Crime is unfortunately a reality in today’s world, making home security is an important investment. That being said, many homes do not need a full multi-channel CCTV system. A simple easy-to-install smart security camera controlled via smartphone, aka the Vox Guardian Eye Wi-Fi Camera, can do more than the trick.
Four things you need to know about the Vox Guardian Eye Wi-Fi Camera
Power and installation:
The Vox Guardian Eye Wi-Fi Camera is easy to install. In fact, you can install it yourself. The camera does need electricity to be powered up but can also function perfectly off an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) if the electricity goes down.
Internet usage and storage:
To enable live view functionality from your camera to your phone, receive push notifications and store footage to the cloud, you will need to have a fixed or wireless Internet connection. The camera only uses 2Mbps when live streaming which is less than streaming TV or downloading files.
If you do not have Internet connectivity, the Vox Guardian Eye Wi-Fi Camera can still record locally on an SD card, but much of the smart functionality will be lost.
The Vox Guardian Eye Wi-Fi Camera is more than just a camera, it’s a robotic security guard. Features include motion detection, a built-in siren and strobe light, two-way audio, nighttime infra-red, push notifications and alerts, as well as built in analytics.
Another great feature of the Vox Guardian Eye Wi-Fi Camera is that it integrates into most home automation systems like Amazon Alexa and Google Home Assist. It also supports functionality of If This Then That (ITTT), a service that allows you to connect apps, devices and services and create conditions for your smart home.
The Vox Guardian Eye Wi-Fi Camera is a reasonable deal at R161* per month over 12 months rental or R90* per month over 24 months.