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Netatmo Presence outdoor security camera review | TechHive

Netatmo Presence outdoor security camera review | TechHive

if you’re considering buying an outdoor home security camera with a built-in light you’ll want to consider than at mo presence that’s because it does something very different to most of its competitors and that big difference is that it stores video internally on a micro SD card there is no cloud storage service that Natak most trying to sell you for a monthly subscription charge and that could make a big difference over time a lot of natak most competitors will charge a few dollars a month to store video in their cloud services which if you have this up for a few years can run into the hundreds of dollars in addition to the price of the camera itself so you could be saving money within atmo presence now if you do want to put stuff in in the cloud you can set this up to work with a dropbox account or send video to an ftp server one of the other big differences that comes with storing video locally though is that you don’t need a fast internet connection if you’re living in a house with a dial-up connection or a very slow ADSL connection this thing will work fine because it’s not constantly streaming video out to the internet you don’t need that fast connection many of Noatak most competitors request at least a two megabit per second connection this thing is only a few tens of kilobits per second the only time you need a fast internet connection is if you’re going to be connecting to this remotely from outside the home and viewing video live or viewing recorded video because then you’re accessing the camera and pulling that video across the internet so you will need a fast connection but inside your home on your Wi-Fi network there’s more than enough bandwidth to look at the videos that it’s recorded the camera has a hundred-degree field-of-view that’s a little bit narrower than a lot of its competitors you can see in this comparison with a video from a ring camera that the ring does see a lot more of what’s going on I also found that the color was a little bit off on the new tap mo presence as well the camera has a built-in microphone so you can hear what’s going on in front of the camera and that audio is recorded when it captures anything but there’s no two-way audio function so if someone’s in front of your house you can’t talk to them through this camera like you can with some of the competing devices one of the things that intact to do is classify what it sees into people animals cars and other motion the system works pretty well and you can in fact tell it to only send you alerts when say it sees a person and not an animal however it wasn’t perfect I’ve got a couple of bird feeders near where I installed the camera and for some reason it just kept on thinking that one of the bird feeders was a person inside the unit there’s this large LED light above the camera that has some infrared LEDs to provide illumination for a night vision mode and then if it sees anything the floodlight comes on the power of the floodlight is a thousand lumens but it is adjustable so if it’s a little bit too bright for you you can turn it down and you can also set it to either come on automatically when it’s dark so it just provides a general nightlight or you can set it to only come on when it detects motion in terms of motion detection you get motion detection zones with this you can draw them on the display and it will look for motion in those areas and ignore other areas that’s useful if you’ve got something that continually sets off the camera say if it’s pointing in your front garden and there are cars driving by the range of the motion detection is given as 15 meters or 50 feet and in our tests we found it more or less worked over roughly that range installation of the device is pretty easy if you’re replacing an existing floodlight you shouldn’t have any problems using an existing junction box on your wall otherwise you’re going to need to put one up there and you’re going to have to run power to it now there is no battery option with an attack mode presence one of the nice surprises that I had was that it came with British wire coloring if you don’t understand that you’ll need to know that Brown is hot blue is neutral and the yellow green color is your ground tech I’ve rated the note at my presence four out of five we love that there’s no monthly subscription charge and it has a big bright LED light but it would be great if it saw a little bit wider and it had two-way audio you can find a complete review of the Natak no presents on tech I’ve calm you


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