It’s a hard wave of a hand in the wireless world without hitting a mobile security camera, but new models are still coming. Panasonic and Vodafone, however, have launched a serious nominee named Nubo that could be the cam that will win in 2015.
Nubo is on the surface of another wireless security camera, which has so easily multiplied in the markets for cheap home and business security solutions that can be deployed almost everywhere – Dropcam, NetCam, Foscam and many independent manufacturers. Some features are very familiar: There is compatibility with your smartphone, so you can synchronize your camera and watch your home from mobile devices. Cloud storage waits to back up a particular video for future review or sharing. Sensors offer the ability to turn on the camera only when it detects movement.
However, the Nubo camera is also exercised with unique upgrades. It works through 4G network capabilities, a rarity among today’s wireless channels. Its sensors are equipped with adjustment capabilities so you can reduce sensitivity if you want. It can work both internally and externally, which in combination with the 4G capabilities significantly extends the scope of the cam. There is a two-way communication mode that you can turn on to talk to the camera and continue a conversation with the person (or possibly the pet) at the other end. These features make the security camera a very competitive choice, even in a market that is approaching saturation.
Also, with Panasonic and Vodafone behind Nubo, it seems that companies are focusing on an international audience from aggressive competitors who are often associated with the US, a move that could play a keen interest in them. The cam will hit the UK and other European nations first, later in 2015, then the US in 2016. Much, however, will depend on the price, but so far no MSRP has been announced.