Traditional home and business security camera systems require a significant financial investment that many homeowners and small business owners simply cannot afford. Apps like Alfred Security Camera and Wyze Cam offer a much cheaper option to keep your home and business safe.
Alfred security camera
Alfred Security Camera is a free mobile app that turns your Android and / or iOS device into a security camera. You can use it to monitor your home, newborn, pets and more of the most important things in life. Another bonus is that Alfred security cameras work on both new and old devices.
You need to install the app on two smartphones. One serves as a viewer, while the other functions as a camera. After installing the mobile application, sign in with the Gmail account you used to buy the app. The whole process should take about 3 minutes.
The motion sensor immediately sends you an email notification when unusual activity is detected. If you see a burglar breaking into your house, you can deter them by speaking directly on the walkie-talkie. You can download the automatically recorded video from the cloud and present it to the police.
You can upgrade to the premium plan at any time. Key features include removal of ads, motion events up to 120 seconds long, zoom, motion detection plan, and 30-day event storage. The best thing about premium service is that you can connect as many devices as you want without paying an additional fee.
- 3 pricing options: Free / $ 3.99 per month / $ 29.99 per year
- Supports multiple languages
- Supports family sharing
- Batch download
- Live streaming around the clock
- Motion detection
- Two-way conversation
- Low-light filter
- Immediate intruder alarm
- Live broadcast
- Night vision
- Unlimited cloud storage
- Share video
- Video playback
Unlike Alfred, Wyze Cam is a physical camera that you can mount anywhere in your home. Its compact size and simple design make it practically invisible. Place it anywhere in your house and position it for maximum coverage.
The camera can be installed in a minute or less and delivers crisp images on your smartphone via the Wyze app (iOS and Android compatible). With the app, you can create live streams, record footage and view recordings for up to 14 days. Additional functions include push notifications, bidirectional audio communication, creation of time-lapse videos and screenshots.
Unfortunately, the app received mediocre reviews on Google Play and the Apple Store, as the live streaming did not allow smooth coverage in 1080p HD. The problem could be due to the customer's internet setup.
Motion tagging technology detects and highlights motion, making it easier to identify moving objects in live stream and playback video mode.
There are two ways to save video recordings. The first is the Amazon AWS cloud, which allows you to save your recordings for up to 14 days. You can also use 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB micro SD cards (sold separately) to store videos, enable continuous recording, and 2-way audio for listening or speaking to use the app.
With the Wyze app, you can manage, view and share multiple cameras, view warning videos and take / share photos and videos directly from the app.
Works with Alexa
You can control the Wyze Cam with your voice by saying, “Alexa, show me the kitchen to watch a live stream from your camera.
Use only inside
The Wyze Cam is not designed for use in your garden or on the veranda. You can either mount it on your windowsill to show the areas to be monitored, or buy a protective cover from a retailer like Amazon. People have had success with the covers, but chances are the items will damage them.
- Low cost and no monthly fees required
- Free local and cloud storage for 14 days
- 2.8 mm focal length
- 110º wide angle lens
- Full HD video 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
- 8x digital zoom
- Night vision up to 30 feet
- Motion and noise detection
- Two way audio
- Delivers crisp, crisp live stream material to your smartphone day and night, so you can see every detail even with 8x digital zoom.
- Alexa compatible
Both the Wyze Cam and the Alfred Security Camera are excellent solutions for cost-effective security surveillance for your home and your company. Wyze lets you set up as many cameras as you need to get the coverage you want.
Alfred is a great option for the environmentally conscious as they can set up their security system with their old smartphones. You can also download the app for free and upgrade to premium services at any time.
Enjoy complete security for your home with Protect America
One of the biggest limitations for Alfred security cameras and Wyze cameras is the basic level of protection they offer families. These devices are unable to fully monitor your home like a professionally monitored 24/7 system from Protect America. Our security packages include not only surveillance cameras, but also other devices that specialize in the detection of suspicious activity. You can use our doorbell cameras for outside protection as well as door and window sensors to secure the most vulnerable entry points of your house. Are you ready to learn more about monitored home security? Then click here to request a free quote today.