TP-Link Kasa Spot Indoor Security Camera vs Reolink

TP-link adds new lines of indoor security camera for homes, Kasa Spot indoor cameras and Kasa Spot Pan Tilt cameras. How these new series will compete with Reolink E1 series?

Kasa Spot Indoor

In addition of its wire-free model cameras such as Kasa kc300s2 wire-free cameras, and the newer model is Kasa kc310s2, TP-link also introduces Kasa Spot indoor camera series. There are two types of new lines of Kasa Spot indoor security camera introduced by TP-link:

  1. Kasa Spot cameras that consist of two models: KC400 and EX60
  2. Kasa Spot Pan Tilt cameras with panning and tilting capabilities that consist of two models KC410s and EX70

What wonders me is that TP-link releases up to 4 different models of Kasa Spot camera where each model differs in price by around $10 where the main difference is the recording resolution. Actually with two models of Kasa security camera with and without PT (pan and tilt) feature with 4mp resolution should be appropriate, no need for models that come with full HD 1080p resolution. Probably it’s their business strategy, who knows.

Kasa comparisons

Are there any other differences between each of these Kasa Spot cameras? Look at the two comparison tables below. Table 1 shows the spec comparison between Kasa KC400 and Kasa ec60 while table 2 is a spec comparison between Kasa kc410s and Kasa ec70.

Kasa Spot 1080p

Resolution & wifi

See that the main difference between Kasa Spot kc400 and Kasa Spot ec60 is the recording resolution. On the other hand, the main differences for spec comparison between Kasa Spot kc410s and ec70 are the recording resolution and built-in wifi adapter. See that all the four models of Kasa Spot come with built-in wifi with single band, if you compare with Reolink e1 pro and e1 zoom you can find that these Reolink cameras come with dual band wifi (@2.4GHz or 5GHz).  

Table 1 Kasa Spot kc400 vs ec60

Kasa SpotKasa KC400Kasa EC60
Image sensor1/3.0” CMOS½.7” CMOS
Lens3.3mm f/2.03.3mm f/2.0
View angle106° horizontal view130° horizontal view
Camera resolution4MP (2560 x 1440p) @15 fps1080p @15 fps
Compression formatH.264H.264
Night vision850 nm IR LED up to 30 ft850 nm IR LED up to 30 ft
AudioTwo way audio communication with built-in microphone and speaker2-way audio with built-in microphone and speaker
Network802.11n up to 72.2Mbps @2.4GHz802.11n up to 72.2Mbps @2.4GHz
Smart homeWorks with Alexa and Google HomeWorks with Alexa and Google Home
Price$39.99$29.99

Like wifi home PTZ cameras in general, the Kasa kc410s and ec70 provide endless panning features up to 360 degrees and tilting up to 113 degree mechanically that you can control via your mobile devices with the app so that it can cover the entire room 360 degrees.

Table 2 Kasa pan tilt comparison

Kasa Spot Pan TiltKasa KC410SKasa EC70
Image sensor1/3.0” CMOS½.9” CMOS
Lens4.0mm f/1.63.83mm f/2.4
View angle360° horizontal view, 113° vertical view360° horizontal view, 113° vertical view
Camera resolution4MP (2560 x 1440p) @15 fps1080p @15 fps
Compression formatH.264H.264
Night vision850 nm IR LED up to 30 ft850 nm IR LED up to 30 ft
AudioTwo way audio communication with built-in microphone and speaker2-way audio with built-in microphone and speaker
Network802.11n up to 72.2Mbps @2.4GHz802.11n up to 150Mbps @2.4GHz
Smart homeWorks with Alexa and Google HomeWorks with Alexa and Google Home
Price$44.99$31.99

From the above two comparison tables you can find that Kasa Spot kc410s is the top notch model of Kasa Spot series that is comparable with Reolink e1 pro and Reolink e1 zoom. Let’s see how they are compared.     

Reolink E1 series

Reolink e1 series is one of competing products for the above Kasa Spot indoor cameras. Currently there are three models of home wifi indoor camera offered by Reolink:

  • Reolink E1
  • Reolink E1 Pro
  • Reolink E1 Zoom

What are the differences between these three models? In general the three models have the following technical specs, the spec differences will be shown in the comparison table below:

Reolink e1 Pro

Features and specs

  • CMOS image sensor: ½.7 inch
  • Minimum illumination 0lux (with IR illuminator)
  • Support night vision with IR LEDs (14mil/850nm) with range up to 40ft (12m)
  • Two way audio communication with built-in speaker and microphone
  • Panning up to 350 degree and tilting up to 50 degree
  • Micro SD card slot is available for local memory storage
  • Indoor use only, not for outdoor (no weatherproof protection)

All the specs above are applied on all the three models except the following spec differences below.

Reolink E1 series differences

Reolink model Reolink E1Reolink E1 ProReolink E1 Zoom
Lens4.0mm fixed lens f/2.44.0mm fixed lens f/2.02.8mm ~ 8mm autofocus f/1.6
View angleHorizontal: 82° Vertical: 43°Horizontal: 87.5° Vertical: 47°Horizontal: 48° – 98° Vertical: 37° – 75°
Display resolution3MP (2304 x 1296) @15 fps4MP (2560 x 1440) @20 fps / @15 fps is default5MP (2560 x 1920) @20 fps
# IR LEDs for Night vision8pcs8pcs10pcs
Wifi adapter802.11b/g/n @2.4GHz802.11a/b/g/n dual band802.11a/b/g/n dual band
Price$35.00$49.00$65.00

Reolink e1 Pro is comparable with Kasa kc410s while Reolink e1 zoom is the top notch model of the Reolink e1 series with optical zoom and varifocal lens.

Kasa Spot vs Reolink e1

Take a look at the following table 4 below; see that the price difference is not too much. So what makes the difference between the two models?

Kasa Spot Pan Tilt Kc410s

Faster fps

The recording resolution between the two models is the same (2k / 4MP); however there is a slight difference in frame rate. The faster frame rate the smoother the video performs, @30 fps (frame per second) is the real time frame rate. Reolink e1 pro supports up to 4MP @20 fps, while Kasa supports up to 4MP @15fps.    

Local memory storage

In addition to the Kasa care cloud storage subscription option, Kasa spot is equipped with micro sd card memory slot with capacity of up to 256Gb, compared to Reolink which is only 64gb. If you already have Reolink nvr with multiple cameras, you can store the e1 video footage in the nvr system.

Alerts

Besides motion detection by sending video snapshot alerts to mobile devices, Kasa also performs motion tracking. Reolink does not provide tracking feature, but there is siren option with a custom sound, it can be auto siren or manually via your mobile.

Table 4 Kasa vs Reolink indoor cameras

ModelsTP-link Kasa PT kc410sReolink e1 Pro
Image sensor1/3.0” starlight CMOS image sensor½.7” CMOS
Lens4.0mm f/1.64.0mm fixed lens f/2.0
ZoomN/AN/A
View angle360° horizontal view, 113° vertical viewHorizontal: 87.5° Vertical: 47°
Recording resolution4MP (2560 x 1440p) @15 fps4MP (2560 x 1440) @20 fps / @15 fps is default
Night vision850 nm IR LED up to 30 ft8pcs IR LEDs /14mil/850nm range up to 40 ft(12m)
AudioTwo way audio with built-in speaker and microphoneTwo way audio with built-in speaker and microphone
StorageMicro SD Card up to 256GB, or you can subscribe Kasa Care cloud storageMicro SD Card slot available (up to 64GB), or Reolink NVR
PTPanning up to 360 degrees and tilting up to 113 degreePanning up to 350 degree and tilting up to 50 degree
AlertsMotion detection and trackingMotion detection with auto / manual siren and 4-seconds recording before motion detection
Wifi802.11n up to 72.2Mbps @2.4GHz802.11a/b/g/n dual band
Dimension3.2 x 3.2 x 4.4 in. (82 x 82 x 112.6 mm)Φ 76mm x 106mm
Price$44.99$49.99

Which one is suitable to meet your need, click the product’s link below to read more details and shop in Amazon (#ads).

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