Panasonic is hoping to take on the likes of Nest and Canary with a new IP camera, dubbed Nubo.

Supposedly the world’s first mobile monitoring camera, the Nubo takes advantage of 4G LTE, 3G and 2G mobile connectivity, something others on the market lack.

What this means is that Nubo can be installed in locations without Wi-Fi, unlike the Nest Cam and Canary, which are both reliant on it.

Panasonic envisions customers utilising the cameras in both commercial and home applications where Wi-Fi is not available.

Some of the commercial applications include a tent at a festival, allowing festival owners to livestream events that don’t necessarily need large bulky cameras, or even to keep an eye on livestock on a remote farm.

Nubo can be viewed from anywhere in the world using Panasonic’s App, which is available for both iOS and Android smart phones.

Users will also be able to set up alerts, so that when the camera detects motion a notification will advise the user on what is going on at their home.

Plug and play IP cameras are becoming more and more common in the consumer market, with some consumers believing that they offer a complete security solution.

Of course, while the Nubo may be able to notify users without being affected by a drop in the Wi-Fi connection, due to its lightweight design, it can also be picked up and tampered with – something integrated security cameras can’t.

Installers may want to use the Nubo in their installations to complement existing IP/security cameras.

Nubo is being offers as a complete package, incorporating the camera, a mobile data plan, a mobile App for controls and alerts, add-on options and a secure cloud storage option which enables management of data and videos for the user.

Installers will also be able to place the Nubo in either indoor or outdoor locations.

Nubo will be made available for pre-order across Europe and the US this month at www.nubocam.com.

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