Don't-Miss Camera Stories

Presence Security Pack

People Power adds sensors to its smartphone-based home-monitoring system

The Presence app currently lets you monitor your home using any camera-equipped Android or iOS device. Buyers will soon be able to add security, water, and climate sensors to the mix.

Oomi Touch

Oomi is a sensor-packed connected-home system looking to break the mold

Indiegogo campaign seeks to raise a modest $50,000; product to ship in October.

neighborhood watch

Neighborhood Watch program to add wireless security cams to its wetware network

Strategically placed battery-powered cameras will provide real-time alerts to designated residents' smartphones.

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The versatile Flir FX home security camera delivers a slick forensic feature

RapidRecap composites a full day of motion activity into just a few minutes of video.

Canary

Canary, the DIY home-security system, goes from crowd-funding sensation to mainstream retail product

Backers contributed more than $2 million to Canary's Indiegogo campaign. Now you can buy one at retail.

Smart home

Selling your smart home? Don’t expect to command a premium

Coldwell Banker surveyed 500 of its agents to gauge homebuyers’ interest in high-tech homes. Interest is high with some demographics, but those features won't help your sell faster.

simplicam

Dropcam competitor Simplicam adds new features to its cloud camera

Face detection is one of the top features that differentiates this cloud-connected security cam from Google’s Dropcam. ‘Detection zones’ promise to make that feature even better.

spotcam

This Dropcam alternative promises not to eat your bandwidth

SpotCam's “Sleep Mode” can disable recording during certain times, but switch back on when it detects motion or audio disturbances.

lenovo selfie robot

Lenovo builds robot for selfies

The Fiebot robot is more like an adjustable tripod to take selfies. But who cares? Because selfies, right?

Fuhu Square HD action camera

Hands on: Fuhu's new Square HD kids' action camera uses a smartphone as a viewfinder

Fuhu's new Square HD action cam for kids is an inexpensive, kid-friendly GoPro--and the new version streams live images of what it sees to your phone, allowing you to compose your shots.

Netgear Arlo security camera

Netgear’s Arlo wireless security cameras to be the foundation of a new smart-home platform

Weatherized, battery-powered cameras will eventually tie into other connected-home systems.

Sharp security camera dark

Sharp's security camera captures color video when it's pitch black

The device shines near-infrared light to illuminate a scene

Wi-Fi security cam Simplicam can detect faces, cutting down on false alarms

You probably don't want a notification every time a bug flies by your security camera. Check out Simplicam.

instagram hyperlapse

Instagram’s Hyperlapse hurriedly adds time-lapse selfies to keep up with iOS 8

The new Time-lapse mode in iOS 8 is more primitive than Hyperlapse, but Instagram knows you have to stay ahead of Apple to compete with Apple.