Intercoms have been around for years. However, the category has never really become a must-have. Adding video into the equation could change all of that. Recently, Doorbot launched a solution that works in conjunction with your smartphone. Now, they’ve got a little competition.
The iDoorCam just launched on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. The new option packs a day and night vision camera, speaker, microphone and motion sensor into a small, circular package.
It’s also easy to install, using just a screwdriver. Once it’s in the wall, connect it to your home’s Wi-Fi network. Then every single time someone comes to the door, you’ll get an alert on your smartphone. From the phone, you can hear and speak to your visitor — or just ignore them. It even supports multiple users.
Right now, iDoorCam is looking to fast-track the production process by raising funds on Indiegogo. To secure an iDoorCam, the minimum pledge is $99. If all goes well, the company plans to ship the product sometime in October 2013.