It's not often we come across a product that impresses us so much it is hard to find fault with it. This camera may not be solely intended as a video product for babies, but it does the job so well, and offers so much versatility, that it is hard not to fall in love with this quality camera. It has Wi-Fi connection, impressive reliability, excellent video and sound, and enough features and battery life to keep parents playing for hours. This product earned significantly more points than any other in our review coming in first out of 14 products for performance and quality. We love this monitor and definitely recommend it.
While we are very impressed with the DropCam Pro, it is important to mention that a high-speed internet and strong WiFi signal are required both in the nursery where the camera is placed, and anywhere you intend to view from on a smartphone or tablet. This adds a complex requirement, since it is not enough to just have good WiFi speed from one location in your home; as a practical matter, you will need to be able to stream video from any location you will use DropCam in your home. Furthermore, high-speed internet connection is required for both upload and download to avoid interruptions and/or frustrating delays in sound and video delivery. This is very different than watching Netflix, which only requires fast download speeds. As a result, DropCam may not be practical for use as a baby monitor in many homes, or may require upgrading to faster internet and/or installation of additional WiFi repeaters or routers to get the speed of WiFi coverage needed throughout the home. In contrast, dedicated video monitors such as the Lorex Sweet Peep are much simpler, more reliable, and considerably less expensive.