About Us

We believe few things in life are more important than protecting your home and family. We aim to provide reassurance to our customers by connecting them to the things they care about in a smart and easy way.

Smart security is all we do

All our cameras are fitted with Night Vision, Motion Detection,
Audio and can be accessed anywhere with our free Apps.
The Y-cam Cloud platform keeps you in full control, where you can set recording
schedules, managing multiple cameras and create smart alert notifications.

Where it all began

Back in 2007, one individual’s curiosity and desire to challenge the status quo in the pursuit of improved security solutions, brought about an evolution in the way we’re able to protect, care for and connect with those we love today.

Devin Chawda was concerned there was no way to really know what was happening in his home, after receiving an automated message informing him his burglar alarm had been triggered while on holiday. With no luck reaching the neighbours and his family more than 45 minutes’ drive away, he felt helpless.

In need of a simple way to see and hear what’s going on, Devin teamed up with security specialist and Co-Founder Sheng Tang, establishing the British security manufacturer Y-cam, here in London. We embarked on a journey driven by the belief you have the right to feel safe and secure. Security comes from having the information you want, when you want it.

It’s led us to develop easy to use, motion alert solutions combining wireless cameras, with a unique cloud platform that connects directly to your mobile, tablet & computer. With accessibility being core to our belief, we’re dedicated to removing all barriers, doing away with monthly fees on basic cloud storage, which we believe should be free.

The Founders

Devin Chawda

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Devin has over ten years corporate experience in security, telecommunications and retail. He previously managed corporate development for one of London’s fastest growing mobile distributors, where he led strategic growth partnerships with Vodafone, Samsung and T-Mobile. Earlier in his career Devin invested in and led multiple niche ventures, including a US focused e-commerce platform and a UK social platform.

“I am really proud of our team’s hard work in getting us where we are today! Our biggest motivation comes from knowing everyday we are protecting families, homes and businesses around the world”

Sheng Tang

Founder & Chief Innovation Officer

Sheng has over twenty years experience in hardware distribution, consumer product manufacturing and sourcing. He previously held executive positions at a Samsung distributor within the mobile product division, where he led growth across Europe. Earlier in his career as China Country Manager for Belle Systems, Sheng accelerated growth for the billing software company achieving significant investments from Cisco and Index Ventures.

“My passion is innovation, taking complex problems and finding simple, practical and fun solutions – its what I do best!”

The Journey

 

“Y-cam pioneered connected cameras and its experience is obvious” – Sunday Times Jan 2016

  • 2007

    Y-cam Solutions Ltd was established by co-founders Devin Chawda & Sheng Tang with their vision of a world in which people don’t need to worry about what happens at their properties when they’re not there

  • 2008

    After 2 years of research and development, Y-cam began selling its innovative Wi-Fi video cameras through independent resellers across the UK, receiving widespread industry acclaim

  • 2009

    The small focused camera range continues to win awards for simplicity and innovation. Y-cam was recognised as one of the first ever companies to launch dedicated smartphone apps and full Mac compatibility

  • 2010

    Y-cam developed its pioneering Yellow Video concept on traditional hosted servers, paving the way for today’s cloud-based solution

  • 2011

    A strategic partnership was formed with Vodafone who licenced the Y-cam technology platform to sell video monitoring solutions to their customer base

  • 2012

    After many years of development and improvement, HomeMonitor was launched providing the first ever cloud-based camera with 7 days free recording

  • 2013

    Y-cam HomeMonitor receives numerous industry awards, with the UK press consistently citing it as the best-in-class solution

  • 2014

    The rapidly-growing Y-cam customer base passes the 1 million video uploads per day to the Y-cam cloud platform, becoming the largest in Europe for user-created video on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • 2015

    HomeMonitor’s performance and potential leads to Y-cam closing its first external investment round, allowing the company to focus on further product development and growing its customer base through new routes to market