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Proof of Concept
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Always know what's happening at home, any time, anywhere with the VAVA Home Cam — the easiest way to watch over your home with a one year battery. We believe everyone deserves a better home security experience that’s simple to use, durable enough to weather any situation, and reliably delivers high-performance monitoring, day and night.
Meet the VAVA Home Cam — a wireless security camera designed to go outdoors or indoors, sets up in minutes, and has no monthly service fees, giving you more choice over how you control your footage.
Here’s what you get:
100% wire-free security with an ultra-long lasting battery (up to 365 days on a single charge)
Super vision, day and night, with 1080p HD clarity, advanced H.265 video encoding and wide dynamic range to make sure you’ll always get the best picture quality
Dedicated Home Cam app for remote viewing and monitoring anywhere, anytime
Customized monitoring settings including setting your own activity detection zone and monitoring schedule
A discreet, beautiful camera design that works well both outdoors and indoors
Secure, reliable storage options on a microSD card or your own local setup (NAS supported)
Tough IP66 exterior to weather any situation
Three mount types (outdoor, magnetic, desktop) for any surface
No monthly service fees
NEW! IFTTT support
NEW! Cloud storage backup
NEW! Color Home Cam cover (green or black) included for every Kickstarter backer!
NEW! Alexa and Google Assistant support!
Know more of what’s happening
A property crime happens every 3.7 seconds, and although more than 60% of us want home security, less than 20% of us actually do. Why? Because the way home security has worked needs to change. Instead of complex systems requiring expert installation and ongoing monthly monitoring fees, we need simple, reliable home security that just works, outdoors AND indoors.
VAVA Home Cam installs and sets up in minutes, and is designed to fit easily wherever you need an extra pair of eyes.
Unlike other security cameras that need to constantly be plugged in, recharged or require expensive battery replacements, VAVA Home Cam comes with a specially-engineered rechargeable battery designed to last up to a year on a single charge. By using more efficient video processing standards (e.g., H.265 encoding uses up to 50% less bandwidth when compared to H.264 compression standards) and a low-energy, long-range wireless communication protocol between the Home Cam and Base Station, the VAVA Home Cam is designed to save energy without compromising performance.
Plus, we partnered with charging powerhouse, RAVPower, to design a battery specifically optimized for the VAVA Home Cam. The result? Better power management and efficiency for optimal performance — meaning less hassle and more savings for you.
Stay Charged with the VAVA Solar Panel
Get even more energy smart by pairing the VAVA Home Cam with a VAVA Solar Panel to harness the power of the sun so you’ll never need to recharge. Each IP66 weather-resistant VAVA Solar Panel comes with its own mounting kit and 2M (6.5 ft) charging cable and weather-proof connectors.
*Add the VAVA Solar Panel to any pledge for just $45*
See in 1080p high-def clarity with VAVA Home Cam's 140-degree wide angle lens, day and night. VAVA Home Cam's Sony EXMOR IMX323 sensor, wide dynamic range, and advanced H.265 encoding mean clear, sharp pictures in every environment — even in complete darkness.
The VAVA Home Cam goes beyond basic monitoring with a built-in alarm that you can trigger from your Home Cam app, and two-way audio communication so you’ll always stay connected.
Details to Help You See Clearer
Not all 1080p resolution is created equal, and the VAVA Home Cam includes several details to help you see clearer. Each Home Cam is equipped with an industry-leading Sony EXMOR IMX323 sensor, wide dynamic range, and uses H.265 video encoding for crisper images and footage.
Wide dynamic range is designed to balance lighting in pictures and videos, and is especially helpful for situations where there is a contrast between lighting in the shade and elsewhere (e.g., front door entryways where it may be much brighter towards the street compared with directly in front of a door).
H.265 video encoding allows for higher efficiency when transmitting video footage and takes up significantly less storage space. When compared with H.264 (which most cameras today use), H.265 cameras can generally reduce bandwidth consumption and storage by 50%, meaning a more seamless and space-saving monitoring experience for you.
Alerts When You Need Them
Get automatic alerts straight to your Home Cam app when unusual activity is detected, such as motion or when someone tries to move your camera. Each VAVA Home Cam comes with three levels of motion sensitivity (low, medium, and high) and a customizable monitoring schedule, so you'll only get the alerts that matter to you, when you want them. For added protection, you'll also receive an alert when your Home Cam is moved out of range.
See something unexpected? Trigger the VAVA Home Cam's built-in alarm directly from your app, no matter where you are in the world.
Stay protected rain or shine, with VAVA Home Cam’s tough IP66 exterior to weather any situation.
Each VAVA Home Cam comes with three different mount types (outdoor mount, strong magnetic mount, and desktop mount) for easy placement on any surface.
Outdoors or indoors — the choice is yours. The Home Cam’s unique design gives you the flexibility of protecting your home’s exterior or keeping an eye on what’s going on indoors.
The VAVA Home Cam is as tough and versatile on the inside as it is on the outside — unlike most home security cameras that rely solely on one storage method, the VAVA Home Cam offers multiple options for locally encrypted storage that come at no extra charge to you. This includes support for storage on a microSD card (supports up to 128GB*), in addition to NAS storage support.
Plus, the Home Cam will now also include optional cloud storage to give you even more peace of mind and control over how you control/access your footage.
Extended Access to Your Footage. Free Forever.
Both options give you safe, simple, secure access to your footage — without any extra fees. Because all footage is encrypted and stored locally through the base station, you’ll always have access through the VAVA Home Cam mobile app. At the end of the day, we believe your footage is yours, and you should always have the option for free, secure extended video history without any compulsory monthly fees.
See how much you could potentially save with the VAVA Home Cam over just one year of ownership.
The above is based on 30 day activity access for two cameras
*128GB can store up to 240 hours worth of footage in 1080p HD quality
We're here to make home security simpler and more accessible — without compromising performance. See how VAVA Home Cam stacks up.
Always see what’s happening with the VAVA Home Cam mobile app, built for iOS and Android. We’ve included easy access to all the essentials you need, giving you one tap access to your live feed, alerts, snapshots, and two-way communication.
Other app features include:
Triggering an alarm
Sharing camera access with up to 20 family members and trusted contacts
Scheduling alert notifications
Setting activity detection zones
With scheduled alerts, choose between 24/7 continuous monitoring or setting your own schedule. Schedules are set on a per Home Cam basis through the Home Cam app so you can customize alert schedules for each Home Cam you have (for example, set my Living Room Home Cam on monitor from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., set my Balcony Home Cam to monitor continuously, set my Back Door Home Cam to monitor between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.).
Activity Detection Zones
Have a specific area you want to cover? Define activity detection zones, so you’ll only receive the alerts and recordings you want. Resize zones depending on what you want to cover, and adjust sensitivity accordingly (low, medium, and high).
Each VAVA Home Cam Base Station supports up to four Home Cams, so you'll leave no corner uncovered. Outdoors or indoors, the Home Cam's flexible mounting system and tough, weather-proof exterior, and superior HD vision provides peace of mind and an extra pair of eyes wherever you need.
See Where You Can Put Your Home Cam
Save $150 off the estimated retail by backing the 4-pack of Home Cams on Kickstarter today.
Want to link up even more Home Cams? VAVA Home Cam makes it simple. Each Home Cam account supports up to 20 Base Stations or 80 Home Cams, so you can keep an eye out on your home, your business, your vacation home, and everything in between.
Each pledge comes with a 24 month warranty (for Kickstarter backers only — 12 month warranty offered after campaign ends), in addition to lifetime access to VAVA's friendly 24/7 e-mail and phone support, and access to backer-only groups.
1 x VAVA Base Station (can support up to four VAVA Home Cams)
1 x microUSB charging cable
1 x power adapter for Base Station
1 x Desktop Mount
1 x Outdoor Mount
1 x Magnetic Mount
Weight: 220g / 7.76 ounces
Charging Output: 5.5V/0.6A
Dimensions: 210 x 116 x 21.8 mm / 8.26 x 4.57 x 0.86 in
VAVA Home Cam is an EU-friendly campaign and all pledges from the EU will be shipped from within the EU. All rewards are expected to ship by the end of the year (Dec. 2018)
Partner Level / The Deluxe Home Cam Experience
We've created a package exclusively for potential partners and those who want to link multiple Home Cam units. This reward is ideal for interested partners and will give you priority consideration post-campaign.
Want a specific configuration you don't see here? Use the below to configure your own Home Cam reward (add the amount to your base pledge). Please send us a message if you have any questions. All add-ons are inclusive of shipping.
Our goal at VAVA has never changed: we’re here to make life simple by bringing meaningful innovation to modern lifestyles.
Last year, we came on Kickstarter to launch the VAVA Dash Cam, where crowdfunding enthusiasts and pioneers like you helped pave the way for safer driving and extra convenience on the road. Now, borne out of the need for simpler, better home security, we’re doing it again with the VAVA Home Cam.
The VAVA Home Cam was designed to keep things simple in an industry that has traditionally been complicated and expensive. Easy to install. Easy to use. Easy to maintain. This simplicity is what helps the VAVA Home Cam stand out, because it’s not just about the features – it’s about the people who use them.
We have big plans for the VAVA Home Cam and its users, and we hope you can join us in building a better home security experience.
VAVA is proud to work with the following partners in bringing the Home Cam to life.
The VAVA Home Cam campaign was designed, launched and managed by our friends at Studio Q.
This project is promoted by Jellop, the ad tech power behind the best Kickstarters with 500+ successful Kickstarter projects with over $235MM raised between them.
We're proud to partner with Y Studios, our design partner behind the VAVA Home Cam.
Risks and challenges
We expect an on-time delivery for the VAVA Home Cam, a camera that is the result of close-knit collaborations between backers and consumers like you and our small team of experts with extensive experience in logistics, engineering, design, and manufacturing.
The VAVA Home Cam is our second Kickstarter, and since then we have also made improvements to our logistics such as arranging for EU shipments from within the EU to minimize shipping times for our European backers.