Samsung SmartCam IP Camera

If you are in the market for a home surveillance camera, or IP camera as they are also known, then Samsung has a new one that is worth checking out.  Last month at the Consumer Electronics Show is Las Vegas, Jeffery Powers stopped by the Samsung booth to get a look at the newest addition to their camera family.

The new camera is called the Smartcam and it’s designed to keep an eye on your home while you are away.  The camera is tiny and dead simple to set up.  Simply push a button on the camera and one on your router and you should be up and running.  While it isn’t said in the interview below, we will assume that this means the “WPS” button, which all modern routers and extenders come with.  The camera uses motion-detection and audio-detection to activate it and will send you an alert if it has been activated.  In addition, it will record what it picks up to a personal, password-protected YouTube account.  Features include night-vision up to 15 feet, free apps for all mobile platforms, and an always-on setting to allow you to view it anytime, even when it hasn’t picked up activity.

The Samsung SmartCam will be available this March for $149.99.  Keep an eye out for it at the Samsung site, and check out the video below to get a first look at it.

Interview by Jeffrey Powers of The Geekazine.

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