Samsung’s SmartCam A1 camera is a great option for anyone looking for an HD Wi-Fi security camera.
The announced kit includes both an indoor and an outdoor security camera.
At its core, the indoor camera records in 1080p resolution on a 130-degree wide lens and has night vision.
It can be removed from its base station for more flexibility, but the 350° panning is only possible when docked.
When fully charged, the indoor camera can be placed anywhere in the home to monitor for three hours.
- 1080p HD video resolution
- 350-degree panning
- 130-degree field of view
The outdoor camera records in 720p and is battery powered, but can brave harsh weather and record at night with night vision.
Samsung also claims that the outdoor camera can recognize and determine that events like swaying branches and rain are not note-worthy.
With the A1 station hub, users can pair up to eight outdoor cameras.
- 720p HD video resolution
Quite a few features distinguish the SmartCam from other smart security cameras on the market.
For example, the auto tracking feature allows the SmartCam to track a subject as it moves through the camera’s field of vision with a 350° pan.
The Motion Zone Select capabilities allow you to pick areas of interest within the camera’s view to reduce the number of false alarms from the motion-detecting camera.
With other features like the Two-Way Talk that lets owners speak through the camera from their smartphones or tablets, the SmartCam A1 appears to be a great addition to any smart security solutions.
Both cameras are controllable through the Wisenet SmartCam+ app. The app allows you to receive real-time alerts when the camera is triggered.
Settings even allow significant sound and motion to send email notifications to warn of a potential break-in. The cameras can be accessed through your PC, Mac, smartphone, or tablet.
Lenses on both of the cameras will adjust according to lighting changes.
Samsung claims that the night vision allows a clear picture of up to 24 feet in complete darkness, inside or outdoors.
The SmartCam also allows owners to record video locally onto microSD cards.
With continuous recording only available on the indoor camera, the camera can record and stream simultaneously. Event recording allows you to minimize storage usage by recording only when an event triggers the camera.