SimCam 1S security camera hands-on: AI facial recognition and super loud siren Review

Nancy J. Delong

I tried out the SimCam 1S security digicam for men and women recognition, geo-fencing, siren, and two-way voice discussion.

The Simcam 1S security digicam is strong with a wonderful search and experience to the digicam entire body. It is slightly smaller than the Netvue Orb 1080p I seemed at earlier this week, a similar sizing at .five kilos, but has additional advanced functions.

The 1S is IP54 rated, which indicates that it is secured from a low volume of dust, and can cope with h2o splashing. However, it absolutely needs to be secured from the full drive of the weather.

The digicam can be positioned on a flat floor to watch the room or mount on a wall or ceiling with the aluminum bracket.

Within the box, the SimCam 1S has a power adaptor and 10ft guide. There is also a wall mount pad, wall plug anchors, screws, a hex wrench for positioning, a sticky pad mount, an SD card, and the digicam.

The SD card is a wonderful function neither the $34.ninety nine Netvue Orb digicam, or the $46.ninety nine Netvue Vigil digicam has an SD card included. The SD card for the SimCam is put into its slot, which is coated with a plate secured by the hex wrench.

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As shortly as the power guide is plugged in, the digicam commences to file and retail store 30fps films on the SD card.

You use the app to hook up to the data on the card or use your very own card (up to 128GB) more than both two.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi. It does require 2Mbps add velocity to add visuals to the app.

The wonderful thing about the SimCam 1S is that you do not have to invest in a cloud subscription for storage. Established up your NAS to back up your visuals rather.

The digicam conveniently connects to the app and is very simple to put in applying the QR code in the consumer guide or by exploring for ‘SimCam camera’ in the Application Retail outlet.

To include the digicam to the app, hook up the app to your house Wi-Fi, and issue the mobile gadget at the QR code on the base of the digicam.

The digicam claims ‘connected’ to confirm a prosperous link. The app, however, does not seem to be as polished as the Netvue app and seems like much less enhancement time has been spent on the UI


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The SimCam 1S has an High definition 1080px digicam with 360-diploma panning and a a hundred and twenty-diploma discipline of view.

It employs in-digicam AI to reduce untrue alerts and avoid motion detection glitches and has a 4x digital zoom.

It will detect motion of a particular person up to sixty toes absent and recognize who or what triggers the motion detection alert, pushing a concept to the app.

Its facial recognition works at a distance of up to 18 toes, analyses visuals at 100fps, and will detect a human graphic within thirty milliseconds.

SimCam reckons that facial recognition is ninety nine.48% exact.


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The app will match the particular person to a preloaded set of household and friends to avoid untrue alerts.

If it is mounted struggling with your generate, it will alert you when a motor vehicle enters up to twenty toes absent or leaves your garage.

It will also alert you when your cat or puppy passes in entrance of the digicam (up to 10 toes absent) so you can see what they are executing.

The digicam employs a two-way microphone so you can chat and listen to any one in the room currently being monitored with very good audio quality.

You can chat to your cat or puppy when you are out of the household.

The SimCam 1S will also notify you if an item in the camera’s discipline of view is moved, and audio a 100dB siren if you pick out.

I like that the SimCam 1S will perform with tools these types of as IFTTT to regulate house equipment applying particular person detection or facial recognition.

As you get there house, a pre-configured set of rules can invoke the responses from your good house equipment, to dim the lights, switch on the Television/radio.

You can also use Alexa or Google Assistant to clearly show the digicam visuals and switch off alert detection when the digicam recognizes you coming house with its geofencing function.

The digicam has starlight night time vision 850nm infrared LEDs, which will clearly show a person’s facial area up to 50 toes absent in overall darkness. It has an ISP sensor to boost low mild details.

The app allows you share the digicam throughout the household so that they can also acquire alerts from the digicam.

All in all, SimCam 1S has some clever features if you want to choose your house checking to the next level with facial recognition, good house integration, and geo-fencing. 

For under $one hundred thirty, the SimCam 1S digicam is a really wonderful addition to your good house devices.

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