Logitech is mostly known for its computer webcams, but the company also has a line of home security cameras called Logitech Alert. It has just been supplemented with the Logitech Alert iPad app. The application is designed to see what’s going on in a home or office, from an Internet access – and an iPad. If you’ve missed the action in real-time, it is also possible to look at video that was previously recorded by Alert Web and Mobile Commander, two additional Logitech services. The system can stream “720p HD video” complete with sound, says Logitech.
The App itself is free, and allows users to watch a live video at no charge. However, video recording uses premium features (Alert Web and Mobile Commander) that cost $79.99. The system works with all the current “Logitech Alert” cameras, which costs $229.99 or more. In the home surveillance domain, Logitech can differentiate itself by using superior optics. For example, its camera is much better than a DropCam Echo, for a similar price point. Both systems are slightly different and I recommend checking them both.