Cheapest price I could find for the TP-Link Tapo C200 Pan/Tilt Home Security Wi-Fi Camera with coupon BOT-10.
Note: Coupon can be used sitewide it's for $10 off $50 min spend + free shipping.
Original Coupon Deal
For those that own the popular TP-Link Kasa Smart Plugs, note that TP Link Kasa and TP-Link Tapo are totally different apps for some weird reason.
I've noticed it with other products - there was a Tenda WiFi mesh system that needed a Tenda app to set up. It came with a free Tenda plug, which needed… a different app… I've got heaps now, with Kogan, Mirabella, Xioami, they're tucked in a folder in my phone.
Seriously? I bought the Kasa Smart plugs from that Amazon deal thinking it'd be the same app.
That's a bit sh1t to hear.
They make Kasa Cameras too that look identical, they just have 2 versions. I have a KC400 Kasa cam.
Note the Kasa cameras don't appear to support rtsp, whereas the Tapo ones do.
Important if you're using something local like an NVR.
@dcvr: Whoa thanks for the top tip
Kasa they are trying the cloud subscription model. Recurring revenues. Smart cookies. Until they confused people.
Thanks OP, I want to pair another one up with an existing camera for better coverage of the house.
I am the Home Security now at Sydney home.
Is this a good eco system to get into? I want to set up 2-3 cameras at home soon but not sure which ones I should go for
can setup up to 32 cams
My feedback below for setting up multiple cameras - the app itself is pretty snappy to reload and if the connection dies out it pairs back quickly (I had two generic Amazon cameras before which never paired back when my internet went out). Also these cameras I believe you can view/stream via RTSP for viewing in VLC say (without requiring an internet connection) - tried this but couldn't get it working so gave up
Can this be used as a baby monitor?
I do! I have the C100 (only difference is this model has pan & tilt operations through the app) and the picture quality is great, even at night vision - I would say the night vision/IR LEDs do cast a few red (or in this case, purple?) lights which I cover with electric tape. It does make it less 'bright' viewing it on the app but you still get enough to see if bub's eyes are closed etc. clearly in pitch black. You can also disable the standby LED (green light) through the app
It has grid views so good for having multiple monitors streaming simultaneously. I would say the motion detection is either too sensitive or not working right when I want it to monitor an area only (so have it disabled). In saying this the grid view doesn't seem to save when I exit the app and launch again - not an issue if you have say 2 cameras but if you have 5, 6 or up to the limit of 32 it could get tiresome. Or I'm just not using the app right…
I used one on the second kid after someone bought up a video baby monitor for the first. Heaps better - image is better, access through the phone, not sinking cash into something I'll use for two years at most.
Yes. I use two for my twins. Using the Android app called onvifer
I bought one of these on Amazon Prime day. Have returned it.
Proprietary TP Link software required, doesn't let you connect via IP address or URL.
Google doesn't let you view the camera on your phone - there was something about needing a Google Home or larger screen.
I already have Foscams that work well with 3rd party viewing software on my phone.
I wouldn't waste any more time and effort on it.
If you don't have anything already, then maybe a good price to start out/test the waters.
I can connect via rtsp on my local network. I think it I did some fancy port forwarding on my route I could make it out to the big internet.
I bought two of these about a year ago. Still working well. They need to be plugged into a powerpoint and unlike some competing brands you don't need to pay for subscription. I have SD cards in mine to record footage locally when motion is detected. Video quality is pretty good. App works well on iPhone and iPad. Some good reviews on YouTube.
I've got this and the updated C210, the C210 is much better image quality, but when it comes to nightvision, they've completely stuffed it. The C200 has superior night vision.