From the first generation of centralized IP cameras in the late 90s to today’s sophisticated home surveillance systems that can auto-open your front door for visitors, we have seen smart security cams come a long way in the past couple of decades. But never have we come across a camera like the Moon by 1-Ring. This tech-heavy levitating smart cam literally defies gravity as it goes about its business of keeping your home safe (must be the first of its kind – at least to the best of my knowledge).
Moon, the brainchild of Delaware, USA-based tech firm 1-Ring Inc. will likely enter mass production pretty soon once its Kickstarter campaign ends. The crowdfunding campaign began on Oct 17 and raised the original goal amount in less than 24-hours.
With a wide range of functionality, the Moon is being marketed as a full-fledged home automation system that can monitor your home and office environment round the clock. It flaunts a sophisticated homegrown 360-degree levitation technology that enables the camera to rotate freely at the swipe of your fingertips.
It comes equipped with all the advanced security features that you expect from any home security camera. These include motion detection, night vision, instant smart notification, and more. The camera carries three highly sensitive microphones that accurately detect and identify incoming sounds. This enables the lens to focus on the source of the incoming audio automatically. The 5MP sensor can produce a video output quality of up to 1080p.
It also allows a two-way communication so you can remotely warn an intruder if you want to. Similarly, you can use the same feature to check on your pets or inform a family member that you are on your way home.
Not just that, the Moon also doubles up as a central Smart Hub that facilitates a unified platform for your smart home appliances to communicate and collaborate among themselves. It is compatible with all major voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant services like Google Home, Amazon Echo, Samsung SmartThings, and Apple HomeKit.
In addition to the usual Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, the Moon can also communicate using Zigbee, Z-Wave, and IR Blaster protocols. And last but not the least, the camera is kitted with CO2, light, humidity, and temperature sensors.
The Moon by 1-Ring is currently available on Indiegogo at $217. The original retail price is expected to be somewhere around $330.
Demand is growing for this levitating camera, and with that demand comes the pressure to deliver on time.
This is a promising project that I’m excited to test out if we get that opportunity. The price seems just right for such a full-featured camera, which potentially is a world’s first.