Wisenet SmartCam N1 review: Wisenet's indoor security camera IDs faces, shows you who's there

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The Good Wisenet's SmartCam N1 indoor security camera with facial recognition does a good job identifying faces and it has a microSD card slot, motion detection zones and support for Alexa and Google Assistant.

The Bad If you want cloud storage, you have to pay for it.

The Bottom Line Wisenet's SmartCam N1 is a fine facial recognition camera, but you can find models with similar performance for much less.

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7.0 Overall
  • Features 7
  • Usability 7
  • Design 7
  • Performance 7

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Wisenet's $150 (£115/AU$205) SmartCam N1 isn't expensive by traditional security camera standards, but things are changing. That typical $200 price range, popularized by the Nest Cam Indoor, has shifted in the last couple of years toward budget models with similar features. 

While the SmartCam N1 is a fine indoor facial recognition camera, the Tend Secure Lynx is as good for just $60. 

The N1 cam might still be worth it to you if you want that microSD card slot for local storage access (it supports up to 128GB). Otherwise, I'd look elsewhere. 

How does the SmartCam N1 compare to the identically priced Tend Secure Lynx Pro? Let's take a look: