Luowice 5MP PTZ Camera Outdoor For Smart Home Review

Luowice 5MP PTZ Camera is a Wi-Fi-enabled cam that can auto-track, detect human movements from other movements, and send notifications when anything suspicious reads.

Luowice is a Chinese conglomerate that markets security surveillance products. 

This cam device pans left & right up to 355 degrees, tilts up & down 90 degrees. It can digitally zoom the object 4x times. The device is full HD, the resolution is high  2560x1920P. It relays absolutely crystal clear images.

 If you are looking for an outdoor cam that you can place in an open area and that can also withstand the tough weather conditions then you will find it fulfilling your terms and conditions. You can also access the device from a faraway place as it is supported by wifi and an Application.    

The price of the PTZ cam is very affordable. It is available at Amazon and Luowice stores at a paltry sum of $58.99.

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How To Select A PTZ Camera?

There are so many cams available in the market. Whenever you think of making a PTZ security surveillance camera purchase, look for the following features in the device.

Night vision

Cams have an inbuilt IR system. You have to check the quality of the night-vision. If night-vision is weak then it will capture dull images, face recognition would be difficult. The security purpose would be in peril.

Two-way Audio

All good PTZ cams are equipped with speakers and microphones. With the help of the app, you can talk two-way and communicate with the person on the other side. It is a very useful function. With its help, you can alert others or hush away the threat.

Motion & Audio Sensor

The technology is improving day by day, making it much more effective at tracking objects of interest. It keeps the user safe from any kind of threat. 

Sensors are functional in such a way that they relay alarms or switch on floodlights or lights attached to the PTZ cam when they read something fishy. They also send you notifications on your mobile phones when observing suspicious activities.

Weatherproofing

Since PTZ cams are used outdoors, weatherproofing is a must. Check whether your cameras have IP66, IP67, etc. level waterproofing at least.

Setup

How easy it is to fix the cam. How easy it is to position or mount the cam. If a CCTV device has a good pan/tilt, it might not require accurate positioning because panning and tilting cover the entire area. You might just place them over a heightened table or wardrobe.

PAN/ Tilt

All PTZ cameras can be moved horizontally or vertically. They are made to function that way to cover the maximum coverage area. 

When cams move horizontally to cover the wider angle of the location then it is called as panning of the camera.

When they move vertically to cover the wider range then it is known as tilting of the camera.

Cameras can rotate horizontally up to 360 degrees and vertically up to 90 degrees. Though, the degrees of the movement vary from product to product.

Zooming

PTZ cams are special because they can be zoomed in and out manyfold. By zooming in the image you can trace even the minutest of the activities very clearly. 

You can zoom in on the image from 2x to 40x and even more. The better the resolution and image quality, the clearer the zoomed clip. The quality of the zoomed image depends on the quality of the varifocal lens and the setting of focal length.

Storage

Most cams have an SD-Card slot that supports capacities up to 128GB. When you have this facility in your camera, then your cam is complete in its totality. It doesn’t require any external source like NVR/DVR to record the activities.

Cloud Storage facility

CCTV cloud storage is a comprehensive program that allows users to store cam-related footage remotely without worrying about storage capacity on-site.

Wireless/Wirefree

Any PTZ camera must also be wireless and SD card enabled so that you can use it as a standalone camera. By connecting it to any wifi network you can operate it from any remote location. It is even better if it is wire-free. When it is wire-free then there is no web of wire around it, and easy to operate.

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Advantages

  • 5MP Full HD cam
  • Almost 360 degrees monitoring
  • Smart Detection App
  • Remote Access
  • Messages, and Email Alerts
  • Auto Tracking
  • Motion Triggered Floodlights
  • Two-way Audio
  • IP66 Waterproofing
  • Easy Setup
  • User-Friendly App

Disadvantages

  • Support 2.4Ghz WiFi Only
  • SD card is not given with the pack

Unboxing Of The Luowice 5MP PTZ Camera

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  • 1x camera
  • 1x adapter
  • 1x manual guide
  • 1x patch cord
  • 1x screwdriver
  • Anchors & Screws

Design Of The Luowice 5MP PTZ camera

The cam is very well shaped in white. The oval-shaped cam weighs 1.1 pounds. Its dimensions are 5 x 5 x 7 inches. On the face of the cam, there are 6 LEDs attached. It has white floodlights also attached. It has sensors, a microphone, and a speaker attached to it. 

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On the tail end of the cam, it has sockets given for SD Card, a USB port, and a reset button. The device has two antennas fixed at the top to receive wifi signals.

Feature Of The The Luowice 5MP PTZ camera

The device has many beneficial functions given.

5MP Full HD

 This 2560x1920P FHD home security camera with 6 white lights & 6 infrared lights, provides you crystal color and B/W images & videos, and an excellent view at night.

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Pan & Tilt

355° horizontal and 90° vertical rotation plus 4x digital zoom (optical zoom is not supported), allows you to move the camera left/right up/down to get the picture wherever you want.

Smart Detection, APP & Email Alerts Pushing

This smart security camera supports advanced human shape detection, which helps you protect those you cared about all day long. 

When motion is detected, notification will be pushed to your phone and/or email immediately. So you can check what happened immediately to secure your house and business.

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Motion Triggered Floodlights & Auto Tracking

 When this outdoor cam detects a human-shaped item that is approaching your home, the floodlights will turn on automatically. 

And the cam will follow the item’s movement to keep a watchful eye on your property. You can also make the WiFi cam flash blue & red lights plus a ringing siren together once it detects any suspicious movement. If you don’t want to operate this function, you can turn it off with the help of the App.

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Loop Recording

This surveillance device can save 24/7 surveillance footage to a micro SD card (support up to 128G, not included) even when the network is unavailable.

Two-way audio

It supports remotes view talks with visitors on the camera side, with the help of the App.

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Waterproofing

IP66 waterproof makes this outdoor security cam well able to withstand the outdoors and perform well in different severe weather conditions.

Easy to Connect & Set Up, User-Friendly App

Set-up is a breeze using the Phone App (CamhiPro). You can remote access and operate this IP camera via Phone or PC. 

Easy to share cam accessing rights with family members. Multi-users can view at the same time. 4 cameras can be viewed on one screen at one time. 

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Strong dual WiFi antennas and optional Ethernet connection allow the outdoor security camera to get a stable connection. Support 2.4Ghz WiFi only, 5Ghz WiFi is not supported.

How To Install?

When you have to install the app, the first thing you have to do is to decide the location. Also, check the strength of the wifi signal at the place of the installation. If the signal is fine, then mark the area and mount the cam at that point. Fix it with screws.

 

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To install the App on the mobile, open the play store and search for Cam Hipro App. Install the app and add the cam by scanning the QR code. The cam will come on the display.

Users Response

John T from the USA opines

  • I bought 2 of these. The first one was set up easily, looked good, I was impressed. The picture quality was clear, zoom worked well. But the human tracking was not very good. I installed the device only 30 feet (through one wall) away from my router. 
  • Then I noticed that the free CamHiPro app said camera disconnecting. Wasn’t sure at first if this is normal. Next, I moved the first camera closer to my router, and no change. Still says disconnected. 
  • So I set up a test to ping the first camera during the disconnect and it did ping ok. Next, I noticed that the CamHiPro app disconnects from the camera as soon as the app is in the background (not being viewed). 
  • I would now say that the disconnect is normal. It makes sense to being as you wouldn’t want to connect to many cameras at the same time. That would be too confusing.
  • The CamHiPro app works pretty well and is pretty easy to figure out. It allows remote camera viewing by the internet as well as local wifi access. It can also send screenshots to email and send videos to an FTP server.

Helen from the USA says

  • I love my puppies and I have bought so many things for them. This 5mp security camera is for keeping an eye on my puppies. The camera offers a lot of features when it comes to using it and seems to be great. 
  • Not only does it have the basic video and sound recording and intercom functions, but it also provides some smart functions, such as PTZ control, auto-tracking, color night vision mode, alarm, and siren, etc., which allows for use in kinds of situations I think. 
  • But I only use this camera to monitor my puppies while I am not home. It works fine for me. The app provides control panels to operate the camera, change picture quality and expand the picture. I’m very happy I can see my lovely puppies and hear their sound when I’m out.

Should I Buy It?

The cam can pan around at 360 degrees, tilt up to 360 degrees, and auto-track every activity. The cam is very valuable as humanoid detection is one very prominent function.

It is a color night vision device with full HD resolution. The sensor is so powerful and sensitive that when you preset it for various positions and it detects any suspicious activity then automatically floodlight switches on, and the siren starts howling.

Thus it saves you from intruders and suspects. The price s extremely competitive. A very good camera to use outdoors. 

Conclusion

The device encompasses all the security features. It makes you alert, it saves you from threats. PTZ cam is for outdoors, with a wifi signal accessing the device from any remote location. 

The zooming, panning, and tilting of the device give us a wider angle to view. It is a good camera to cover sensitive areas. The services and warranty coverage are very satisfactory. 

Here is the review of the Luowice 5MP PTZ Camera. Please share your comments with us.

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