<<<UPDATE as of Oct 6, 2016: A few weeks ago, users have been commenting on this blog post reporting a tech issue wherein the IP camera could only be accessed when their mobile phones are connected to the same wifi connection as the camera. Meaning it did not work when the user is out of the house using a different internet connection, which defeats the purpose of having an IP camera at home. According to another comment, Kimstore said there was a server problem and didn't know when it will be fixed. It was really working great with me until the issue started. So there. Just thought you all need to know before you buy. Hoping the issue will be fixed soon! But feel free to continue reading my experience with it before the issue started:) >>>
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It seemed only yesterday when having a CCTV at home was something expensive to have. But unfortunately with today's busy schedule, especially us parents, having an eye at home is something we all need. But now, with a very affordable price giving you good basic functions, it's possible to keep an eye at home while you go out and do errands and stuff. Check out the VisorPlus Owl!
With the VisorPlus Owl, you don't need to hire an IT guy to help set it up. It's as easy as plugging it in, and fixing the connections through the mobile app!
It only includes 4 things inside the box. The super sleek camera, the power cord, and screws so you have the option to install it on the wall or high places if you want.
I was impressed with how sleek the camera is. It's so light! Plus, the design makes it look premium!
Side view. You can tilt it up or down to make sure you get the best view of the room when setting it up. It's got motion detector too!
Here's the back. As you can see there's a speaker. This is because the VisorPlus Owl has a 2-way audio talk. This means from the app, you have the option to speak and listen to the people around the camera! I tested it and it's pretty loud and clear! Considering of course there's not much noise going on at home. Sometimes there's a bit of lag when the WiFi hiccups a bit. But all in all it's a pretty neat feature!
At the side, you can see a slot for a memory card so it can record while you're away.
So basically all you have to do is plug it in, and download the free MyCamPRO app from the App Store or from Google Play. Once you download the app, you just need to follow the instructions from the manual included to connect the VisorPlus Owl to your home WiFi. I was able to do it myself in under 10 minutes!
This is us testing it for the first time! This was during the evening. And I was pretty happy with the resolution. Especially for an affordable IP camera like this! And as you can see, it has a pretty wide angle. 110 degrees wide angle to be exact. (Please excuse our messy living room / play room hehe)
The app can also be viewed in landscape, making the image bigger. Here's how it looks like at dawn. As you can see, it has night vision, hence the black and white color. In the middle of the image you can see the night vision beam.
Here's how it looks like in the morning. Really bright and quite crisp!
Are you ready for the price? It's only P1,499! And it's available at Kim Store! Only down side I can say about it is that you cannot pan the camera from left to right or up or down through the app. But then again, for the price range, it's really pretty good! You can use it as a baby camera, a home CCTV, or even for your store or office too! It's so easy to use, you can't go wrong!
So if you're looking for a good quality cam that's under P2,000, this is your best bet!