Dropcam is proud to be the easiest internet camera in the world. The tech wizards at IntoMobile, AndroidCentral, and AnandTech agree that minutes after opening the box, your Dropcam is securely streaming and recording video.
The Traditional Setup Process
Unless a person is very technical, it’s near impossible to get a working internet camera on your first try. Even these people may not want to invest the time needed to set up a camera, computer, network, and router. To mitigate this problem, many internet camera manufaturers responded with:
- Useful Tips
- Instruction Manuals
- Online Discussion Forums
- Support Hotlines
This just means you spend a whole lot of time setting up before any video even begins to stream. You have to waste time configuring routers, downloading additional Wi-Fi camera software to an extra computer, and creating special setups for mobile access on your router. None of this is necessary to watch video securely from your Dropcam.
The Dropcam Setup Process
“In this overly complex techie world, it’s just plain reassuring to find a high-tech gadget that functions like an appliance, not an IQ test!” –Amazon.com User Review
Your Dropcam is already set up to look for our secure servers right out of the box. There is no complicated setup on your part because we do it for you! Once you plug in the camera, we have laid out a six-step process at https://www.dropcam.com/start to get your camera up and running:
- Plug the Dropcam into power
- Enter an activation code (comes in the box)
- Make sure the little green light is on
- Create a Dropcam Account
- Name your new Dropcam
- Type in your Wireless Password (if you have one)
Additionally, we provide a number of support options in the event that there are any questions at https://www.dropcam.com/support ranging from:
- Helpful How-To Videos
- Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
- Direct Phone Number and Email to our Tech Support Department
With Dropcam, you spend your time monitoring what matters to you, not setting up and managing a camera server network.