Overall speaking, Piper is easy operating and its image quality and network transmissions are also above the average. Especially talking about the character of combing home security detection and easy linkage with alarm sensors, Piper can count as a good product for smart home security demand.
Two-way audio volume is a little bit small for users. The bug of network transmission will cause re-link situation occasionally.
Rating(Full Marks: 5)
Over All: 2.5
Easy Installation: 2
Convenient Operating: 3
Image Quality: 2.5
Icontrol Piper nv, a home security camera, aims at the upgrade of wireless network technology and the evolution of appearance design and application for more convenient and safer home life. The outstanding characters include mini, beautiful, style, easy operating, wireless, night vision and enhanced HD resolution.
White outer packing represents the first image of simple and trendy. Collocating with single portrayed product photo increases a trace of warmness in the midst of technological ambiance.
- Quick start guide
- One hanging fixed board
- 3 AA battery backup
- Hanging fixed screw kit
- Power supply of AC100~240V transferred DC5V and 2 kits of European adapter replacement PIN
Black Piper is the home product with the characters of style and elegant. The color of Dark black wood accompanying with translucent lens and motion detector in white beehive looking collocate with silver stand to represent the feeling of 3C boutique design.
The size of the main product is equivalent to a can of Coke. There is an ultra-wide angle fisheye lens (3.4Magepixel HD) with a surrounding infrared light on the front side. At the middle is a 180-degree motion detector with a cover in beehive looking. Built-in HiFi microphone and 105 dB siren speaker provides two-way audio communication on the bottom. Entering the smart home era, the technological upgrade is crucial for home security cameras. Well-developed APPs and the constructions of network platform are the main competitive strategies for home security cameras to connect with each application through IoT.
3 AA Battery Backup and DC5V Plug
Push-button of WPS and Speaker
PIPER’s design of easy installation and set-up helps non-professional users to operate easily.
One Minute Installation and Set-up:
- Scan the QR code on the outer packing and get the quick installation sheet
- Place on the desired location and plug (AA battery backup is alternative)
- Push the WPS button on the back right side (Activate self-installation)
- LED light will turn from yellow-green to red and then to blue
- The sound of “Piper is ready” beeps to inform users
- Download the related Piper App (iOS or Android) and then activate
- Follow the set-up consequence of account/password and Wi-Fi connection to finish the beginning installation
The First Step of Installation is to Download App and Log in to Set Up Account and Password
Step1: Connect with camera and Piper App after selecting Wi-Fi network.
Step2: Save the system after completing the connection between Wi-Fi network and Piper.
Customized 4 security modes: off, vacation, home and away have the functions of video and audio recording. Each mode can set up the method of connecting with alert system and the informed type. Piper can record video and send the alert case in the same time. Users just check and rewind the video on smart phones or tablets directly. Historical cases and the complete record of temperature, humidity, sound, motion and light for previous 48 hours are also checkable through system log records.
In addition to connect sensors by Z-Wave, users can remote assess smart phones and tablets directly to activate panic sound for deterring intruders.
Piper can Represent the Operating Situation of Camera or Sensor and Rewind Audio and Video Recording Directly
In addition to video surveillance and motion detection, Piper can connect with related devices through Z-Wave. The Z-Wave related devices are easily connected and just need to install detectors like door sensor or smart switch with power supply. Piper will connect with them in few seconds after pushing Z-Wave smart switch. After naming sensors and switches, the connection operates normally and then users can control through App.
Users can Remote Control and Record through Connecting Z-Wave Door/Window Sensor and Smart Switch
Night vision enhanced HD resolution applied fisheye 360 degree lens. Exploring every inch of room with pan, tilt and zoom capabilities, users can split screen into four independent viewing zones. Piper can identify objects clearly as far as 15 meters at night with assisting infrared light. The image of faces and objects are as clarity as the original quality. In the beginning test, the function of system correction was found. The status of LED on Piper helps users to remote control for maintaining and correcting the system.
HD Video at 720p (up 800TVL)
Effective Color Restoration and White Balance
- Effective Night Vision Quality and without Over Bright Infrared
- Supplemental Lighting can be as Far as 15 Meters