I’ve covered the tech industry a long time now and I have been amazed how simple home monitoring and security has become. Years ago if you wanted to have cameras set up around your house you would call a contractor to have expensive, wired ones installed. But now this industry segment has become “do-it-yourself” with small cameras connected to your wireless network.
I have several around my home including the new Izon 2.0 Wi-Fi Video Monitor. It looks like a large lipstick tube which means you can place this most anywhere in your home or office. The device ingeniously sits on a magnetic base so it can be tilted or mounted at almost any angle. It only needs to be powered up, which is done by plugging in a USB connector to an electrical outlet or a computer. Boom, you’re done. At that point all you need to do is download the app to your smartphone, connect to your WiFi network and you can now monitor and listen to anything.
The Izon 2.0 allows for live streaming of audio and video to your iPod, iPad or iPod Touch. It also has settings for motion and noise detection that can alert you through your smartphone. And if that’s not enough the audio and video can be recorded automatically to a free, private account with the touch of a button. $129.95
Click the video image below for my video review from WFAA-TV in Dallas/Ft. Worth.