Dropcam Pro

Lead DesignerDan Harden
Prize(s)1st Place in Media And Home Electronics / Cameras, Video Cameras and Equipment
Entry Description

Dropcam Pro is a compact Wi-Fi video camera for monitoring one’s home or business. Live or recorded video streams directly to any computer or smartphone so you can keep an eye on your kids, pets, valuable property, a vacation home, your business etc.

Dropcam Pro sits on a table or mounts to a wall and can be pointed anywhere at any subject with its unique three-axis adjustable feature. The aluminum vertical paddle tilts 180 degrees; the lens assembly turns 360 degrees inside the paddle hole, and the base swivels 360 degrees in its wall mount bracket. The camera can snap out of the paddle hole to give users even more freedom as to where to put the camera. Twelve infrared led illuminators surround the lens in a ring (under the translucent black housing) for additional night vision.

The camera is high definition quality and it wirelessly records video to the Cloud so there’s no need to worry about storing or losing video content. All video can be viewed - real time or recorded - on a simple and friendly web-based or mobile phone application interface. It also has audio so you can communicate through the camera.


Whipsaw is an Industrial Design & Engineering consulting firm located in San Jose and San Francisco, California. Whipsaw focuses on innovative product design, UX, development and branding. Whipsaw creates products and experiences across many diverse categories including consumer electronics, housewares, medical, wearables, computing, scientific, industrial, and business products. Whipsaw’s clients range from large corporations like Avaya, Bosch, Cisco, Clorox, Ford, GE, Google, Haier, Intel, Leitz, Merck, Motorola, Nike, Olympus, Samsung, Sony, and TP-Link plus exciting startups like Apnicure, Avinger, Highfive, Livescribe, OM Signal and Sprimo.

The Whipsaw team has created hundreds of successful products for its clients. Our market hits include the Google OnHub, the original Google Chromecast, Nike+ FuelBand, Dell Precision computers, Livescribe smartpens, Dropcam security cameras, Eton emergency radios, the Adiri baby bottle, Cisco/Linksys routers, Yubo lunch boxes, Intel healthcare tablets, the Kaleidescape Cinema One, Leapfrog LeapPads, Roku TV boxes, Topcon survey equipment, and TP-Link networking devices.

Whipsaw has won over 240 Industrial Design awards including many IDEA, Red Dot, iF, MDEA, G-Marks, CES Innovations, and D&AD awards.

Fast Company magazine ranked Whipsaw among the Top 5 design firms in the world and honored Whipsaw CEO Dan Harden as one of the 100 most creative people in business.

Whipsaw’s creations are in the permanent collection at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art.