(1) A point-and-shoot camera or digital SLR that has Internet access. See Android camera.
(2) A security camera that is connected to the Internet. It accesses the local network via wired Ethernet or wireless Wi-Fi, and images can be viewed on any desktop computer or mobile device. For a fee, 24/7 recording in the cloud is provided. See network camera, CCTV and Webcam.
Popular Security Cams
Both of these cameras connect via Wi-Fi to the Internet but require AC power. The Dropcam at the top (painted to blend in) and Piper (bottom) connect to their own power adapters. In 2015, a Dropcam was acquired by Nest Labs, and Dropcams became Nest Cams.
Like this Piper unit, all home security cameras, as well as enterprise models, have mobile access via the Internet. (Images courtesy of Icontrol Networks., www.getpiper.com)