iON Cameras made a name for itself in the last few years with its wearable and mountable WiFi-enabled outdoor-oriented action cameras. Now the consumer electronics firm is coming indoors to almost literally enter a new area: your home.
“The home security sector is experiencing phenomenal growth right now, and we saw an opportunity to offer a more fully featured and simple to use product for consumers,” the company says.
iON the Home is billed as an easy-to-use, affordable wireless monitoring and security camera system for use in homes or businesses. The cloud-based monitoring system provides 24-7 live streaming, two-way talk functionality, and remote viewing to let you monitor everything via WiFi and your smartphone or tablet.
iON says it is unique to the home security market in providing rolling 24-hour cloud storage for all event videos — free of charge. Options to buy more long-term storage at the check out register will be available as gift card-like add-ons, for 7-days at $10/month, and 30-days for $30/month.
The HD video camera has a 102-degree lens and built-in WiFi. It requires AC power, and has infrared-based night vision, and motion, noise and light sensitivity triggers for video recording. The camera system “is easy enough for a child to use but capable enough to provide peace of mind for those seeking to keep an eye on their home, kids or pets,” the company says.
iON has already scored a major retail partner for its rollout: Walmart will carry the camera for $130.