If you own a Dropcam from 2009, the company wants you to know it’s soon going to stop supporting your old security camera.
On a support page this past weekend, the company—which was acquired by Google last year—said the original Dropcam and Dropcam Echo will cease to work as of April 15 of this year. That gives you roughly three months of usage before the camera goes caput.
The good news is that Dropcam will give you a free replacement. Sometimes it does pay off to be an early adopter.
As to why Dropcam plans on dropping support, the company said it will no longer be able to provide the older models with an experience that meets its standards. Fair enough. While it might be a hassle for original Dropcam and Dropcam Echo owners, at least you’re getting a newer model of out it.
Dropcam has a handy FAQ at the source link below to help you through the difficult transition. To receive a Dropcam HD, your old camera must have been active between Dec. 22 (I’m assuming 2009) and Jan 21, 2015.