Alternatively, you may want to keep an eye on your pets at home whilst you're at work. Maybe both.
Fortunately technology is advancing and making it much easier and more cost effective to keep an eye on your personal space and cherished pets from afar.
Enter the lastest security camera from Ezviz - The C6CN Full HD Indoor pan/tilt Security Cam.
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The camera easily connects to your Wi-Fi network by pairing with your smartphone via the free app. With full HD 1080p video, a 360° field of view, smart auto tracking and two way talk, it is designed so homeowners can effortlessly keep track of activity within the home, keeping valuables, family and pets safe and secure.
The EZVIZ cam allows users to keep tabs on every corner with just one camera. Its expansive field-of-view ensures full coverage, so nothing is missed.
The camera's pan-tilt feature has a vertical rotation up from 105° down to 15° and horizontally of 340°. No blind spots to be concerned about. It's all-in-one design and simple setup means that no PC is required to configure the camera and begin real-time surveillance of your property.
The camera can be connected to a home network either wired or wirelessly and with 2.4 GHz connectivity, Wi-Fi homeowners can enjoy a stable connection without dropping out.
Setup and first impressions
The unit is very lightweight, allowing placement in many areas of the property without additional installation, such as on a high shelf.
The camera also comes with a mounting plate and fixings which allows installation on a wall or ceiling, making use the image flipping feature in the app.
The pack also comes with a 3m USB to MicroUSB cable for power, providing a wider range of placement options further away from socket locations.
Connecting to WI-FI was straightfoward, the free Android or ios app having a reader facility that easily gets the camera connected in minutes by scanning the QR code on the camera or instruction manual. In next to no time I had the camera powered on and once I had installed the free app, it took a further minute or two to scan the QR code, pair with the camera and start viewing on my Smartphone.
I was able to rotate the camera left, right, up and down using the app and use the 8x Digital Zoom feature to get a better view on my phone screen.
The motion detection feature is very handy. In the event of leaving your house unattended, any unexpected motion caused by potential theives causes the camera to notify the app on your phone. You will see the intruder and a quick press of a button snaps their mugshot.The camera also works as a two-way communication device, allowing you to tell unwanted visitors to scram or have a chat with your favourite furball, patiently awaiting your return.
The camera also allows for true privacy as with one tap of the EZVIZ App on a mobile device, the thoughtfully-designed privacy shutter allows users to turn the lens off whenever or wherever they desire.
Overall, I found this an easy to use and user friendly home security system at a reasonable price. I got extra piece of mind being able to peek in on the family home whilst out and about and it has provided a bit of tech fun for the kids using the two way communication features.
The EZVIZ Full HD Indoor PT Camera is available now for £59.99 from Robert Dyas.
Image Sensor 1/2.9" Progressive Scan CMOS
Smart Alarm Motion detection
Shutter Speed Self-adaptive shutter
Wi-Fi Pairing AP pairing
Lens [email protected] F2.2, view angle:82° (Horizontal), 94°(Diagonal)
Protocol EZVIZ cloud proprietary protocol
PT Angle Pan: 340°, Tilt: 120°
Interface Protocol EZVIZ cloud proprietary protocol
Lens Mount M12
General Features Anti-Flicker, Dual-Stream, Heart Beat, Mirror Image, Password Protection
Day & Night IR-cut filter with auto switch
Max. Bitrate 2Mbps
DNR 3D DNR
Interface Storage Micro SD card (Max. 256G)
WDR Digital WDR
Power Micro USB
Video Compression H.264 H.264 Type
Network RJ45 × 1(10M/100M Adaptive Ethernet Port)
Video Bit Rate Ultra-HD; HD; Standard. Adaptive bit rate
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Auto Bit Rate Self-adaptive
Frequency Range 2.4 GHz ~ 2.4835 GHz
Image Max. Resolution 1920 x 1080
Channel Bandwidth Supports 20MHz
Frame Rate Max 22fps; Self-Adaptive during network transmission
Security 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Transmission Rate 11b: 11Mbps, 11g: 54Mbps, 11n: 72Mbpss
What's in the box?
C6CN Full HD Indoor pan/tilt Security Cam.
3m USB to Micro USB cable.
USB power adapter.
User setup documentation.