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Ezviz Mini review: The only thing smaller than this security camera is its price tag

Michael Ansaldo | Jan. 12, 2016
This tiny Wi-Fi camera is big on value, offering most of the features of its bigger competitors at a fraction of the price.

Beneath this are icons for taking a screenshot of the video, manually activating recording, and selecting the resolution (Basic, Standard, or Hi Def).

As mentioned before, the Ezviz is slim on customization options, but most of the basic ones are available in the settings menu, including toggle switches for image encryption, notifications, and night vision. It does have a scheduling feature, which enables and disables notifications at times you specify. This is useful if you want to, for example, only be notified when your kids get home from school.

Bottom line

If you can get over the hurdle of its overzealous motion detection, the Ezviz Mini is solid, no-hassle people-and-pet monitor and basic home security camera. And while the Ezviz app lacks polish, it’s got a short learning curve and makes operating the camera fairly easy. It would be nice to see a few more robust security features such as sound detection and a battery back up, but that seems like a minor quibble when the price is so right.

 

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