Portable surveillance comes to the Droid
I wrote a while back about this company mobiDEOS that was allowing you to access your cameras from any web enabled device, including your iPhone. Now it looks like they’ve done up an app for the Android as well, which is good, since one of the many security guys I met at ESX said his only wish was that there were more security related apps for his Droid phone.
Well, here you go.
MobiDEOS is a provider of applications, technologies and services to help users realize the value and potential of live video streaming on their mobile devices. MobiDEOS claims to work with 95 percent of mobile device models, including but not limited to iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Palm, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson and now Droid.
According to a mobiDEOS press release, users can now purchase the MobileCamViewer directly from mobiDEOS and have the application up and running in three minutes. The release says the app will be available soon on Android Market place.
Interested parties can trial the app for free here.
From the release:
MobileCamViewer seamlessly connects with ALL Microsoft compatible webcams, popular IP Cameras and DVR/NVRs such as JVC, Panasonic, Axis, Dedicated Micros, Milestone, Vivotek, Sony,Toshiba, Canon and many more.
MobileCamViewer has been on the market for over two years and works on wireless networks from carriers across the globe such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint/Nextel, Telstra and Orange.
When I originally interviewed the folks at mobiDEOS, they said their mission was to open up surveillance everyone. “All of this already exists in separate pieces, or it’s bundled with specific hardware. They give you a live picture or a piece of video, but you have to buy their equipment. Or you have to have a specific phone,” Palasamudram said. “We don’t restrict the end user and say, ‘You must use this phone and buy our equipment.’ We don’t believe in that … If you want to give true value, you want to give them freedom to choose, whatever phone you carry. That’s where the value comes in.”