In addition of Amcrest ADC2W spotlight camera, Amcrest introduces another model of outdoor security camera with floodlight – the Amcrest ASH26 Floodlight security camera. How good it is compared with popular product Ring Floodlight camera?
The obstacle of a security camera in general to able to record color night vision is that there is no or less light around the camera, or the ambient light around the camera drops below the minimum illumination of the spec camera. For this reason, Amcrest released Amcrest ash26 – wireless outdoor security camera model equipped with floodlights like popular Ring Floodlight camera, which functions to illuminate bright light around the monitoring area so that the camera can record more clearly and sharply as well as color night vision when floodlight is on, triggered by motion detection or manually turned on.
Amcrest ASH26 comes with full HD 1080p resolution and the frame rate is up to 25 / 30fps real time. It comes with 2.8mm fixed lens providing wide 114 degree view angle and 12x digital zoom. Ring is also designed with the same 1080p resolution but doesn’t specify exactly what the frame rate is. 1080p resolution is sharp enough when you view the live view and playback the footage using your mobile device.
Unlike other floodlight camera models such as the Ring floodlight, Amcrest designed the ASH26 with two floodlights which consist of arrays of LEDs that can provide bright light around 2000 lumens bright enough to startle intruders when the floodlight is triggered on by motion detection, and allows the camera to record snapshots in color. In addition the floodlight triggered on, you can also manually triggered the siren remotely to deter the intruder.
When you compare with Ring, see that Ring equipped with two LED floodlights on its left and right side to illuminate up to 1,800lumen as opposed to 2,000 lumen in Amcrest ash26.
See also another new released Amcrest ip4m-1048e color night vision security camera and also ip4m-1046 bullet model camera with NightColor technology.
To playback video footage from motion detection’s snapshot, the camera must have a storage system either local storage on the camera or on a hub station / recorder unit or cloud storage. With Amcrest ash26 you don’t have to bother having to subscribe to cloud storage, considering that this product is equipped with a micro SD card slot you can expand up to 256GB capacity besides you can also subscribe cloud storage provided by Amcrest. If you choose to install a micro SD memory card, there is no need to pay extra for cloud storage.
Compare to Ring which does not have local memory storage, then you must accept the Ring Protect Plan option at a cost of $ 10 / month per household, or $ 3 / month per camera.
- Stylist design floodlight security camera with full HD 1080p resolution @30fps
- Supports H.264 / H.265 compression format
- 2,8mm fixed lens providing 114 degree wide field of view angle (aka 137 degree diagonal)
- Motion detection with PIR detection up to 33ft distance range and as wide as 270 view angle
- Comes with 2,000lumen bright floodlight consist of LEDs array with 3,000Kelvin color temperature
- Three options of floodlight triggered modes: motion-activated, manual triggered and automatic triggered mode
- It also comes with 110dB siren you can trigger remotely
- Built-in microphone and speaker for two way audio communication
- Available local micro SD card slot you can expand up to 256GB storage capacity. You can also connect to NVR storage system and optional Amcrest cloud storage
- IP65 weatherproof for outdoor / indoor placement
- Wireless connection with 802.11b/g/n standard and 2×2 MIMO antennas and range up to 328ft (100m) in open field
This Amcrest ASH26 floodlight camera doesn’t come with IR LED for B/W night vision like normally security with night vision support. This product is tagged with the price around $170 in Amazon.
Amcrest ash26 vs Ring Floodlight
As we discussed few things above about spec comparison between Amcrest ash26 and Ring floodlight security cameras, the following is the summary of spec comparison between Amcrset and Ring and is presented in spec comparison table.
Table 1 Amcrest vs Ring Floodlight camera
|Camera model||Amcrest ASH26||Ring Floodlight|
|Recording resolution||Full HD 1080p @30 fps||1080p HD|
|Lens||2.8mm fixed lens with 16x digital zoom||Zoom in with app|
|Field of view angle||114 degree horizontal||140 degree horizontal 78 degree vertical|
|Floodlight||2,000lm, triggered manually, automatic or motion detection||2x LEDs floodlight 1,800 lumens / two 3000 degree Kelvin floodlight|
|Siren||Yes, 110dB||Yes, built-in siren remote activated|
|Audio||Listen and Talk Using the Built-In Speaker & Microphone; Two Way Audio.||2-way audio with built-in microphone and speaker|
|Local memory storage||class 10 Micro SD card up to 256GB||N/A, optional Ring Protect plan / $3/month per device or $10/month per household|
|Housing||IP65 weatherproof||Weather resistant|
|Power||AC100~240V||Hardwired to weatherproof electrical boxes (110-240 VAC)|
|Event mode||Motion detection with 270 degree PIR sensor||Motion detection with PIR detection|
|Price (Jul 2020)||$179.99||$209.99|
With few spec and features advantages, Amcrest ASH26 is preference over Ring floodlight.
You can install Amcrest ash26 and Ring floodlight cameras without the need of recording unit. However, should you require more cameras to install you may consider Swann enforcer 8 channel kit with color night vision. Or you may also consider more channel – Lorex 16 channel security camera system vs Reolink.