Annke C800 Zoom Review: 4K 8MP & 4x optical zoom for business surveillance that is an affordable alternative to Hikvision

The Annke C800 Zoom is a slight departure from my regular POE camera reviews as I would regard it as a more business orientated camera ideal for providing surveillance for SMBs. Annke C800 Zoom Specification & Features Image Sensor:1/2.5″ Sony STARVIS IMX274 Image Sensor              Video Resolution: 8MP (3840 X 2160@12.5/15 fps) Video Compression: H.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264 Lens: … Read more

Reolink Argus 3 Pro Review – A great alternative vs Eufy 2C & Arlo Pro 3

The new Argus 3 Pro sits at the top of the range for the wireless cameras from Reolink. Compared to the Argus 3, you now get 2K video, and this is the first wireless camera from the brand to offer person/vehicle detection. Specification Image Sensor: 1/3″ CMOS Sensor Video Resolution: 2560 x 1440 (4.0 Megapixels) … Read more

Reolink RLC-811A Review – A 4K PoE camera with person detection spotlight, colour night vision & 5x optical zoom

Following on from my Reolink RLC-511WA review, I have been using the RLC-811A, which is the 4K POE model. It follows the same pattern as the previous model; this has a 5X optical zoom lens (not PTZ) with a built-in spotlight which will enable night-time colour video. It also includes the AI object detection we … Read more

EZVIZ C8C Smart Pan/Tilt Outdoor Colour Night Vision Camera with AI launched for £109.99

Home surveillance tech is getting scarily advanced, Ezviz is one of the companies at the forefront of this technology. I am a huge fan of both colour night vision and AI object detection. Now, these have been combined with a PTZ camera to offer AI automatic tracking of anyone that enters your property. This model … Read more

Reolink RLC-511WA Review – A 5MP wireless security camera with spotlight & person/vehicle detection

Having reviewed a lot of the Reolink cameras, I have now got to the point where I am reviewing upgraded models from the existing range. I previously reviewed the Reolink RLC-511W in September, it was an impressive camera, and at around £80, it was a bargain. The 4X optical zoom it offered was quite unique; … Read more

Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 vs Doorbell Pro vs Doorbell 3 Plus Compared – Ring’s new wired smart doorbell is their best yet

The smart video doorbell market has been getting increasingly competitive in the past year. Ring may dominate the market, but we have seen impressive launches from Arlo and Eufy that are just as good if not better than some of the Ring products (depending on your requirements). Ring has not been resting on their laurels, … Read more

EZVIZ LC1C Full HD Wi-Fi floodlight camera upgrades previous LC1 with human detection PIR and starlight colour night vision

I previously reviewed the Ezviz LC1 in 2019, at the time it was one of the only floodlight cameras on the market, and I found it to be a superb camera as long as you are willing to commit to the Ezviz system. Hikvision have been trickling down their advanced object detection and low light … Read more

Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire Free Review – A superb Ring Video Doorbell alternative

The Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free was announced at the start of this year and will be made available across the usual online channels from the 2nd of February. While the security camera market is saturated, there are not many good battery-powered video doorbells, so the new Arlo Essential is a welcome addition to the … Read more

Reolink RLC-822A 4K Security Camera Review – 3x zoom & wide angle make this superior vs RLC-820A & RLC-810A

Reolink is quickly padding out their smart detection camera product line-up. I have previously reviewed: 5MP Reolink RLC-510A 4K Reolink RLC-810A 12MP Reolink RLC-1220A The new Reolink RLC-822A is a 4K dome camera with the addition of 3x optical zoom. This additional feature incurs a small premium of £10 compared to the two other 4K … Read more

Annke NC400 IP Security Camera Review – A cheap 4MP True Full Colour Night Vision PoE Bullet IP Security Camera

Recently I have reviewed a lot of the superb Reolink cameras camera, which I think are a range of cameras that offer some of the best performance for your money on the market. In the past, I reviewed the Annke 4K POE camera and was quite impressed with it, at the time it offered a … Read more

Arlo Wire-Free Video Doorbell vs Ring Video Doorbell 3 vs Eufy Wireless Doorbell – Which is the best battery powered video doorbell?

I am a big fan of video doorbells, in a period of time where the vast majority of my shopping is done online, I get packages daily as well as regular pickups due to the nature of my work. Thanks to COVID-19, delivery people have changed the way they work, so it is less likely … Read more

Reolink RLC-1220A Review – A 12MP Dome PoE Home Security camera with person & vehicle detection

Following on from my review of the superb Reolink RLC-510A and RLC-810A cameras, I have been sent the brand new and yet to be released Reolink RLC-1220A. It should be available soon, and you can buy it from here. The is a monster 12MP camera offering a recording resolution of up to 4096×3072. Similar to … Read more

EZVIZ C3X Dual-Lens Colour Night Vision Security Camera Review – Hikivision tech gets trickled down

The EZVIZ C3X is the latest outdoor camera from the consumer branch of Hikvision. This new camera sits at the top of the outdoor range and priced accordingly at £149.99. The camera adopts a lot of the technology you find on the commercial Hikivision cameras. Combining a dual-lens colour night vision recording with smart object … Read more

Eufy Battery Powered Video Doorbell 2K Review – Is this good enough to replace my Ring Doorbell 3 Plus? [Currently 20% off at £143.99]

I have been a big fan of smart video doorbells ever since getting the Ring Doorbell 2. I receive a huge number of parcels as well as regular pickups, and it is a genuine cause of stress for me (first world problem). Ring massively alleviated that, and I now rarely miss the door when I … Read more