Connect Anywhere

The First hybrid Connection SmartCam.  With a 4G hybrid connection you are no longer restricted to your local network. Take your Link-U where you go.

WORK

Keep an eye on your office.

Home

Protect what you love

Travel

Share the fun

Simple

A SmartCam that's ready out of the box

Plug it in

Connect

Start streaming

Easy to use

Settings

Control alerts and cam settings via a smartphone

Alerts

Get notifications as soon as your device is triggered.

View

Watch live or saved events from your smartphone.

Features

Vision.

Progressive scan CMOS up to 1080p/30fps for crisp high quality video output; 130 degree Wide Angle Lens; Internal Infrared LED for night vision .

Always connected.

LAN (Ethernet port or Wi-Fi) and internal 3G/4G modem. No need to set-up DDNS, Routers or Firewalls.

Remote monitoring.

Remote monitoring on smartphones or tablets running Apple iOS or Android. No need for computers.

Alert message system.

Alerts are based on movement or noise-triggering events and are sent directly to your mobile devices via push notifications.

Live interaction.

On board speakers and an internal mic allow you to see, speak and interact with those at home from your mobile devices.

Dual power.

Twice the power with a PoE plug and an internal 8-hour battery. 35W PoE injector is included.

Smart.

Connect and control a wide variety of home devices from door detection and temperature control to carbon monoxide and fire alarms via the internal Bluetooth Smart interface from your mobile devices.

SSD Storage.

You can review recorded events at any time directly from your mobile devices thanks to the internal SD memory card.

Dual Connectivity & Dual Power

Why it’s different. link-U ’s first-of-its-kind patent pending hybrid technology makes sure you are never in the dark, even when you move link-U from one side of your home to the other, take it outdoors, to your motorhome, or to your summer house. With traditional IP cameras, you must always have a LAN, and you have to know how to configure DDNS, Ports and Firewalls. Or you have to pay big bucks for costly installations. Not anymore.

 

Here’s how it works: 2x Connections. 2x Power. link-U has an onboard LAN port, WiFi interface and an internal 3G/4G modem. It can switch between them automatically, for easy, 24/7 access without any setup or reconfiguration. Hybrid also means that link-U comes with two sources of power: standard Power over Ethernet (PoE) and a backup 8-hour battery, so the link-U’s features are available even when power is out or not available.

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FAQ

Do I need to setup my router and firewall to connect link-U with my smartphone?

No. Thanks to its Hybrid configuration, link-U can find the best way to establish the connection between it self and your mobile device automatically.

Where are my video files stored? Is my privacy safe?

We take storage and privacy very seriously. That’s why we created link-U to store and encrypt all data in its internal memory, so you are the only one who can access its files. Nothing is stored on our servers.

Does link-U consume a lot of data on my 3G/4G plan?

link-U will try to use your LAN to send data to mobile devices. If LAN is unavailable, it will switch to its 3G/4G internal modem. Data consumption is very low in down streaming and it will only consume the data necessary for pinging your request.

Will one or several link-U SmartCams in the same home consume a lot of bandwidth on my LAN?

No, all video data is stored in the internal SD memory card, and video streaming will be launched only when required by the user from a mobile device.

Can I easily move my link-U from one place to another?

link-U has an internal battery and an internal 3G/4G modem, so it can work anywhere with or without power, and with or without LAN or WiFi for approximately 8 Hours.

Can link-U work without 3G/4G connections or without a SIM card?

Yes, but then you need to properly setup your router and firewall configurations in the same way you would for most other webcams and home monitoring devices.

What kind of Bluetooth Smart home devices will my link-U connect to?

We are compiling a list of them, but basically all the BTLE devices which run in an ON-OFF environment are compatible. For example gas or fire detectors, sirens, windows intrusion sensors, door or garage remote locks, lighting fixtures and switches are all compatible. More complex devices like thermostats are not compatible right now, but we will work hard to make them compatible in a future App upgrade.

Can link-U accept several smartphone logins? Can one smartphone access several link-U Hybrid SmartCams?

Yes, both are possible up to 10.

When will link-U be available?

June 2015.

Does link-U setup require a computer?

No, the App installed on your mobile device gives you access to all configuration settings.

Is link-U compatible with Android?

Yes, link-U works with both Android and Apple iOS mobile devices.

Do I need to set up a DDNS service?

No, link-U will use the 3G/4G modem to define the proper IP address, then switch to LAN. Your link-U is ready to use from the second you open the box; just set a data SIM card inside the bay and you’re ready to go.

Does link-U allows for different mounting positions?

The round base is screwed to the link-U with a standard camera screw. This makes it easy for to customize a mounting position with any standard camera mounting arm.

What is the video sensor’s definition?

The link-U video sensor  has a resolution up to 1920×1080 at 30fps.

How good is the quality of link-U night vision?

link-U has  LED Infrared (IR) night vision , so  you can see up  to a guaranteed 25 feet (8 meters). Image quality is pretty awesome (we are using a new type of LED IR which is really powerful), but please note that in most cases, final video quality is mainly related to connection  strength more than the video sensor’s capability.

Does the 130 degree lens creates distortion?

The level of distortion is related to distance. Objects very near the lens will be  slightly distorted, but from a distance of 4 feet or more, distortion is unnoticeable.

Does my link-U come with a power adaptor? How many devices can it support?

link-U come with a PoE injector of 24W which can power one unit only. If you use power from a standard PoE Hub, each port can serve only one link-U unit (PoE standard  IEEE 802.3at).

Can I record the video streaming directly to a computer or a video recorder server?

At this moment link-U can only record to its internal SD card memory only. One of the key-design points from the beginning was to avoid any LAN bandwidth occupation.

Can I install link-U outside?

No, link-U is not IP-66 rated, so it cannot be installed outside and should not come in contact with water. Of course its 4G internal modem and back-up battery allow you to use it outside for a limited time (up to 8 hours) and in normal weather conditions.

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