Dropcam Tabs can monitor your doors, windows and valuables
Today Dropcam announced a new security product called Tabs that's a little outside their usual purview of internet-connected cameras. Dropcam Tabs are affixed to doors, windows, and objects, and send alerts to your mobile device when entrances are opened or closed, or when objects leave or come into the home. They're rain and dust resistant, so can be used outdoors, and use Bluetooth low energy, so you don't need an internet connection for them to be useful.
That's not the only thing Dropcam's working on. They're also working on having their cameras recognize pets and specific people in software, and deliver (or refrain from delivering) mobile alerts accordingly.
Overall, Dropcam Tabs seem simple and ties in with an existing and familiar system. The catch is you need a Dropcam Pro unit already installed at home, and it's unclear if you need an active service subscription as well; hopefully not. The Tabs are only $29 a pop and ship this summer. More information is over at Dropcam's landing page. Any takers? Are you using any entrance tags in your home? Are there any must-have features before you take the plunge on connected home security?