iCamPro Deluxe Review: Flawless Home Security Robot, Is It? (Mar 2017)
The iCamPro Deluxe is the 2016 CES Winner for a Kickstarter campaign. Create by Amaryllo International, the sleek and innovative camera has been designated as the first cordless robot that has the ability to talk, detect faces, hear, and even track intruders at a 360 degree angle. Those who are interested in the camera can currently order it and attain shipping information.
But, before you believe the hype and click that buy check out button, there is an important issue that must be addressed: whether the camera really lives up to the buzz. After all, if it does not, then you are wasting your time on another expensive security product that does not provide you with any real return.
Fortunately, this review works to give you the information that you need through our own assessment of the camera and its performance so that you can be well-versed before you buy.
Advantages and Disadvantages:
As with every security system, the most important qualities to address first are the advantages and disadvantages of the product. This way, you can assess whether the product meets your overall security needs and expectations.
- Incorporates robotics and smart features
- Can talk, hear, detect faces, and even track intruders into your home
- Stands apart from standard cameras that have fixed view
- Can be placed anywhere in your home
- Viewing angles stay the same
- Includes a wireless HD camera
- Can be installed in a E26/E27 light bulb socket that gives power to the device and enhances its versatility
- The camera’s field of view is controlled by angle rotation and dual monitors
- Cannot be used with Blue Iris and other home security software
As you can tell, the advantages of this product far outweigh the disadvantages. The camera is versatile. You can monitor your home at a 360-degree angle. Additionally, the camera can be placed in multiple areas of your home, but the angles stay the same. It also has some impressive features that come with robot capabilities.
In terms of disadvantages it seems that not all videos may upload properly. While this could an issue specific to some users, it is still something you should watch out for when you purchase the product. In addition, while the camera does offer an extensive view of your home, it does not provide you with some highly advanced home monitoring capabilities – such as an alarm or a connection to a monitoring center. If you are looking for these features, then a different monitoring camera or another monitoring system to work in conjunction with this camera may be best.back to menu ↑
A Look at the Camera’s Features
Now that you have a sense of the advantages and disadvantages, it is best to take a look at some of the camera’s main features to see if they are compatible with your home monitoring needs. In addition, we will touch upon how this camera compares to the current standard devices on the home monitoring market. This way, you can get a sense of how this new camera stacks up against others.back to menu ↑
More than a Monitoring Camera
Also a Robot – One of the best features about this new technology is that it is more than just a monitoring camera, it is also a robot. The camera contains artificial intelligence that is geared with full HD. This essentially means that the camera is not a passive IP camera, but a tiny intelligent robot that can complete tasks. For example, it can sense and hear intruders, send a message to your phone, and begin the monitoring process. The camera also works 24 hours a day, so you can leave your home and feel that everything is safe.
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Looking beyond the robotic effects, the camera is also an FHD resolution camera. This means that the camera has the ability to track intruders from up to 30 feet away. By being able to track intruders from such an impressive distance, you can feel confident that your home is safely protected at all times.back to menu ↑
Intelligent Tracking System
The intelligent tracking system lends itself to the robotic capabilities of the product. The iCamPro has the ability to track motion by sensing a presence. Once a presence is sensed, the motion sensors trigger to follow the motion in the room. If there are multiple intruders, then it will rotate between the individuals so that it is getting an image of both. This gives you a more in-depth monitoring system.back to menu ↑
The iCamPro Deluxe also includes an app that is created by the makers of the monitoring device, which is Amaryllo. The app is different from the company’s previous apps in the sense that the interface is controlled from a home screen. The additional convenience and control make the application’s use nearly an effortless endeavor. With the app, you can use privacy mode, customization alerts, and you can also control the motion sensors, audio sensors, and audio sensitivity. There are many other capabilities that the application gives you control of and with these additional features, you can truly manage the application from wherever you are.
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Another promising feature is the video storage. The camera uses a micro SD card, which you need to buy separately. If you want cloud storage, then the SD card is required. You have 15 GB of free storage, but this can be quite small if you need space for the videos that you are recording. The video storage also comes with a $5.99 per month fee. Alternatively, you can opt to pay $9.99 a month for 365 days of storage.back to menu ↑
Finally, the camera also includes 256-bit encryption, two-way talk, easy setup, night vision, and video transmissions through Google servers.
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Compared to Other Market Devices
When looking at the camera in comparison to other market devices, it seems that this camera is the preferred monitoring method for many government agencies and companies. For example, the technology used in this camera is currently being utilized by the NSA, the Pentagon, the White House, and it is endorsed by Google’s WebRTC. The gravitation toward the technology that this camera offers is understandable. Unlike most other cameras and monitoring devices in the industry, this camera goes above and beyond. It offers you more targeted, specific, and effective monitoring technology so that you can get a full view of your home and can interact with the device to ensure that monitoring capabilities are being met.
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iCam Pro Deluxe Summary
Amaryllo is not new to the home monitoring market. It has a range of devices and the iCamPro Deluxe is its newest one. The camera currently rules at $199.90, which includes a cloud subscription. The fact that you can hook up the camera to a bulb is a whole new way of managing your home monitoring and gaining accessibility points. The intelligent tracking system does a superb job at tracking moving objects and individuals and subsequently notifying you of the issue through real-time push alerts that come with a time and date.
It seems with the iCam Pro Deluxe, you really can’t go wrong.
Very reliable since it is not just a monitoring camera, it is in fact a robot with features that makes homeowners and businesses feel safe. It has 360° auto tracking and motion detection capabilities. Downside: Cannot be used with Blue Iris and other home security software.