Netatmo Presence Outdoor security camera review.

Verdict

This advanced IP camera is ideal for monitoring your property thanks to sophisticated image recognition software and makes it easy to setup the app.

Pros

  • Clear camera day or night with a powerful light and night vision
  • No subscription fees
  • Specific triggers for recording and sending alerts
  • Easy-to-use app

Cons

  • Detection between humans and animals can be inconsistent
  • Installation is fiddly

The Bottom Line :

The presence of the NetToMo shows a lot of promise in terms of advanced motion recognition, but it is expensive and is very specific to its widespread appeal for design.

Key Specifications

  • HD camera
  • 16GB memory card included plus Dropbox and FTP support
  • Claims to be able to detect people, cars or animals up to 20m/65ft away

What is the Netatmo Presence?

Attendance is the Nettmore Outdoor Smart Security Camera. In addition to its weather-proofing, the party’s strategy for appearances is the proficiency of being able to tell the difference between a man, a car and an animal, then respond accordingly.

Netatmo Presence – Installation

There is a hole in the cover of the NetTamo presence, which at first glance will scare you out. You don’t have to worry; The HZO standard is treated to make the internals waterproof

The camera mount and connection to your home’s power are not so secure. When you install the appearance, you need to cover the top and sides of the mount with a sealant to make it waterproof.

My electrician was very skeptical about this, but I had no problem even after a few weeks of heavy rainfall. You can wire the camera to any external light you already have and you can also use it to replace it as it has built-in light.

The screws that attach the camera to the mounting and adjust its horizontal grip tightness are really nice to find. It will be difficult to adjust when you are right in front of it, while skipping one step to the top of the ladder. This screw is in the arms that hold the camera, so you can only turn it on a small amount each time.

Once you have the camera installed and the app is installed on your phone. You simply attach your phone to the camera and a QR code waveguides in front to prove you are there. It will ask for Wi-Fi details and then you will be away.

Netatmo Presence – Design and Features

The camera is always recording, but it only saves the video if it matches one of the criteria you set. You decide on an area you are interested in moving to, and then it sets out how the cards, animals, and humans should react. For example, I ignore the car, record the animals and alert me if a human is detected, turn on the light (at night) and start recording.

Region detection is spot-on. If there is movement inside the box it will start saving, but it will test the entire frame to see if it should be recorded. So, if only a few people’s feet go inside the area you’ve set, it detects that it is a human and will send an alert.

Acceptance is a bit trickier – it’s not very good to tell people and animals differently. I woke up at 2 in the morning with a alarm as a man was outside. I watched the paranormal activity-style video (no less than a night vision HD) to see which creepy human was staring out my window, but it was a pair of cats.

That same night it also told me about another man at dawn, who was checking my vacuum. I was amazed at just how much wildlife was going on about her business on the street – foxes check the bins every morning – but it didn’t feel too good to receive early morning warnings. I set my phone to not sound at night, which resolved the alert problem.

It is also bad at identifying people. The local kids soccer team called for donations for the new uniforms and the camera decided they were animals. It’s great to find a car, though – I’ve never had a problem with it.

Getting a computer to detect objects and locate them correctly is a huge challenge, and I don’t think it’s still one that has really been solved. In favor of the camera, I set it quite high and placed it at the bottom corner, but kept it in the recommended settings. If it is more horizontal it may be easier for people to identify, but I am not rich enough to have a driveway.

The NetTamo Security app is easy to set up, but changing the settings is very minimal. I moved the camera angle up to see the best of the person visiting, but part of the application that lets you slowly select the area for alert updates. It still looks old-fashioned for ages, so I had to guess where the area should go for trigger treats. It’s still not quite right.

Netatmo Presence – Recording and Image Quality

The quality of the video is impressive and surprisingly clear. It’s ideal for keeping track of everything that happens outside your home, no matter where you are. Distribution companies cannot pretend that they tried to supply something after they did not pay anything. If you have a curfew for teenagers, that means you know when you are home, that you are already in bed.

The quality of the video is impressive and surprisingly clear. It’s ideal for keeping track of everything that happens outside your home, no matter where you are. Distribution companies cannot pretend that they tried to supply something after they did not pay anything. If you have a curfew for teenagers, that means you know when you are home, that you are already in bed.

Sound recording is not bad. You can hear the conversations effortlessly but it sounds a lot windy.

You can even watch the camera directly whenever you want, but it’s 5 to 10 seconds late, so you’ll struggle to use it with a smart lock to let people know.

Should I buy the Netatmo Presence?

If you are interested in securing a home, this is a good unit to buy. Netcom has had a great experience with the camera since releasing the WhatsApp camera earlier this year. Unlike some smart security cameras – the unit does not demand constant subscription to data storage – this means you have no hidden costs. Dropbox integration allows for added security feel and provides a better route to more clever stuff with IFTTT.

The installation can be a bit complicated but hopefully you will need to do it once. The recognition software requires some work, but updates will improve it.

Trusted Score:                                     ∗∗∗∗∗

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