Why some smart security cameras can’t see everything

EZVIZ’s C8C sees more than most rivals. This is what better looks like

(Image credit: EZVIZ)


There’s a boom in smart home security cameras right now, and it’s possible to get really effective smart home security without spending a lot of cash. But it’s important to make sure you don’t end up with a camera that can’t see very much.

Many outdoor Wi-Fi security cameras have a very narrow field of view, which is how wide an area they can see. They’re usually fixed in place and unable to move, and in many cases they only offer one kind of night vision: short range colour, or black and white.

The EZVIZ C8C shows what better looks like. It sees much more than rival cameras thanks to its whopping 352-degree horizontal view – more than three times the view of many rivals – and 95 degree vertical view. Not only that, but when it comes to night vision the C8C gives you the best of both worlds: it has two kinds of night vision, with spotlit colour vision and long range infra-red night vision too. 

While EZVIZ C8C has an all-seeing camera, clever night vision and AI-powered person detection, it costs much less than many lesser cameras. 

See and hear any intruder

The C8C’s app-controllable camera shoots video at 1080p Full HD resolution, and the C8C can hear as well as it sees thanks to its noise-cancelling microphone. That means you can see and hear what’s happening no matter where you are: all you need is the free EZVIZ smartphone app. Thanks to its advanced H.265 video compression, the C8C streams video in high quality using half the bandwidth of rival cameras. That means smoother streaming video even on slower internet connections and recordings that need less space to store.

When it comes to storing your video, the C8C gives you a choice. You can store your video locally on a microSD card, or you can take advantage of EZVIZ’s excellent, secure cloud storage service. If you like, you can have extra peace of mind and use both methods. That way you’ve got a backup if anything happens to your camera or if your internet connection suffers from any network problems. And everything you store on the cloud is fully encrypted so only you can access it.

Smart features to protect your property

The EZVIZ C8C doesn’t just look good. It’s built to withstand the elements and packed with smart features to protect your property. Features such as twin integrated spotlights to warn and light up people on or near your property; colour night vision and professional optical lenses to make it easier to identify important details; and AI-powered person detection that can tell the difference between a potential intruder and somebody’s pet. The night vision has a range of up to 30m (100 feet) and automatically switches to full colour as the detected person gets closer. 

The C8C’s person detection is really useful. Unlike traditional motion detectors, which can’t tell the difference between a potential burglar and a plastic bag blowing past, its embedded AI algorithm analyses the movement to identify human shapes. It’ll only notify you of movement if it sees a human being, massively reducing the likelihood of false alerts.

Control everything with just one app

The excellent EZVIZ smartphone app gives you complete control of your C8C security camera. It enables you to capture, save, protect and share what’s valuable to you, with live streaming video and audio, instant alerts, video history, camera control and up to 8x zoom. It also enables you to create customised activity zones so you won’t get false alarms if you live near a busy road or don’t want to be notified of everyone who walks past your driveway.

Ezviz C8C

(Image credit: EZVIZ)

The clever camera from the smart home guardians

EZVIZ aren’t a household name in the UK just yet, but they’ve been making innovative and award-winning security products since 2013. The C8C is an affordable smart camera that punches way above its price tag, offering features that other cameras can’t match. 

Click here to find out about the all-seeing C8C outdoor Wi-Fi security camera and how it makes it easy to protect everything that matters to you.

You can get your hands on the amazing EZVIZ C8C at your favourite retailer, including Amazon, Currys and Very.


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