Over the years, Amazon has been striving on improving its logistics competence, in an attempt to increase the overall customer experience. Today, it debuted a new method intuitive method of delivery service called Amazon Key. It will basically allow its courier guys to open your front door for dropping off a parcel. The whole process utilizes a new connected security camera called Cloud Cam.
The Cloud Cam smart home camera can be bought as a standalone security camera. So, you needn’t buy the Amazon Key In-Home Kit for owning the connected camera. The all-new camera is the latest addition to Amazon expanding Alexa lineup of smart products. The Amazon Cloud cam is capable of capturing Full HD videos. Additionally, it’s capable of shooting in the dark thanks, to its night vision prowess. The camera comes with two-way audio support and an ultra-wide angle that you would expect from a security camera. The more interesting feature of the Cloud Cam, however, is its ability provide you with last 24 hours’ video footage using Amazon’s Cloud Cam app.
Amazon Cloud Cam Features
The smart home camera boasts of computer vision technology. Furthermore, it can detect motion and start shooting when it notices movement in your home. This feature, in fact, allows it to switch on video capture when an Amazon courier executive enters your locked home for delivery purposes. Moreover, it is capable of automatically sending you a notification along with the video clip.
Amazon further claims that its connected camera will learn with time, and thereby stop capturing footage of movements of family members in your home. The camera will apparently send recorded clips to the AWS cloud for review, and will soon learn about the residents of your house including your pets. These advanced features will only be available to those who subscribe for these added services.
By purchasing the camera, you only get 24 hours of storage for video footage and basic motion detection. For storing longer footages, you need to subscribe to either of its Basic, Extended and Pro packages. These subscriptions will be available for free for the first three days.
Amazon Cloud Cam Price and Availability
Amazon Cloud Cam will set up back at $119.99 (Rs 7,800 approx). You may, however, opt to buy one along with the Amazon Key enabled smart lock for a higher price of $249.99 (Rs 16,200 approx). Those who plan to install more than one Cloud Cam in their home can opt for double and triple pack priced at $199.99 (Rs 12,950 approx) and $289.99 (Rs 18,800 approx) respectively. Preorders for Cloud Cam start today.