Philips To Launch M100 Internet Security Camera


For someone who doesn’t have a college aged mistress or nanny to monitor, I seem to have an unnatural preoccupation with Internet-connected security cameras. Which may be why I zeroed in on the upcoming Philips M100 when trawling the FCC database today. The M100 looks more Vue or DropCam than Logitech Alert or Archerfish in terms of price point and functionality. The small, non-distinct and inoffensive M100 camera wirelessly broadcasts up to 720p video along with audio to the iPhone and Android Philips Insight Cam apps – which also aren’t yet available. Presumably, the M100 will join one’s home WiFi network by utilizing its USB connection in some way and pairing the camera to mobile viewer looks to be quite clever and efficient, as pictured below. Unfortunately, there’s no telling when or where this will be released and at what price point.


9 thoughts on “Philips To Launch M100 Internet Security Camera”

  1. “For someone who doesn’t have a college aged mistress or nanny to monitor, I seem to have an unnatural preoccupation with Internet-connected security cameras.”

    You, sir, are obviously a middle-aged Japanese male.

  2. Same obsession here. Have 2 Logitech Alerts using Blue Iris to access locally. This camera does look interesting especially if price is good.

  3. if it has some buffer then I could use it as a front door camera. I work from home and like to know if I need to really answer the door or just ignore a solicitor. The buffer would be good for the occasional ‘ring and run’ I get from neighborhood kids, the scamps.

  4. I usually don’t go off topic in a thread, so I’ll avail myself here using the exception that proves the rule principle:

    “My poor iPad is moving further away from its final destination.”

    Apple monitors Twitter, and is deliberately punishing you. Tomorrow, it’ll be in French Guiana.

    “Doesn’t Apple realize the NCAAs start today?”

    What on Earth makes you think “retina” will get you noticeably a better cell data video experience? “Retina” is about text and UI elements. Motion pictures are the least it’ll help.


    And good god, why won’t HBO Original Productions let David Milch finish a damn series. This is the third time they’ve let him start something and then pulled the plug. (Deadwood, John From Cincinnati, and now, Luck.) They’ve all been worthy, with Luck potentially being the best.

    And while I don’t what to come off like the sociopathic Ralphie Cifaretto, it was just a damn horse. How many horses go down during a regular racing season at a track? I’d guess more that two or three. If racing is OK, then making a racing TV series should be OK. Normally, the ‘no animals harmed on set’ principle makes great sense to me, but this should really be the exception that proves the rule…

  5. I know the streaming NCAAs won’t offer very good video quality. However, my prior iPad has been sold and we need something to watch the games on. Fortunately, a coworker has an iPad on hand so I gave him a fiver to authorize the app.

    Regarding, Milch – The only series I’m really upset about is Deadwood. Those c*cksuckers. (Not that I’ve seen Luck.)

  6. “Regarding, Milch – The only series I’m really upset about is Deadwood. Those c*cksuckers. (Not that I’ve seen Luck.)”

    Luck had the potential to be even better than Deadwood. (And I loved Deadwood.)

    Big meaty parts for all these epic senior citizen actors who can’t otherwise find deep roles in our entertainment-industrial complex. Dustin Hoffman, Michael Gambon, Nick Nolte, Joan Allen, Mercedes Ruehl. Plus, even more so than Deadwood, lots of really good character actors with big parts.

    And, it was even more horsey than Deadwood, which was already quite horsey. Milch really digs horses, and he really managed to get the viewer excellent intimacy with them, both running and not. You could smell the damn horses while watching. They were all over the place, and you could really feel them.

    But HBO, which is content to use human boxing as a draw, something far more morally questionable than normal horse racing casualties, gets the vapors at a horse rearing up.

    As the AP said:

    “The animal was being led to a stable by a groom when it reared and fell back, suffering a head injury … Dr. Rick Arthur, medical director of the state racing board, said such injuries occur in stable areas every year and are more common than thought.”

    The show was already really good, deep and moody. And you could see a lot of ways it could keep deepening once the characters got established.

    C*cksucking cowardly hypocrites at HBO.

    They get all lily-livered at the ASPCA making noises when they were bringing enjoyment to more people per horse casualty than a normal race track would. Plus, you don’t see auto racing go off the teevee when a driver gets offed. It’s the same weirdness that if you’re writing a movie or TV show and want the audience to really hate a character, you don’t have them kill a human. You have them kill a dog…

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