Bumping up the quality of do-it-yourself home security tools, Samsung has unveiled a new set of security cameras that you can control using a mobile app on your tablet or smartphone.
The SmartCam HD ($179) comes from the same family as the security device unveiled by Samsung in September. The company’s newly designed indoor security camera includes 32GB of locally stored microSD memory and a built-in microphone and speaker that allows for two-way remote communication.
Equipped with an IR Cut Filter for enhanced daytime and nighttime video capture, the SmartCam’s system also features Motion Zone Selection, a software option that lets you specify motion detection for a particular area within the camera’s field of view.
Samsung is also rolling out a dual component outdoor version (pictured above) called the SmartCam Outdoor Camera for $229.
Like the SmartCam HD, the outdoor version features 128-degree wide-angle viewing, and its design offers a smaller footprint than many outdoor security cameras and does away with the need for any outside power source.
Both devices will be available in March, but the app will be available in February for both iOS andAndroid devices.
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