Nokia today expanded its consumer product portfolio with the introduction of a wireless home monitoring system, the Nokia Remote Camera.
The device features an integrated motion detection system and the ability to capture megapixel-quality images and video clips with sound, even in low-light and outdoor conditions.
"The Nokia Remote Camera offers added convenience for those needing an extra pair of ears and eyes to observe their private property in a time-saving way," said Janne Jormalainen, vice president of the mobile enhancements business unit at Nokia.
The unit works by combining a digital camera, GSM transceiver and MMS technology, and does not require a physical connection to a landline or to the internet. All it needs is a regular main power supply and access to a GSM network.
The device sends images or video clips with sound to an MMS-enabled handset or email address when motion is detected, at pre-defined intervals or when an SMS query is sent directly to the device.
The unit is controlled via text messages or by using Bluetooth, and the extended user access allows more than one person to control the device.
It is expected to become available in the fourth quarter of 2004 in Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific with an expected price tag of €450.
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