You can plug in Phones with Android 2.2 & above, Apple devices with iOS 6 & above. Rico can support devices with screen size of 5.7 inch or below, this includes the Note 3 and iPhone 6 plus and a 3.5mm audio jack is required in your spare smart phone.
Rico has been designed in a way which makes the set up process quite easy. Download the Rico side App into your used smartphone and it into Rico, you will also have to connect charger cables into your spare smartphone. Now you can download the Rico mobile application on your personal smart phone and stay connected with your home.
Storing the video monitoring logs is optional. If your are just live streaming, our servers will just initiate a peer-to-peer connection from the Rico companion app within Rico to the Rico app on your personal smartphone. All video feed data will then be transferred from app to app (a peer-peer stream). Our current prototypes follow the WebRTC open standards to make this secure and to maintain privacy. (http://www.webrtc.org/)
We have put this feature on priority on our App but we will have to collect all our backer suggestions and inputs before we finalize on the exact feature list other than the original ones in our proto App.
No one else can see your videos other than you. The information sent from Rico to your mobile device and the cloud is encrypted and secured using SSL. Only a user with the correct credentials will have access to view what is happening.
Rico is plugged in all the time. We have not included a battery within Rico at this point; however our system would detect a lost connection to either power or WiFi and alert you in case that happens right on your personal Rico App.
We will be opening Rico API for developers to extend the capabilities of Rico. We envision our developer community to build new cool things that extend Rico’s capabilities beyond the smarthome and into more things in IoT space.
We use a RF based chip for the connection between Rico and smartsocket (these connections are encoded as well). These chips are certified for 60-70 meter range and we are able to cover a concrete building with 3 floors with them.
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