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MyFox Security Camera review: This stylish camera is slim on customization options

Michael Ansaldo | Nov. 10, 2015
The French home-security manufacturer's standalone camera is more attractive than most, but it handcuffs users with limited management options.

Finding your way to the settings the MyFox camera does have is something of a challenge. One would logically assume they’d be under the menu header “settings,” but this contains just one control: a button to deactivate the automatic opening and closing of the shutter. To find the rest, you must tap the menu button and follow the path System > [camera name]. It’s hardly intuitive, and I found the app to feel unfinished.

Bottom Line

The MyFox security camera is a solid piece of hardware. But the app, with it’s lack of customization controls and muddled menu layout, really limit it as a home-security solution. The camera’s privacy shutter is its strongest feature by far. Knowing someone can’t remotely hack their way into my living room when I’m home because the lens is covered helped me feel more at ease. If only the camera made me feel that secure when I was away from home.

 

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