Lenovo looks ready to take on Dropcam, the cloud-connected smart camera that Google's Nest Labs bought earlier this year.
A new home security camera called Cloud Camera has just passed through the Federal Communications Commission ahead of CES 2015, where Lenovo plans to unveil new products. The camera, which captures both audio and video, appears to look a lot like Dropcam.
Lenovo's Cloud Camera can record in 1280 x 720 at 30fps. It features a f3.6 wide-angle lens, HD CMOS sensor, intercom speaker and microphone, and a housing that is mounted to a slightly curved tower. The tower looks like it is connected to an included base.
The software mentioned in the camera's user manual indicated Cloud Camera will work with other cameras, allowing you to check your home while away. The FCC detailed many software tricks, such as an activity timeline, and even released photos of the camera.
One photo seems to show a microSD card slot, though the user manual does not mention a microSD card slot. We've contacted Lenovo for confirmation on the feature list and pricing, but the company might not announce anything until next week in Las Vegas.