Tovnet is the world's first light bulb and security camera combination. It uses wifi technology to provide a camera feed to your smart phone, device or custom remote so that you can easily monitor any room of your house. This product fits into any regular light sockets and swivels so that you can adjust its field of vision. This product has already been funded by a nearly 400 backers and has already raised far more than their initial goal.
Tovnet uses conventional light sockets to provide the camera and bulb with power.
This product is very practical since it functions both as a light bulb and as a high definition security camera. The camera can be used in a variety of different places such as day care centers, backyards, inside or outside your house or for in stores.
Tovnet is designed to work with both Android and Apple devices via a downloadable mobile app.
Tovnet's LED lights and camera can be controlled separately through the mobile app. This means that you can turn the light off and keep recording video or vice-versa.
Once the company reaches a goal of fifty thousand in fundraising, they will include a reflective mirror cover the Tovnet for all backers of the product. This makes the camera even more versatile as it allows you to see around corners a little bit better.
At eighty thousand dollars in fundraising, they will include a water proof and theft proof covering for you light fixture to its backers.
Tovnet is compatible with SD cards so that you can record and store any footage caught by the camera.
The camera features both audio and video recording with H2.64 video compression and displays video in high definition 960p. The camera also features infrared technology that allows you to record at night or in darker areas.
This product features a built-in motion detector that will automatically start recording when any movement is detected. There is also a feature to receive email notifications when motion is detected.
The camera features a two way audio ability. This means that it can record audio or you can record your own voice and have it projected through the camera system from a remote location.
Since this product is still in the fundraising stage of development, the manufacturer is offering different levels of rewards for backing their product. The reward levels work by the amount of Tovnet light bulb / security cameras that you purchase. This means that the more Tovnets that you buy, the more you will save.
Tovnet's LED light has a timer function which means that you will be able to set to have the light come on and turn off automatically. This feature can be accessed through the mobile application.
As mentioned, this product is still in the fundraising process. This means that there have not been a lot people who have purchased or tried to Tovnet and there are not any reviews available on how the product performs.
Tovnet requires a steady stream of electricity in order to be able to record video. This means that your light switch will have to stay on which, although not much, will continuously draw power.
This product, currently, does not feature an open API for security reasons. However, the manufacturer has considered it as a possibility upon future business collaborations.
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The included set up instruction sheet is difficult to follow - the Youtube video is narrated in broken Korean/English so this is no help. Without being able to set the device up, there can be no review of its functionality.
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