Enables unattended in-home delivery and secure home access for guests and service appointments
Amazon announced Cloud Cam, an intelligent indoor security camera that lets you monitor your home with optional monthly fee. The free service option continuously records surveillance footage over the last 24 hours to the Amazon Cloud using up to 3 cameras. Need more cameras or more days saved and it will cost you $7-$20/month. The $120 Cloud Cam features 1080p Full HD resolution video, night vision, two-way audio, a wide viewing angle, and motion detected clips. In addition, it works with Alexa and livestreams to any Amazon device with a display like Echo Show, Echo Spot, Amazon Fire TV, or Fire tablet.
Unlocks Your Front Door
Cloud Cam is also the first security camera to support Amazon Key, a new service that enables in-home delivery and secure home access for guests and service appointments, without anyone having to be home. Of course you’ll need a compatible smart lock installed too. Using Cloud Cam and the free Amazon Key App, you can track each delivery with notifications, watch the entry happen live or view a recorded video after delivery is complete. You can also get notifications when your guests unlock your door. However, the Amazon Key service (not the Cloud Cam) is currently only available to Prime members.
Speak to Cloud Cam
Cloud Cam works seamlessly with Alexa. Just say, “Alexa, show me the [camera name]” to easily see the feed from anywhere in the house. Or use the free iOS or Android app to see your Cloud Cam on the go. The advanced motion detection and computer vision technology provides customizable notifications in the Cloud Cam App, so you only get the alerts that matter to you. When activity is detected, Cloud Cam sends a mobile notification and stores the clip securely to review. With intelligence that lives in the AWS cloud, over time you will see more advanced detection, alerts, and other new features become available in the service and on the camera itself, such as advanced audio alerts or pet detection, without having to purchase a new device.
Use 1 to 10 Cameras
Cloud Cam comes with the essentials for keeping an eye on your home, including access to the last 24 hours of clips, which are stored securely in the AWS cloud and support for up to three cameras. With a subscription, you can support up to 10 cameras, get additional storage for video, and have unlimited downloads and shares of video clips. Each subscription also offers Person Detection, which flags human activity instead of general motion (like a pet walking), and Zones, which lets you indicate certain areas of your home with motion that you want ignored (like a ceiling fan).
Records Audio & in the Dark
Cloud Cam also features two-way audio through the Cloud Cam App and the device’s built-in microphone. You might tell your dog at home to stop barking or let your family know you’re leaving work. You can also use two-way audio on your Echo Show or Echo Spot. Cloud Cam’s night vision automatically activates when needed and features eight infrared LEDs so the whole scene is clearly visible, even in the dark. Cloud Cam is designed to fit in any part of your house whether freestanding or mounted. Just plug it in, download the free Cloud Cam App for iOS, Android or Fire OS, and get started. When the green LED light is on, you know your camera and microphone are on. When you turn the camera off, the green light goes off as well to let you know that the camera and microphone are both electrically disconnected.
Pricing and Availability
Amazon Cloud Cam will be available November 8, 2017 for $119.99 ($199 for two-pack, $289.99 for three-pack). Pre-order now at www.amazon.com/CloudCam. Customers can try any subscription free for 30 days.
- Basic ($6.99/mo, $69/yr) offers access to the last 7 days of motion detection clips for up to 3 cameras
- Extended ($9.99/mo, $99/yr) offers access to the last 14 days of motion detection clips for up to 5 cameras
- Pro ($19.99/mo, $199/yr) offers access to the last 30 days of motion detection clips for up to 10 cameras