There is a lot of demand for personal home security surveillance systems, but these are often intricate and expensive. A company called Avaak has recently released the Vue Personal Video Network, which is both simple and inexpensive.
The camera that you see in the photo is quite small, only 3 inches high and weighs only 0.1 ounces. See the metal dome on the Vue? That is magnetic mount for the camera itself, which makes it easy to manipulate the camera angle. That mount can be attached to a wall with sticky adhesive or with a screw.
These cameras wonâ€™t give you any sound, but they film in VGA at 10 frames per second with resolution of 640 x 480. It has an internal battery (a standard lithium CR123 cell) with enough power for one million images, or ten minutes of video a day for a year.