Thursday, May 30, 2024

This $40 home security camera works with Amazon Alexa

If we had $1 for every domestic security digital camera available, we should retire to a sunny island someplace. We ought to purchase a sunny island somewhere. There are more options than anyone can rely on; however, not all domestic security cameras are created identically. The EZVIZ Mini O Home Security Camera deserves to be on your radar for several reasons. It has offered critiques and a terrific function set, but the kicker is that it integrates with Amazon Alexa. Tell your Echo Show to expose you to any room in your house wherein a Mini O is situated, and also, you’ll be looking for stay feed-in moments. How cool is that!?


Here is the important thing info from the Amazon page:

* EZVIZ MEETS ALEXA – Our WiFi Cameras can now be controlled using Alexa through the Echo Show. Ask her to show you the infant’s room, the outside, or everywhere you have an EZVIZ digicam. Stay tuned for new abilities as our relationship with Alexa grows. The Mini O can also be managed through different smart domestic IoT gadgets through IFTTT.

*VIEW ANYWHERE, ANYTIME via the EZVIZ app, which helps you see all your EZVIZ cameras in a single vicinity. Secure and encrypted using multilayer safety and end-to-stop video encryption.

* NIGHT VISION and 111° viewing angle for clear HD video while it gets dark. Receive motion detection signals through the EZVIZ app on your telephone or pill.

* LISTEN IN AND TALK even as away the use of the integrated speaker and mic

* MULTIPLE STORAGE OPTIONS to select from. A cloud storage alternative consists of an unfastened one-month trial with 7-day playback. The camera accepts a 128GB micro SD card for storage beyond the cloud for the garage locally.

* NOTE: Refer to the Instructional Video from the Image Section and User Guide from the Technical Specification earlier than the endorsed use.

You will often hear cynics say that home security cameras are great for recording crime, but they do little to prevent it. Even if this were true, recording a crime isn’t bad. The police have a much better chance of finding and convicting housebreakers if they have footage of the incident. This is particularly useful if the cameras record clear mug shots of the criminal(s). Most folks would prefer it if their security investment prevented crime rather than recorded it. So, just how effective are home security cameras as a burglar deterrent?

What the Research Says

There has been some extensive research into this.



One survey entitled, ‘Understanding Decisions to Burglarize from the Offender’s Perspective,’ is worth noting. The main focus was to look into the minds of serial housebreakers- male and female- to determine how they make their decisions. This 64-page study aimed to determine the following:

  • Key motivations
  • Target-selection strategies
  • Techniques used to break in
  • Gender differences
  • Effectiveness of deterrence factors (security cameras, alarms, etc.)

The results were camera Amazon interesting, to say the security least. Keep reading to find out what the burglars have to say.

What the Burglars Say

Despite what the cynics think, most intruders take the presence of security deterrents into consideration, alarms, dogs, and so on. This is not speculation but the words from over 400 reoffending burglars. Around 83% would look into the security situation of a property before making their decision. In other words, they are far more likely to break in if security is weak or non-existent. If security measures look strong and effective, they are more likely to move on to an easier place. In short, the opportunistic burglar cherry-picks their target property based on its lack of security.

Burglars Understand Home Security

Outdoor cameras just out of reach and pointing down are the best deterrents. The fact is that most opportunistic burglars have a better understanding of home security than most homeowners do. They have to if they’re to be successful as career criminals. If you have cheap and poorly positioned surveillance cameras (especially those thatare easy to disarm or bypass), the intruder iwill likelyknow about it.

If security is good, about 60% of burglars will move on. Those who decide to break in know how to disarm the system or are experts at getting the job done quickly. These types will cover themselves up and break in even with cameras and a loud alarm from the property. They have a pretty good idea of whether they can get the job done before anyone turns up.

Home Security Layers

You might have heard alarms sounding off in your neighborhood for an eternity before someone arrives to investigate. Burglars know all about this ‘lack of interest.’ A professional crook is usually in and out in less than 12 minutes on average and often sooner. The good news is that your property is much less likely to be a target if your security setup is evident and of quality. Home security cameras alone won’t help much. But when they’re a part of a wider security system, they become much more of a deterrent. For example, your property has visible security cameras, an alarm, and maybe motion-activated security lighting. Protecting your home in layers gives you a much better defense.


Understanding the Mind of Burglars

According to the above study, there are notable differences in the motivations between male and female burglars. For example, men generally tend to think their break-ins through more so than women. They even weigh the odds in spur-of-the-moment break-ins, whereas females tend to go in and hope for the best. Another thing to note is that women prefer to commit their crimes mid to late afternoons. Men pick later in the evenings, preferably when no one is home. Home security cameras with good night vision capability are therefore crucial. Over 70% of female burglars are addicted to drugs, and it’s their number one motivational factor- a crime of desperation. For men, it’s all about the money.

In conclusion, a home surveillance system is a good deterrent. If it is set up properly, it will deter crime or record it until the criminal disarms the system. If you have cloud (internet) storage, the burglar can run off with the camera, but they can’t get away with the footage. Remember, home security cameras act as a more powerful deterrent when they’re part of your overall security layer and not your only hope of defense.


Jenna D. Norton
Jenna D. Norton
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