Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share with you a great product that I got in recently from Akaso. It is the 960P HD WiFi Home Security System! It can be purchased here from Amazon for around $220, and it is an amazing setup for the price in my opinion! Now this is one of the best products I have received to date, and I am sure that it will be a popular hit this Holiday Season! I am going to tell you a little bit about the company, even more about this product, and my experience using it. So let’s get started!
Akaso specializes in the sale of drones and intelligent electronic products, and has been committed to providing customers with high-quality products without the big price tag. I have not seen any of their products carry less than a 4-star rating on Amazon, and their customer service seems to be great from what I have observed. Now on to the good stuff!
First off, I love how many features this set comes with and I found it very easy to install and use! It can hook right up to your flat screen TV or computer monitor, and stream to your smart devices via the IP Pro App (ios/android) which is really nice! This allows you to keep watch when you are away from home! If you want a dedicated monitor, you can usually find used LCD computer monitors for around $10 at a local Goodwill store. This set comes with 4 IP cameras, the dedicated wireless router with NVR, mouse, power adapters, and directions. Pretty much everything you need to get started for a low price! The cameras are weather-proof, durable, go up to 920P HD, and have built-in night vision capabilities that automatically switch on when light levels get low enough!
So hooking it all up was very simple for me. It is basically plug-and-play. The directions looked confusing, but honestly I did not need them! You can connect the cameras and router by WiFi (which is what I did) or use a wired connection (Ethernet cables). The cameras still need a power cord running to them when connected via WiFi which should be obvious. Each camera and the router all come with their own power adapters, but extension cords may be needed to get power to hard-to-reach places unless you are upgrading a pre-existing security system that is already wired through your home. Once they have power and an internet connection though, they are ready to go!
I am obviously not showing my exact setup for security purposes, but I made a video and posted it above to give you an idea of what it can do (FYI, I grabbed the wrong camera when I said it was the one not connected)! The picture is very crisp and clear without even using the HD option, as you can see! There are WiFi antennas on each of the cameras, and 2 on the router to provide up to 1500ft connectibility in open areas, and 250ft with obstacles (between 1 and 3 walls). I have a smaller house so I am not able to test the max of this, but with a larger home a signal booster can help extend the signal if needed. I like how the night vision kicks on automatically, how cool!
Some features I really enjoy about this are being able to see who is at my front door without getting up, motion detection recording, night vision, high-definition images, screenshots, and the app which allows you to view from work or on vacation! I have tried other single security cameras before and they always seem to have some downside like having to have an old phone that will go down to lower internet speeds, or just a complete lack of options and features. This has every feature I could ever need for my home, and I believe it would work great in a business environment as well!
You can read the full details and technical specifications here towards the middle and bottom of the page! One thing to note is that it does not come with a hard drive, so if you are wanting to record footage then you should purchase a compatible hard drive as they state clearly in their item’s description. This is understandable as the price for the security system + HDD will still be under $300 total.
I hope that this review helped you to decide that this is the right product for you! I truly believe it will be hard to find another security system as complete and competitively priced as this one! You cannot put a price on the peace of mind that this item will give you, especially around the Holidays when family is #1! Thank you so much for reading and following my blog, and I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving this week!
I received this product from Akaso at a free or discounted price in exchange for my honest review. This is how I really feel about it!