Nokia Remote Camera provides a megapixel peek into your surroundings

Nokia has announced a new wirless home monitoring system called strangely enough -the Nokia Remote Camera.

The system, similar to a webcam, will be able to capture one megapixel video clips with sound and then send them to you via MMS. Because its Nokia, it has designed the camera to not need a physical connection to a landline or to the Internet; all it needs is a regular main power supply and access to a GSM network. After inserting a SIM card, entering the PIN code and defining at least one user, the Nokia Remote Camera is ready for use.

The Nokia Remote Camera sends images or video clips with sound to an MMS-enabled handset or e-mail address when motion is detected, at pre-defined intervals, or when an SMS query is sent directly to the device. Users can also receive notifications when a minimum or maximum temperature has been reached, and can even view the temperature history for the past 24 hours as a graph.

Users can control the camera via text messages or by using Bluetooth wireless technology,. The Remote Camera Manager application provides an enhanced user experience via graphical user interface for those owning a Series 60 smartphone, such as the Nokia 6670, Nokia 7610 or the Nokia 6600. The Nokia Remote Camera comes with a stand for placing it on a table, as well as a wall or ceiling mount, and a clip-on shield for outdoor use.