SENS8 Smart All in One Home Security Device

SENS8 Smart All in One Home Security Device


Hello and today we’ve got an IndieGoGo
special this is the SENS8 security camera. Really nice aluminum body, it
looks really cool, and this is multi-sensory device so you’ve got a
1080p camera on the front, you’ve got temperature and humidity sensor around
the back, there’s also a motion sensor, audio recorder, and a 95 decibel alarm on
the top. This has local storage on this so there’s no SD card slot, neither is
there a cloud service subscription plan. You plug the USB power cable into the
bottom and it comes with the cable and a small getting started guide. I was really
impressed to find a little thank-you note that was handwritten top and bottom ‘all
the best…’ and ‘Dear..’ me which was very nice. Getting set up was very easy, there’s a
really nice app which takes you through it, explains what you need to
push and when, you’ve got this really unusual method of updating the SENS8
via pulsing from your mobile phone speaker. [WHOOSHING SOUNDS] Done and set up your light will
turn solid blue and you can then name your device, so if you’ve got multiple
ones of these you call it kitchen or living room, and you’re ready to go. The
app is very intuitive very easy to use you’ve got lots of information stored in
here because of those sensors so you’ve got temperature humidity and light and
you can set alarms based on that, for example if there’s a sudden change in the
temperature. There’s also a health index onboard which gives you a readout based
on all these sensors on the SENS8. You’ve got different options for how
this arms and disarms. If I just arm this now what you’ll see happen is because
I’m stood opposite it it will pick me up and you’ll see two notifications. Now
I’ve reported this, hopefully this will get fixed, it keeps showing me two
notification you should just be one but then you can go in take a look at the
events it creates a secure channel to the device and there we go there’s me
recording the SENS8. If i just turn this around, there I am,
and there’s me turning it around and if you don’t like what you see you can
trigger the alarm via the app [ALARM NOISE] So as well as arming this on your phone
you can also set up a schedule, so that will be it arms itself automatically at
certain times and disarms at certain times, or you can use the automation
feature and that will use your mobile GPS signal and track where you are and
will also arm and disarm accordingly. It does mean that everyone in your
household will need the app on their phone otherwise when they return it
won’t know that they’re part of your household and it will start sending you
alerts. Of course that might be a good thing I suppose if you want to track your
family! The big advantage of SENS8 is that
there is no monthly subscription, that has a disadvantage that there’s no cloud
backup either so if the device is taken all the footage is on the device. Now
they’re looking to overcome that with a link to Dropbox and you can get some
Dropbox storage for free so that’s a great option, however at the time of
review, in December 2017, the link to Dropbox wasn’t working, at
least it wasn’t working for me, I’ve clicked on it, I’ve authorized it, I’ve
got the folder set up on my Dropbox account but whatever an event and
footage is recorded it’s not being put into my Dropbox folder. Hopefully this is
something they can sort out with an update. It’s really great that the life
will teach you such good quality and I’ve used this out and about and it
adapts the quality depending on your connection. So if you’re on Wi-Fi it will
show at full quality, if you aren’t about on your mobile network it will drop the
quality so it doesn’t use as much data, but you can still see what’s going on.
The one major problem I’ve got is actually getting the footage off the
device I can’t see a way of doing it at the moment.
I’ve tried plugging it into my laptop using the USB cable and it’s not
recognized, it doesn’t show up at all, and there doesn’t seem to be anything in the
app either to allow you to download footage to send it on, share it out,
whatever you need to do, and that’s a bit of a drawback, I’ve tried a number of
these cameras and most of them have some sort of feature that allows you to
download the video footage, archive it send it to friends, family, police,
whatever you need to do. Overall then I think the hardware side of this is
really good, I think it looks great, it looks quite unusual, it doesn’t necessarily
look and scream out that it’s a security camera but it’s quite subtle as well if
you just pop it the corner. The one area that needs a bit
more work though is the software and that’s a good thing because at least the
software can be remotely updated, the hardware’s fine, the device can only get
better from here on out. I hope you found this short review useful, if you have please
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