TP-Link isn’t new in the smart home sector, but the recently announced Kasa Cam KC120 is the company’s first home security camera in the Kasa smart home product portfolio.
The Kasa Cam KC120, like most home security cameras in the market, records 1080p video with a 130-degree wide-angle lens. It features two-way audio, infrared night vision up to 25-feet and motion and audio-triggered recording. It also allows users to frame an area to monitor for motions.
Its biggest highlight is probably the Amazon Echo Show integration. Users who own an Amazon Echo Show can simply say “Alexa, show me the living room camera,” and then a live feed from the camera will be presented on the 7-inch screen of the Echo device. Multiple cameras can be set up in different rooms.
The Kasa Cam KC120 has wires and is suitable for indoor. The built-in stand doubles as a wall mount and it is also magnetic, so that it can be attached to a fridge or metal surfaces. The Kasa Cam is available now for US$130.
All recorded footage will be stored in the cloud. TP-Link offers 1GB cloud storage for free or two-day recording storage, which is more than many security camera companies’ offering that often is one-day storage.
TP-Link uses Amazon Web Services to store the video and says that all user footage is protected with AES-128 bit data encryption and SSL/TLS.
Users can also upgrade to two weeks of cloud storage for US$5 per month or US$50 per year, or 30 days of storage for US$10 per month or $100 per year. The company also offers additional cameras for any of the storage plans at reduced prices.
Other products from TP-Link, such as smart switches and smart light bulbs, also support Amazon Alexa voice commands.