Belkin announced today the release of a new high definition wireless camera to their product line. The NetCam HD will retail for $149.99 and offers full 720p HD resolution, digital audio, a wide-angle lens, infrared night vision capabilities, setup via mobile devices, movement detection email alerts and the ability to record live video to mobile devices. The camera will also be WeMo SMART capable. WeMo is a wifi based home control platform for other devices in the home using a wireless network. Using the WeMo capabilities with the new camera, users could setup rules for certain actions to occur when the motion sensor is activated. Belkin has developed a free NetCam app for Android and iOS devices that let you monitor the video feed on your mobile device. Belkin expects the new camera to be available in spring 2013.
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Belkin Announces New High Definition NetCam Wi-Fi Camera
Features 720p Resolution and WeMo SMART Capabilities; on Display at 2013 International CES
LAS VEGAS – January 8, 2013 – Belkin today announced NetCam HD, a high definition wireless networking camera that allows you to see your home in high-quality 720p resolution for a smoother, more detailed picture on your smartphone or tablet. The NetCam HD will be on display at the 2013 International CES in the Belkin booth, #30651, in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 8-11, 2013.
“We have upgraded our original NetCam with HD-quality video, giving you sharper video clarity for a better picture of what’s going on inside your home when you are away,” said Mike Chen, senior director of product management for Belkin’s networking group. “Another exciting development is the addition of WeMo SMART, meaning NetCam HD can be integrated with other WeMo devices from Belkin.”
WeMo SMART is a partnership program designed to bring WeMo, Belkin’s simple, Wi-Fi based home control platform, to new devices, products and brands. With WeMo SMART functionality added, the NetCam HD is viewable from the WeMo app and acts as an additional motion sensor on a WeMo network to trigger another device to turn on or off when it senses motion.
The NetCam HD sets up easily using any iOS or Android device and connects directly to a Wi-Fi router without the need of a computer. The free NetCam app allows you to monitor your home remotely anytime, anywhere. The app also provides email alerts, notifying you when motion is detected and sending you a snapshot of the motion in full HD.
Belkin NetCam HD Wi-Fi Camera (F7D7602) – $149.99
– Full HD, 720p resolution
– Clear digital audio to listen as well as see
– Wide-angle video
– Infrared night vision for clear vision in little to no light
– Easy mobile-device set-up eliminates need for a computer
– Movement detection email alerts
– Records live video to mobile devices
The NetCam HD Wi-Fi Camera will be available in spring 2013 and include WeMo SMART capabilities. The NetCam app is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.