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Stay safe while on vacation with Angelcam

Pre-vacation blues got you down? You know the feeling. Your plans are all set, tickets are all booked, and sunscreen is all secured, but what about that sinking feeling you have about your home? How can you ensure its safety while you’re away and rest easier knowing that while your vacation will eventually come to an end, that your home will be just as you left it when you return?Believe it or not, it’s much easier than you think and to show you we’ve put together five savvy tips on how you can better secure your home while you’re gone.

#1: Share your camera feeds with family, friends, or trusted  neighbors

Angelcam offers the ability to share your camera’s livestream or cloud recording capabilities with other Angelcam accounts. By doing so, you can rest easier knowing you have a second, third, or even more pairs of eyes on your property or belongings. This is especially useful if you plan to be without internet access at any point while you’re away.

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Connect your Axis cameras to the Angelcam Cloud in less than 3 minutes.

We’ve got some news to share that AXIS camera owners are going to simply love!

Starting today, you can now connect your AXIS cameras to the Angelcam Cloud in less than 3 mins! That means absolutely no port forwarding, static and public IP addresses, firewalls, or any other technical prerequisites are required. It’s plug-and-play cloud connection.

With it, you’ll not only save time, but you’ll also ensure your stream remains secure with our top of the line encryption. 

Watch & Share 

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  • Utilize our suite of mobile and web apps for services such as live remote monitoring and camera sharing
  • Works with an unlimited number of cameras and sites
  • Smart multi-camera view works with even the slowest internet connection

Find Out What Happened

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  • Continuous video recording with up to 8x speed playback capabilities and up to 2 years of retention
  • Identifying and jumping to key, triggered events in your timeline is made easy thanks to cross-compatibility with IFTTT devices, alarm panels, and other smart devices and sensors
  • Clips can be downloaded, shared, or stored easily in our secure cloud Clip Vault indefinitely

Protect What you Care About

emergencies won't wait
  • With our Real-time Monitoring service, you can rest easy knowing a professional operator is monitoring your cameras when you need them to. (Selected markets only)
  • Remotely arm and disarm a site, perform video verification, and engage your family members.

Want to get started? Learn more about and install the Angelcam Connector APP for your AXIS cameras here:

Stay safe with Angelcam!

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Skilled mobile developers wanted

At Angelcam, except for other projects, we are building a mobile app that can be used “just” for viewing live or recorded video from cameras but we would like to learn this app much more. The word “just” is not quoted by accident. There are tonnes of apps for viewing camera streams but there’s only one that can be used to connect almost any camera or alarm from any manufacturer – our app.

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New App

Say hello to (y)our new favorite security app

For the past 9 months, the team at Angelcam has been hard at work on a special project that will help unify our suite of security products and give you, our users, a more robust means of helping you protect that which matters most.

For some, that may mean your business and the livelihood it provides you and those that work alongside you. For others, that could mean ensuring the safety of your home and the loved ones that reside within.

Whatever matters most to you, we want to help ensure it remains safe and secure and to that end have prepared a new and improved way of monitoring and managing your security system, no matter where you are.

Say hello to the new Angelcam app and say hello to a greater peace of mind.

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Garland Food Success story

Today we’re presenting you another one of our success stories – a use case we delivered to one of our customers. There’s so much you can do with Angelcam. We hope you’ll be inspired to pursue your tech endeavors!

1. The company

With 25 years of market presence, Garland Food is one of the largest suppliers of fresh products throughout Southern and Northeastern United States. Headquartered in Miami, FL, with another distribution center in Orlando, FL, they’re one of the the major suppliers of garlic and other natural and organic products for regional retail chains and food service companies in Florida and other regions of the country.

2. The challenge

Garlands IT and Finance departments were seeking an effective way to monitor food production activities in an effort to enhance quality control, reduce liability, and better protect equipment, while allowing all executives to quickly get the pulse of  facility operations at any time, from anywhere in the world.

In addition, they were looking for a solution that would hopefully not include the burden of having to replace their entire camera system, build their own mobile app, or use a consumer-based app that wasn’t enterprise-grade.

Many solutions on the market would have forced them to implement a new camera system, costing them tens of thousands of dollars upfront, with another few thousands per year in licensing costs for a cloud-based solution.

3. The solution

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Getting started with smart home security

With over 3 million home burglaries every year in the US alone, homeowners are driven to find a viable, preventative home security solution. With modern technology, they can look beyond the old, passive solutions and discover an opportunity to enhance their security, installing a system that is truly proactive and reactive. A means of not only more effectively preventing break-ins, but also enabling fast, reliable emergency assistance, gaining deeper knowledge of all triggered events at their home, providing better ease-of-use for family and friends, and much more.

While these smart security solutions provide a multitude of advanced features and functionality, making for a powerful, user-friendly security system, they also present homeowners with a difficult, time-consuming process of identifying where to start. That’s where we come in! We want to help get you familiar with some of these cutting-edge options by outlining some practical ways you can upgrade your home security, along with some recommended products and services.

It All Starts at your Front Door

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Tboxtour.com Success story

Today we’re presenting you one of our success stories – a special use case we delivered to one of our customers. There’s so much you can do with Angelcam. We hope you’ll be inspired to pursue your tech endeavors!

1. The company

 

Founded by amateur golfers and veterans of the tech industry, TboxTour is a Virginia-based startup that is looking to enhance and simplify the process of sharing your love of golf with your friends. Livestream your best shots, have open competitions with your golfing buddies, or even save clips of your top shots for later viewing.

 

2. The Challenge

 

When building a consumer application, designing a top-of-the-line UX and getting the MVP completed and to market as soon as possible is vital. With that, when dealing with video it’s equally important to be able to quickly process video content and present it in a way that is highly-relevant and of the highest quality, driving user engagement and growth.

 

This was what TboxTour was looking to achieve, and doing so involved tackling a number of challenges:

 

  • Connect video clips and streams to their respective cloud-based application while preserving the highest quality video from Axis IP cameras
  • Ensure adequate quality of video from IP cameras in outdoor environments and/or with unreliable internet connections
  • Avoiding vendor lock-in for IP cameras
  • Embed live streams and video recordings into mobile application
  • Provide end users the capability of scaling to any audience size, on demand, without the need to build their own video streaming CDN delivery network
  • Produce a cost-effective, market-ready MVP, complete with APIs, within 90 days
  • Partner with a service provider that could scale with their business model
3. The solution

 

Confronted with the daunting challenge of rapidly developing and deploying an MVP application and associated APIs that effectively captured, processed, and displayed high-quality video content from an outdoor environment, TboxTour connected with leading camera and video consulting firm, RadiusVision. Together, they selected Angelcam as their platform of choice due to the simplicity of it’s plug-and-play, DIY device, the AngelBox, which could be deployed along with their custom hardware, on site. In addition, Angelcam’s Broadcast and Video Clip APIs ensured they would be able to get their MVP to market, for rapid testing, on time.

Angelcam products used:

  • AngelBox deployed and linked to on-site Linux-based OS devices, connecting the IP cameras to the Angelcam cloud with an encrypted stream
  • Cloud Recording Application with 7-days retention of stored video in the cloud
  • Cloud Recording API used to embed a video player that plays recorded footage into the mobile application
  • Video clip API was utilized for fast, custom retrieval of clips of interest
  • Broadcasting API was employed to embed live streams of video footage into the mobile application

Angelcam services included:

Our US Sales and Support team, along with our Engineering team, provided solution support from the outset and app development throughout the pilot project. The team often met twice, if not three times, per week to discuss the various technical challenges and how Angelcam could assist.


4. The results

 

TboxTour has successfully implemented their solution at multiple golf facilities throughout the country, with the AngelBox system continually streaming high-quality video from Axis cameras to their cloud application.

 

As they continue to meet each successive project milestone, the team is now into the latter part of the MVP phase of finalizing development and performing user testing of the mobile application. The testing will help bring any further technological and product needs to the forefront, while the success of their video stream implementations allows them to forge relationships with select launch partners before moving onto the launch phase.  

 

Would you like to get more insights on our products? Happy to see you here! … or contact us directly on support@angelcam.com for tech or sales enquiries.

3 reasons why your construction business should time-lapse the next project

There are a number of ways keeping track of progress and investing in video production can benefit your business. Here are our top 3 use cases for timelapse video, an essential when it comes to the construction industry.

  1. Endless marketing opportunities

The work speaks for itself. In this case, indeed, a video speaks for itself. A time lapse video tells the story as construction unveils. There’s something catchy and addictive about time lapse and no matter the audience, it’s one of the most engaging formats.

A few ways how to utilize a time lapse video in your marketing mix:

– your website

– social media

– trade shows

– client presentation

– TV ads

Extra tip: Sell an edited copy of the construction video as an extra product to your client.

See this IKEA time lapse – 2 years in 2 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/

  1. Document

Your video material has a bunch of implications and uses internally:

    •  Keep track of your procedures and project management
    • Showcase the progress on the site with colleagues that are not involved in the project
  • Document your projects for archiving purposes
  1. Jobsite safety

On site monitoring coupled with time lapse can help document unpredicted events or errors. Going through footage in this scenario can save resources – and help prevent repeat incidents. 

Construction timelapse checklist: