EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: 3 Steps to Choosing the Right Security Camera #EZVIZ #homesecurity #wificamera

3 Steps to Choosing the Right Security Camera #EZVIZ #homesecurity #wificamera

Home security is important, but there are so many options on the market today that it can be overwhelming to decide which security cameras are right for your home. We recommend basing your decision on three factors: features, affordability, and installation. As you read through the steps below, we've included a recommendation of a camera we recently reviewed and find exceptional for its price range.

Step 1: Make a list of what you're looking for in a camera. Just about every camera on the market today offers a decent view of the room, but nowadays, they can do so much more. We recently received the EZVIZ Mini 360 Plus for review and love everything it has to offer. This camera meets all of our wishlist features and more:

EZVIZ Mini 360 Plus Features
  • Easy Installation: Set up your camera in four easy steps. It took us very little time to install and we love using our smartphone to check in on our home while we're gone.
  • Panoramic 360° Touch View Navigation: Capture the entire room with responsive one-touch pan and tilt controls and digital zoom. The unique panoramic touch navigation takes a 360° picture of the room, and allows you to view live video at the angle you want with a tap of your finger
  • Smart Motion Tracking and Night Vision: This camera tracks and records moving objects seen in the room with smart motion sensor. We love this feature! It offers up to 33 feet of clear night vision, HD 1080p resolution, and a 92° wide angle lens which makes objects being tracked easily visible, even at night. Our old camera was terrible at night, so this is a definite upgrade for us.
  • Motion alerts and two way talk: We didn't realize how much we would come to love the two way talk feature. It allows you to see and talk to pets and family by streaming video and two-way audio. Motion alerts instantly pop up on your smartphone when movement is detected. We use this to let us know when packages arrive at our door.
  • High Standard Security & Privacy: Multilayer security and end-to-end video encryption keep stored and live video safe. To ensure the camera is off when you don't want to use it, a privacy mask visually confirms that audio/video recording and live viewing are off.
  • Free Cloud and Local Storage: Access your video content and history anytime. EZVIZ highly suggests using 128 GB (131,072MB) microSD card if you are looking to store one month of motion detection recording. EZVIZ also offers a free (optional) 30 day trial to their CloudPlay service, which includes a 7-day cloud recording and 2-minute daily recap.

Step 2: Decide how much you are willing to spend. Security cameras run the gamut as far as pricing is concerned. Some connect to your local alarm company and police department to alert them of break-ins. These are usually pretty costly whole-home systems and require a substantial monthly fee. As far as stand alone cameras and self-installation camera systems go, virtually everyone can find something to fit their budget, often avoiding any monthly fee at all. The EZVIZ Mini 360 Plus does not require a fee unless you purchase the CloudPlay service. With the quality and amount of features that this camera offers, we find it to be one of the higher quality options in its price range. 

Step 3: Consider installation requirements. You'd be surprised how many security cameras require a more complex installation process than most homeowners are looking for. Short of a company-installed system, I don't think it's worth cutting into our walls and feeding wires through them when there are plenty of cameras that require little more than a plug and an outlet. The EZVIZ Mini 360 Plus uses a power cord and can sit on any countertop or it can be mounted onto the wall or ceiling. 

Finding the right security camera make take a little extra time, but it's completely worth it to have the piece of mind you're looking for. Whether you want to monitor your house while you're gone, use it as a nanny-cam, or be able to check in and talk with your pets or children when you're out and about, it's a great asset. 

Interested in the EZVIZ Mini 360 Plus?
Purchase the EZVIZ Mini 360 Plus, delivered directly to your door, from the EZVIZ website for $79.99 or get it on sale via Amazon for $69.99 while the sale lasts.

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Disclaimer: The product in this post was provided by EZVIZ. As always, our posts are our own, honest opinions.