What is the easiest way to secure the safety of your family and property? Home security camera could be one of the choices, and a wire-free one would be better. Here’s the thing about traditional home security camera: it usually requires experts or professionals to install them. However, in the field of new cameras, it has been silent for a long time at Foscam, a Chinese manufacturer of video surveillance cameras for homes, its newly released Foscam E1 has minimized the time and effort we spent on home-surveillance.
The camera, first of all, comes in the form of a small device that can be fixed to a wall thanks to its base. This camera can be installed indoors or outdoors. It is waterproof and dustproof (IP 65). This camera is wireless: neither cable to connect to the Internet, nor power outlet is necessary for its proper functioning. It has a battery of 5000 mAh rechargeable that allows him to enjoy a period of 6 months (depending on the conditions and places in which it is).
The image quality is 1080p FHD and the viewing angle is 110° which provides a nice wide-angle view. Thanks to the advanced motion detection you can get a notification with a picture on your smartphone when someone enters the camera’s detection field. And thanks to the night vision, you also get images in the dark clear images.
Foscam E1 equipped with a central station able to keep up to seven days of images, 4 cameras can be connected to one E1 HUB at the same time, therefore, you can purchase these cameras individually, in multipacks, or bundled with a hub. (Add-on camera will be available soon). A 1Gb cloud storage service is also available for life with this camera and the images can be stored locally via USB or free in the Foscam Cloud.
The configuration of the E1 is clear and simple. The camera is standard linked to the base station where you only need to scan the attached QR code with your smartphone. You can connect additional cameras to the base station by simply pressing the Sync button. Each base station can support up to 8 cameras and via the Foscam app you can manage and view all cameras.
Foscam also offers a fairly comprehensive after-service.In regards of product setting and product faulty, customers can directly contact the after-service team via email and phone inquiry to get their problem solved in a decent way.
So should you buy the Foscam E1? If you are planning to use it to keep an eye on your home when you are away, and confused with the complicated settings of that overloaded security cameras，this wire-free security camera should be a nice option. The price of the Foscam E1 is $199 and that is pretty tough because in this market segment there are cheaper alternatives with comparable functionality.