Now that substantiated reports say that Google expresses serious interest in acquiring Dropcam, I'd like to revisit the issue of security camera systems and Dropcam in particular.
The consensus online (Amazon reviews, blogs, etc) is that Dropcam is a very good system considering it's price ($150). The Samsung SmartCam HD Pro is also highly touted but it costs slightly more.
One caveat, if you will, on Dropcam is that you have to pay a fee for access to the cloud for old footage; watching live is free, going back for 7 days is $10 a month. I'm wondering if I can setup my own DVR system for this to avoid paying them $120 a year. Comments and suggestions welcome.
The question is, does anyone have experience with either of these two systems or can anyone suggest a better system that's in this price range?