But, if you want a cheaper alternative that captures the whole apartment for a cheaper price, get yourself a smart home security camera.
5. Buy Extra EXTRA DeadBolts
Most burglars want to be in and out of a home as quick as possible; they only try to spend 8 to 12 minutes per home. That is why, having extra deadbolts are crucial. Apartment spaces are small, so searching and grabbing jewelry is quick and easy.
All they would need to do is break down the door and just quickly go through the apartment, compared to a house that is a bit bigger and more area to cover. Also, 59.2% of burglaries occurred with some form of force, so have that extra fortification for your front door.
6. Peephole Alternative
The peephole has always been the ultimate front door monitoring tool; however, with its fish lens view, you cannot get a clear picture of everything outside your apartment. Hence comes the peephole alternative: a wireless video doorbell. These devices are taking over the smart home security market because it monitors the most important entryway for an apartment — the front door.
The issue with many video doorbells is that it requires some type of wire; however, if you are worried about that then think of investing on a RemoBell that only require batteries. Place it anywhere outside your home and still get that full monitoring experience.
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What if I told you that Smart Home Doorbells are essential to effectively monitor your homes? Now, if you are wondering what Smart Home Doorbells are, they are wireless video doorbells that show you real-time footage when someone rings the doorbell or is near it.
It’s exciting right — another alternative for walking up to the peephole to check who’s at door. However, video doorbell offers more than convenience; rather, they provide users with protection at an area of the house that is the focal point of break-ins.