The guys at Amped Wireless got in touch today to share the news about a new smart home camera they’re announcing this week. The Amped Wireless APOLLO range, available to pre-order this week, are compact, high definition network cameras boasting up to three times more wi-fi range than standard cameras.

The APOLLO range is equipped with high power amplifiers and 3.5 dBi antennas designed to penetrate through walls and floors. Two lines have been announced. The entry-level APOLLO camera ($149.99) supports an 80 degree viewing angle, while the $179.99 APOLLO PRO offers a wider, 110 degree viewing angle, two-way audio and, according to Amped Wireless, a “slightly better picture quality”.

Both devices will support 10x digital zoom and night vision, while cloud recording options will require a subscription. No local recording options are available, but cloud recordings can be exported for local archiving, if required.

Support for event based recordings (Motion and Sound Triggered, 60s recordings) will be priced as follows:

  • $3 per month/$30 per year: 100 events
  • $6 per month/ $60 per year: 500 events

A free APOLLO app for iOS and Android will allow you to manage the camera remotely and receive activity alerts.

Expect to see the Amped Wireless APOLLO HD Camera range hit stores in mid-October.