Home security is a must have be it indoor or outdoors and yet I hear today so called security experts stating there is no need at all for indoor security cameras. That is a topic at hand for another day should any security expert want to challenge me on that you can certainly fire away but I feel I will be left waiting the same way I was left reeling hering such on our airwaves more than once and is simply a pathetic comment to make.
The Switchbot indoor setup comes in several packages tailored for your needs or you can customise your own they have several bundles on offer or you can make it your own which is cool but do check out the bundles they have and not only that they are amongst the cheapest out there today and while I say cheap I have tried and tested these and avoid the cheap offerings you tend to see on Facebook that will rope you into subscription plans and below par cameras.
In our setup we have a motion sensor and window sensor on the camera side we have a 1080p pan and tilt a 2K pan and tilt and an indoor camera so i strategically place these around the home and at any entry points I seen where the could be a breach so to speak given I do have an external set up around the perimeter of my house
There is an app for these and no hub required unlike the old days when you did need a hub but you can use one if you like as they have hubs available but the less things plugged in the better these days and we just went on without one and all worked well.. Check out the app below but we have a good detailed video review below to check out what you can do in the app and the features included which is plenty I might add.
With the cameras you are in control and full control it is best to get an SD card to store locally on the device which you can then see on your smartphone or tablet these also work with Google and Alexa for those interested and can be put onto you home hubs if you wish. in the app you have so many settings to pick from which we go into detail with in the video review below but in short this setup is excellent and simple to use an navigate even for a novice there is many parameters you can pick from or customise in the app and overall for me as a whole the system is well thought out and you can get going in literally minutes.
Let’s look at the products we have tried out which give real time notifications but it must be noted you need good WiFi and lag latency can be an issue with any home security package similar and is an issue for me despite having a good plan and speed regardless what my network tells me and handing over my actual speeds and we all know how it works there and on how many other devices are connected to your hub.
With all cameras there is two way audio screen shot/photo capture, pinch to zoom, quality of image and video options, zone detection, recording on the spot and much more..
SwitchBot Pan/Tilt Cam 2K
SwitchBot Pan/Tilt Cam 2K features a high-resolution lens module, with an f2.0 aperture lens and now offers approximately 50% more pixels when videoing. This means picture quality is now clearer and colors are more transparent and natural.Upgraded auto-tracking supports horizontal and vertical movement. Compared to the previous generation, the tracking range is expanded by nearly 77%. It automatically tracks and records video whenever someone enters a home as you will see in the video. You can choose to have Pan/Tilt Cam 2K patrol specific areas at certain times of the day to allow you to focus more on the places that matter to you most.
SwitchBot Pan/Tilt Cam 1080p
When using the Pan and Tilt feature our camera can swivel from left to right and is able to tilt up and down enabling you to be able to view your entire room. You can also set 6 favorite key focal points and then simply select one to automatically pan over to the position you have set making it even easier to check specific areas on the fly. Equipped with a 1080p 2-megapixel f2.0 aperture camera, SwitchBot Pan/Tilt Cam is able to let more light in. Making images more detailed, and ensuring better results in any lighting conditions. When SwitchBot Pan/Tilt Cam detects movement, you’ll be able to automatically start tracking and recording whatever is in its sight, making sure you never miss a thing. And you’ll be able to view everything using our app via your smartphone for even more convenience.
SwitchBot Sensor Combo
Contact sensor with a detection range of up to 16.4 ft (5m), 90° horizontally, and 55° vertically
Get notifications around the clock
Sensor can detect body movement across a wider area range of up to 30 ft, at an angle of up to 110° horizontally, and 55° vertically A light sensor inside that can be used to detect what kind of light environment your surroundings are in.