Cheap WiFi cameras for home monitoring. | Batna24.com

Watch your home in full-scale

How much do you really have to pay for a home surveillance camera to meet our expectations? I guess each of us is asking ourselves this question, that's why we have checked a few WiFi PTZ cameras in the price range 100-300 PLN. We tested 3 different PTZ cameras from different price ranges. The following guide will probably help you to buy the right WiFi cameras for home monitoring.
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What do you have to remember when buying a home camera?

  • We tested very cheap equipment, which costs less than 300 PLN, so the image quality is obviously not as good as for 4k cameras.
  • The quality is also adequate to the price. The tested cameras are only suitable for indoor use and are made of plastic.
  • All PTZ cameras support 2.4GHz (802.11b/g/n)
  • At this time, an efficient mobile application is very important - access via a web browser is not so important.
  • We tested cameras typically for home monitoring, with the easiest and most intuitive dedicated application provided by the manufacturer. Support for external solutions is not an option.

What cameras were tested?

As mentioned before, we tested 3 cameras from the price range 100-300 PLN:
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Testing ground

The room where we tested the cameras had dimensions of about 3x4 meters and standard lighting. All the cameras were set in the same place, regardless of parameters and adjustment possibilities, while the recordings were recorded at about the same time of day. Of course the recordings were recorded on the mobile application. We tested the cameras during day, dusk and night. We also checked what kind of image close-ups we get (Zoom x1; Zoom x2). We wanted to check the image quality, color depth and, as you can see, details during zooming (day and night).
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Mi Home Xiaomi Security Camera 360


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Resolution: Full HD 1080p
Camera type: IP
Size of matrix: 2 Mpix
Memory: up to 64GB Micro-SD
Functions: Motion detection, Night Vision
Recording resolution: FHD 1080p
Connectivity: 2.4GHz Wi-Fi
Lens: 3.9mm / F2.1
Line view: 100.4°
Built-in microphone:Yes

Mi Home - Mobile application

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B>BOOKS:
  • A very friendly application
  • Documents (e.g. contract) and policy in Polish
  • A clear, legible and very detailed picture

PERFORMANCE:
  • No Ethernet connection
  • Free camera view in mobile application
  • The mobile application requires access to the microphone
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EzViz C6NC (CS-CV246-A0-1C2WFR)


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Resolution: U-HD, HD, 22fps
Camera type: IP
Size of matrix: 2 Mpix
Memory: up to 256GB Micro-SD
Functions: Motion detection, Night Vision
Recording resolution: U-HD, HD
Connectivity: 2.4GHz Wi-Fi
Lens: 4.0mm / F2.2
Line: 82° / 94°
Built-in microphone: Yes

EzViz - Mobile application

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B>PERFORMANCES:
  • Fingerprint login service
  • Ethernet connection
  • Fast image acquisition via remote connection

ADES:
  • With no permission to share your GPS location (geographical coordinates), you cannot properly connect the camera
  • Documents like the Privacy Policy in English, a person who does not know this language may have a problem with it
  • The camera cannot be powered via PoE
  • The image is as if behind a "soft fog" despite a clean lens

Hikvision HWC-P120-D/W


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Resolution: Full HD 1080p
Camera type: IP
Size of matrix: 2 Mpix
Memory: up to 256GB Micro-SD/SHDC/SDXC
Functions: Motion detection, Night Vision
Recording resolution: FHD 1080p
Connectivity: 2.4GHz Wi-Fi
Lens: 2.0mm / F2.0
Line view: 160°
Built-in microphone:Yes

Hik-Connect - Mobile application

Hikvision Mobile app
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Hik-Connect Mobile app_3
Hik-Connect Mobile app_4
B>PERFORMANCE SHEETS:
  • Connection to the Ethernet network
  • Lifs>Password complexity level required
  • Lifs>Fingerprint login service
  • Grey image, wide viewing range
  • Fast mobile application

WADS:
  • Lack of PoE power supply support
  • Documents like the Privacy Policy in English, a person who does not know this language may have a problem with it
  • The application does not detect the model after scanning the QR code, and the application cannot select such a camera from the list
  • In the process of first run, it was not possible to connect the camera via WiFi
  • Slow camera rotation

Summary and conclusions

All tested Wifi cameras nice of course strengths and weaknesses. Those that didn't knock down the image quality during zooming were distinguished by other features - a fast mobile application or the ability to connect to an Ethernet network. In our test we used only indoor cameras, but during Home Office this is extremely necessary. Of course, cameras of this type do not have to be used only for monitoring the house. It is also great for remote teaching, or for video conferences with our friends or family. Generally speaking, when choosing a suitable pivoting WiFi camera you should be guided by the image quality, both during the day and at night. You should also take into account how the light is illuminated at night, and this is extremely important for our safety. And most importantly, mobile application. After all, each of us is most interested in the mobile preview of our monitoring. Some applications allow you to provide push notifications, which repeatedly contain a few seconds' recording of the event. And of course price! In our test we chose cameras from a similar price range, so you can easily compare cameras in terms of price - quality.
In summary. Choosing the right WiFi rotary cameras we leave to you, Dear Users. Probably the comparison of cameras prepared by us will help you to choose the right equipment. I'll just add that each of the tested cameras has worked very well, both in terms of image quality and functionality of mobile application. Of course, there are many more WiFi cameras on the market, so we invite you to further publications on www.batna24.com.

Author:
Leszek Błaszczyk

Products

Xiaomi Mi Home Security Camera 360 1080p MJSXJ05CM | IP Camera | 2,4GHz WiFi, FullHD, 1080p, 360° rotation
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TY2 | IP Camera | 2,4GHz WiFi, FullHD, 1080p, Tilt and Pan, Night View
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Hikvision HWC-P120-D/W | IP Camera | PTZ 360, Wi-Fi, 2.0 Mpix, Full HD, Hik-Connect
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