Now the live stream has become part of her morning routine along with her coffee."When you do live in a cold weather climate, visiting the webcam is like a mini-vacation," she said.
"It's really nice to see a different picture."The city of Pompano Beach installed its webcam 12 feet high above, facing north from the fishing pier, in July 2014.
"It's a window into an area that people can see and hear. It's entertainment."The company, which he started with David Balmforth, has six webcam locations in South Florida, including at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six and Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach. The one from Port Everglades."It has a big following," Gnandt said of the port camera, which records the live broadcast and makes it available for sale.
Webcams have become marketing tools for South Florida tourism groups.
It is so popular, she said, that she receives calls and emails whenever the camera is temporarily down or blurry from rain."If it goes down, we get so many people that write in and complain how horrible it is, that the webcam is down and it sure better be up soon," King said.