CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

Christmas Gift Guide

Ion's brand new Wi-Fi security camera costs $130, or £150 in the UK (Australian availability has not been announced, but would be about AU$150 converted).

Caption by / Photo by Tyler Lizenby/CNET

It has a corresponding Android and iOS app.

Caption by / Photo by Tyler Lizenby/CNET

The Android app is optimized for phones, so tablet-owners might be out of luck.

Caption by / Photo by Tyler Lizenby/CNET

But, I was able to get it set up on a Samsung Galaxy S5 and an iPhone 5 with little effort.

Caption by / Photo by Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Ion provides optional hardware if you want to mount the camera.

Caption by / Photo by Tyler Lizenby/CNET

And it comes with a wall adapter to power the device.

Caption by / Photo by Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Unlike many DIY security cameras, Ion the Home offers a free cloud storage option.

Caption by / Photo by Tyler Lizenby/CNET

That's 24 hours of rolling storage, meaning the oldest hour will be deleted to make room for the most recent.

Caption by / Photo by Tyler Lizenby/CNET

From there, you will have the option to pay $10, £6 a month for seven days of storage or $30, £19 a month for 30 days of storage (similar to Dropcam's cloud services).

Caption by / Photo by Tyler Lizenby/CNET

This camera will be available starting early November at Walmart and on Ion's online store.

Caption by / Photo by Tyler Lizenby/CNET

At $130 or £150 Ion the Home will be competing directly with entry-level cameras, like Belkin's NetCam HD+ for $130 (£130 in the UK, and AU$170 in Australia).

Caption by / Photo by Tyler Lizenby/CNET
Published:
Up Next
Here's everything that works with G...
43