Amazon Wireless Home Security Cloud Camera

Amazon offers another lines of home security products – the Amazon cloud camera – one of smart wireless home security camera products that works with Alexa. How it is compared with Arlo and Nest Cam outdoor?

What this product does

Like other wireless home security camera in general such as new Motorola Orbit wireless camera or Arlo wire-free security camera, Amazon cloud camera is built with high resolution full HD (1080p) lens. 1080p resolution is appropriate for home purposes you can view via your mobile devices in a sharp and clear image detail.




 
However, should you require much higher resolution to support your business need you may consider 4MP security cameras such as Hikvision 4Mp security cameras or even high resolution 4K security camera which typically used to connect to 4K security camera system kit.

Works with Alexa

Amazon cloud camera is one of modern device for homes which is integrated to work with Alexa. You can control the camera by asking the Alexa to show the camera view in baby room, or front door or kitchen to show in your fire TV, fire tablet, Echo Show just to see what’s happening in other sides of the room.

Other popular wireless  home cameras are today able to be integrated with Alexa as part of home automation and lifestyle including Arlo wire-free camera, Nest Cam indoor or Nest Cam wireless outdoor cameras.

Cloud storage service

Amazon cloud camera doesn’t come with local memory storage in camera, just like few models of home wifi cameras. But Amazon offers cloud storage services with free 24 hours cloud storage up to 3x cloud cameras, and other service options available for longer storage plan.

Amazon cloud camera

If you compare with Arlo and Nest Cam, Arlo offers you 7 days cloud storage for free, and Nest Cam offers you less – 3 hours free cloud storage and other plan services.

Highlights

  • Clear and sharp camera with 1080p full HD resolution @30 fps
  • Wide 130 degree field of view angle
  • Night vision supports with 8x IR LEDs
  • Two way audio with built-in Microphone and speaker
  • Wireless 802.11g/n connection single 2.4Ghz band
  • Works with Alexa
  • Motion detection and options for person detection
  • Cloud storage services with free 24 hours storage

Amazon cloud camera is tagged with price around $120, it is cheaper than with those cameras offered by Arlo and Nest Cam. However, compared with other Chinese products this product is more expensive. See top rated wireless IP home cameras including Keekon wireless  home cameras and Clefilter fisheye cameras, or you may also need to see top rated fisheye cameras such as Antaivision fisheye camera.

Amazon vs Arlo vs Nest Cam

This product is the 1st generation of Amazon cloud camera and how this camera is technically compared with Arlo and Nest Cam Outdoor you can see the following two spec comparison tables. Table 1 you can see spec comparison between Amazon and Arlo wire-free camera, while table 2 shows you spec comparison table between Amazon and Nest Cam outdoor camera.

Arlo wireless security camera

Arlo indoor – outdoor wireless camera

Resolution

Both Amazon and Nest Cam offers the same recording resolution of 1080p full HD @30 frame per second (fps), while Arlo offers only up to 720p HD resolution @25 fps. All the three cameras provides wide field of view angle, only slightly narrower angle.

Audio

Both Amazon and Nest Cam come with two way audio with built-in microphone and speaker, but Arlo doesn’t have one.

nest-cam-outdoor

Nest Cam Wireless Outdoor

Connection

All the three home wireless security cameras are embedded with wireless adapter for connecting to existing wireless network. However, Nest Cam offers dual band wifi network (802.11a/b/g/n) instead of single band 2.4Ghz.

Comparison table

Table 1 Amazon vs Arlo

Model Amazon cloud camera 1st edition Arlo
recording resolution 1080p full HD 720p HD
Recording speeds 30 fps 25 fps
Field of view angle 130 degree 110 degree
Compression format Unspecified H.264
Night vision Yes, 8x IR LEDs Yes, 850nm range up to 25 ft
Connection Wireless; BTLE Wireless
Audio Two way audio with built-in Microphone and speaker N/A
Camera Memory Storage N/A N/A
Cloud storage Free 24 hours cloud storage Free 7 days cloud storage
Wireless 802.11g/n  2.4Ghz band 802.11n single 2.4Ghz band
Work with Alexa Yes Yes
Outdoor Indoor only Outdoor / Indoor
Alerts Motion detection and option plan for person detection Motion detection
Power Micro USB port power 4x Lithium battery
Outdoor No Yes
Price $119.99 $146.62

 

Table 2 Amazon vs Nest Cam Outdoor

Model Amazon cloud camera 1st edition Nest Cam
recording resolution 1080p full HD 1080p (1920×1080) full HD
Recording speeds 30 fps 30 fps
Field of view angle 130 degree 130 degree diagonal
Compression format Unspecified H.264
Night vision Yes, 8x IR LEDs Yes, 8x IR LEDs 850nm range up to 25 ft
Connection Wireless; BTLE Wireless
Audio Two way audio with built-in Microphone and speaker Two way audio with built-in Microphone and speaker
Camera Memory Storage N/A N/A
Cloud storage Free 24 hours cloud storage 3 hours of still pictures when activity detected, free. Up to 30 days of continuous recording with a plan
Wireless 802.11g/n  2.4Ghz band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz or 5Ghz
Work with Alexa Yes Yes
Outdoor Indoor only Outdoor / Indoor
Alerts Motion detection and option plan for person detection Motion detection. Person detection available with a plan.
Power Micro USB port power 5VDC
Outdoor No Yes
Price $119.99 $179.00

 

1st generation of Amazon cloud camera still need improvements knowing that many users are not satisfied with performance of this product. Click the link below to learn more spec details, manufacturer’s description and current price in Amazon.

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For outdoor wireless security cameras, take a look at high performance Amcrest IP4M-1028 4mp wireless camera and another model of Amcrest IP4M-1026W wireless home cameras.




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