Nokia has entered the home security market with a motion detecting wireless remote camera that can send its images to a mobile phone.
The Nokia Remote Camera, which will be available in Australia before Christmas this year, sends images or video clips with sound to an MMS-enabled handset or email address when motion is detected, at pre-defined intervals or when an SMS query is sent directly to the device. Users can also receive notifications when a minimum or maximum temperature has been reached, and can even view the temperature history for the past 24 hours as a graph. Users can control the camera via text messages or by using Bluetooth wireless technology, and the extended user access allows more than one person to control the device. The Nokia Remote Camera can capture megapixel-quality images and video clips with sound. The camera does not require a physical connection to a landline or to the Internet; all it needs is a regular main power supply and access to a GSM network. After inserting a SIM card, entering the PIN code and defining at least one user, the Nokia Remote Camera is ready for use.
“The Nokia Remote Camera offers added convenience for those needing an extra pair of ears and eyes to observe their private property in a time-saving way,” said Janne Jormalainen, Vice President of Mobile Enhancements Business Unit at Nokia. “The improved feature set includes a megapixel camera with zoom, video and audio capture, possibly for outdoor use and easy configuration via Bluetooth technology.”