by Robert Fox
Today we review all of Sricam's security cameras!
If you are looking for the right security camera for your house you can quickly become overwhelmed. There are so many choices and things to think through before making a purchase.
And, we've noticed that getting the information to compare camera to camera isn't always the easiest. Many times one security camera doesn't look that different from another.
As much as we appreciate Sricam's products, we've also noticed there can be a lack of real information online about the brands that make these cameras, unless you go to their website. Third party pages often lack info, or have it wrong.
So, we wanted to help you out a little and make it easy for you to check out Sricam's wide swath of security cameras to see the similarities and differences all in one place.
We'll start with an intro to the company whose cameras we will be discussing here, Sricam, if you haven't really read up on them.
From the website - "Sricam's main task is not only to design, develop and manufacture the finest security and surveillance equipment out there, but more importantly to build the finest security & surveillance company there is, and to keep innovating, never stopping, never finishing."
Sricam is located in China which can add on to the time you have to wait for delivery after you place your order. In our previous review of the Sricam SP012 we detailed our experience with ordering a Sricam camera.
It appeared to come directly to the US from China. The box was dinged up a little, but everything inside of the box was well protected and we didn't have any problems with the actual camera.
We also found from our experience that the communication with the company was pretty easy. We didn't experience any language barrier issues or anything like that.
Now, if you look at their website you might have a hard time believing this because the content on their site does seem to have a breakdown in some minor parts of the English language, but nothing that you can't understand.
Their products are designed to be used in homes, and businesses of all sizes, from small local businesses to large enterprises. The systems are designed so you can see and hear what's happening in your home or business wherever you happen to be.
Before jumping into the details of each camera it's important to mention there aren't major differences from one camera to the next.
There are some minor differences within each section. For example, all of the PTZ cameras include two-way audio.
Or, some cameras will only allow you to have one connection to it at a time and others (as specified below) allow you to have multiple connections for monitoring.
While the design is different on this camera it appears to have all of the same features as the SP017 mentioned above.
Once again this camera seems to same features are the same as the SP005 above. For detailed Sricam wifi camera reviews of this product check out our full review post here.
This camera has all of the same features as the other SP017 listed at the top of the list. The difference is in the resolution of the camera.
This camera includes all of the same features as SP005 but the design is white.
This camera also features the same features as SP017 but looks a little different.
The Indoor and mini Sricam cameras are good for indoor use in multiple ways. They make great baby monitors because of the two-way radio options.
They are also great for keeping your eye on your pets or your older children when they are home alone. You can even use them to let your kids enjoy talking with their grandparents.
The tricky thing on this one is that they wouldn't be able to see their Grandparents. But, it would allow distant grandparents to be a part of things like birthday parties and Christmas morning.
Although, before giving remote access to someone else you do want to keep in mind that means they could watch anytime they want. So, make this decision carefully.
As we noted above there is not really anything that screams super special about these any of these cameras. However, that's not necessarily a bad thing.
They provide the features that most people are looking for in a security camera. We found the models that we tried to be easy to use and effective.
If you search around for Sricam wifi camera reviews, you'll notice that it seems many people struggle to get it connected to wi-fi or have problems with the app. The ones that make it past this step seem happy with the cameras for the price that they've paid.
There are LOTS of videos online of people showing how to install and load the app and how to get the camera to calibrate. The video below shows what the camera looks like when you are operating it remotely.
The last drawback we want to mention is that these cameras do not seem to be heavy duty and really durable. We don't think that they would hold up well if an attacker tried to take it out.
So, if you're looking for a basic security camera, baby monitor, or way to watch your pets, Sricam cameras are worth your consideration.
About Robert Fox
Rob Fox is a former hydro worker, who used to teach self defence in Miami for 10 years. His hobbies include cribbage, golf, locksmithing, and cooking.