Danish Internet of Things (IoT) company Nabto has created a software solution to connect cameras that are less than one inch in size and cost less than $10 installed and outsource the live video feed to third-party applications. The downsized camera housings can be inserted into almost anything, from 3D printers to cat litter boxes to doorbells.
Nabto’s software pairs with the ESP32 camera, allowing users to instantaneously and securely access the camera feed from anywhere in the world. From home surveillance to checking in on pets, the software creates end-to-end private connections for users and vendors alike to apply to their own specifications.
The result is new possibilities in the world of home security and IoT devices via tiny cameras available anywhere, anytime.
Nabto Founder Carsten Rhod Gregerson said the camera allows users to build complete security systems that are so small and cost so little that they will end up in all kinds of IoT applications like kitchen appliances and smart pet products. “This has the potential to create a new wave of remote video surveillance—Internet of Things style. Vendors will be able to use our technology to install cheap and functional cameras for whatever use they desire. It really has the potential to bring remote camera functionality to a number of different products and for a number of different uses,” Gregerson said.
Nabto uses a peer-to-peer connection to lower latency and increase device security and its products have been used with surveillance cameras, alarm systems, building controls, solar-inverters, and wind turbines.