Making Our Home Safer With Neos SmartCam


As a mother, there is always something I'm worried about. From the little insignificant things that I needn't worry about, to imagining huge catastrophic events that I saw in a movie five years ago! They all seem to swirl about inside my mind, 24 hours a day. I suppose the constant worry is something which comes part and parcel with parenting. It's normal right?

Anyway, with the constant worry, I'm always on the lookout for products which will help lessen those worries or even make them go away completely and a product that has recently done just that for me, is the Neos SmartCam.


When I think of security cameras the first thing that comes to mind is how expensive they tend to be. It's something I've always wanted to invest in, but quite frankly with a home renovation in progress, it’s something that I thought we couldn’t afford. As you can imagine I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the price point for the Neos SmartCam! It costs just £19.99 (with £4.99 p&p) and has the same capabilities as some of the more expensive models on the market. I couldn't wait to set it up and try it out.


What's included:
Inside the box is a quick start guide, 1.8m USB cable, plug, wall plate, mounting tape and of course the Neos SmartCam itself. 


Getting started:
I had everything set up in a matter of minutes which was a relief as I'm usually a little hit and miss with technology. Knowing that I was able to do it so easily makes me confident that others would find it just as simple. I downloaded the app on my phone and then followed the instruction prompts that it provides. Part of the process involves setting up an account with your email address, and linking the camera to your WiFi, and after that, you're good to go. If you do find yourself with any issues there's also a Troubleshooting section on the app and information on how to contact customer services. I doubt that they are used often though - everything was so straight forward!


Features:
1080p Full HD - Captures sharp images to see every detail
Motion detection - Senses movement and sends alerts straight to the smartphone
Night vision - Includes high-quality night vision to see in the dark
Live stream - See through the camera lens in real time, anytime via the app
Auto-arming - Automatically switches on and off as you arrive or leave the home
Noise detection - Built-in motion sensor with push notifications and sound sensitivity controls in the app
2-way audio - Hear what is happening in real time and respond accordingly
8x digital zoom - Pinch and zoom to see more in live view and playback
Cloud recording - It automatically records motion, storing 12 seconds of video clips and audio on the cloud, where they are stored for 14 days.
SD card enabled - SD card compatible to continuously record video even without Wi-FiFlexible design - Simple installation and setup, with a 3-axis movement to point the camera in the best position





We've been using the camera in a variety of different ways, mainly for security reasons but sometimes for the social aspect too. For example, Nick misses the school runs in the morning as he's already at work by the time they wake up but that has all changed now we have the camera. I tend to move it around the house during the day, but in the morning I have it set up downstairs and he's able to watch the kids get ready for school, hear them, and talk to them. It's made him feel more involved where he feels he misses out. It's a great way to stay connected not only to your home but to your family too.

I have nothing but positive things to say about the Neos SmartCam. I don't think I'd be without it now. It gives me total peace of mind when out of the house, or when someone knocks on the door. It's also great for keeping watch on the cat when we're out, or for keeping tabs on the kids. It's a fantastic bit of tech and one which is a bargain at just £19.99 and £4.99 for next day delivery. For more information on the Neos SmartCam, or to make a purchase simply visit the website.

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11 comments:

  1. Great cameras! Just set up 2 and they are running fine...

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  2. The camera looks like a great idea for those concerned with safety especially. I love that it's so easy to set up.

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  3. This looks like a great idea, we do have a security camera outside our home, plus 2 dogs but with the amount of burgleries in our area this would be great for inside to move around various rooms

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  4. I can't believe how much this does for such a low price, it sounds brilliant! I really love that it has the 2-way speaker thing, there are so many ways you could use that feature. x

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  5. This looks fab for people who want added security on a budget

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  6. This sounds like an amazing camera and I cant believe how cheap it is too! I love that you are able to set it up for Nick to see the kids in the morning and all the security it offers!

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  7. I like this, it's cute and looks convenient. Love the smartphone app xx

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  8. I really need to get some of these for around my home. I love that they're not mad expensive as well xxx

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  9. Oh this just came at the right time, looking to invest in one of these cameras!

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  10. They are a great idea, I would feel more at ease whilst away from home with one xx

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  11. I love that even though you use it for security you also use it for the morning so Nick feels involved a little more. What a brilliant gadget! x

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