The cloud is useful in so many ways; one being this personal security camera will automatically upload videos that it records straight to the cloud. This means that should you ever be assaulted or attacked the evidence is up there stored securely.
Streamcam, designed by Canadian tech start-up Shonin, is a small personal camera that can be magnetically clipped onto a wearer’s clothes.
Once the record button is pressed, the camera begins to film – while simultaneously saving footage to the cloud or broadcasting through channels such as Facebook Live.
The camera is designed to reduce the number of instances where attackers are not convicted due to of lack of evidence. It is also meant to act as a deterrent to violence happening in the first place.
“Discrimination. Intimidation. Abuse of power – these daily realities often go unreported and unaddressed,” stated the company.
“Shonin aims for change through equipping ordinary citizens with extraordinary tools for documenting and exposing injustices.”
Streamcam films wide-angle footage, as well having a microphone to record audio. Its battery lasts for up to two and half hours of filming, and any streamed video is backed up onto a memory card.
A corresponding app allows users to edit their videos, as well as giving them the option to share to Facebook, YouTube and through email.
The camera settings, such as white balance or the film resolution, can also be altered through the app. Shonin was founded in 2016 by Sameer Hasan, Sergey Perunov and Robert Beghian.
“Discrimination and hate crimes are on the rise, street harassment is rampant, abuse of power often goes unaddressed,” said the company in a statement on its website.
It added: “An American becomes the victim of violence every half a second. That’s over a million people every year, just in America. Our team decided to help, and Shonin was born with the mandate to make the world safer, fairer and more just.”
The camera is currently available to back through a Kickstarter campaign, which sees early adopters get two years of free cloud usage.
If purchased after the campaign has finished, the company would charge a monthly cost for storage.
Currently, the camera comes in two models – cellular and WiFi. The cellular version can connect directly to the cloud with a SIM card, while the WiFi model connects to the cloud through a phone hotspot or available network.