The two types of room view cameras available on the consumer market that are available are generally one of two categories: surveillance cameras and security cameras. While they seem interchangable, they are functionally different use cases for each.
What is a surveillance camera?
A surveillance camera is a device that is intended to view an area with a live feed with little lag or distortion, so that the area can be surveyed. The use of this would be watching a baby, watching a sick animal, scan an area actively while being controlled or otherwise remote viewing a location in real time. Surveillance cameras generally do not carry the intent of recording as they survey, as a live person would be watching to act if something is concerning.
What is a security camera?
A security camera is a device that is intended to record an area, should anything occur that is unwanted, for later viewing. The use case of this would be to watch over a back door, record a store area, or otherwise catalogue a series of events for later use. Security cameras generally do not carry the intent of a live person viewing the feed of the camera, as the live person would be away, sleeping, or unavailable to act on something if there was a concern.
Is MobiCam a surveillance camera or a security camera?
By strictest definition, MobiCams are a surveillance style camera. These are not meant for commercial use, but meant as a personal use viewing platform. The MOBI Apps that accompany the devices are meant as a way to record small snippets of time, screenshots, or to maintain a rolling viewable record for only a short time (strictly through the app; there is no computer based viewing solution for the footage). While the MOBI Apps all do allow the recording of .mp4 to the phone app's camera roll / gallery, they are not intended as long term recording solutions.*
*The MOBI Smart App does allow for a cloud based storage rather than an SD based storage of video, but again, this is not in a shareable format outside of our platform.