The EZVIZ Smart Home Security system is an impressive system and offers great value for money. One of the benefits of using this platform is that it enables new features and functions to be made available immediately by updating your devices automatically.
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Setting Up Your System
Setting up the EZVIZ Smart Homes system is not as straightforward as some other home systems. The cameras will need proper wiring so make sure you are comfortable in doing this or have someone else who is. We strongly advise you to measure the distance from the DVR to the cameras before you start installation, as the 60ft cables provided with the kit may not be long enough. Do not use a coupler to extend the cables as this will cause lines to show up on the video feed. You can purchase longer cables additionally.
If you experience any issues getting your system set up, there is a very helpful technical support team on hand. They can walk you through the programming part and any other issues you may have.
The 4 x HD 1080p cameras included in the kit, provide exceptionally clear and crisp picture quality and video footage, even when set at the lowest resolution. They have an excellent 8 x zoom function built in. The cameras are waterproof and dustproof and will withstand extreme weather such as wind, rain and snow. It will also function in temperatures ranging from -40°F to 140°F.
The cameras will switch to night vision automatically when it gets dark, and will produce clear nighttime vision within a 100 ft radius. One of the four cameras comes with an audio facility, however you can purchase additional microphones for the others if required. The cameras are powered by the DVR unit. You will not be able to add more cameras than the four provided. However there is an 8-channel version, which allows you to do this.
The 1TB DVR will give you approximately 2 weeks of video footage. Once this is full it will start recording over old footage. A monitor or TV with a HDMI port is required to set this device up and to watch your video footage on your mobile device, you will be required to subscribe to their cloud service.
Remote Access and Voice Control
The IFTTT capability enables you to view your cameras wherever you are, at anytime of day or night. This technology will allow you to connect your smart phone to the system. One of the unique features of the EZVIZ app is that more than one person is able to view the video feed at any one time. Bear in mind though, that you will need Google play on your phone for the app to work.
When the motion detectors sense any movement, the system will send you an alert via push notifications to your mobile device. You can adjust the sensitivity of the motion detectors according to your individual needs.
The system conveniently works with Alexa using IFTTT allowing you to use voice control with Amazon Echo.
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