WikiWirral Share a Little Learn a Lot about your Wirral
Forum Stats
12137 Members
65 Forums
72400 Topics
976201 Posts
62 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
77 registered (alan128, 9 invisible), 1538 Guests and 270 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Vet help 563
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool. 521
Talk Talk Security Breach 430
Anyone Read Chinese Writing 360
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road? 286
Mobile mechanic needed to fit a wishbone 257
That was kept a bit quiet? 243
RIP Peter Vaughan 190
Game shocking prices!!! 161
MIG welder 160
New General Forums
Lib/dems rule the day
by JimmyG
2nd Dec 2016 10:59pm
Daft funny joke
by venice
2nd Dec 2016 5:54pm
We dont learn much.
by venice
1st Dec 2016 9:22pm
Freegle
by venice
1st Dec 2016 6:36pm
New Wirral History
Cowhouses
by Norton
03:34 PM
Name help
by Paternoster21
3rd Dec 2016 8:03am
HMT Lancastria
by granny
2nd Dec 2016 11:38pm
Cubitts Holland and Hannen
by fish5133
27th Nov 2016 5:38pm
Fire station
by chris7777
22nd Nov 2016 12:24pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Iphone 5s, Grey, near mint condition, 50
by _Steve_
Merseyrail
by TheComputerLab
09:14 PM
Cowhouses
by bert1
08:20 PM
Steel frame with wheels
by anniebo28
08:06 PM
Virgin broadband
by corona
07:38 PM
Mountain bike carrera Vulcan 100 excellent cond
by TheComputerLab
03:57 PM
Offline Monday
by Mark
12:13 PM
Anyone Read Chinese Writing
by Tranquil
01:44 AM
Talk Talk Security Breach
by eddtheduck
10:46 PM
December
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#614458 - 3rd Nov 2011 4:48am New Toy: iZON Room Monitor
TheDr Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 23rd Feb 2010
Posts: 2631
Loc: Wirral
As a few of you know I quite like my gadgets, so when I saw that Apple were selling a cctv system you could access directly from you iPad/iPhone/iTouch I had to get one.

First things first, although being sold in the Apple stores it's not an Apple device, it's made by a company called Stem and to use the camera you do need to download their free app.

Now I already have cctv that is recording 24/7. and I have webcams that can be logged into, but there are always costs getting a fixed IP and they're not the easiest (for the non technical) to set up, so I was interested how this would be different.

It was a doddle, download the app, log in to the camera using the app, then give it the password for your router... done.

It doesn't need a computer, doesn't need to be plugged into the router (it's wireless) and it's so small can pretty much go anywhere.

It has a dome type stand you can either screw to the wall/ceiling/desk or just leave freestanding, and the camera itself is cylindrical with a magnetic concave base, so you can point it anywhere using the stand.

You can can log into it wirelessly, and watch as long as you want to, or remotely and watch for 5mins before you have to log off and back on again, for another 5min.

The picture is colour and it also transmits sounds.

It has lots of extras such as you can set it up to record (to YouTube) and notify you if it detects movements or sounds above a certain level.

There is a real-time delay of about 20secs, which can be fun when you're setting it up smile and the software can freeze. The other thing is that they hsve put the controls for another device (an alarm clock) that they do in the same app, and you have you have to scroll each time to pick which one you want. Just make two apps, please.

In the future the company intend to add the ability to watch continously but it will be charged for, they are also looking at removing the time-delay, but the freebie version works well (apart from the points mentioned).

They're a nice design and I think for someone that wants to remotely watch home or business without having to get the local geek in to set up your cameras they're ideal.

iZON

Top
Digital Wirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from 20 . Click Me
#614486 - 3rd Nov 2011 8:38am Re: New Toy: iZON Room Monitor [Re: TheDr]
Snickas Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 6th Jul 2011
Posts: 1175
Loc: Wallasey
Thank you so much for this Doc.

I'm really interested in getting this, and I've shared the link with a some of my friends (other ASD parents). (hope thats ok?)
This is perfect for us (as parents) in the world of autism, and trying to keep our kiddies fully supervised when they are in their bedrooms, especially when they have specialised bedrooms like my little boy does.

Top
#614646 - 3rd Nov 2011 3:13pm Re: New Toy: iZON Room Monitor [Re: TheDr]
ex0__ Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 25th Apr 2011
Posts: 1337
Loc: 1337
Originally Posted By: TheDr
There is a real-time delay of about 20secs, which can be fun when you're setting it up smile and the software can freeze.


Am I reading this right, a TWENTY second delay between the camera taking footage and you receiving it?

Do you pay for these incredible extras or do they come free? smile
_________________________
-----
1337

Top
#614649 - 3rd Nov 2011 3:21pm Re: New Toy: iZON Room Monitor [Re: TheDr]
TheDr Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 23rd Feb 2010
Posts: 2631
Loc: Wirral
It's only been out a few weeks so I'm sure things will change but yes, you watch the video online with a 20 second time lag smile

Strangely they also market it as a Baby monitor, however not sure I'd want to know the danger they were in 20 seconds ago I'd want to be able to do something about it.

For me the real benefit is vIewing home or business if alarms go off.

Top
#614658 - 3rd Nov 2011 3:50pm Re: New Toy: iZON Room Monitor [Re: TheDr]
ex0__ Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 25th Apr 2011
Posts: 1337
Loc: 1337
Well I was thinking about Snickas wanting one for his kid. I'd imagine if a kid is sat with a pencil looking at a plug socket you'd probably want to know that with less than a 20second delay ... tease
_________________________
-----
1337

Top
#614680 - 3rd Nov 2011 5:02pm Re: New Toy: iZON Room Monitor [Re: TheDr]
Snickas Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 6th Jul 2011
Posts: 1175
Loc: Wallasey
yes...i had discussed this with the girls and we live for the moment that the lag is improved upon, so we'd appreciate, really appreciate it Doc if you could let me know if and when it has improved, please...a lot of fellow parents are loving this.

We kinda figured in the end, compared to how things are when a majority of our kiddies go to bed, alot of us don't have web cams, etc monitoring. Alot of us tend to use two-way Baby monitors, so we can reassure them, verbally. But we can't see what they're getting up to...
Some parents are using night vision web cams in the corners of rooms...but are then restricted to supervising over comp screens, etc.

of course, in ex0's terms, majority of us parents obviously have set up bedrooms to protect the child from being able to stick pens/pencils into plugs in the first place.
My little boy can't even get to a plug or to any other electrical equipments as his autism is that severe.

So even with a lag, its a better tech and its improving all the time (we will use and will try anything if it helps) BUT we'd still have to use the 2-way monitors. And thats for some of the parents that actually can get some sleep!

I have one that loves sleep and the other is afraid of it
he hasn't slept longer than 2 hrs at a time, for 17yrs.






Edited by Snickas (3rd Nov 2011 5:05pm)

Top
#614689 - 3rd Nov 2011 5:37pm Re: New Toy: iZON Room Monitor [Re: Snickas]
ex0__ Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 25th Apr 2011
Posts: 1337
Loc: 1337
Originally Posted By: Snickas
of course, in ex0's terms, majority of us parents obviously have set up bedrooms to protect the child from being able to stick pens/pencils into plugs in the first place.
My little boy can't even get to a plug or to any other electrical equipments as his autism is that severe.


Apologies if that came out wrong, I truly wasn't implying anything about your son. It was just the first applicable situation that came into my head - young children and safety around electrical stuff.
_________________________
-----
1337

Top
#614694 - 3rd Nov 2011 6:06pm Re: New Toy: iZON Room Monitor [Re: ex0__]
Snickas Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 6th Jul 2011
Posts: 1175
Loc: Wallasey
Originally Posted By: ex0__


Apologies if that came out wrong, I truly wasn't implying anything about your son. It was just the first applicable situation that came into my head - young children and safety around electrical stuff.


Don't worry! You weren't to know.
And I can imagine alot of people would have that immediate thought as well, but no...we (asd parents) do strive to make our homes as safe and secure as we humanly possibly can, we have to smile

Top
#614697 - 3rd Nov 2011 6:12pm Re: New Toy: iZON Room Monitor [Re: TheDr]
Wiggi77 Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 2nd Oct 2010
Posts: 376
Loc: Liscard
Snickas, can't you just use video Baby monitors? They have day and night vision and sound, and it's "live" no lag

Top
#614701 - 3rd Nov 2011 6:31pm Re: New Toy: iZON Room Monitor [Re: TheDr]
Snickas Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 6th Jul 2011
Posts: 1175
Loc: Wallasey
Have tried 2 Wiggi and they both broke/worn out/burnt out in 12mths!!!
I don't think they were made to be left on all the time. Alot of other asd parents have said the same as well.

As I explained, best thats worked so far is the 2 way Baby monitors because we can answer them back or give them the reassurances they need right at that moment. Trust me, alot of parents are up and down all night long otherwise, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't and they do need to give the 1:1 to settle them back to sleep...but it does make things a little easier for a lot of asd parents.


Edited by Snickas (3rd Nov 2011 6:31pm)

Top
#615475 - 5th Nov 2011 12:57am Re: New Toy: iZON Room Monitor [Re: TheDr]
Wiggi77 Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 2nd Oct 2010
Posts: 376
Loc: Liscard
Ah yes sorry never thought about it being on in the day time, we had our first one break after about 12 months and that was only night time use.

Good luck in finding something suitable snickas, hopefully with a few updates this system being talked about may be good for you

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Virgin broadband
by corona
05:20 PM
Cowhouses
by Norton
03:34 PM
Merseyrail
by ambersmum
02:52 PM
Offline Monday
by Mark
12:13 PM
Anyone Read Chinese Writing
by Tranquil
03:47 PM
For Sale & Free
Steel frame with wheels
by anniebo28
08:06 PM
Mountain bike carrera Vulcan 100 excellent cond
by TheComputerLab
03:57 PM
Micro desktop PC
by anniebo28
8th Dec 2016 2:24pm
Iphone 5s, Grey, near mint condition, 50
by anniebo28
7th Dec 2016 7:40pm
Roberts Concerto 2 CD Player For Visually Impaired
by Tranquil
6th Dec 2016 10:05pm
Featured Member
Registered: 3rd Jun 2012
Posts: 6492
Newest Members
lucyw, BarbaraL, SherryLover, missyb, DavidSharpe
12137 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
GingerTom (2016)
New Wirral Info
Anyone Read Chinese Writing
by Tranquil
03:47 PM
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
3rd Dec 2016 9:28pm
Wirral Globe
by locomotive
1st Dec 2016 6:25pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
News : New Topics
Geert Wilders
by fish5133
02:44 PM
RIP Peter Vaughan
by diggingdeeper
7th Dec 2016 4:22am
That was kept a bit quiet?
by venice
6th Dec 2016 11:25am
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road?
by Davefabo
6th Dec 2016 11:08am
Bunchems Xmas present warning
by venice
6th Dec 2016 9:28am
New Enthusiast Forums
Virgin broadband
by corona
05:20 PM
Talk Talk Security Breach
by fish5133
7th Dec 2016 6:19pm
Mobile mechanic needed to fit a wishbone
by anniebo28
6th Dec 2016 7:13pm
Vet help
by colin86
6th Dec 2016 6:25pm
Game shocking prices!!!
by eddtheduck
5th Dec 2016 4:55pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Cowhouses 137
Virgin broadband 94
Steel frame with wheels 30
Merseyrail 25
Offline Monday 18
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 8:18am
Sunset Sat 3:52pm
Local Time Sat 10:16pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .