suggested this on February 26, 2013 11:14 AM
Rather than having to use the default "Alert" tone, I would like to choose a custom tone that is ONLY for the Dropcam alerts!
I liken this to the ESPN Score Center app.... For those that haven't used the app, the alert for it is the clearly identifiable ESPN tone that plays at a good volume. Not only is the volume high enough to be heard in a pocket or purse, but with the uniqueness of the ESPN I know the subject of the alery without even looking that the phone. I'd love to see drop cam use a similar approach, it would sure prevent missing an important security alert.
I just logged into this forum to create a feature request for this. Glad to see I'm not the only one who is actively interested in it.
This could be an easy feature to implement, but SO USEFUL. I keep getting many push notifications on my iDevices, and being able to immediately sense a possible thief would be REALLY IMPORTANT.
Like happened this august... I was SAVED by my dropcam, seeing the thieves in real time at 1:20am at 600km distance... Luckily I was still not sleeping and could notice the push notifications on my two iPhones/iPads... but during the day it would have been somewhat impossible.
I would like to change the alert sound on my iphone, because the i can not hear the standard. i think it's a simple way to sell many dropcam to me and my neighbors. thanks
Please consider this enhancement as a matter of urgency. I captured two thieves on my dropcam had they not also tried to get into the house a set up the house alarm waking me up I would have not known about this until morning when i saw the push notification. One other thing notification has override the night time option and set an alarm off on the ios device so It can walk someone up.
I want to be able to choose a notification sound that is louder and longer so that it corresponds with the urgency and immediacy of action needed when someone is breaking into your house. Some distinction between ordinary texts and urgent alerts is imperative.
I just purchased our first dropcam last night for a baby monitor and so far have loved it. After a night of using it and seeing its strengths and weaknesses, I'm shocked and concerned that this particular request hasn't been address yet. This is a no-brainer and the lack of implementation after 2 years of customer requests does not bode well. :/
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