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SpotCam Adds Time Lapse To Video Security

Taipei, Taiwan – Home video surveillance start-up SpotCam unveiled Monday a time-lapse feature for its SpotCam Wi-Fi home-monitoring camera.

The new time-lapse capability is designed to work in tandem with SpotCam’s free 24-hour Cloud-based recording to quickly review events captured over the period.

Users can customize the time-lapse feature by setting the time period and picture intervals.

The feature is said to work equally well for quickly reviewing surveillance footage, creating video diaries, or artistic vignettes.

The SpotCam camera carries a $149 suggested retail and is available through Newegg, Amazon and other retailers.

In addition to 24 hours of free Cloud storage, SpotCam offers longer storage plans at the following subscription rates:

•           three-day recording, $3.95/month or $39/year;

•           seven-day recording, $5.95/month or $59/year; and

•           30-day recording, $19.95/month or $199/year.

Jacky Lin, SpotCam CEO, said the time-lapse function is one of a number of features his company is working on adding on the Cloud platform in the near future.

The SpotCam system works with both iOS and Android apps to review captured events on the Cloud from a smartphone or tablet.

SpotCam has night vision, motion detection with instant notification, and free 24-hour video playback right out of the box.

The camera also includes a built-in microphone and speaker to communicate with people being recorded.