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This 360-degree security cam should be able to see moreEzviz's $80 Mini 360 Plus security camera can track motion, but not as well as I'd like.
[MUSIC] The Ezviz Mini 360 Plus has a lot going for it, in theory. It has 1080 ADP high definition live streaming, integration with smart home devices Through the third party service, Ift, local and optional cloud storage, a 340 degree panning angle, and an 80 degree tilting angle. The kicker is that it costs just 80 bucks. $80 for a pan tilt HD home security camera. Here's what it did really well. I was able to have mostly intelligible conversations through the mini 360 plus's two way audio intercom feature. Are you [INAUDIBLE]? Hello, yes it is. Can you hear me, pretty well? Yeah. I also received prompt motion alerts, although some included phantom alerts. Video playback of nothing but shadows shifting around in the light. The mini 360 plus, also has a feature that lets you opt in to automation tracking. For instance, if the motion sensor detects activity, the camera is supposed to pan to follow it. This worked to some extent, but not as well as I would like. If a person walks by at a normal speed, the camera will follow it initially, but randomly gives up part way through. When I walked more slowly, it did a better job of tracking my activity, but I doubt a burglar would oblige with the same, slow pace. The good news, again, is that this thing doesn't cost too much, but I Strongly consider the Zmodo Pivot, over EzViz's Mini 360 Plus if you want a camera that tracks motion with greater ease. [MUSIC]