CleverLoop wireless video security system gives you an opportunity to monitor your home, family, pets or a small business place from wherever in the world. All you need is an internet access and a smartphone. This clever system’s advantage is in having both indoor and indoor cameras controlled by a base station. All the cameras are of a very high resolution and produce very clear footage. CleverLoop wireless burglar alarm system will notify you every time it notices an unusual or unsafe movement. It can make a difference between a suspicious human and a non-human or a naturally produced motion. There are no any additional monthly or annual fees and the price of the system depends of a kit and number of cameras you need. There are three different packages: just one camera, two cameras and three cameras. Each package contains the base station as the main part.
All cameras are neatly designed to look sophisticated, edgy and expensive. Their design allows you to angle them in almost all directions for the best home security monitoring. Video quality is a top-notch during day time and night vision as well. Everything that is recorded is clear and faces can be recognized perfectly. Rarely, some blurring occurs in some special circumstances. Day vision footage is in real colors, while night vision is in black and white.
Indoor camera: this is a 720 HD camera with a range of 110-degree angle of view. This means that it can cover the whole room if it is installed in a corner. You can put it on a flat surface or mount it on a wall with special equipment which is included in a package. It switches to night vision automatically and continues to record. There is a two-way communication so you can hear everything that is going on around camera and also send your own audio message to your family members or pets. Putting an indoor camera behind a glass or window is not a good choice due to the fact that infrared LED lights make a reflection which interferes with what camera records. LEDs could be turned off but in that case you might not see much. It would be better to use an outdoor camera in those situations.
The dimensions are 5 x 3 x 2 inches.
Outdoor camera: this one is also a 720 HD camera with a smaller field of view (60 degrees). An outdoor wireless ip security camera is designed to monitor defined areas such as entrances, alongside parts of houses, specific parts of a car park or garden. It is not very suitable for larger open spaces. The switch between a day and night vision is automatic and it has infrared LED lights, just like an indoor camera. This one is waterproof and resistant to high temperatures, bright sun light and wind. It is usually mounted with all the equipment and kit which comes in a package when you buy it. Besides monitoring your property, this camera will keep an eye on all the people who approach your home, including, guests, neighbors, delivery people, burglars, etc.
The dimensions are 8 x 4 x 4 inches.
The Brain of the System
Usually wireless home security camera systems consist only of one, two or more cameras. CleverLoop is specific because of its base which is called “the brain” of the system.it is a link in communication between cameras and a smartphone.
All recorded videos from the cameras are controlled and analyzed in this small unit which uses computer vision technology and determines what is important and what not. It can detect an important or threatening movement and reduces all false alarms. Most of the residential security systems, especially outdoor ones, will send a notification of a movement which occurs naturally and spontaneously like a tree moving on a wind, a car passing by on street, etc. CleverLoop is worth its name because it notifies you only when spots a person (based on the learning algorithm). The base station works in home and reads all videos directly from cameras. There are no privacy issues or monthly fees for using internet cloud spaces. Videos are being stored locally on a hard drive or a memory card.
One base station supports up to 3 cameras (outdoor or indoor). If you need more than 3 cameras then you will have to buy one more base station. The back of the base has a slot for power cable, the USB port for video storage, SD card slot and an Ethernet cable port for connecting to a router. The dimensions of this unit are 4.33 x 1.18 x 4.33 inches.
Setup and App
It does not take a lot of time to set the cameras up and the process itself is very easy. There is no a manual, but there are a lot of tutorial videos which how to do this. First of all, you need to connect the base to your router, and then download the app on your mobile phone. The app is available both for Android and iOS smartphones, but not other smart devices. Cameras also need to be plugged into the router in order to be set up. The rest of the process is described step by step in the app. after everything is done you can unplug all units and connect them to Wi-Fi network, but they need to be supplied with power through a cable.
The app is created to be easy to use and control the CleverLoop system smoothly. You can set the system to work as it fits you the best, watch recorded videos, download and share them with others. Only one camera can be watched at a time and the live feed can be watched on 2 devices at the same time. The motion detection on all cameras will continue work even the live feed is being watched on one camera.
The system can be set through the app in various ways. It can be armed or disarmed, meaning it can record and not record at certain periods of time based on your needs. If you are in a hurry to leave your home you don’t have to worry about forgetting to set the system on.
Geo fencing is the option which will turn the system on and off depending on your phone location. It will recognize the phone’s location and record videos when it is away from camera and stop recording when the phone’s location is the same as the system’s. In this case the phone needs to be on and you have to be logged into the app.
CleverLoop wireless video security system should send you notifications only when important event happens thanks to its learning algorithm. When the motion is detected you will receive a notification on your phone announced by a quick buzz. The system will also notify you of losing internet connection between the base and cameras. There is no a limit in number when it comes to devices which are going to receive those notifications and monitor the system. Each device has have installed the app and scan the QR code at the back of the base.
You can store videos in the cloud, on SD card or external hard drive. In the cloud videos are stored up to 7 days and then they are deleted. The videos can be downloaded to your phone. All motion clips are stored on SD card. The card of 8GB memory is included in a package with the system, and you can always buy a new one. If you want continuous storage and still have valuable motion clips saved in the cloud, the right choice for you is an external hard drive. The storage will start as soon as you plug the hard drive into the USB slot on the base station. External hard drive will not store videos if cameras are in disarmed position.
- Does not have pan, tilt and zoom options
- Base station limited to 3 cameras
- Does not have a battery backup
- There is no audible alarm
- Can’t be used on PC and other smart devices but a phone
- The system stops working if there is a power outage (UPS needs to be purchased separately)
- Limited choice of placing cameras because they need a power supply
- Motion setting records only 10 seconds videos
- Notifications are not sent when people arrive or leave
So far CleverLoop proved to be one of the best home surveillance cameras. it is more a home monitoring system than a security one, but it still does an amazing job. It is easy to install, control and use and as its name states it, it is really clever. Not many residential security systems today can distinguish important from unimportant motions. CleverLoop is suitable for homes, small businesses and country houses. There are no too many expenses because once you pay for the system you don’t have to pay for extra fees and services. This system has some drawbacks, but its specifications are still the mighty weapon to keep it at the top.