Thursday, March 6, 2014

CamioCam Top 40 Debut

CamioCam debuted in the top 40 startups at LAUNCH Festival last week. It's a digerati crowd... the tech enthusiasts... the power users... the people to thrill first on the way to smart video monitoring for everyone. Their excitement for making video useful - with fast digests, low bandwidth, and any camera input - has prompted people around the world to start using CamioCam (translations coming!)

CamioCam Turns Any Web Or Video Camera Into A Smart, Cloud-Based Monitoring Device

Our LAUNCH stage demo covered the "action" on my my front lawn. All my demos are limited to my own account. And you're probably much more interested in what's happening at your own place. So now you can use CamioCam free with your Android phone or tablet as the camera.
CamioCam Android
The CamioCam Android app records and alerts you for free.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Nothin' but Browser

A common maxim among photographers is that “the best camera is the one you have with you.” We agree. Dedicated security cameras can’t be beat, but almost everyone has a perfectly good webcam built into their computer.

That’s why we’re so excited to preview CamioCam Web, which turns any (modern) web browser into a full-fledged security camera with nary a download.
Just open to record. That's it.
It's simple and free for anyone with a webcam to get advanced motion detection, smart alerts, fast search, and easy sharing. It’s great in a pinch, or to try out Camiolog before buying standalone cameras. 

Just open to start recording. Close the page to stop. Give it a try and, as always, let us know what you think!

Update: get CamioCam as a Chrome App too.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sí, hablamos español (ok, Spanglish really)

Camiolog comenzó en México. Mis padres viven cerca de Puerto Vallarta durante gran parte del año. Les di una cámara y Camiolog como regalo para que pudieran permanecer cerca de la casa de sus sueños, incluso cuando están lejos.

Han tenido nuevos usos de Camiolog por decir lo menos. Era su casa en México que se quemó por un rayo y era su casa en Los Ángeles, donde tres coyotes casi comieron su perro.

Tres Coyotes... la traducción no es necesaria.

Estamos encantados de ofrecer Camiolog en español. No hemos traducido todos las páginas web al español, pero se puede utilizar la aplicación principal en español con


Thursday, July 11, 2013

53-second Setup. No Cables!

This feels like magic. I can mount an outdoor WiFi camera right out of the box. No cables! – Colin Maslan
Camiolog Installer #1

With this new Android app, your cameras are up and running in 53 seconds without ever needing access to a router or PC.
In the earliest days of Camiolog, Colin did most of the Bay Area installations so that we could learn quickly how to simplify setup. His biggest request: eliminate the need to connect to a PC or router - especially when installing outdoor cameras.

To experience the "magic", I recorded my out-of-the-box setup of a Sharx outdoor WiFi camera using nothing more than my phone:

No more crawling behind desks and cabinets to connect cables. Now Colin returns from his installations dust-bunny-free!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Pick up where you left off

When we leave our dog at home alone, I often search [ black dog ] for a quick check on how she's been doing.

But I'd have to repeat the same search each time I opened Camiolog, since the default search included all events from all cameras.

Now, Camiolog picks up right where you left off. Your last search is remembered as the starting point for the next time you open or the Camiolog app.

Click the X (highlighted above) in the Search Box to clear all search filters.
Since reloading no longer forgets your prior search, we've added an X button in the Search Box as a quick way to clear all search filters to get back to viewing all events from all cameras. The equivalent mobile app Menu option is Clear all filters.

This new "sticky start page" is especially helpful when you typically use Camiolog as the Guest of another user. Rather than having to select the Account of the person sharing with you each time you open Camiolog, you jump straight to the shared video images - whether viewing Live Motion or Search results.

p.s. - Live Motion View (#live) now includes a button on each camera to take you to the recent events of that particular camera.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Events at-a-glance

Want to see a quick summary of your video at-a-glance?
Now, whenever you pass your mouse over an event, you'll see a 2x-speed animation of the whole event sequence. In this screencast, I use the new color search feature with the query
[ front red yesterday 8pm events ]

Events can be animated, expanded, or collapsed with these actions:
animate - move your mouse over the event
expand - click on the event's green bar graph
collapse - click on the expanded event's color-coded bar 

On your smartphone or tablet, where you have no mouse, click on the event bar graph to start the animation.


p.s. - click a timestamp (e.g. "8:05:24 PM") to show results second-by-second starting at that time.
p.p.s. - the keyboard shortcut character 'e' toggles to/from viewing events.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Crowdsource your Office Video Security

Now, all the Macs in your office are free security cameras! Just download CamioCam from the App Store.
If you have our latest iPhone app, your Macs will also alert you to what is happening wherever you are.
CamioCam only records when it matters, since it automatically adjusts to the lighting and motion levels in the room. When you get an alert on your phone, you can jump straight to the video that triggered the alert - no matter what network you're on. There's no need to configure firewalls or forward ports.

Once CamioCam is up and linked to your camiolog account, set up alert zones on the scene it’s capturing, like this:

conference room zone
You’ll get Alerts like this on your iPhone/iPad:

realtime alert
It’s as easy as that. I'm signing off with a screenshot of CamioCam and me triggering the conference room alert for your amusement!

CamioCam alerting me about me