Kasa Indoor Pan/Tilt Smart Security Camera, 1080p HD Dog Camera 2.4GHz with Night Vision, Motion Detection for Baby and Pet Monitor, Cloud & SD Card Storage, Works with Alexa & Google Home (EC70)
- Leading Smart Home Brand
- Launched in 2015, Kasa Smart quickly became a leading smart home brand giving convenience, fun, and security to over 7 million delighted users, and has garnered praise from PCMag, Wirecutter, and more. Users can control their lights, and appliances, and view security camera footage from anywhere, anytime. Kasa offers a terrific synergy between devices for enhanced automation.
Kat Miller –
Pleasantly surprised by this camera. The video quality is actually pretty good on 720p and amazing on 2k.Good sound quality on the speaker. Mic works very well. Pan and tilt function works as expected. I have the camera on a shelf rather than attached to the ceiling so had to flip the view in the app in order to see right side up.The biggest issue I had was the camera would not connect to mobile data to view remotely. Contacted technical support who steered me to the section where I could adjust the settings and it connected right afterwards. With this camera you can view live feed while away from home which is why I purchased this camera.Definitely worth the price I paid.Update: Uprated to 5 stars. Now that I’m familiar with the app I find that the camera is definitely worth the price I paid to be able to monitor my home while away. So much so, I purchased the 1080p model. It’s not the 2k camera but it sure works well and the picture is sharp! Absolutely love these cameras! The only weird thing is, not that it affects the camera at all, when using the mic on the app, the 2K model you can press andvlet go of the mic symbol to activate the talk feature, then press and let got to deactivate the mic. On the 1080p model, you have to hold the mic button while talking. Plus, the app beeps when ever you press or let go of the button, kind of like the Roger beep on a two way radio. And there is no setting to reconfigure this function from what I can tell. It’s a little annoying but I can get past it.Overall, I am glad I purchased these cameras. They give me the comfort of being able to check up on my home while I’m away.I’m picking up a couple more cameras so I can have full coverage of my home.Stil highly recommend these Kasa cameras.
Skyler Davis –
I was nervous about buying one of these cameras because you never know what to expect. But if you’re looking at the reviews to decide THIS IS THE ONE. Great quality camera, 2 second video delay, excellent night vision, and the app is easy to navigate and control the camera. It has so many features that I’m still discovering. You can upgrade and pay $3/month or $10/month but the free version is exactly what I need to check in on my cat while I’m away from the house.
Business owner –
We were away for two weeks but wanted to keep track of our cats and how they were doing with the cat sitter. This camera allows enough angles in each of the rooms I could almost always find my cats through turning the cameras to look around. Super clear picture and motion detection. Night visions are excellent too. I bought four initially and was so pleased with the app and the video quality, I bought two additional ones. Got micro chip cards for them all, was able to easily review footage from earlier in the day. So affordable, high quality, and cover all the rooms! Highly recommend!
A. Bourassa –
I’ve been using this for a few months now and am very happy with it. Although, I did order a second one this month and it isn’t working, so I’ll return that one. But as for the original purchase: I’ve used it a couple of different ways. Firstly, there were people I caught hanging out behind my apartment building when they don’t live here, so I set the camera up in the window, sticking it to the window ledge with a command strip. Having it there gave me peace of mind that those people didn’t come back. Secondly, I’ve set it up in the livingroom so it detects anyone who tries to enter by way of the door or windows. I love being able to check in while at work to make sure my home is safe from any disasters.As for night vision, I can’t rate that because I set the camera up in the windows at night and sometimes I get a good picture, other times it’s too pixilated.I use an SD card instead of saving footage to the Cloud and then I can save footage from the SD card to my laptop when something fishy happens.If you’re concerned about your privacy, there’s the on/off switch in the app on your phone. Just wait until you’ve walked out the door to turn it on (or schedule it like I did) and switch it off before you reenter at the end of the day. That way, the camera never sees your face and never knows if your house is empty or there are people off-screen.
This is my fourth Kasa camera and I am beyondpleased. I purchased my first Kasa camera over a year ago, it was just the stationary camera so I thought I’d try this one that can pan around a room.Picture and clarity are awesome, crisp, and clear! I can pan/tilt and save views. The audio is good, these are all I need. Adding these to the cameras I already have I am able to see all of our living areas excluding bedrooms. I love these cameras most of all bc the app is perfect, no ads or soliciting for more products. So easy to use and really is the best one I’ve ever used (I’ve never said this about an app, ever!)Most of all I didn’t have to buy iCloud storage, just slip in a Micro Sd card for 24/7 monitoring. All the other cameras I tried were so annoying bc you HAD to purchase storage to activate your camera and that’s even if I was able to get it up and running, it was so frustrating! The Kasa camera requires you just plug into your power source, join ur home wifi, and DONE! So easy, even for me!Can’t recommend these more cameras more highly, there is nothing these cameras don’t have that I need! I think you’ll be please like I am if you decide to give them a try. 10/10!
I’ve bought many cheap cameras on Amazon and every single time, they either sucked or were mediocre. These are the exception. I bought three 2k cameras and am astounded at the quality. The only thing is, when it is set to 2k, it takes a little longer to access on the app. But other than that, it’s a 2k, pan/tilt with 360. It’s got motion detection and will follow the motion. It detects people vs other things. It was very easy to set up. Easier than any other cameras I’ve had. I’m really impressed, especially for the price. I really don’t think you can beat this kind of quality. Five stars all the way.
GS Mom –
This was by far the EASIEST camera to set up! You add the app to your phone and follow the instructions (which is basically a plug in and go!) It has a really long cord! I love the pan tilt! I purchased a second camera to place in another area of my home because it was so easy to install, and the quality of the day and night time lens is super clear! I guess one slight downside to this camera is that the plug in gets a little warm at times…but overall, I am very happy with the camera!
I purchased this camera to keep an eye on my dog when I’m not home and it works great! The picture quality is very clear and being able to talk through the camera is a bonus. Sometimes when you hold the button to talk through the microphone, it doesn’t go through so you have to repeat yourself but that’s nothing to worry about. It was funny at first to see my dog get confused when he hears my voice and I’m not there.You can use your 5G or LTE to see the camera live. One thing I noticed about this product is if you do not have wifi, you can’t rotate the camera/ move it to specific areas you want (this happened in my case). If you do however have wifi at your location you can rotate the camera, which is great. I went out of town for the weekend and was able to rotate the camera because I was able to connect to wifi. I was also able talk through the microphone easily with and without wifi (used my LTE).You need to buy an SD and purchase a Kasa care plan to be able to save activity detection record’s, personally I did not buy any of that but I recommend getting it if you are unable to check your phone a lot. It does send lots of notifications about detections so if you do not like that, there is an option to change the notifications. Highly recommended this camera, the app is easy to use. The instructions are straightforward and the product itself is not too expensive.
I bought this actually to discover which of my 2 cats was making a mess OUTSIDE the litter box. With my sleathly sleuthing skills I bought this and set it up covertly next to the box. I signed up for the $3/month free trial so that I could go back and catch the little &^$% in his tracks. Within 2 hours, BOOM! Caught! Nightvision is excellent. Dayvision is excellent. The camera is very easy to set up and responsive to panning. Great purchase. No need to get anything more expensive.
Lots of choice in Wi-Fi cameras these days but all things being equal among them, this one has on-board recording to micro-SD. That in itself makes this camera the hands-down best choice. Sure, TP-Link offers a cloud recording subscription, but why pay when you have local recording?I already own several of the earlier models and upgraded to this 2K model with impressive video quality. Since there is no zoom function make sure everything you need to see is in the frame. In that case the video is hard to beat, day or night.The pan/tilt function is fantastic and another reason you should not consider a fixed camera. There are four presets for the camera that allow instant moves to different camera angles. You can literally do with one of these cameras what you may need 4 other fixed cameras to accomplish.The motion detection feature allows you to draw the action area for each of the camera angles, so you minimize false triggering. Plus, it senses people and tells you so. That little bit of AI is immensely useful for security as it identifies people and not just motion that can be triggered by light shifts or passing vehicles.My cameras are set for 24 hour recording so I can go back at any time and see what was going on. Detected events are easy to find in the timeline but you can also see what was happening long before and after the event. Brilliant.I was tempted to knock off a star for a couple of issues. 1) The onboard recording function stopped working. I suspected an OTA firmware update broke the feature, and tech support was practically useless. Just as I prepared to send all my cameras back (after a couple of months of this) the feature started working again.And 2) The app is slow to load the camera views sometimes for no apparent reason. Same home, same Wi-Fi, same cameras, but sometimes it can take 30+ seconds or even a reboot to get the app to display the cameras. Bit of a hassle, that may be fixable but not a deal breaker.The best part of these cameras is that they are so inexpensive that one wouldn’t mind replacing one if it proved defective. That was my thinking when I mounted two outdoors to watch the exterior of my home. While they are sheltered from direct rain, they are fully exposed to temperatures and humidity of the environment. A year in, both are working flawlessly. Not recommended by the manufacturer but it works for me.I forgot to mention the auto tracking feature; the camera can follow a person or vehicle (or pet) automatically. My driveway camera is set that way and automatically keeps any moving object in frame. Remember, these cameras are under forty bucks, and do all of this with onboard recording. Why buy anyone else’s camera?