Have you ever wondered if the baby-sitter actually puts your kids to bed on time? Or, what does your dog really do when you’re not at home? Well, these questions can be answered with a device called the iZon.
The iZon by Stem is a tiny little cylindrical security camera that sits on a base, allowing you to swivel the camera front to back and side to side. This makes for easy set-up. Simply set the camera down and use the swivel system to point towards the desired location.No need to use power tools when installing this handy device! Now the really cool thing about this camera is that you can view what’s going on at anytime from anywhere by using the free Stem app on any iOS device. While viewing the stream in the app, you can record video. The camera automatically saves the video 5 seconds before you press the record button, and 5 seconds after you stop recording. While recording, you have a 30 second maximum to capture the video. After the 30 seconds are up, it will automatically stop recording. When finished, it can be published to your private YouTube account. When viewing video on the iZon a green square appears wherever there’s movement, which is handy, especially if the room is dark. Another nice feature about this product is that you don’t even need a computer to set it up, all you need is the Stem app. iZon can alert you via push notification when it senses movement or sound, and the video is streamed using secure encryption through your network.
iZon captures video in QVGA at 10 FPS, or VGA at 30 FPS. The camera does not have IR (infrared) but Stem does state the the iZon performs well in low light. The audio recording is mono and responds to levels between 35 db and 95 db. iZon connects to a regular power outlet, and Stem recommends buying their safety/breakaway adapter (much like Apple’s MagSafe Adapter) in case the cord is pulled by a child. Now, the most important thing – the price. The iZon costs $129.95, but with all of these features, I think it’s worth it. Now you can rest easy knowing that your kids are getting to bed on time.