Ycam HomeMonitor Wireless Camera Review

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Introduction

It’s not everyday we get offered a security related product to review, but with the increasing popularity of expensive items in our homes, the need to monitor your pets and  and the ease of which we can communicate with devices over the web, it is of no surprise that we have been presented with the product we have in to review today, the Ycam HomeMonitor wireless camera.

More and more devices are becoming web enabled, so I took the chance to take a look at the latest in home security products from Ycam. The HomeMonitor is a wireless camera that connects via wifi so you can access the camera from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection , and not only that, but there are also Android, iOS and Roku apps available for it. The HomeMonitor is part of Ycam’s cloud based product range, so if you purchase the camera, you get 7 days (history) of storage on their cloud servers included, with a paid option taking you up to 30 days. There is an outdoor and indoor version, with the main difference being the special housing for the outdoor camera to protect it from the elements – but I’ll be taking a look at the indoor version today.

Technical specs

  • Colour camera with high quality 310,000 pixel 1/4” CMOS lens
  • 30 invisible infrared LEDs – see in pitch black up to 15m
  • Wide viewing angle 60° (H) 45° (V)
  • Audio microphone
  • H.264 compression
  • Dimensions 85x85x30mm / 3.3×3.3×1.2in
  • Weight 150g / 5.3oz
  • Mains operated 12V, 100-240V AC, 3.75W
  • Startup temperature +22 to +113 °F (-5 to +45 °C)
  • 1 year manufacturers warranty

So that’s the basic specs of it, now lets take a look.

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