Be alerted Any movement at your home within range of the outdoor or indoor camera and alarm sensors will cause alerts to be immediately sent via push notifications 2 to your phone. For a more comprehensive security, you can go for its Complete Kit that includes 2 indoor and outdoor cameras along with security stickers and extension cables. It has both web portal and app. Y-cam Protect Indoor Camera is ideal for watching entrances, pets and minding your loved ones anytime of the day or night. Because the videos are processed this way, you should expect a bit of delay in viewing live feeds. You can also download them to your local storage device if you want to keep a copy. To create these zones, you simply need to drag the specified tool and create a square image on the area you want.
Ads are annoying and nobody clicks on them anyway. Letting other people know about our tool is much more valuable to us than a few ad impressions. That is because, with a free account, the Home Monitor servers will store your footage for just seven days before deleting it. Because the camera is most probably being placed outside, you have to consider how thick your exterior walls are and how much interference they'll cause to the signal. If the idea sounds overwhelming, there is the option to set specific zones so you can only be notified if movements are detected within those areas. This unit is both weather and waterproof which can assure you that it can resist outdoor elements.
Is all this extra effort worth it? Notifications, however, are sent as soon as motion is detected. We're back reviewing yet another WiFi home security camera from our chums at Y-cam. So while the inside of Test Pit Towers has been nicely protected for a while now, what about the garden? Let's say that if a nuke explodes near your house, you'll still be able to watch the mutated squirrels hopping around for some time to come. Y-Cam offers several purchasing options. We'll just have to keep an eye on that hedgehog from now.
The Y-Cam EyeBall bridges the gap between home and business security cameras. Y-cam Protect home security means more choice, more convenience and savings of up to £2,300 compared to a 5 year monitored alarm contract! Check out the Y-cam Smart Security Systems in Tool Talk here: About the Y-cam Smart Security Systems: Y-cam instantly alerts you when motion is detected. Aside from security, you also have to assess the strength of your Wi-Fi signal. The Y-Cam EyeBall is designed to be installed on a ceiling. After a brief exchange over Twitter with Y-cam cheers guys , they suggested turning the sensitivity of the triggers down, which we did. The top part is also detachable in case you want the camera in a shielded area. Watching the captured footage back is a doddle on both the app and the desktop site, with clips arranged by date and time with handy little previews.
The cameras work through Wi-Fi. Verdict It might be overkill for a lot of people's needs, but if you want a powerful home security camera solution, the Y-Cam EyeBall is an excellent choice. Combine your Y-cam Protect Alarm with the Y-cam Plus service to stay powered and connected during blackouts. At this point you can wiggle the thankfully nice and stiff ball joint on the mount to get your camera in the correct position, all the time checking the view on the mobile app. You can create your own security code or use a password generator for a more complex combination. It provides total control and flexibility of your home security needs, notifying you instantly² of any alarms. Unfortunately the mobile app is quite limited when it comes to altering the settings of the camera - you'll need the for that.
The build quality is excellent, and means the camera can be installed outside. We drilled through six inches of the patio door frame - which wasn't all that bad - but be warned that depending on where you need it to go, you might have to bore through an exterior wall. Before we get to image quality, motion sensing, and cloud storage, we need to mention WiFi. But enough of the boring rubbish - what is the damn thing actually like to use? It also features a far-focus lens, meaning it can record clearer images from a greater distance than normal home cameras; perfect for maintaining a watch over a large space like a garden or drive. It has a Starter Kit that includes both cameras.
The only thing missing is remote control. Basically, if anything crosses over the border of your preset 'motion zones', recording begins, and if you've set it up this way you'll be sent a notification. Before drilling any holes we tested the connection strength by running an power extension cord outside and holding the camera roughly where it would mounted, then opened up the app. There is also the option to record events on demand by pressing the record button while you are streaming live. The striking design sets the Y-Cam EyeBall apart from its competitors, having more in common with a security camera in a department store than a webcam. You should, however, make sure to download them before the 7 day period is up. We use adblock too However, servers and staff are expensive! If the alarm is triggered you can even choose to receive a text message or phone call alert if you subscribe to the Y-cam Protect Plus service.
Its mounting stand includes a ball head so you can easily adjust the viewing angle of your camera. Night recordings are captured in black and white. Hopefully the screenshots convey the quality of the footage. Tool Talk provides a resource for trades to share their views on the tools and brands they use, as well as hear what others have to say. Also bear in mind that the supplied power cable is about eight feet long.
The weatherproofing is very evident when you take it out of the box, as instead of the indoors-friendly plastic casing that we've seen in the past, this baby is completely metal. While the market is filled with tons of surveillance systems, not all of them can deliver what they say they can do. Their Home Monitor system of wireless cams and apps has popped up a few times before, and we've always been impressed by both the quality of the cameras and the ease of the system. When you want to know how good a tool really is who better to ask than someone whose job requires them to be on the tools every day. Take for example your living room.