Home and business security cameras are becoming much more affordable, accessible, and user friendly these days. There are actually tons of cameras to choose from and can really give you the sense of security you’re looking for in your home or business. iLuv has the mySight WiFi camera that is designed to look sleek and easy to set up all while retaining features needed to make this a camera worth purchasing.
First of all let’s cover what comes in the box and the specs.
- Wall mounting hardware
- Long USB cable
- Quick start guide
- Power adapter
- Dimensions: 2.9in(W) x 5in(H) x 2.9in(D)
- Weight: 5.7oz
- Power: 5V DC, 2.0A
- Camera: Color with 4x digital zoom
- Field of View: 120º (diagonal)
- Video: H.264 encoding
- Night Vision: 8 IR LEDs
- Audio: Speaker and microphone
- Sensors: Motion, Noise
Setting up the iLuv mySight camera is probably one of the easiest I have used. Others I’ve setup in the past required some basic networking knowledge. Being that there is no ethernet connection or mean to have to connect directly to a modem/router, this cuts out the middle steps to get this all done. The instructions are fairly simple to follow, which is one of the main things I like about this camera. There have been times where I was confused as heck as what to do next because of not matching the product with the set of instructions provided.
Pretty much all you have to do is download the app, connect the camera with a USB cable to a power source, then follow the pairing steps, and that’s it. From there the app is how you control the camera features.
From the app is where you view and control the feed. The features that stand out the most to me is the HD quality of the picture, motion detection, recording, and night vision. The wide angle is pretty superb and helps capture most of whatever room the camera is held in.
One of the coolest things to me about these cameras is the ability to check in on the house while away. This is perfect for when going out of town or simply leaving to go out on the town. Setting the motion detection up is awesome because if you are not home, there shouldn’t be anything in the house moving (just be sure to turn off any ceiling fans unless you want to have notifications going on every few seconds). If the camera detects any movement it can send a notification to your phone, which allow you to view the camera feed, record, and snap still shots just incase you need to grab evidence of the intruder.
Intruders aren’t the only area of safety to take advantage of, this can help alert you if any caged animals get loose, house fires, and more. One of the other main uses of this camera is as a baby monitor. This is a great way to keep an eye on a child. You can also set this up by a doorway letting you know who is trying to leave and gain entry. Dad’s you what I’m talking about!
Overall, this is a nice looking camera with some nice features. My only complaint is the head cannot be turned via app. The head is stationary to where you aim it at. This is forgiven a little bit because it has a wide viewing angle, but the ability to pan across the room is very useful to have incase you need to look in an area not covered in the main feed.
Other notable features to mention is that you can use this an intercom or two radio. You can communicate to the people in the room and they can talk back. This can be used with Android or iOS.
What’s your thoughts on this camera? Have you thought about getting something like this? If so click HERE to purchase the camera for your home or business.
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