New HD camera for HomeMonitor now available; 720p video, better quality, wider angle, striking new look, same easy setup, same great price!
When we launched HomeMonitor, our main aim was to bring simple monitoring to everyone – and create the easiest way to see your stuff. One year on, we’ve welcomed thousands of you in to the world of HomeMonitor and we’re getting hundreds of thousands of videos being uploaded to our servers every single day. You are using HomeMonitor to monitor your homes, your families, your pets, distant relatives, new arrivals, driveways, holiday homes, even bats! It seems that HomeMonitor really is the easy way for you to see whatever you want, whenever you want!
The last year has been a fantastic journey for the HomeMonitor product – we’ve added on loads of new features, launched apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and even Roku, plus picked up loads of awards and accolades. However, our top request from customers has always come back to video quality – so it gives us great pleasure to introduce the new HomeMonitor HD.
HomeMonitor HD – 720p Cloud Security Camera
HomeMonitor HD is a brand new cloud camera from Y-cam for 2014. It improves upon our HomeMonitor Indoor model by cranking up the quality – with a stunning new lens producing 720p images, plus an improved frame rate for super smooth video playback. The new lens is also wide-angle, so you are able to see a wider field of view than ever before. The HomeMonitor HD is fully backwards compatible with a HomeMonitor account, and can be used alongside HomeMonitor Indoor and Outdoor models under one account.
Comparing it to the Indoor
Three times better video quality, improved frame rate, striking new design and more – the HomeMonitor HD improves on the HomeMonitor Indoor in every way – see a comparison below:
Want to WIN a HomeMonitor HD for someone in need?
Nominate your friends, family or loved ones to WIN a HomeMonitor HD camera – letting them watch whatever they love from anywhere – their home, family, children, baby, pets or anything else! Head on over to our Facebook page to nominate someone who deserves a HomeMonitor HD this January! Simple! Visit our Facebook page to find out more.
Holidays are coming! Holidays are coming! As you can see we are very excited about Christmas, and with only a few days left to go we have been working very hard to make sure everything is prepared and in order, including ensuring that you all get your goods on time and know how to reach us over Christmas.
Please find below essential information you need if trying to contact Y-cam over the next few weeks:
Online Shop Orders
For pre-Christmas delivery we advise you to order before the following dates:
US – Tuesday 17th (Ground Shipping), UPS Next Day Air available until Monday 23rd
UK – Friday 20th (Standard Shipping)
Europe – Tuesday 17th (Standard Shipping)
Any orders placed on our online shops after Monday 23rd may not be despatched until Thursday 2nd January 2014. You will receive despatch emails when your order is processed.
Y-cam will be offering email only support from 24th December until Thursday 2nd January 2014.
UK Head Office
Tuesday 24th – Open till 1pm
Friday 27th – Open till 1pm
Closed – 25th, 26th, 30th , 31st Dec & 1st Jan
Business as usual from Thursday 2nd Jan 2014
Please email enquiries for best chance of response over this period.
Closed – 25th, 26th, 27th Dec & 1st Jan
Business as usual from Thursday 2nd Jan 2014
Needless to say, we hope you all have a fantastic time over the Christmas holidays, and from all the Y-cam family, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
The Daily Telegraph interviewed our CEO, Devin Chawda, about his ambition and passion for developing security solutions that deliver reassurance for all.
Ever wondered what passions and ideals are driving Y-cam? Well, the Daily Telegraph did, and they managed to grab 10 minutes with our CEO and founder, Devin Chawda, to find out more about the company and his vision.
The Telegraph heard “Our aim was to develop a product for non-technical consumers who wanted to be able to very easily see what was going on in their homes or workplaces,” says Mr Chawda.
“There are so many things that put pressure on people’s time and our customers find that they can have peace of mind, which allows them to get on with their work or other tasks. It means they can be more productive and, of course, where action is needed they can respond quickly and appropriately.”
Personal video monitoring will soon become the norm.
Devin also said “I accept that there are still some issues around the idea of Big Brother and things like that, but I think that video monitoring will become far more socially acceptable in the very near future.”
The Y-cam Cube has received more praise in the press, this time being labelled as one of the The 10 Best security gadgets by The Independent newspaper.
Published last week, the roundup included security lights, dummy cameras and even a radio equipped with Wi-Fi and a spy camera!
Featuring our latest professional IP security camera, the Y-cam Cube, the roundup stated “Small and sleek, the Y-Cam offers high-quality footage in the day, while powerful night vision kicks in when it’s dark. On top of that, the camera offers real-time streaming to computers or smartphones, so you can check in on your property from anywhere in the world.” Sounds good to us!
If you are interested in learning more about the Cube, find out more about the full range on our product page.
Baby Monitor HD app has just rolled out their latest app update, version 6.2, including fantastic new features and beta support for our Y-cam Cube range of Wi-Fi cameras.
The app was only just released, however we are already hearing some great things about Sunshine apps’ updated Baby Monitor HD. Used world-wide and high recommended by Y-cam customers, BabyMonitorHD offers a great way to convert your Y-cam IP cameras into a high quality, Wi-Fi baby monitor that can be used with your iPhone or iPad.
This new release includes some new additions that are getting customers excited! These include a new UI layout, 3G improvements, reconnect logic, ‘Double Tap’ zoom and updated warning features. Plus, launching in this version is the much anticipated beta compatibility for our new Y-cam Cube range of cameras.
This compatibility will be confirmed within their following release, version 6.3. For now customers can enjoy full colour video and audio, plus experimental compatibility with all the new and loved features of Baby Monitor HD.
You can take advantage of these features straight away – existing Baby Monitor HD customers can update their version straight away, and for those that want to transform their Y-cam IP camera in to a baby monitor, the updated app is also available for download on the App Store here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/baby-monitor-hd/id381475984?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4.
Sunshine Apps are looking for feedback when using this app with our new Cube range, if you have any suggestions or feedback please be sure to let them now, or let us know in the comments below!
Read more about Baby Monitor HD’s features here: http://www.y-cam.com/blog/wifi-baby-monitor-hd-update-for-iphone-ipad-3226/