The era of fixed security cameras and expensive monthly fees for home security systems are now a thing of the past. Startups such as iSmartAlarm and Dropcam have entered the home security industry, introducing wireless cameras that allow you to monitor your home remotely with either a one-time purchasing fee or fixed-period cloud storage fees on top of the cost of the camera.

CamPoint, a start-up that aims to improve upon existing wireless home security systems, has just launched an Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund its eponymously-named wireless device. The nifty device connects wirelessly with a range of security cameras, and can be controlled remotely by an app on your iOS or Android smartphone.

What puts CamPoint ahead of its other home security rivals, claims CamPoint founder Jason Wang, is the use of a smart algorithm that quickly analyzes and learns what events that are captured on camera are normal events, and what events would be classified as unusual activity. For example, motion-sensor activated home-security system are not pet-friendly; presumably, every time your dog walks across the room, the camera would pick up such motion and send you an alert.

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Zen is a tech journalist with a fondness for tech gadgets and pandas. She is also a full-time grad student studying business journalism at Tsinghua University, and often spends much time dreaming about...