I have tried many home security cameras now and they have been at the higher end but like that the cost to performance ratio is coming down with lots of tech today and when you see a product priced so cheap you do ask yourself is it really that good with what it says on the tin??
OK this is where I see it, I started seeing dashcams and again I have reviewed countless models again mostly mid to high end ones but you do see them in garages at 10 – 20 euro and they are complete shite you get what you pay for and when I see tech today flouting high specs at low prices I wonder, ( Stay tuned for tech at cheap prices flouting high specs as I have a section on it coming soon) are such goods any good,when it comes to dashcams in this category they are trash. This is not the case with this camera it does have some faults but minor and nothing to be concerned about with 20 quid.
The camera comes with an App on Android and iOS which is great and it is easy to use and follow although missing some features compared to higher end smart cameras but you will not miss them if you have not use such before and want this for peace of mind or just casual use around the home of wherever you might want to play it,it’s not for outdoors but can be pointed out the window if needs be,it is not waterproof either so don’t try using it outdoors.
I go through the app UI in detail below as I do with all apps on tech products so you can watch all that there,but you have the basics all on one pane which is great from liveview,snapshot,record,download and speak and it also has an auto arm option which is great. The build quality is quite good too and its easy of use and set up is a good thing, You are restricted to an extent as to where you place it as it needs a wired connection but if your house has plenty of sockets like mine you are good to go,the rest of my set up at home is wireless cameras which give you more flexibility and they are also waterproof,again a better option for flexibility and placement but you will pay good money for the likes but its worth it.
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You can use local storage via sd card and also opt to use cloud but you can download clips to your phone too which is handy to save storage and you can also use google home or amazon alexa too which for some is handy I will be adding this to my set up as I have just moved house and have lots to integrate into both. The other great feature I like best is the Auto Arm which is when you leave home it will arm itself but this requires you to have location on which is a touchy subject for some but this is great and something I have not seen on many more expensive models. This camera even offers two way audio which is not the best in the world but you can hear it clear enough.
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For the money you spend on this camera you could have several of them in your house for peanuts once you have the sockets as mentioned above and have your whole house covered with three or four units for under a 100 quid. Is it worth the money, an easy yes… I hope they come out with version 2 soon.