Dropcam is an incredibly useful product, but like with most things, there is always room for improvement. For example, if you're monitoring a room that people frequently walk through, maybe you don't want a notification every single time someone hits a hot zone. Maybe you just need to know if something happens in the very back corner. With today's update, that's now possible for users who subscribe to Dropcam's Cloud Recording service.

These new custom activity zones can be assigned essentially anywhere, thanks to Dropcam's intuitive solution of putting everything on a grid. Simply highlight the desired area, give it a name, and you're done. Each zone can be put on a notification timer so you only get alerts when you need them. Oh, and you can have unlimited zones, too.

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This is a pretty big update to an already useful product, and something I can see basically all Dropcam owners taking advantage of. For more information on custom activity zones, check out Dropcam's blog.