Thursday, October 11, 2007

SingTel Offers Mobile LIVECam Home Surveillance Device

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) launched its Mobile LIVECam, a home surveillance device that ties into the carrier's 3G service.

The Mobile LIVECam is a 0.3 megapixel camera comes equipped with a SIM card and users simply place it at their selected location. They can then dial in to the camera's assigned number from wherever they are using their 3G mobile phone in order to view the images. The device allows the user to remotely pan, tilt and zoom (up to 3X) using the numeric keypad on their phone. Image brightness, volume, on-the-fly recording and even image inverting are also supported.

It comes with a built-in microphone and 512 megapixels memory card for video recording. The camera is battery-operated, allowing it to be truly portable. It requires no configuration or installation and is equipped with infra-red video capture to improve images in dark spaces and at night.

Mobile LIVECam operates on the 3G network, and is a standalone service available to all residential customers with an existing SingTel Mobile 3G account.

To sign up, customers either pay a one-time equipment fee of S$353.10 (US$240). Service subscription is S$8.56 (US$5.80) per month.

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