GotoCamera launches free Apple Macintosh application, enabling easy and affordable home & office monitoring using iSight, FaceTime, and USB webcams
Online PR News – 08-January-2012 – – SINGAPORE - January 5, 2012 – GotoCamera , the award winning video monitoring service used by more than 100,000 customers in over 180 countries, has announced the release of its free software for Apple Macintosh computers.
Conventional video monitoring systems require expensive new equipment to be purchased and are often difficult for non-technical Internet consumers to set up and use. GotoCamera is easy and works with the standard USB and integrated webcams that consumers already own. It has been designed for use by the "average Joe". Mark Shiels, a beta customer, said, "It's so easy, my grandma could set it up.”
Co-Founder and CEO Varun Arora said: “We all know Mac owners who’ve upgraded and have old MacBooks, iMacs, and Minis that are now under-used. GotoCamera gives these old Macs a new lease of life, by transforming them into free home and small-office monitoring systems, using the webcams already built into the computers, or even any ordinary $20 USB webcam.”
GotoCamera supports features like motion detection – which can send a video clip of an intruder directly to a customer’s mobile phone via SMS, in addition to sending it via email and storing it securely in the cloud. GotoCamera also enables customers to turn on scheduled recording, saving snapshots and videos automatically into the cloud at a defined time. This feature was recently used by Kenneth Baker, a teacher in Virginia, to catch a burglar in his home. He wrote, on GotoCamera’s Facebook wall: “Right before my eyes I saw pictures of someone in my house! The time stamp was only a few minutes earlier. I immediately left, called the police, and drove home. The police and I arrived at the same time as the thief was just walking out the back door. After a foot chase, the thief was caught. He already removed $3,500 of property this time! Thankfully, your system allowed us to catch him and recover the property.”
Mac owners running Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Lion, can download the free GotoCamera software from www.gotocamera.com. Free access apps for the iPhone and iPad are also downloadable from the iTunes Store (keyword: GotoCamera).
The GotoCamera service is offered by Pechora Technologies, a Singapore-based company. The service is made available directly to customers worldwide via the Web, and also in partnership with leading telcos, ISPs, webcam manufacturers such as Creative and Swann, and security integrators.
GotoCamera makes video monitoring accessible for everyone, everywhere. More than 100,000 customers in over 180 countries use GotoCamera to easily and affordably monitor their homes, kids, pets, the elderly, and small businesses. For more information on GotoCamera, please visit http://www.gotocamera.com
Varun Arora – firstname.lastname@example.org