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October 13, 2014

Amaryllo Announces New Camera Line with WebRTC Functionality

These days, a lot of people are concerned about home security, and with good reason. The idea that our homes and businesses—and in increasing numbers, both at once thanks to the rise of the mobile workforce—could be broken into at any time is a sobering thought that leaves many deeply concerned. But the rise of home security tools has likewise made plenty of headway in terms of giving users a way to protect home, business and property, and one new tool takes advantage of Web-based real time communications (WebRTC) technology to make it better. Specifically, it's a line of security cameras from Amaryllo, and said cameras use WebRTC technology to help people keep an eye on the home front...or anywhere else.

With Amaryllo's new line of tools, users can essentially watch the feed from the Amaryllo line of smart home network video cameras through a browser capable of running WebRTC, generally Firefox or Chrome. Thus, when users are out and about, whether at work or on the road, users will be able to turn attention back to the home front as needed, watching the footage generated at home and able to spot when things go wrong, or have a complete record of what's going on in the house. The system can actually accommodate several cameras at once, allowing users a close watch over large portions of the house.

Amaryllo sales manager Jacob Hanks offered up some more detail on the Amaryllo camera system, saying “Being able to view through a camera from a browser remotely is an important function to consumers, but having multiple cameras available on a browser is an exciting feature to people as many of the customers not only have one but multiple security cameras installed in their home, garage, office, etc. We are glad to be the first company to offer Web browsing functions to support our network home security cameras powered by Google WebRTC technologies.”

This is actually a great idea for a couple reasons. One reason, of course, is the obvious one of being able to watch the house while away from home. Just open up the smartphone browser or the like and tap into the cameras, which is, of course, great for those people who get concerned when away from home; a quick check and suddenly jangled nerves are at ease, and a person can go about the day feeling a lot better about things. It's not just great from a security standpoint, either, as something like this can watch everything from the cats to the babysitter.  But it's not just about watching inside the house, either; consider what happens when said cameras are turned outside. Maybe these wouldn't quite work so well--especially in areas where severe weather is a possibility—but with a little extra note of ruggedization, some extra sealing and weather protection, water resistance and the like, maybe Amaryllo could turn these into outdoor cameras as well, allowing users to, for example, see who's at the back door while inside the house.

Amaryllo has a great idea here in WebRTC-capable cameras, and there are plenty of exciting possibilities in terms of what to do with said cameras. There are great applications down the line possible here as well, and while only time will tell just which applications become reality, there's certainly enough to consider in the short term for most anyone.

Edited by Maurice Nagle
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