Independent reviews of our Child Cameras

We last mentioned our range of cameras for monitoring children on the blog back in October. The BabyCam Car, BabyCam Nursery and KidCam all aim to give parents peace of mind in a variety of settings. It’s always good to get independent feedback on products so people can read about products in real life situations, written by a person who would actually use the product.

So since October we have been doing exactly that! Claire Louise at ‘A boy with Aspergers‘, Marianne at ‘Mari’s World‘ and Kate at ‘Celebrating Mums‘ all reviewed the KidCam within their own homes and gave honest feedback about the products.

Below are a few excerpts that may be of particular interest:

‘KidCam is truly awesome, you can use it as a baby monitoring system, put it in the car to keep an eye on them little monsters in the back seat, or even watch over them as they play in separate rooms (with its spilt screen function).’

‘What I found fantastic about KidCam was it versatility! You can take it anywhere around the home, it’s so compact & extremely light weight, yet it does all it promises and more! Another top feature was the spilt screen, meaning you can watch two children playing in different areas at the one time (one in their bedroom, another in the garden)!’

‘The system also works well as a baby monitor or when introducing a child to their own bedroom for the very first time as the KidCam is fully equipped with night-vision. Since I’ve received the KidCam, I’m able to work at my desk without the constant need to get up and find out why the children are so quite (we all know when kids are too quiet, this usually means trouble)!’

‘I love the versatility of this product, it’s rechargeable and can be taken on holidays or when staying away from home. It does mean I can get on with my ironing whilst they play in the garden which I don’t have a direct view of so this product will allow them to have a little more ‘freedom’ and me to be able to get on with the tiresome chores of housework freeing up time to spend with my girls later maybe to make some more biscuits? ‘

‘We are at the stage now where the girls will often go off to their bedroom on their own or are happy to play in the garden for a short period without me having to be there and this is marvellous for me as it means I needn’t drop what I’m doing to have to go with them. However there is always that thought at the back of my mind, will they fight? hurt themselves? Are they up to mischief? In danger? and before I know it I have stopped what I’m doing and gone to have a look just for peace of mind! Kidcam is the perfect solution, it’s like an advanced baby monitor!’

‘What we liked was how easy the thing was to set up in the first place with an instruction manual written in plain English.’

‘Overall, Kid Cam is a compact and portable system that makes keeping your children safe and supervised a breeze in the car, home or garden. We were highly impressed.’

Innovative new lightweight Bike Camera launched to aid thrill seekers

Leading CCTV and surveillance vendor Storage Options, has launched an innovative new bike camera to help mountain bikers, BMX bandits and thrill seekers record their latest flicks and tricks.

BikeCam has dual functionality as a cycle specialist video camera and as a front light for a bike with its integrated bright, LED light making it perfect for commuting, mountain biking or BMXing.  Bike fans can record their commutes, favourite routes or tricks and upload them quickly and share them with their friends via its USB cable.

The product has been specifically designed for use on the move to record at a 720×480 resolution and can also be used to take still images. Its quick release mounting makes it easy to attach to either helmets or handlebars and its LED lights enable it to be used as an auxiliary light when night riding. Weighing in at a meager 85g, the rider will barely notice it as they race down hill.

Paul Evison, Storage Options Marketing Manager explains the thought process behind the new camera: “We have launched a number of exciting new camera based products this year but this one really is special as it provides bikers with a useful record of everything they do. People cycle for many different reasons – it’s cheap, it’s better for the environment and it’s great for their health. Whether people cycle for fun or a daily commute, this product is useful in both situations. For mountain bikers and BMX tricksters, we hope this new product will help them to capture those special moments and preserve them for years to come. Commuters often have a daily battle for road space with much larger vehicles than their bikes, and if anything was to occur that required a recording, BikeCam could deliver with hard evidence. ”

BikeCam comes with a free 4GB Micro SD memory card that provides enough memory to record up to one hour of biking footage. If that isn’t enough memory a user can upgrade it to a 16GB card that offers up to 4 hours of video footage. All of the material is recorded in an AVI format at a rate of 30 frames per second.

The camera’s rechargeable battery will provide power for up to five hours of recording time or ten hours of LED usage on one single charge.

Storage Options has also recently launched Road Cam for car drivers as well. This windscreen-mounted camera also includes 4Gb of storage for recording at the front of the vehicle. An in-car power adaptor and simple suction mount make recording whilst driving simple.

Paul Evison adds: “Many of us encounter examples of bad driving on almost a daily basis. But if you are unlucky enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, you could be stuck with a nasty legal dispute. Both of these new products give power back to the consumer and mean you can record what happened to you whether on your bike or in your car.”

BikeCam comes complete with built-in front LED light and rechargeable battery, helmet mounting, quick-release handlebar mount, USB cable, 4GB micro SD card, power adapter/charger and clearly-worded, comprehensive manual, written in plain English to get you up and running as quickly and easily as possible.

As with all Storage Options products, these devices are supplied with clearly-written and annotated manuals and are backed by a local-rate technical support phone line serviced by experts based in the UK. Sample videos from both the BikeCam and Road Cam are available now on the Storage Options YouTube Channel.

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About Storage Options

Storage Options is a UK-based technology brand created with a vision of offering great value, high-performance products without compromising on quality or service.

Since Storage Options arrived in the UK in 2010, the brand has gone from strength to strength successfully growing its customer base and expanding its product portfolio into many new areas. The brand’s aim is to deliver great products that meet expectations, offer exceptional value for money and provide the good service and support expected by UK customers.

Further information is available on their website http://www.storageoptions.com or you can follow Storage Options on Twitter and Facebook.

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Chris Norton or Vicky Finn
Prohibition
Direct Line: +44 (0)845 519 6942
E-mail: vicky@dinosaurpr.co.uk

Parents Rest Easy: Innovative New Range Of Baby Monitors Launched For The Home, Garden And Car

Leading CCTV and surveillance vendor Storage Options, has launched an innovative new range of easy-use ‘Baby Cam’ monitors, giving parents much-needed reassurance that their babies or toddlers are safe and secure, whether it’s in the car, the home, or even the garden.

BabyCam Car is a specialist baby back seat monitoring system, developed to help parents avoid the potentially-dangerous need to turn around and check on their children whilst driving – a habit, which according to research,  puts them at a much higher risk of having a car accident.*

Working much like a Sat Nav, parents simply attach a compact wireless camera to the side rear window to get a clear view of their baby and to transmit a high-quality video picture to a display attached to their windscreen. The system is extremely easy to use and comes equipped with a host of useful features including night vision, a built in rechargeable battery with four hour life, as well as versatile window suction mounts.

BabyCam Nursery is designed for the home, and is equipped with wireless camera and a large 7”, full-colour companion screen allowing mums and dads to see, hear and even talk to their baby from any room across the home, giving them constant reassurance that the baby is safe and well. Either portable or wall-mounted, the monitor is extremely easy to use and set up, and is equipped with a soothing night light function.

Finally, KidCam is a two-camera system designed for older, more adventurous children, and is ideal for keeping an eye on several of the ‘little ones’ at once. Equipped with two wireless cameras and a split-screen 4.3” companion screen, KidCam allows mums and dads to see and hear their children from any room in the house and even the garden, providing constant reassurance at a range of up to 100 metres, even at night time.

Paul Evison, marketing manager for Storage Options commented: “If there’s one area parents don’t want to compromise on, it’s in the safety of their children. This innovative range of Baby Cams has been developed following feedback and research among parents, and really offers the best surveillance technologies, adapted to family needs. All products in the range are extremely cost-effective and offer exceptional performance, making them ideal for any parents wanting that added piece of mind.”

Storage Options offers a wide range of surveillance technology products for home and business use. With an aim of making the installation of surveillance equipment as simple as possible, all products are supplied with a clearly-written and annotated manual and backed by a local-rate technical support phone line serviced by experts based in the UK. For more details visit: http://www.storageoptions.com/.

  • *According to a study commissioned by Esure Insurance, 31% of drivers have had an accident or near miss due to passenger distraction. According to Accident Solicitors JMW, parents travelling with children in the back are statistically at even higher risk of being distracted and causing a car accident

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About Storage Options
Storage Options is a UK-based technology brand created with a vision of offering great value, high-performance products without compromising on quality or service.

Since Storage Options arrived in the UK in 2010, the brand has gone from strength to strength successfully growing its customer base and expanding its product portfolio into many new areas. The brand’s aim is to deliver great products that meet expectations, offer exceptional value for money and provide the good service and support expected by UK customers.

Further information is available on their website http://www.storageoptions.com or you can follow Storage Options on Twitter and Facebook.

Press Contact
Chris Norton or Vicky Finn
Prohibition
Direct Line: +44 (0)845 519 6942