A Beginner’s Guide to Hearing Aids

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Many people suffer from some type of hearing loss. The vast majority of these individuals are adults aged over 65 years. Often, the condition goes undetected and untreated. This puts patients at the risk of other conditions such as dementia and depression. Hearing aids are an effective solution for hearing loss since they boost your … Read more

Should You Get A Wearable Gadget?

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Did you know the first wearable gadgets saw use in the casinos? Back in the 1960s, the first wearable devices in the world could count the cards automatically and hence improve the gambler’s chances at the roulette table.  Keep in mind that this only worked in land-based casinos, not online casinos like Gclub. The inventors … Read more

Smart Steps To Choosing The Right Home Security System

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More households are acknowledging the importance of security systems in their properties. According to the Video Surveillance Market report, the video surveillance market earned a total of $28.18 billion in 2017. Based on the 14.2 percent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2018 to 2025, the market will grow to as much as $87.36 billion by … Read more

Best Smart Home Technology in 2019

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Staying on the cutting edge of technology is something most people are passionate about. Over the past few years, smart home gadgets have become extremely popular. In fact, experts predict that nearly 500 billion smart home devices will be sold and shipped this year. If you are in the process of making your home more … Read more

How Much Smarter Can Technology Get?

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Technology has apparently gotten so smart in the last two decades that some pundits are predicting an era where machines are smarter than people. If you’ve ever been concerned about this, then you can rest easy because digital devices aren’t actually becoming smarter and won’t ever replace humanity. Engineers are merely designing tools that solve … Read more

Smart HD IP Camera Review

Smart HD wifi camera parts

These days there are loads of WiFi baby monitor camera’s on the market, but what should you look for when purchasing one?

For me, I want something that is reasonably priced, good quality, simple to use and something that my son is not going to be put off sleeping with it in the room (this has happened with one baby monitor camera we had!).

Finding the right product

Having looked around at these baby monitors, I found one from EsiCam which is excellently priced, very good quality, not only easy to setup and use, but also has many different ways of mounting the camera and it is shaped like a panda so my son didn’t even notice it!

Cost

The cost may differ depending upon which country you are in, but in the US it sells for around $40 and in the UK around £50. Given the one that I bought a while ago (which my son completely refuses to have in his room at night!) was over £150, this is a very good price for the technology that you are getting.

Hardware

Upon unboxing the product, it is very clear that it has been packaged very well and all the parts are well protected within the foam packaging:

Smart HD wifi camera box
Smart HD WiFi camera box
Smart HD wifi camera hardware
Smart HD WiFi camera hardware

Included hardware includes:

  • Smart HD WiFi camera
  • Power Adapter
  • User Guide
  • Installation Bracket
  • Screws and extend tubes
  • WiFi antenna (if required)

It is also very helpful that included is a US, UK and European plug converters.

The installation bracket is particularly useful as this allows you to mount the camera pretty much anywhere you want to include the wall or ceiling.

Smart HD wifi camera parts
Smart HD WiFi camera parts

Software

Included with the product is a smart phone application that can be used with the following operating systems:

  • Apple iOS
  • Android

Just scan the QR code included in the instructions and install the app.

Setup within the app is very simple and all you need to do is to follow the step by step instructions. If you are connecting wirelessly, ensure that you have your WiFi security code as you will need this.

Networking and Storage

It has the ability to be connected wirelessly to your home internet connection or through using a RJ45 Ethernet cable should you wish.

It also has a TF card slot to enable you to record to a SD memory card.

What other features does it have?

It has a number of other features to help you monitor your little one including:

  • HD 1080P Camera Quality
  • Pan Tilt
  • Motion Detection
  • Alarm
  • Recording (using SD card and TF slot)
  • Two-Way Talk
  • Night Vision

What does the camera look like?

As I stated at the top of this review, the actual camera itself is designed to look like a panda and has little black rubber ears!

Smart HD wifi camera
Smart HD WiFi camera

Note that this photo was taken on my iPhone (I’m no professional photographer!) and with the protective plastic still on.

Where can I buy one?

You can head over to Amazon and purchase a EsiCam Baby Monitor there. This also gives you the confidence of purchasing with Amazon.