TP-link Kasa KC120 Indoor Wifi Camera vs Amcrest vs Foscam

TP-link steps into smart home environment products by releasing Kasa Smart home router as smart home wifi network environment for smart home devices including smart motion sensor, smart plugs, smart switches and smart cameras – the Kasa KC120 indoor wifi camera and KC200 outdoor wifi camera.

Let’s focus on Kasa KC120 indoor camera and compare it later with Amcrest and Foscam wireless home cameras.

What this product does

Kasa KC120 is one of ideal solution for smart home indoor wifi camera with full HD 1080p resolution @30 fps real time speed, you can place it on the bookshelf or on the corner of living room to let you cover the whole room view via your mobile devices remotely.

Grow as much as 36 cameras

Not just one camera, like other NVR system which allows you to add more cameras depends on how many channel the recording unit can support, Kasa management software allows you to add up to 36 cameras to manage. It’s like a 32 channel NVR system even more cameras to connect. See also top five 8ch POE NVR system kits.




 

Super wide angle

The good thing with this wireless home camera is the super 130 degree wide view angle it can demonstrate, so you can place the camera on the wall to cover almost the whole horizontal front view. But when you compare it with Zmodo Sight 180 camera you can find that Kasa camera is not as wide as Zmodo which demonstrates 180 degree super wide view angle.

Two way audio

The bet thing with home wireless camera is the ability to talk in two way direction, locally or remotely when you are away on the go. Keep in touch with your family not just viewing via the palm of your hand but ability to make two way conversation.

Dual band wifi

Kasa indoor camera is one step ahead of other home wireless camera in using dual band wifi connection based on 802.11ac standard with speed up to 400Mbps @5Ghz band. Compared with other two band wifi cameras including Foscam R4 or Amcrest ip3m-941 wifi camera.

With built-in dual band wireless ac adapter embedded in Kasa camera, you can assure that the wireless connection is fast using low latency network @5Ghz band instead of 2.4Ghz band when connecting to your dual band wireless ac routers such as TP-link Smart home router, Netgear wireless ac router or Linksys.

TP-link Kasa Indoor Camera (~$77)

For complete spec details and other manufacturer’s description click the link end of article, the following lists the highlights .

Highlights

  • Full HD 1080p resolution wireless home camera @30 fps
  • Super 130 degree wide view angle
  • Fixed 3.2mm lens f2.0 all glass crystal lens
  • Night vision range up to 25 ft (8m)
  • Two way audio with built-in microphone and speaker
  • Motion and audio detection
  • Dual band wifi connection speeds up to 150Mbps @2.4Ghz or 433Mbps @5Ghz
  • Comes with management software for viewing and recording up to 36 cameras
  • 2 relay remote simultaneous users

TP-link Kasa wifi camera becomes competitive in the market with richer features including wireless ac-based dual band wifi than those wifi cameras have been around in the market so far. This product is released with slightly lower price around $77 in Amazon than competing products like Amcrest or Foscam.

Click here for Kasa Indoor Camera more details

Kasa vs Amcrest vs Foscam

What makes this TP-link Kasa indoor camera different with other competing products like Amcrest ip3m-941 and Foscam R4?

amcrest ip3m-941

Amcrest 2K wifi camera IP3M-941 (~$90.00)

Camera lens

Foscam R4 offers higher resolution 4mp @25 fps, Amcrest 3mp @20 fps and Kasa offers 2.1mp @30 fps real time frame rate. And TP-link Kasa offers super wide 130 degree view angle, however both Amcrest and Foscam are designed with panning and tilting capability.

Wifi connection

In the emerging of wireless ac technology applied to any wireless devices including wifi routers, access points and range extenders, TP-link offers Kasa indoor camera with dual band wireless ac technology for faster wifi speed connecting to wifi network.

foscam r4 4mp camera

Foscam R4 4MP Wireless PTZ Camera (~$100)

Have a look at the following spec comparison tables, table 1 shows you TP-link vs Amcrest and table 2 shows TP-link vs Foscam.

Table 1 TP-link Kasa vs Amcrest

Model TP-link Kasa KC120 Indoor Amcrest ip3m-941
Resolution 2.1mp 1080p @30 fps 3mp (2304×1296) @20 fps
Lens Fixed 3.2mm lens f2.0 Fixed 4.0 mm lens f2.2
FOV 130 degree 90 degree; 360 degree endless panning
Night vision Yes, range up to 25 ft Yes, 12 IR LEDs range up to 32 ft
Audio Two way with built-in Mic. and speaker Two way with built-in Mic. and speaker
Trigger Motion and audio motion detection Motion with advanced zone detection
Wifi Dual band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n
Wifi speeds Up to 150Mbps @2.4Ghz plus up to 433Mbps @5Ghz band 150Mbps
Storage Free 2 days Cloud storage Micro SD Card; free 4-hours cloud storage; Onvif NVR
Price (Sep 2018 in Amazon) $77.00 $90.00

 

Table 1 TP-link Kasa vs Foscam

Model TP-link Kasa KC120 Indoor Foscam R4
Resolution 2.1mp 1080p @30 fps 4mp  (2560×1440) @25 fps
Lens Fixed 3.2mm lens f2.0 Fixed 4.0mm lens f2.1
FOV 130 degree 67 degree; panning 300 degree
Night vision Yes, range up to 25 ft Yes, 13 IR LEDs range up to 25 ft
Audio Two way with built-in Mic and speaker Two way with built-in high quality Mic. and speaker
Trigger Motion and audio motion detection Motion detection
Wifi Dual band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Single band 802.11b/g/n
Wifi speeds Up to 150Mbps @2.4Ghz plus up to 433Mbps @5Ghz band 150Mbps
Storage Free 2 days Cloud storage Micro SD card (~128GB); Foscam cloud service
Price (Sep 2018 in Amazon) $77.00 $100.00

 

To learn more spec details, manufacturer’s description, current price and rating click the product’s link below:

Summary

TP-link introduces Kasa Smart home router that can support in full performance of your Kasa KC120 indoor wifi camera as well as other ZigBee and Z-Wave compliant devices. in the era of smart home environment, TP-link Kasa Indoor and outdoor cameras are one step ahead of other competing products.

See also:

LaView and Lorex 8 channel NVR system kit or Lorex and Hikvision 8 channel kits to support your business or large home environment to monitor.




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