Top critical review
Good product with a couple design flaws
Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2020
I purchased this product Not only to keep an eye on my personal belongings but also as a deterrent for potential thievery. I just moved into a Living arrangement with a roommate and while I kind of trust him, he does allow some who are HIS friends to remain in the apt while he’s away. Not cool. So, as he refuses to inform me of this and for my own piece of mind, I purchased this device.
I’m giving this a 3-3.5 out of 5 stars here why: POWER source- it needs to remain plugged in at all times and has no alternative power source (ie. batteries). If the power goes out, the camera is ineffective.; WIFI Connection REQUIRED- At all times for this device to work. If you’re like me then you’re rarely home and have no need to pay for internet service when you can connect all devices using your phones hotspot. I now pay for internet service just to have security but don’t love doing so. Having said that, if the power is interrupted only briefly or if the device loses internet connection for some other reason, you would need to be there to reconnect. This is why I took more points away. But if you can manage to keep this device powered and connected, it is a neat security device. The night vision isn’t the best quality but it gets the job done. Equipped with motion detection this camera also begins to capture And record a video clip once movement is detected. An alert is sent immediately and footage is available so i can see what’s happening in real time The picture quality is pretty good, and there’s a two way microphone so your voice is heard loud and clear when addressing any intruder. Good product but because there’s no alternative/backup power source
Which means there’s a greater chance for malfunction and thus less confidence and piece of mind AND a WiFi network is REQUIRED for the device to do any part its job, I have to give this product 3.5 out of 5.