Surveillance cameras are often times an unfortunate necessity in today's society. The problem with most cameras, however, is that they need a constant power source. This requirement alone often dictates where you can and can't install a camera and is something that many crooks are well aware of.
A new product called the GeckoEye looks to shatter conventional boundaries by employing solar power to keep the camera charged without restrictive wires. This gives you the freedom to mount a security camera virtually anywhere around your home or even on the dash of your car.
Each GeckoEye camera communicates back to a base station via Wi-Fi which in turn links up with your in-home wireless network. The base station can support up to three cameras and although it does require power from traditional means, its high-capacity battery can run for up to 240 hours on a single charge.
Footage is encoded within the base station before being transmitted to the cloud for storage. There's also 128GB of onboard storage should you not want to link up with remote storage servers. Everything is accessible via companion app from anywhere you have Wi-Fi so you can keep an eye on your home while you're on vacation, for example.
The GeckoEye system is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo. Pricing for a single camera set starts at $189 for the black variety and $229 for the slick-looking aluminum set. They still have a long ways to go before reaching their $100,000 goal but with 25 days remaining in the campaign, anything is possible.