Prior to becoming a Nest-owned company, Dropcam released Dropcam Pro as its flagship camera in October 2013. At that time the regular Dropcam remained available at a $50 discount to its new counterpart.
Fast forward to today, Dropcam has announced that it will discontinue support for all models other than the Pro version as of April 15th. But instead of leaving its first customers out in the cold, Dropcam has announced a free upgrade program for the original Dropcam and Dropcam Echo. After contacting Dropcam, you should receive your replacement camera within 3 weeks and you don’t even have to trade in your old model. Check out this helpful FAQ for any other questions regarding the Dropcam Legacy Replacement Program. The reason for this program is because new features the company is looking to pump out later this year aren’t possible on the older models.
We reviewed the Dropcam Pro and concluded that “the addition of Bluetooth LE, dual-band Wi-Fi, and a wider field of view are all worthy updates that help make the Dropcam Pro one of the best Wi-Fi video monitoring systems available.” Buy the Dropcam Pro today for $199.99.