Is there anything worse than a porch pirate? Well yes (murderers, deadly diseases, loses the last leg on what would have otherwise been a lucrative parlay bet), but if it were up to us, there would be an additional circle of hell in Dante’s Inferno for these inconsiderate and opportunistic thieves. Now that the Black Friday and Cyber Monday season is getting underway in earnest, porch pirates are going to come out of the woodwork, like greedy little termites. As it happens, however, the same season of deals is your chance to deter package thieves with some pretty big discounts on a variety of home security cameras.
There’s no wiring (it’s battery powered) so you can mount it wherever you pleas. It runs on a pair of AA lithium batteries that purportedly last for up to two years. Once configured, you can receive motion detection alerts on your smartphone, see and speak to visitors in real-time with the live view feature, and more.
One of the upgrades included with the latest version is a bump in resolution to HD+, or 1536p, versus 1080p on the previous generation model. That essentially means an expanded vertical view for head-to-toe viewing, and to see those packages that are left on your porch.
It also boasts a removable battery pack for easy charging, though it can also be hardwired in place of your existing doorbell if you prefer to go that route. Get package detection and general alerts, live video and two-way talk, and even change out the faceplate if you’re not into the gray color scheme.
The Ring Indoor Cam records 1080p video with a 115-degree horizontal and 59-degree vertical field of view. It supports color night vision, offers up an advanced pre-roll, has a privacy cover, and can send you motion detection alerts. Two-way talking is part of the feature-set, too.
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