Update: The Home Cam is now live on Kickstarter and is fully funded. You can still reserve one right here.
No longer a thing of the future, millions of people embrace smart homes and smart living. From comfort, convenience, energy savings, and security, smart homes are making life better whether you’re in your home or not. No stranger to smart homes ourselves, we’re excited to share something we’ve been working on with our sister company, VAVA, in order to take modern living to the next level.
RAVPower Meets VAVA’s Home Cam
The VAVA Home Cam provides wire-free, hassle-free, and worry-free security that every homeowner can rely on to keep themselves, their belongings, and their home safe. Best of all, we’ve worked directly with the VAVA team to ensure this smart security camera can really last. Fitted with a specially designed RAVPower lithium-ion battery for greater efficiency, the camera will conserve battery power when in standby mode, up to 60% less energy consumption. The result is 365 days of performance on a single charge. We’ve also included an optional solar charger to stay fully charged, saving you from ever recharging. By pairing our industry leading batteries with VAVA’s penchant for stylish, elegant design, we’ve ensured there’s always enough power to accompany VAVA’s vision of a smarter and safer future.
Who Is VAVA?
VAVA is on a mission to make life simple for everyone with smarter products that just works. It believes that the best products stand out by blending in – and are simple to use, thoughtfully designed, of the highest quality, and guaranteed to be worry-free. They take the hassle of choosing products to give you more time to focus on moments that matter the most to you. #LifeMadeSimple
When it comes to the new Home Cam, VAVA has spared no expense. From conducting user surveys and talking to homeowners to continual product testing, VAVA has engineered a home security camera that favors simplicity and seamless design while keeping functions users want without compromising affordability.
In addition to working directly with us to ensure the camera has a long lasting battery that can go the distance, the VAVA Home Cam features the following:
- Hassle-free, wireless set up
- Built-in alarm and two-way audio
- Three levels of motion detection sensitivity for more accurate alerts
- 1080p HD quality recording, both day and night, with 23-foot night vision range
- 140-degree angle lens for maximum coverage
- IP66 weather-resistant rating to endure wind, rain, sun and snow
- Support for up to 128GB local microSD card storage
- Encrypted local storage with NAS/RTSP support available
- 24-hour dedicated customer support team
- Industry-leading 24 months warranty guarantee
Best of all, the camera’s built-in encrypted local storage requires no monthly fees ensuring that homeowners have access to video recordings anytime, anywhere via the iOS or Android mobile app.
Protecting Your Home with the VAVA Home Cam
No stranger to crowdfunding after having successfully raised over $600,000 and successfully delivered all 3000+ backer orders for their VAVA Car Dash Cam, VAVA is again turning to the public to make their new camera a reality. To support VAVA and get their Home Cam, visit http://homecam.vava.com to reserve your security cam. We’re certainly excited to be working with VAVA on this project and wish them the best of luck.
42 Replies to “We Are Powering VAVA’s New Home Security Camera”
Does VAVA allow continuous recording on its setting?
The VAVA Home Cam does not allow for continuous recording. Instead the passive infrared sensor triggers recording when it senses movement. The reason why we are able to be efficient and allow the battery to last up to a year is because the camera is always on standby mode. Continuous recording would drain the battery too quickly. I hope that helps. Feel free to ask anything else and I will do my best to answer.
Does this only come in white? Are there visible lights to indicate when its powered on, needs charged?
To answer your questions:
1. The Home Cam’s default color is white, actually. We may include another color for Kickstarter.
2. The LED on the camera will flash purple if the unit is low on battery. You can also see battery status by viewing the camera in the app. During regular use, the LED stays off. When the camera is in Night Vision mode, live viewing or motion detection will cause the LED to light up.
Let us know if you have other questions.
What version of Android is needed? I have an older Samsung. We had my son set up our WiFi extenders with his newer phone. Would that work?
We’re making sure that our app is compatible with all versions of Android, as well as iOS.
Does it connect to Synology NAS’ Surveillance Station to view or record the video?
The camera should work with Synology’s NAS Surveillance Station, but it will lose some functionality as it will not be paired with our base station. It will be limited to whatever functions the Surveillance Station has, and unable to do its own live view, record, or other features.
What is the charging cycle like?
Also, I note that it requires a base station? Why?
Once the camera is fully charged, it should get around 365 days of “usage”. This is with an average of 10 motion detection triggers a day and limited live view usage, of course. The more you view it, or the more that it records, the less battery life you will get out of it. The reason for a base station is to have some place to handle features like recording and the remote viewing. This is handy in the event that if the camera gets stolen, you do not lose all of the footage, as it’s stored on the base station. This also helps to cut down costs for the user, as there will not be a required subscription service to utilize a cloud.
How long and how much of the data stored from the camera’s is kept on the cloud.
We haven’t finalized the cloud system yet (it will be implemented at a later date) so no info to share currently. Watch this space as we’ll post an update once things are settled.
Can you adjust the camera’s sensitivity to pick up people but not smaller animals on the cameras?
You can adjust the motion detection distance, but not the sensitivity. It’s similar, but technically a little different 😉
Can we have multiple units using the same storage; for example, 2 in the fron of the house, one at the back?
We can have up to 4 cameras paired on a single base station.
This is a great concept especially for wireless outside around the house coverage.
1. Can you check live video at anytime via your smartphone app?
2. Do the cameras require a base station to attach to the router or do they work independently with the router?
1. Yes, you can check the live video at any time via a smartphone.
2. The cameras require the base station to store their footage and use live view, as the base station holds the memory card and also serves as their connection to the internet.
You say you can check the live video via a smartphone. But how exactly does the cam send footage to the phone whenever there’s an alert or whenever the user wants to monitor live ? Is it over the Internet, meaning you have to constantly have a Wi-Fi nearby ? Or can it send an MMS ? Or does it travel via 3G/4G ?
I ask the question because my phone can always connect to Wi-Fi easily, but I’m not always near a hotspot. And even if my phone subscription allows 4G, it is very limited in data reception (only 50 Mb per month). So I’m a bit reluctant now to buy the Home Cam if I need an extra strong phone subscription…
Apologies for the late reply. I was confirming the answer for you.
The VAVA Home Cam sends the notification via data, so as long as there is some kind of internet connectivity, you will be fine. As for the option with MMS, that is not available. There is however, an email notification that can be setup to send the email as a text. However, you will need to check with your phone service provider to see if this service is supported, then check how to set it up if you are interested in it.
Let me know if you have anymore questions.
Are there any other costs after purchasing the camera? A yearly fee for video storage or technical support. I’m asking because other video cameras purchased from other companies charge a yearly fee to operate.
Once purchasing the camera, the user has no upkeep or subscription costs. However, we are looking into introducing a paid cloud option, but that is further down the line. We’re currently working out details and we will release them later.
What is the range of the Vava Home Cam for wireless connectivity? I have aluminum siding which reduces the wireless signal. Is the camera using 2.4 or 5 gigahertz wireless speeds? Approximately how much is the home base station going to cost if you want to add more cameras? I would like to place the camera on the north side of my house that does not get sun. Can you get the solar panel with a longer cable so I can put the solar panel Facing East? How long is the cable that comes with the solar panel? Personally, I would like to see at least a 12 to 14 foot cable with the solar panel. Does the base station have to be hardwired to a router or does it connect wirelessly?
Sorry for the late reply. I was waiting on info from our engineering team:
1. What is the range of the Vava Home Cam for wireless connectivity? I have aluminum siding which reduces the wireless signal.
2. Is the camera using 2.4 or 5 gigahertz wireless speeds?
2.4g band only.
3. Approximately how much is the home base station going to cost if you want to add more cameras?
Pricing is up on Kickstarter. Click here to view.
4. I would like to place the camera on the north side of my house that does not get sun. Can you get the solar panel with a longer cable so I can put the solar panel Facing East? How long is the cable that comes with the solar panel?
The solar panel will have a 2 meter length. Currently, it looks to be attached to the solar panel, but we are pushing them to change that.
5. Does the base station have to be hardwired to a router or does it connect wirelessly?
The base station needs to be hardwired to the router.
Is it Bluetooth connection or does it have to connect directly to a router?
The base station must be hard wired into the router.
Let me know if you have other Qs.
Is there any high temperature limit of the solar charger? Do you know if they ship to Israel? Thanks so much.
The operating temperature range for the Home Cam’s solar panel is 32-113F or 0-45C. No shipping planned for Israel, but the Home Cam is listed on Indiegogo and if there is a demand, it could be added as a perk.
Are you aware of the issues being experienced by USA users of the VAVA Home cam? Many users are seeing battery life lasting a week or less, not anywhere near a year, even with the settings dialed back to limited monitoring timeframe and minimum sensitivity settings.
Your statement on this blog:
(Once the camera is fully charged, it should get around 365 days of “usage”. This is with an average of 10 motion detection triggers a day and limited live view usage, of course. The more you view it, or the more that it records, the less battery life you will get out of it.”) was never clearly disclosed on their Kickstarter campaign by VAVA. Do you have any updates on how you are working with VAVA to correct the battery life on the VAVA Home Cam? It is a critical product issue as of April 2019.
Thanks for getting in contact. As soon as there is an official statement it will be posted on the Kickstarter page. Until that point, I’m afraid we can’t provide answers in any detail – but please be assured we are aware of this issue.
I already have the VAVA Home cam (3 cameras, base station), from the KickStarter funding program. I didn’t order the solar chargers. How can I purchase the solar charger separately?
Hi, please contact email@example.com to answer your query. Thanks!
My batters last only two weeks not too impressive. I also have one camera that is less than 150 feet that will not record? We’re can I get additional solar panels to handle the battery issue?
Hi, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to answer your query. Thanks!
I backed this camera on Kickstarter and I am happy with the UI, design and product quality. The downside is this definitely doesn’t last a year as originally advertised. I purchased the solar panel and even with that it only last 4 weeks max with an average use of 5 x 10 second recordings a day and viewing some the recordings on the app. It’s annoying to have to charge monthly when the reason I bought this was to avoid that. Also the charging is strange. When I plug it in to charge it takes 3 days to charge 2 bars on the battery. Should it really be taking this long or is there something wrong with mine? I’ve tried various cables and plugs to see if that resolves the problem but charging is still a long slog. Without the battery lasting 365 days as stated it would this isn’t much different from any other camera out there that I would have purchased.
Hi Ben, could you please send an email over to the VAVA team: email@example.com
Wow, great post. I am really impressed with its unique features speacially 365 days of performance on a single charge and optional solar charger. So I think it’s will be the best choice for my home. How much it costs with installation? Is there any installment option?
Hi Javier, we don’t offer an installation service as the home cam is quick and simple for users to install themselves! If you have any other questions, please reach out to our VAVA team here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Okay 🙂 , it’s not a big issue. Hope I will get help from others for installtion.
Hurricane Zeta broke the connection from my solar panel to my camera need to purchase another solar panel
Good evening. I have one your cameras I would to like install into my NAS drive Synology DS418 4 Bay any help please..
Thank you for your time.
Hey there, could you please send your question over to our VAVA support team at email@example.com 🙂